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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Three Bicyclists Were Killed This Week In Brooklyn

CROWN HEIGHTS/MARINE PARK/BORO PARK - While Mayor Bill de Blasio is out campaigning for U.S president, cyclists are continuing to die in his city. The total number of cyclists who have died this year...

Park Slope Neighbor Runs For President

PARK SLOPE - Amid much anticipation, Mayor Bill de Blasio, our Park Slope neighbor, finally announced his bid to become the 46th president of the United States and some Brooklyn electeds think the idea...

Bishop Kearney HS Is Closing: A loss to Catholic education

BENSONHURST - Bishop Kearney High School, an all girls Catholic school on Bay Parkway in Mapleton will close its doors on August 31, leaving many young women wondering where to continue their education. Many of...

He Was Just a Three Year Old On A Scooter.

BATH BEACH - Elnur means 'the light.' That is what one woman from Uzbekistan said yesterday at a vigil for three-year-old Elnur Shavkator who was killed by a van while crossing the street on...

Ramadan Kareem! Here’s What You Need To Know About The Holy Month

It's that time of year again. Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, is beginning in just a few days (Sunday, May 5 or Monday, May 6 depending on when the new moon is sighted)....
Cartoon artist George Booth at his home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Cartoonist George Booth: A Real New Yorker

CROWN HEIGHTS — Martinsville, Missouri is a long way from Crown Heights, but that’s where cartoonist George Booth first began drawing. Since then, the 92-year-old artist has traveled from Korea to Chicago practicing his...

Remains Of A Human Body Found Near Verrazzano Bridge

DYKER HEIGHTS - A person's remains were found on the Brooklyn Side near the Verrazzano Bridge over the weekend. On Saturday, April 27, cops were called to Fort Hill Place and Dahlgren Place where they...

Lots of Shade Thrown At District 45 Candidate Forum

MIDWOOD - About 150 residents of Community District 45 came to hear what seven of eight candidates running for Public Advocate Jumaane Williams' old council member seat had to say, at a forum hosted...

Old First Reformed Church Celebrates Easter In Sanctuary After 8 Years of Repairs

PARK SLOPE - Hundreds of people attended Easter service at the Old First Reformed Church on Sunday. It was their first time being back after the sanctuary closed in 2011 for massive repairs. "This morning, we...

Man Who Walked Into St. Patrick’s Cathedral Attempting Arson Taught At Brooklyn College

MIDTOWN - A man walked into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan carrying gasoline and lighter fluid last night. He was apprehended, and it turns out, he taught at Brooklyn College. Marc Lamparello, a 37-year-old from...
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Another Cyclist Fatally Struck By Truck

BORO PARK - A 26-year-old cyclist died after being struck by a box truck early evening yesterday. At around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, Pedro Tepozteco was cycling westbound on 47th Street on the...

Hit-And-Run Leaves Pedestrian With Skull Fractures

MADISON - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver did not care to stay at the scene over the weekend. According to cops, on April 13 at about 1:45 a.m., a 39-year-old man...

Announcement: Candidate Forum For The 45th Council District

KENSINGTON — Bklyner and a host of community activists will sponsor a forum for the candidates running for the 45th council district.   The event will be held at the Pakistani American Youth Society (PAYS) at 1001...

Challenging, Stubborn Marine Park Fire Takes Hours To Put Out

MARINE PARK - A five-alarm fire erupted from a sushi restaurant today morning. Thankfully, nobody was seriously hurt. At about 6:15 a.m., the FDNY got an alarm for a fire inside the E Sushi restaurant...

Yemeni Bodegas Boycott NY Post After Ugly Cover

BAY RIDGE - Yemeni businesses in Brooklyn are boycotting the NY Post after the paper published a cover with a partial quote by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar along with a photo of the World...
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