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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Third Annual PLG Arts Event, June 15

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDEN - The PLG Arts Film Festival is just around the corner and here's the official lineup. The non-profit promotes the arts and local artists from PLG and the surrounding areas. Now in its...

One Brooklyn Health System Seeks to Improve Census Count

One Brooklyn Health System is spearheading a new initiative to increase 2020 Census engagement in its catchment area of Central and North Brooklyn, some of the most under-counted neighborhoods in an already severely under-counted...

Bloody Night In Brooklyn: At Least 6 Shot, One Dead in 12 Hours

CENTRAL/EASTERN BROOKLYN - Six people were shot, and one died from gunshot wounds since between last night and this morning, according to police. The shootings were centered in three of the four highest crime areas...

Two Teens Shot on Church Avenue in Separate Incidents on Friday

FLATBUSH & EAST FLATBUSH - Two teenagers were shot Friday afternoon and evening in separate incidents on busy Church Avenue in Flatbush and East Flatbush, police said. Both teens are expected to survive their...

Four Brooklyn Precincts Get Extra Cops For Summer

Beginning on Wednesday, May 22nd, cops normally assigned to desk duty hit the streets of 73rd, 75th, 79th, and 67th precincts as part of "Summer All-Out" program, Chief of Department Terrence Monahan said Wednesday. Chief...
Anthony "Scoops" at Scoops and Plates in Prospect-Lefferts Garden Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner

Flatbush Neighbors Rally To Save Scoops

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — Scoops, an ice cream parlor and vegetarian shop in PLG that opened in 1984, faces eviction in an area undergoing rapid gentrification and neighbors are upset. The news first broke on a closed...

Farah Louis Snags Council Seat

EAST FLATBUSH/MIDWOOD — The duel between two former staffers vying for the city's 45th council seat ended (temporarily) Tuesday, with Farah Louis as the victor, in large part because of the votes from the Orthodox...

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...

Tire changer struck by out-of-control SUV, serious but stable

EAST FLATBUSH - A 20-year-old tire changer and the driver of the car with the flat tire were injured Sunday afternoon when an SUV swerved to avoid a u-turning vehicle on Glenwood Road and...

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...

CD45 Update: Amplify Her Throws Their Support Behind Chandler-Waterman

EAST FLATBUSH/MIDWOOD — Amplify Her, a pro-women political group, is the latest to endorse in the 8-person race to replace Public Advocate Jumaane Williams in the 45th council group and they're throwing their support behind...

CD45 Candidates Watch: More Hopefuls Receive Matching Funds

EAST FLATBUSH/MIDWOOD — The New York City Campaign Finance Board issued matching funds payments to three additional candidates ahead of the May 14 special election. Jovia Radix, Xamayla Rose, and L. Tulloch Rickie join the three...
Contractors working on electrical work on Kings Highway and McDonald Avenue on the elevated F train line, found body parts and personal belongings of a man struck and killed by a train Monday night. Service was interrupted. (Photo: Todd Maisel)

Man In Custody After Mysterious Shooting

EAST FLATBUSH — A 29-year-old man was shot in the chest on Wednesday, but only minutes later, police found the victim trying to buy a beer in an East Flatbush bodega with a minor chest...

Who’s Backing Who In The 45th Council Race?

EAST FLATBUSH/MIDWOOD — Labor Union 32BJ SEUI announced Wednesday they're backing non-profit executive director Monique Chandler-Waterman. The New York Union is the latest to pump their fist for candidates in the 45th council race. The service...

Shakespeare On Stratford: Celebrate 455th Anniversary Of Bard’s Birth

DITMAS PARK - Join Brave New World Repertory Theatre this Sunday, April 28 for Shakespeare on Stratford, a free spring celebration commemorating the 455th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. The Bard was born April 26, 1564. In a...
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