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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Come to the Bklyner Camp Expo and Activity Fair

This Sunday, January 13 from 12-3 pm over 28 camps will come together at P.S. 139 for a Camp Expo and Activity Fair.  Many of the camps have donated generous door prizes that include free...

EVENTS – Our “Meet The Candidates For Public Advocate” Series Starts Today!

BAY RIDGE -  The race for Public Advocate is going full steam ahead. Over two dozen candidates have declared their intentions and are gathering signatures to get on the ballot. We have partnered with...
Zellnor Myrie (Photo: Office of Zellnor Myrie)

EXCLUSIVE: Zellnor Myrie Is Getting Ready To Serve You, And Here’s What’s On His...

PARK SLOPE — Brooklynites voted overwhelmingly to extinguish the torches of former Independent Democratic Congres (IDC) members this past November 6 election, allowing for a new slate of progressive state lawmakers. Bklyner spoke to...

Plan ahead and come to the Bklyner Camp Expo and Activity Fair

The kids are back in school and while summer is still six months away, it is a good time to start looking at options. Why not get a head start on planning (and budgeting)...

Justice William C. Thompson Sr. dies at 94

Brooklyn — New York State Supreme Court Justice William C. Thompson Sr., the first African American state senator from Brooklyn died December 24, 2018. He was 94. Thompson served for 20 years on the Appellate Division of the...

Three Injured In Two-Alarm Fire in Ebbets Field

CROWN HEIGHTS - Three people were injured on Wednesday after a fire scorched an apartment in the Ebbets Field apartment complex. New York City Fire Department responded to a call at 12:06 pm at 220...

City Council Approves Fannie Pettie Watts Street Co-Naming on Her Birthday

BEDFORD STUYVESANT — Fannie Pettie Watts, the co-founder of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., will have a street named for her in Bedford Stuyvesant. Lawmakers voted unanimously to honor the former Brooklynite by co-naming Decatur Street between...

City Council Approves Franklin Avenue Rezoning

CROWN HEIGHTS - City Council approved the Franklin Avenue Rezoning plan with Cornell Realty Thursday after a years-long battle with community activists. Lawmakers voted 47-1 in favor of the controversial project which the Land Use Committee approved...

Wednesday Crime Blotter: Arrest in Road-Rage Murder, ‘Tis The Season for Package Thieves &...

BATH BEACH - A Staten Island man has been arrested and charged in the road rage killing of Faizal Coto, an FDNY firefighter and aspiring musician. Yesterday, the NYPD announced Joseph Desmond, 29, had been charged...

Make Music Winter: Celebrate The Winter Solstice In Brooklyn

CROWN HEIGHTS/PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Celebrate the winter solstice—the longest night of the year—on Friday, December 21, with the return of Make Music Winter, an annual outdoor celebration featuring free participatory musical parades across the city. Launched in 2011...

Franklin Avenue Rezoning On It’s Way to A ‘Yes’ Vote From City Council With...

CROWN HEIGHTS — The City Council Land Use Committee voted to approve the controversial Franklin Avenue Rezoning Plan on Thursday, December 13 after more than a year-long stalemate between developers and community activists. In what is now a...

Health Department To Yeshiva Students: Immunize Or Stay Home As Measles Outbreak Spreads Across...

Measles first broke out in Williamsburg back in October, spread to Borough Park in November, and there are recent cases in Bensonhurst and Marine Park, bringing the total to 42 cases. In an effort...

Lakou Café Is Serving Up Cocktails Next Year in Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS — A neighborhood café in Crown Heights is looking to add cocktails to their assortment of coffee and crepes next year. Lakou Café, at 195 Utica Ave. is quickly becoming popular for its Haitian patties,...

Would Secular Education Destroy The Haredim? YAFFED Panel On Education in Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas

CROWN HEIGHTS — Young Advocates For Fair Education (YAFFED), a Manhattan organization looking to revise educational standards in ultra-Orthodox schools, celebrated the last day of Hanukkah in Brooklyn on Monday evening with a party...

Aviator Sports Is There When The Great Outdoors Becomes Not So Great

SPONSORED - It’s pretty well known that kids don’t mind the cold as much their parents do. Visit any city playground on a weekday after school dismissal and you’ll probably see a bunch of...
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