77.9 F
New York
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
State Sen. Zellnor Myrie and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson embrace during Myrie’s inauguration at SUNY Downstate in East Flatbush (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Local Pols Push To Honor Medgar Evers At Central BK Subway Stations

CROWN HEIGHTS—Local lawmakers are urging the governor to sign a bill that will add Medgar Evers College to the names of two central Brooklyn subway stops. Under the proposal, two stations, Franklin Avenue and President...

Suspect Arrested in Crown Heights Shooting

CROWN HEIGHTS— Police said Thursday they have arrested the gunman who shot and killed a man earlier this week. On Monday, July 8, a 31-year-old was shot in the head while sitting in a car...

Day Care Center Replaces Closed Crown Heights Coworking Space

CROWN HEIGHTS — The site of a Crown Heights coworking space will soon be a day care facility. The former Electropositive coworking space at 639 Classon Avenue will be replaced by Magic Moments Academy, Commercial Observer reports....

Car Crashes in PLG After Driver and Passenger Get Shot in Crown Heights

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS/ CROWN HEIGHTS— After two men were shot while sitting in a car in Crown Heights, they crashed their car several blocks away while driving to the hospital. A 29-year-old driver and a...

Crime Continues to Decline As Shootings Increase in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN — As citywide crime declines, shootings are up so far this year compared to 2018, particularly in Brooklyn North’s precincts, the NYPD said Monday.  As crime fell by 5.4 percent compared to the first...

Community Board 9 Schedules Election for Chair, As Baker’s Tenure Ends

CROWN HEIGHTS—Community Board 9 has set a date to elect a new chair.  CB9 has scheduled a Tuesday, July 23 special meeting to elect its chair, according to an email from the board office obtained...

‘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...

NYPD Announces Details on Crown Heights Cops Increase

CROWN HEIGHTS—The NYPD has sent dozens of additional police officers to a pocket of  Brooklyn that in recent months has seen an increase in shootings and homicides, a department official said Monday.   Two weeks ago,...

New Building on its Way in Crown Heights Near Brooklyn Botanic Garden

CROWN HEIGHTS — Another new building will soon go up in Crown Heights by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Permits have been filed with the Department of Buildings for a 17-story development, which will have both...

Shooting Victim Loses Control of Car in Crown Heights Friday Morning

CROWN HEIGHTS - A man lost control of his car in Crown Heights after being shot early Friday morning, the NYPD says. While driving away after being shot once in the stomach at around 3:30 a.m.,...

Man Shot At Crown Heights Park Tuesday Morning

CROWN HEIGHTS — A man was shot in the Lincoln Terrace/Arthur S. Somers Park Tuesday morning, according to police. Following a dispute, at approximately 5:10 a.m., a 47-year-old man was shot twice in the left leg,...

‘I Should Not Have to Dodge Cars to Get Home from Work’: Warm Reception...

CROWN HEIGHTS — Brooklyn Community Board 9 gave mostly warm responses last Wednesday to a street redesign planned next to Prospect Park.  The plan would establish a protected bike lane on Flatbush Avenue that would run from Grand...

Yoni Katz Can Take You on a ‘Messianic’ Tour of Hasidic Crown Heights  

CROWN HEIGHTS—It all started with a fight over bike lanes. Rabbi Yoni Katz, 40, almost 10 years ago noticed “tension” between “hipsters” and Hasidic people in Williamsburg centered around them. “They had their bike lanes running...

CB9 Mayhem Continues: Chair Ends Tenure in Frustration, as District Manager Spot Remains Open

CROWN HEIGHTS— Community Board 9 (CB9) ended its regularly scheduled sessions for the summer in a state of even more uncertainty, with vacancies for key board personnel.  At a characteristically disorderly meeting on Wednesday, June...

Openings and Closings: June Edition

Here, we bring you another installment of openings and closings around Brooklyn. Check out the spots opening all over the borough- from Crown Heights, Williamsburg, Bay Ridge, and more. Crown Heights Mexicocina Agaveria 708 Washington Avenue, between...
Bklyner reporting is supported by our subscribers and:
Skip to toolbar