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Friday, March 22, 2019

Purim Is Here!

BROOKLYN — It's that time of the year. Purim's here! Coined the most "joyous date on the Jewish calendar," festivities start just after 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 20 when many will break a day-long fast....

Till Friday To Apply for Six Affordable Units in Flatbush

FLATBUSH — Developers are currently accepting applications for six affordable apartments at a new rental development at 146 Linden Blvd. between Bedford and Rogers Avenues. The new 8-story structure features 16,507 sq. ft. of residential space...
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Specialized High School Acceptance Letters Show No Improvement In Diversity

As admissions controversy roils, data shows New York City’s specialized high schools continue to accept few black and Hispanic students.  By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY As New York City is engulfed in a debate over efforts...
New building in PLG listing 4 affordable housing units. (Renderings: Nooklyn)

Lottery Announced For 4 Affordable Housing Units In PLG

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDEN — Developers are accepting applications for four affordable units at a new rental development at 346 Rutland Rd. between New York and Nostrand Avenues. The 4-story building features 9,693 sq. ft. of residential space...

L. Rickie Tulloch Enters The Crowded Race For the 45th Council Seat

EAST FLATBUSH — L. Rickie Tulloch is the ninth person to jump into the crowded race to replace Public Advocate-Elect Jumaane Williams in the 45 council district. Tulloch is Senior Director at NYC Health + Hospitals (Office...

Fearing Federal Funding Cuts, City Focuses On Counting All Brooklynites In The 2020 Census

BROOKLYN — Five Brooklyn neighborhoods lead the nation in underreported census tracts in 2010, and New York City officials hope they can convince all residents regardless of their status to be counted next year. At stake are...
Isiah James (Photo: Isiah James Twitter profile)

Isiah James Enters The Race For The 9th Congressional District

CENTRAL BROOKLYN - It's early, but candidates are beginning to file committees to challenge incumbents. One such person is Isiah James, running for the 9th Congressional district. The contender filed a committee to run on January...

Distinction Street Banner Art Winners Celebrate

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS/FLATBUSH - Zombie House was lit up Wednesday night by the official launch of the Distinction Street Banner Art Campaign. Launched in September 2018, the goal of the campaign is to engage Flatbush Avenue...

Plan The Ultimate Active Birthday Party At Aviator Sports

Birthdays are funny things. First of all, shouldn’t some of the celebrating be devoted to the person who gave birth (yay, moms!)? And speaking of celebrating, there are so many traditions around the world! https://youtu.be/IWLGvaeDAlU And...

Meet The Candidates Running For The 45th Council District

EAST FLATBUSH — It's only a matter of time before Public Advocate-Elect Jumaane Williams officially takes office, in the meantime, eight candidates are gearing up for another looming special election. In Alphabetical order, they are Anthony...
2527 Flatbush Avenue (Renderings compliments of Bernard Schwimmer

Lottery Launches for Seven New Affordable Units In Flatbush

FLATBUSH — Applications are now being accepted for seven affordable one-bedroom units at a new rental building at 2527 Church Avenue (between Bedford and Rogers Avenues). That's right - seven.  The resident features 16,349 sq. ft....
Southbound Winthrop Street 2 and 5 train station will shutter between March 11 to June, 2019. (Screenshot: Google Maps)

Service Alert: Southbound Winthrop Street Train Station To Close For Three Months

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDEN -- The MTA will close the southbound Winthrop Street (2/5) train station at Nostrand and Parkside Avenues for three months to fix a staircase. From March 11, 2019 - June 2019, southbound 2/5...

March 6 – Public Hearing On 960 Franklin Avenue Rezoning Plan

CROWN HEIGHTS — Community Board 9 (CB9) will hold a public hearing this week about rezoning plans proposed to allow developers to construct two 39-story towers on Franklin Avenue, exceeding in size, neighboring Ebbets Field...
Bernie Sanders rally at Brooklyn College in Midwood. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)

Bernie Sanders Kicks Off Presidential Campaign In His Brooklyn Hometown

FLATBUSH — Thousands came out to celebrate Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign kickoff Saturday in Midwood. Sanders announced his 2020 campaign on Feb. 19 and within days declared he'd launch his campaign in his hometown, Brooklyn. Supporters trudged through...

Summer Camps for Brooklyn Kids

It's cold out but we have summer camp on our mind. Our kids are lucky to have so many camp options available in Brooklyn.  Whether they love sports and swimming, STE(A)M, filmmaking or going...
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