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Saturday, March 23, 2019

New Zealand Mosque Attack Brings Brooklynites Together

MIDWOOD - "No hate, no fear, Muslims are welcome here. No hate, no fear, everyone is welcome here," people chanted outside Makki Masjid this afternoon. Last night, a white supremacist shot and murdered 49 Muslims...

Tensions Run High Over Proposed Middle School in District 20

BAY RIDGE - About 50 residents of Community Board 10 (CB10) gathered last night at Bay Ridge’s PS 264 auditorium for a presentation of a middle school to be built in school District 20 (D20)....

Meet Brooklyn’s Latest Heroes Helping Neighbors In Need – Sergeant Heart, Masbia, Catholic Charities...

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Borough President Eric Adams honored a sergeant and four organizations for their work, hoping people get inspired and encouraged to give back just like these organizations and individuals did. “This diverse group of...

UPDATE: Shooting Threat At Bay Academy Junior High, 11-Year-Old In Custody

UPDATE: Cops are telling us an 11-year-old boy was taken into custody for the shooting threat made on Instagram last night. It is not clear if the boy was a student at Bay Academy. SHEEPSHEAD BAY...

Brooklyn Stands Against Hate

MADISON/MARINE PARK - Many people stood on the left side of the podium inside James Madison High School on Sunday. There was a Muslim woman, her hair covered in a scarf, her daughter standing...

An Extraordinary Neighbor: Mohamed Bahi Is A Muslim Giving Back

SUNSET PARK - Mohamed Bahi, 35, is humble. He's the founder of the non-profit Muslims Giving Back but refers to himself as a volunteer. Muslims Giving Back has allowed Bahi to transform a mosque...
Plans released for a development project at the Crown Heights Spice Factory. (Remnants: )

Developers Propose Massive 960 Franklin Avenue Project

CROWN HEIGHTS —  Plans to replace the Spice Factory on Franklin Avenue are moving forward in what is shaping up to be an enormous project that boasts nearly 1,600 units, half of which will be affordable...

Playing for Darius – Lucy Kalantari And The Road To Best Children’s Album

KENSINGTON - For her sixth birthday, Lucy Kalantari got a piano and $30 she used not on toys, but on piano lessons. This year, she received a Grammy for the Best Children's Album. We talked...

EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn College TV Center In Limbo As Infrastructure Crumbles

FLATBUSH - After putting staff members through hazardous conditions, 54 years after it opened, Brooklyn College's beloved Television Center was forced to "temporarily" shut down at the end of this summer for what looks...

Public Advocate Race: CUNY Edition

FLATBUSH - Candidates for the February 26 Public Advocate special election have been spending their days in debates, one-on-one series, and just yesterday, a forum by City University of New York (CUNY) students. The forum...

Ilhan Omar On Being Unapologetically Muslim

SUNSET PARK - America's first hijab-wearing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was the keynote speaker at the first annual Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) Gala on Saturday, February 2.  She spoke of not giving up, the Muslim Ban, and...
Protesters outside of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park rally after inmates at the federal facility go without heat and lights following an electrical outage. (Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Inmates In The Dark And Cold At Brooklyn Federal Prison

SUNSET PARK - A heat and electricity-deprived federal facility set off rolling protests outside of the Sunset Park prison this weekend. After several days, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) finally released a statement Saturday...

Brooklyn Celebrates Jackie Robinson’s 100th Birthday

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - To honor baseball legend Jackie Robinson on what would've been his 100th birthday, his family was presented the posthumous "Key to Brooklyn" award yesterday afternoon. Though Borough President Eric Adams was not...

An Extraordinary Neighbor: Anita Bulan Is Making A Direct Impact

SUNSET PARK - Anita Bulan immigrated to America 15 years ago with her now ex-husband. She was born and raised in Australia, but the island never felt like home. Fortunately for her, she found...
Onlookers at the the International Woment's Chabad-Lubavitch Women's Emissary Conference at the New York State Armory)

From Crown Heights To The Congo – 3,000 Chabad-Lubavitch Women Gather To Make The...

WILLIAMSBURG — There are roughly 60 Chabad-Lubavitch synagogues in Brooklyn. A thriving retail corridor along Kingston Avenue hums with shoppers daily, just down the block from the movement's international headquarters. But where do you get those services when...
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