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Friday, July 19, 2019

15 Cyclists Have Died In 2019, ‘Mayor de Blasio, Do Your Job!’

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK - About a thousand cyclists lay down on the ground next to their bikes and loved ones Tuesday evening for a die-in to protest the 15 preventable bicycling deaths in NYC just...

Pedestrian Killed After Car Strikes Her Then Collides With Another Vehicle

KENSINGTON/ PROSPECT PARK SOUTH - A 49-year-old female pedestrian was struck and killed by the driver of a Honda vehicle Monday morning at an intersection people have been complaining about for years. At around 9:10 a.m....

‘Max Rose—Do Your Job, Close The Camps’

BAY RIDGE - People across the nation gathered in their neighborhoods to protest against the border camps on Tuesday. The hashtag #CloseTheCamps was created and in Brooklyn, about 200 neighbors gathered outside Congressman Max...

Naseem Khan Alizai Keeps The Tradition Of Gold Jewelry Alive

LITTLE PAKISTAN - Naseem Khan Alizai for the last 28 years has spent his days selling gold jewelry on Coney Island Avenue. Some days, he closes his shop making zero bucks. Yet, every day...

Meet Kayla Santosuosso, Justin Brannan’s New Deputy Chief Of Staff

BAY RIDGE - Kayla Santosuosso does not eat pizza with a fork. Want a slice to eat while walking? Go to Elegante. Want to sit and eat some pizza? Find a table at Lombardo's....

Campaigning Heats Up Ahead of Tuesday’s District 45 Democratic Primary

By Zainab Iqbal and Sam Raskin MIDWOOD/EAST FLATBUSH - City Council candidate Monique Chandler-Waterman accused Council Member Farah Louis of orchestrating an unspecified “deal” involving Trump supporters and “greedy landlords and developers” to get votes...

With Schools Closing, Is Catholic Education Disappearing in Brooklyn?

This week marked the last day of school for the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Catholic schools, with summer break now underway. But for some of those long-standing schools, their doors will not reopen in September. Earlier...

37 Brooklynites Become U.S Citizens On Flag Day At Wyckoff House

CANARSIE - Today is Flag Day, and the day 37 Brooklynites became new American citizens at the Wyckoff House Museum. The historic farmhouse was filled with cheers and claps from new citizens, their families,...

Profile: TransAlt Tom DeVito On Street Design And Advocacy As Therapy

COBBLE HILL - The first thing one notices when approaching Thomas DeVito is a beautiful Jindo-mix puppy named Lennie who, much like her owner, doesn't like to sit still. DeVito is the Director of...

It’s 2019 & Some People Don’t Want Drag Queens Reading To Kids

GERRITSEN BEACH - "Drag queens are robbing children of their innocence," people shouted outside the Gerritsen Beach Brooklyn Public Library branch on Thursday. Inside, a small room was packed with children listening to a...

Kings Plaza Parking Garage Still Hazardous, Firefighters Say As They Draft Code Revisions

KINGS PLAZA - As the seven-alarm fire engulfed Kings Plaza mall's parking garage, radios used to communicate by firefighters kept going in and out. There were seven “May Day” calls from firefighters during the...
First lady Chirlane MCCray addresses a congregation during Thrive NYC's Faith Weekend (Todd Maisel/Bklyner)

Chirlane McCray Takes Mental Health Conversation Nationwide

EAST NEW YORK — Just as a songstress belted out a high note on the ground floor of the East New York Seventh Day Adventist Church, New York City's first lady was also testifying on a much...

P.S. 139 Community Rallies For Playground Repairs

DITMAS PARK - P.S. 139's playground is in dire need of repairs and students, parents, and administrators are calling on State Senator Kevin Parker to help. About 60 parents gathered at the P.S. 139 Community...
Anthony "Scoops" at Scoops and Plates in Prospect-Lefferts Garden Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner

Flatbush Neighbors Rally To Save Scoops

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — Scoops, an ice cream parlor and vegetarian shop in PLG that opened in 1984, faces eviction in an area undergoing rapid gentrification and neighbors are upset. The news first broke on a closed...

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...
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