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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Monday Crime Blotter: Drunk Firefighter Arrested, 2 Missing People, Free Shopping Spree At Target...

MARINE PARK - A firefighter was arrested for drunk driving and hitting a pedestrian after going home from a slain firefighter's funeral on Friday. According to the NYPD, 36-year-old Matthew Wilson was driving home while intoxicated, when...

Central Brooklynites Are Running For Jumaane Williams’ Seat, Already

EAST FLATBUSH — Residents in the 45th Council district are already running for Jumanne Williams' seat although he hasn't won the highly sought after Public Advocate's race. Mayor de Blasio would have to call for...

Dirty, Brown Water From Your Faucet? Report it to 311!

FLATBUSH - Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, who has been speaking in support of tenants for years, is now advocating for clean water in her own apartment building, which contains 65 units. Last week, Bichotte, who represents...

Flatbush Landlord Tops The Public Advocate’s Worst Landlords List in 2018, Again

Just a couple days before Christmas, former Public Advocate Letitia James released the annual Worst Landlords list for the year 2018. In the years past, the list was usually published by Thanksgiving, except in...

Landmarked Erasmus Hall Academy Building No Longer In Danger of Demolition By Neglect

FLATBUSH - The original Erasmus Hall Academy building in the school’s courtyard at 911 Flatbush Avenue is not only one of the borough’s oldest buildings, but also one of its most historically significant. The 1786...

Come to the Bklyner Camp Expo and Activity Fair

This Sunday, January 13 from 12-3 pm over 28 camps will come together at P.S. 139 for a Camp Expo and Activity Fair.  Many of the camps have donated generous door prizes that include free...

Community Coalition Seeks Landmark Status for Flatbush Presbyterian Church

FLATBUSH - In the December issue of Bklyner we wrote about the history of the 120-year-old Flatbush Presbyterian Church, and how it is likely to be redeveloped into housing, with space for a new...

Plan ahead and come to the Bklyner Camp Expo and Activity Fair

The kids are back in school and while summer is still six months away, it is a good time to start looking at options. Why not get a head start on planning (and budgeting)...
Public Advocate Candidate Melissa Mark Viverito on the Q train platform at the Newkirk Avenue station in Flatbush (Photo credit: Perri Litton)

Mark-Viverito Promises To Continue The Worst Landlords List As She Campaigns For Public Advocate...

FLATBUSH - The former Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito campaigned at the Newkirk Avenue train station on Friday morning for the New York City Public Advocate's seat. We asked her about an issue that's a big deal in...

Would Secular Education Destroy The Haredim? YAFFED Panel On Education in Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas

CROWN HEIGHTS — Young Advocates For Fair Education (YAFFED), a Manhattan organization looking to revise educational standards in ultra-Orthodox schools, celebrated the last day of Hanukkah in Brooklyn on Monday evening with a party...

Aviator Sports Is There When The Great Outdoors Becomes Not So Great

SPONSORED - It’s pretty well known that kids don’t mind the cold as much their parents do. Visit any city playground on a weekday after school dismissal and you’ll probably see a bunch of...

The Kings Theatre Gets Crackin’ with Holiday Hip Hop Dance

FLATBUSH / SPONSORED - A most beautiful, upbeat Christmas breeze is about to “blow” into Brooklyn, just as the holiday season reaches its apex. On December 23rd the historic Kings Theatre will proudly serve...

A Bit Of History – Flatbush Church Looking For Developer

FLATBUSH – As the borough shuffles to house all the city’s newcomers, part of its history will inevitably be gutted or succumb to full demolition. Religious institutions, with their architecturally exciting structures, brought families...

Culture Wars Come To Brooklyn College, Possibly Not In Highest Form

BROOKLYN COLLEGE - Two months ago, Brooklyn College Professor Mitchell Langbert posted something on his blog. He wrote, “If someone did not commit sexual assault in high school, then he is not a member...

‘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...
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