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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...

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...

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...
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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...

Distinction Street Banner Art Winners Celebrate

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS/FLATBUSH - Zombie House was lit up Wednesday night by the official launch of the Distinction Street Banner Art Campaign. Launched in September 2018, the goal of the campaign is to engage Flatbush Avenue...

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...
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...

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...
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...

Election Day Alert: Vote For Public Advocate Tomorrow, February 26

BROOKLYN — New York City residents will cast their votes tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26, for the city's next public advocate in a special election to fill the seat Letitia James left after she was sworn in as...

Two Fires Within Hours At Ditmas Park Building

DITMAS PARK - A 3-alarm fire raced through the top floor and roof of a six-story apartment building on East 18th Street in Ditmas Park this morning, destroying much of the top floor apartments and making...

Playing for Darius – Lucy Kalantari And The Road To Best Children’s Album

KENSINGTON - For her sixth birthday, Lucy Kalantari got a piano and $30 she used not on toys, but on piano lessons. This year, she received a Grammy for the Best Children's Album. We talked...
Flatbush Presbyterian Church on Foster and East 23rd in November of 2018. Liena Zagare/Bklyner

Historic Districts Council Supports Push To Landmark Flatbush Presbyterian Church

DITMAS PARK —  The Historic Districts Council (HDC) penned a "letter of love" on Valentine's Day to support the efforts to landmark the Flatbush Presbyterian Church in Ditmas Park. The letter of support comes after Respect Brooklyn,...

Industry City Maker Spotlight: David Stark Design

Most of the products being created by the tenants of Sunset Park’s Industry City are made to last (with the obvious exception of food). But one company there trades in the ephemeral. What they...
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