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The Ground Is Finally Broken On 800 Flatbush: Caton Flats Development

FLATBUSH - The construction of Caton Flats, the long-awaited, 100% affordable housing project on the corner of Caton and Flatbush Avenues has finally begun. Elected officials, stakeholders, and members from various agencies - the...

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...

Twilight Stroll on Cortelyou: Eat Your Heart Out!

Join neighbors and come out to savor the flavors and diverse offerings from local businesses on Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park on Thursday, May 9 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm Twilight stroll on Cortelyou includes the...

From Sunrise To Sunset – Antonio M. Rosario’s Kensington

KENSINGTON - Antonio M. Rosario is a man of routines. Every morning he wakes up at 6:00 am and captures the sun rising above Brooklyn outside his office window. From the top floor of...

Stabbing suspect surrenders in his tuxedo, mom also arrested

FLATBUSH / MIDWOOD - A 17-year-old Flatbush teen dressed in a blue tuxedo, surrendered to police yesterday and was charged today with the murder of a Flatlands teen of the same age on Avenue...

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...

Don’t Miss the Church Avenue Street Fair on Sun. May 5!

This year’s Church Avenue Street Fair is going to be better than ever! The fair will take place on Sunday, May 5 from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Church Ave. between Coney Island Avenue and...
Member of the Yoshi Amao and Samurai Sword Soul poses by bloomed cherry blossom. (Photo Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Cherry Blossom Festival 2019: April 27 & 28

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — April and warm weather usually mark the arrival of Sakura Matsuri, the borough's annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This year is no different. The weekend-long festival runs from April...
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...

Easter Fire Destroys Three Flatbush Homes

FLATBUSH - Two elderly neighbors were treated for smoke inhalation after an all-hands fire ripped through one home, causing damage to two other attached houses on Rogers Avenue in Flatbush on Easter Sunday evening,...
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