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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

More Citi Bikes Coming to More Brooklyn Neighborhoods by 2023

BROOKLYN—Citi Bike will within the next four years be expanded in a number of Brooklyn neighborhoods, the city announced Tuesday. Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, Park Slope, Prospect Park South, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, East Flatbush and...

Affordable Housing Lottery Opens For 93 Units at Bedford Arms

CROWN HEIGHTS— New Yorkers looking for new below-market-rate apartments now have two months to apply for one in Crown Heights. On Monday, July 15, the affordable housing lottery officially opened for apartments in a new 93-unit...
State Sen. Zellnor Myrie and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson embrace during Myrie’s inauguration at SUNY Downstate in East Flatbush (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Local Pols Push To Honor Medgar Evers At Central BK Subway Stations

CROWN HEIGHTS—Local lawmakers are urging the governor to sign a bill that will add Medgar Evers College to the names of two central Brooklyn subway stops. Under the proposal, two stations, Franklin Avenue and President...

Expanded Speed Camera Law Now In Effect

As part of the city's Vision Zero program to reduce traffic deaths, the new and expanded speed camera law went into effect on July 11. Speed cameras in school zones have been in NYC since 2014,...

Artan Ljukovic Is A White Male Queer Photographer Who Understands His Privilege

MIDWOOD - Artan Ljukovic, 23, is white. He's a man, too, and according to him, those are the first two things people notice. He is also queer, but he has found that is not...

UPDATE: ICE Conducting Raids In NYC This Sunday, July 14

UPDATE: The ICE raids that were expected two weeks ago were postponed. Instead, they will be taking place this Sunday, July 14. Stay safe and know your rights (we provided them below). BROOKLYN - The...

Suspect Arrested in Crown Heights Shooting

CROWN HEIGHTS— Police said Thursday they have arrested the gunman who shot and killed a man earlier this week. On Monday, July 8, a 31-year-old was shot in the head while sitting in a car...

Another Pedestrian Killed On Church Avenue

KENSINGTON - Just two days after 49-year-old María del Carmen Porras Hernández was struck and killed by a driver at the intersection of Coney Island and Church Avenues, a 50-year-old man has succumbed to...

Day Care Center Replaces Closed Crown Heights Coworking Space

CROWN HEIGHTS — The site of a Crown Heights coworking space will soon be a day care facility. The former Electropositive coworking space at 639 Classon Avenue will be replaced by Magic Moments Academy, Commercial Observer reports....

Weekend Art Events: July 12-14 (City of Water Day, The Tempest, Stickball & More)

Take advantage of the long summer days with a variety of events throughout Brooklyn this weekend! Take a musical history walk at the Old Stone House or kayak at the Brooklyn Bridge Boathouse as...

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...

Local Pols Blast MTA’s Express F Subway Plan

PARK SLOPE— The MTA's plans to run four F express trains per day drew the ire of a Council member who represents neighborhoods served by the line. On Tuesday, the MTA announced in September it would...

Foreclosures Rose in Brooklyn as they Declined in City: Report

Foreclosures have slightly risen in Brooklyn in recent months, a new report found. Despite a decrease in foreclosures in New York City, foreclosures during the second quarter of this year were up 7 percent in...

Car Crashes in PLG After Driver and Passenger Get Shot in Crown Heights

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS/ CROWN HEIGHTS— After two men were shot while sitting in a car in Crown Heights, they crashed their car several blocks away while driving to the hospital. A 29-year-old driver and a...

Man Fatally Stabbed in Clinton Hill

CLINTON HILL—A man died Monday after he was stabbed repeatedly in Clinton Hill. At approximately 2:40 p.m. on July 8, police found the 42-year-old victim lying in front of 185 Lefferts Place with multiple stab wounds to his...
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