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Thursday, December 13, 2018

‘Public charge’ rule change would strip access to care, pack emergency rooms – OPINION

By Larry McReynolds, Executive Director of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn A proposed rule to limit the path to permanent U.S. residency for so-called public charges is an insult to the hard-working...
Zellnor Myrie (Photo: Office of Zellnor Myrie)

State Senator-Elect Zellnor Myrie Announces Transition Team

CROWN HEIGHTS - State Senator-Elect Zellnor Myrie announced on Thursday a six-person transition steering committee ahead of his January 9 swearing-in. The transition team will advise Myrie on staffing and the organization of both the...

Vegan Woman Grips the Soles of Dancers

FLATBUSH - A young dancer begins her evening ballet class at Cynthia King Dance Studio. She looks into the mirror and lifts her leg high into the air behind her. As her foot comes...
City Councilman Mark Treyger in front of City Hall rallying for legislation that would allow Russian- and Haitian Creole-speaking translators inside poll sites.

What Do We Want? Language Access!

City Councilman Mark Treyer called for more language access on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday after Russian- and Haitian Creole-language translators stayed outside in the rain on Election Day last month. In October, Mayor...

Gift Ideas for Her: Bklyner Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday shopping is in full gear and Brooklyn shops have every type of gift you and the women in your life could want. From chocolate, beauty and spa treatments and terrariums to women-centered accessories, a subscription...

Condo Building With Penthouse To Replace 119-Year-Old Single-Family Home

EAST FLATBUSH - A new luxury apartment building will replace a 119-year-old single-family home at 421 Maple St. between New York and Brooklyn Avenues, YIMBY first reported. The Department of Buildings approved plans to demolish...

Gifting season has begun – Bklyner Gift Guide

The holiday season has officially started! The street lights are up, the windows have been transformed and the catalogs are piling up at your door, but we Brooklynites shop local!  Whether you are looking...

Feed Your Neighbors this Thanksgiving through CAMBA’s Holiday Meal Drive

FLATBUSH - It would have been easy for 76-year old Marcella to stay home rather than brave the cold and rainy Tuesday morning.  But that was not an option. Her $700 monthly Social Security...

The Kings Theatre Gets Holidazed!

SPONSORED: Beginning November 29th, the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn will be electrified by a seasonal spectacular like none other, as the critically acclaimed extravaganza Cirque Dreams Holidaze invades its timeless showroom. Set in...

Recent Affordable Housing Roundup, Part II

All across Brooklyn, major luxury rental developments are rising—and so are rents. Many Community Boards are fighting for higher and higher percentages of affordable housing units in new developments, and though the brass ring...

Are you a Freelancer? How are you at Record keeping?

SPONSORED: Record keeping is an important part of being a successful freelancer. Doing freelance worker has its rewards as well as its hassles. While being able to work at home or a co-working space away from...

Help Us Reach Our Goal – 500 Meals For 500 Families For Thanksgiving

Most of us will never experience the extreme hunger that millions of Americans face, but every day, CAMBA’s Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry helps hundreds of our neighbors get the emergency food they need. Families, elderly...

East Flatbush Infants Are Six Times More Likely To Die Than Those From Upper...

Danni Ai dug feverishly with her bare hands through a barrel of medical waste in a restricted part of the hospital. She had just given birth, her daughter was dead and medical personnel had...

Opinion: We Need Better Trained Poll Workers

EAST FLATBUSH -- Today there are numerous reports of broken scanners, but let's address the issue of poorly trained poll site workers too. Around 8:00 am this morning I walked into my polling site at the...

Ballot Scanners Down Throughout Brooklyn

BROOKLYN - Voters were in a well-deserved tizzy this morning around 9:30 am when all of the scanners at one Crown Heights polling site went down. A long line of voters was instructed to drop their ballots...
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