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Specialized High School Acceptance Letters Show No Improvement In Diversity

As admissions controversy roils, data shows New York City’s specialized high schools continue to accept few black and Hispanic students.  By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY As New York City is engulfed in a debate over efforts...

Industry City Maker Spotlight: Rich Brilliant Willing

SPONSORED:  “We believe in the power of light to create atmosphere, that light has a profound influence on shaping the way we feel.” That’s how Theo Richardson describes the guiding principle behind the work of...

Spice Factory Rezoning Faces Strong Opposition From Brooklyn Botanic Garden

CROWN HEIGHTS — Droves of people came out to a scoping hearing Tuesday where opponents and supporters battled it out over a rezoning plan that would allow the building of two 39-story mixed use towers...

FIT Makes the Brooklyn Army Terminal a Fabulous Spot For Learning

The Brooklyn Army Terminal is officially fabulous. This spring, the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York’s famed school for aspiring fashion-industry workers and entrepreneurs, is offering seven dynamic courses at the Brooklyn Army Terminal that...

Lynne Patton Tours NYCHA’s Fenimore Lefferts Houses

Prospect Lefferts Gardens/East Flatbush - This morning Lynne Patton was on tour at her new temporary home in Brooklyn. Patton, who is the regional director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, moved in last...

Fearing Federal Funding Cuts, City Focuses On Counting All Brooklynites In The 2020 Census

BROOKLYN — Five Brooklyn neighborhoods lead the nation in underreported census tracts in 2010, and New York City officials hope they can convince all residents regardless of their status to be counted next year. At stake are...
Isiah James (Photo: Isiah James Twitter profile)

Isiah James Enters The Race For The 9th Congressional District

CENTRAL BROOKLYN - It's early, but candidates are beginning to file committees to challenge incumbents. One such person is Isiah James, running for the 9th Congressional district. The contender filed a committee to run on January...

960 Franklin Rezoning: Community Board 9 Residents Prep For A City Scoping Meeting

CROWN HEIGHTS —  Opposition grew against the 960 Franklin Avenue Rezoning plan as residents of Community Board 9 dissected and prepared Wednesday night for an upcoming scoping meeting with the city. Representatives from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden...

Plan The Ultimate Active Birthday Party At Aviator Sports

Birthdays are funny things. First of all, shouldn’t some of the celebrating be devoted to the person who gave birth (yay, moms!)? And speaking of celebrating, there are so many traditions around the world! https://youtu.be/IWLGvaeDAlU And...

March 6 – Public Hearing On 960 Franklin Avenue Rezoning Plan

CROWN HEIGHTS — Community Board 9 (CB9) will hold a public hearing this week about rezoning plans proposed to allow developers to construct two 39-story towers on Franklin Avenue, exceeding in size, neighboring Ebbets Field...
Bernie Sanders rally at Brooklyn College in Midwood. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)

Bernie Sanders Kicks Off Presidential Campaign In His Brooklyn Hometown

FLATBUSH — Thousands came out to celebrate Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign kickoff Saturday in Midwood. Sanders announced his 2020 campaign on Feb. 19 and within days declared he'd launch his campaign in his hometown, Brooklyn. Supporters trudged through...

‘Unique’ Building Replacing President Street Lot In Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS — Developers have filed permits to transform the vacant lot on President Street in Crown Heights into a seven-story apartment building, as first reported by YIMBY.  The lot at 995 President Street is located between...

Summer Camps for Brooklyn Kids

It's cold out but we have summer camp on our mind. Our kids are lucky to have so many camp options available in Brooklyn.  Whether they love sports and swimming, STE(A)M, filmmaking or going...
The Nostrand Avenue Improvement Association's photo exhibit in Studio 1 of the The Black Lady Theatre.

What’s It’s Like To Live In Crown Heights – A Photo Exhibit

CROWN HEIGHTS — A neighborhood non-profit wants everyone to know what it's like to live in Crown Heights.  The Nostrand Avenue Improvement Association, Inc. (NAIA) is highlighting Crown Heights culture in a photo gallery for the next...
Jumaane Williams. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)

Jumaane Williams Is The City’s Next Public Advocate

EAST FLATBUSH — City Councilman Jumane Williams dominated in Tuesday's special election to claim the interim post as New York City's fifth public advocate. Williams, one of 17 candidates on the ballot, won 33 percent of...
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