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Renderings of 409 Eastern Parkway at Bedford Avenue Credit: CRAFT CG

Lottery Launches For 50+ Affordable Units In Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS - More than 50 apartments in Crown Heights hit the affordable housing market this week as 409 Eastern Parkway (at Bedford Avenue) nears completion. The corner building spans more than 197,000 sq. ft.with...

Announcement: Candidate Forum For The 45th Council District

KENSINGTON — Bklyner and a host of community activists will sponsor a forum for the candidates running for the 45th council district.   The event will be held at the Pakistani American Youth Society (PAYS) at 1001...

The 45 Council Race Heats Up After Electeds Pick Sides

EAST FLATBUSH — Monique Chandler-Waterman, running to fill the vacant seat in the 45th council district, received a bunch of new endorsements Wednesday, less than a month before the May 14 special election. Majority Leader Laurie...
Jumaane Williams. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)

Jumaane Williams Speaks About His Chandler-Waterman Endorsement

EAST FLATBUSH — Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has endorsed Monique Chandler-Watermann to replace him to represent council District 45, dealing a devastating blow to his former deputy chief of staff. A bevy of other electeds...

“Affordable Housing” is a Trojan Horse for High End Housing – OPINION

By Alan P. Berger, Vice-President, Human Scale NYC Language is important. When you see vague words like "gourmet" or "luxury" over a store, what comes to mind? If you're like most people you run the other way...

Two Candidates Booted In The Race To The 45th Council Seat

EAST FLATBUSH — The pool of candidates looking to fill the vacant seat in the 45 council district just became smaller after two hopefuls were booted off the ballot Tuesday afternoon, turning the May 14...

L. Rickie Tulloch Wants To Bring Back ‘Gifted and Talented’ Programs

EAST FLATBUSH — Repairing New York City's fractured education system will take more than doing away with the city's specialized high school admissions test (SHSAT), says one candidate running for the 45th council seat. For L....

CD45 Update: Women Lead In Matching Funds

EAST FLATBUSH — After Friday's disclosure deadline, three women lead the pack in projected matching funds for the special election in the 45th council district. Monique Chandler-Waterman, running on the A Vital Voice party line,...

Update: Third Murder Victim Within The Confines Of The 67 Precinct

Update: Police released the name of the victim as Clevens Valcin of East Flatbush. EAST FLATBUSH — Following a historic year of zero murders in 2018, the 67 pct. is investigating its third killing, after a man...
Second fatal crash due to speed on Kings Hwy. (Photo: Todd Maisel/Bklyner)

Flatlands Teen Dies In Second Fatal Crash On Kings Highway

EAST FLATBUSH — Some people in East Flatbush call Kings Highway, “Kings Speedway,” in spite of the numerous speed and bus lane cameras and heavy police patrols. But Tuesday evening, speed was responsible for the...

One Vote for One Book, One New York

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and BuzzFeed have launched One Book, One New York - where New Yorkers get to pick the ONE BOOK they all want to read together. VOTE here for one...

Meet The Candidates Running For The 45th Council District (Updated)

FLATBUSH — Former City Councilman Jumaane Williams vacated his seat on March 20 after winning a crowded race for Public Advocate. Now, 11 candidates are gearing up for another looming special election, to occupy the empty seat,...

PJ Masks Live Heads Into Brooklyn To Save The Day This Weekend

SPONSORED: Weekend in the city, and a brave band of heroes is ready to face fiendish villains to stop them messing with your (Satur/Sun)day. If that slightly altered bit of narration sounds familiar, you probably...

Brooklyn’s Best GF Biscuits Are Made In PLG

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDEN — These aren’t your momma’s biscuits. Christoper Gandsy adored his grandmother's buttery biscuits, but he ran into trouble when he tried to duplicate her South Carolinian tradition for his family. “My wife has...

‘You should probably move to Florida’ – East Flatbush Residents Disagree

EAST FLATBUSH — When Allyson Martinez bought her home in 2017, she already knew of the incessant badgering some neighbors received about selling their properties. So it was no surprise when she walked towards her...
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