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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...

Passover and Good Friday Celebrated With Burning of Chametz And Carrying of Crosses

Friday marked the beginning of Passover in the Jewish faith and Good Friday for Christians worldwide, meaning thousands of people in Brooklyn participated in special religious rituals to mark the holy days. In the Orthodox...
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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...

Councilman Kalman Yeger Loses Committee Seat Over Controversial Tweet

BOROUGH PARK — The city council voted to remove Councilman Kalman Yeger from the Immigration Committee on Tuesday over his remarks on March 27th about Palestine. Of the 44 lawmakers present, 35 voted in favor, seven...

Busy Parents, Let Hungryroot Be Your Healthy Food Concierge

As a parent of two young kids, I’ve got limited time – and energy – for shopping and cooking. So I’m always on the lookout for ways to make getting those things done a...
Cops struggle to control funeral-goers during the procession of Funeral procession of The Skulener Rebbe, Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal (Photo: Todd Maisel)

Police Injuries As Thousands Take To Boro Park Streets To Mourn Grand Rabbi

BORO PARK — Police struggled to control thousands of mourners on Tuesday who came out to funeral services to honor a Grand Rebbe. During the funeral procession at 58th and 14th Avenue, two on-duty police officers went...

Rabbi Yisroel ‘Skulen Rebbe’ Dies at 95

BORO PARK —  Thousands of mourners will descend upon Borough Park to honor The Skulener Rebbe, Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal who died Monday. He was 95. The Rebbe died at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD....

One Vote for One Book, One New York

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and BuzzFeed have launched One Book, One New York - where New Yorkers get to pick the ONE BOOK they all want to read together. VOTE here for one...

No, we didn’t “organize the protest” in Borough Park.

In the aftermath of last week's protest and counter-protest in Borough Park over a council member's comment on Palestine, a prominent community leader there has made a truly bizarre and disturbing allegation. Our reporter, Zainab...

Watch Out For Falling Objects: MTA Begins Clearing Underside of Elevated D line

BATH BEACH/BENSONHURST/BORO PARK - MTA workers began cleaning the undersides of the elevated D train line starting from Stillwell Avenue in Bath Beach and expected to go the entire length of the track as...
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