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City Councilman Robert Cornegy and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul at Per Scholas in Bedford Stuyvesant to highlight the state's new $175 million initiative to advance workforce development Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner

Vocational Training Gets $175M Boost

BEDFORD STUYVESANT — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul came to Bedford Stuyvesant Monday to highlight a $175 million initiative that will boost funding to the workforce development programs across New York state. The initiative aims to help improve...
Elijah G. Stroud Playground (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Elijah G. Stroud Playground Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

PROSPECT HEIGHTS/CROWN HEIGHTS — The Department of Parks and Recreation celebrates the official opening of Stroud Playground with a skating event and movie night this Friday. Start the weekend off with a fun-filled three hours of...

When it comes to affordable housing, rent-stabilized landlords aren’t the problem. They’re the solution.

This piece was written by Janice Hamilton and Lincoln Eccles.  Hamilton provides affordable rent-stabilized housing to families in her 8-unit building in Prospect Heights, while Eccles houses 14 families in his rent-stabilized building in Crown Heights. Rent-stabilized...

Heated Questions On Housing At Crown Heights Forum

CROWN HEIGHTS—State Sen. Zelllnor Myrie hosted a dozen city representatives and advocates on Thursday who informed residents on housing issues including the recent change in the city's area median income. The area median income (AMI)...

‘Tradeswomen’ Get a Yoga Class of Their Own at Crown Heights Studio

CROWN HEIGHTS - On May 19, Jyll Hubbard-Salk will host her latest monthly yoga class specifically for tradeswomen at her Sterling Place yoga studio in Crown Heights, Urban Asanas. The hour-long classes, which are...
Elijah G. Stroud Playground (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Extra Security At Elijah G. Stroud Playground After Gun-Related Incidents

PROSPECT HEIGHTS/CROWN HEIGHTS — After "shots fired" caused several shelter-ins at a Prospect Heights school, neighbors and students get extra protection at the adjacent playground. According to a memo from Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, ten new officers...
Levi Aronow at work at ( ) Barbershop. (Photo: Instagram of The Railroad Barber)

New Barber In Crown Heights Wants To Be A ‘Community Center’

CROWN HEIGHTS — There are 49 days between Passover and Shavuot when observing Jews are not allowed to groom their hair. So chances are Levi Aronow, a new orthodox-Jewish barber in Crown Heights, is going...

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...

Spend Your Summer in Brooklyn with FIT

The Fashion Institute of Technology is perhaps best known as a school for aspiring fashion creatives and entrepreneurs, with a campus located in the heart of Manhattan’s fashion district. But FIT offers so much...
Cartoon artist George Booth at his home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Cartoonist George Booth: A Real New Yorker

CROWN HEIGHTS — Martinsville, Missouri is a long way from Crown Heights, but that’s where cartoonist George Booth first began drawing. Since then, the 92-year-old artist has traveled from Korea to Chicago practicing his...

Crown Heights Jewish Women Should Be Able To Vote In CH Jewish Elections-But They...

By Andrea Karshan, a Jewish woman currently living in Crown Heights In Chabad Crown Heights, the Jewish community is holding elections, and women aren’t allowed to vote. Elections are being held in June in Chabad Crown Heights...
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Crown Heights Stabbing Ends In Death

CROWN HEIGHTS — Police are looking for a suspect in connection to a stabbing that occurred Sunday morning within the confines of the 77th precinct. On April 28, just before 2:00 am, officers responded to a...
Approved Cornell Realty development at 40 Crown St. (Renderings: CP VI Crown Heights LLC)

Court Halts Franklin Avenue Rezoning Project

CROWN HEIGHTS — A Brooklyn judge temporarily blocked two 17-story towers slated for the corner of Franklin Avenue and Montgomery Street, a development project activists say would block sunlight to the neighboring greenhouses at the...

Shirley Chisholm Statue At Prospect Park Revealed

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDEN — The city, on Wednesday, announced the winning duo to create the Shirley Chisholm monument slated for the Parkside Avenue entrance of Prospect Park. Artists Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous proposed "Our Destiny,...
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...
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