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Friday, August 23, 2019

OPINION: Domestic Violence Laws Must Address Coercive Control

By Robert Weiner and Kimberly Bartenfelder According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “While data proves women are most often the victims of abuse in intimate relationships... anyone can be abused and anyone can...

Jaleesa Rudder Has Lupus And Needs A New Kidney – Can You Help?

FLATBUSH - On Christmas Eve in 2006, when Jaleesa Rudder was just 14-years-old, she went to the emergency room for a cold. She ended up diagnosed with lupus. Lupus is a "chronic autoimmune disease that...

4 New Developments Going Up in Central Brooklyn

FLATBUSH — Since we wrote about an eight-story apartment building that's set to rise in Flatbush at 290 Linden Boulevard, a series of new residential developments have been planned for the neighborhood and the...

Noted: Longer Reads & Listens About Streets, Shores, And History

The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad - A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition (Atlas Obscura) The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head Fake - Thomas J. Campanella writes in...

‘Nothing Has Changed Since the Previous Election’: Bklyner Speaks With Clarke Challenger Adem Bunkeddeko

CROWN HEIGHTS — Rep. Yvette Clarke will next year again have to fight for her seat.  Adem Bunkeddeko announced over the weekend that he would challenge Clarke for the second cycle in a row. The...

Brooklyn Businesses and Restaurants Impacted by Blackout

Brooklyn businesses scrambled this week as they dealt with the impact of the blackout initiated by Con Edison. “Due to heat, about 14,000 customers in Brooklyn have been taken out of service for repairs. Service...

‘This is Outrageous’: Local Pols React to Con Ed Power Outages

SOUTHEAST BROOKLYN — Con Ed turned the lights out in pockets of Brooklyn, where local politicians have in recent days put the company that power most of New York City on blast. On Sunday, Con...

‘Can we speed that up?’: De Blasio, DOT Explain Slow Expansion of Citi Bike...

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS—Citi Bikes are coming to more neighborhoods in Brooklyn, but it's going to take a while, city officials say. On Monday, reports emerged indicating that the Citi Bike program is expanding deeper into New...

Opinion: It Is Time For Criminal Charges For Traffic Violence

By Councilman Justin Brannan and Jane Martin-Lavaud We all know someone who has been impacted by traffic violence -- someone who has been killed or injured by a car or truck driver on a street...

More Citi Bikes Coming to More Brooklyn Neighborhoods by 2023

BROOKLYN—Citi Bike will within the next four years be expanded in a number of Brooklyn neighborhoods, the city announced Tuesday. Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, Park Slope, Prospect Park South, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, East Flatbush and...

21 Alleged Brooklyn Gang Members Indicted, Brooklyn DA Announces

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN—More than 20 alleged gang members have been indicted in connection with a slew of charges including murder, attempted murder, robbery and weapons possession, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and the NYPD announced...

East Flatbush Restaurant Week is on Until July 7th

EAST FLATBUSH - East Flatbush Restaurant Week is in full swing. Organized by the Community Board 17 Commerce Committee, HABNET (Haitian American Chamber of Commerce), Elite Learners, Inc., and The Breakfast Clutch, the week...

Playing Possum On Brooklyn Ave: Locals Help Stranded Marsupial

EAST FLATBUSH - When employees of Lenox Hill Radiology on Brooklyn Avenue saw a strange sight on a barbed wire fence Thursday afternoon, they and neighbors sprang into action to try and help what...

Louis Keeps District 45 Council Seat

EAST FLATBUSH—City Council Member Farah Louis has held on to her seat.  In a near replay of the May special election, Louis on Tuesday beat her main opponent, Monique Chandler-Waterman, by about 700 votes— a...

Non-Profit Finds Home at BKLYN Commons

New York City makes up the largest market of co-working spaces in the US with Manhattan alone boasting 245 coworking spaces! And increasingly more startups and small nonprofits have started to see the larger...
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