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Friday, September 20, 2019

Measles Cases Down by 67%, the Health Department is “Cautiously Optimistic”

WILLIAMSBURG - The measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but a public health emergency was put in place in New York City in April as the disease spread across some...

Funeral For 9-Year-Old Borough Park Boy Who Drowns On Camp Outing

BOROUGH PARK - It was a heartbreaking day for the Borough Park community as they said their final prayers for Tzvi (Hersh) Elimelech Yechiel Michel Grossman who apparently drowned in the swimming pool at...

Noted: Longer Reads & Listens About Streets, Shores, And History

The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad - A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition (Atlas Obscura) The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head Fake - Thomas J. Campanella writes in...

Woman Stabbed To Death In Boro Park

BORO PARK - A woman is dead after being stabbed multiple times last night. On Monday, July 22 at around 10 p.m., a woman was found unconscious and unresponsive outside her home on 46th Street...

Opinion: It Is Time For Criminal Charges For Traffic Violence

By Councilman Justin Brannan and Jane Martin-Lavaud We all know someone who has been impacted by traffic violence -- someone who has been killed or injured by a car or truck driver on a street...

‘Jayden is Brooklyn’s Champion’: Graduation Held at Hospital For Recently Shot 11-Year-Old

BOROUGH PARK— Jayden Grant, an 11-year-old boy who was recently hit by a stray bullet in Crown Heights, graduated from elementary school on Monday, at a bittersweet ceremony at the hospital where he’s recovering.   Joined...

Felder, Formerly a Republican Conference Member, Joins Dems

BOROUGH PARK— A partyless Brooklyn lawmaker has picked a side. State Senator Simcha Felder, who represents Borough Park and parts of surrounding neighborhoods including Midwood, is joining the Senate Democrats, The State of Politics reported...

Five Excellent Ice Cream Places In Brooklyn You Did Not Know About

Finding the best ice cream in Brooklyn is about as simple or thankless a task as finding the best angel in heaven, or you know, the best slice of pizza.  There are artisanal spots in...

“We Love Hitler”– Another Anti-Semitic Incident In Boro Park

BORO PARK - It's no secret that anti-Semitism has been on the rise. Just over the weekend, anti-Semitic slurs were yelled at two Jewish teenagers. According to the NYPD, there has been an 82 percent...

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...

Twilight Stroll on Cortelyou: Eat Your Heart Out!

Join neighbors and come out to savor the flavors and diverse offerings from local businesses on Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park on Thursday, May 9 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm Twilight stroll on Cortelyou includes the...

How Hungryroot Helps New York’s Busy Creatives Eat Healthy

Surviving in New York isn’t easy, especially if you have a career in the arts. Emily Cordes, a 32-year-old resident of Ditmas Park and an actress, can attest to this. Along with auditioning and...

Don’t Miss the Church Avenue Street Fair on Sun. May 5!

This year’s Church Avenue Street Fair is going to be better than ever! The fair will take place on Sunday, May 5 from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Church Ave. between Coney Island Avenue and...
Member of the Yoshi Amao and Samurai Sword Soul poses by bloomed cherry blossom. (Photo Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Cherry Blossom Festival 2019: April 27 & 28

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — April and warm weather usually mark the arrival of Sakura Matsuri, the borough's annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This year is no different. The weekend-long festival runs from April...

Lander Announces Winning PBNYC Projects For District 39

PARK SLOPE - Council Member Brad Lander announced the winners of this year's District 39 Participatory Budgeting (PBNYC) projects last week. The seven capital projects and ten expense projects on the ballot were presented at a Project...
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