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Sunday, March 24, 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....

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...
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...
Jumaane Williams. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)

Jumaane Williams Is The City’s Next Public Advocate

EAST FLATBUSH — City Councilman Jumane Williams dominated in Tuesday's special election to claim the interim post as New York City's fifth public advocate. Williams, one of 17 candidates on the ballot, won 33 percent of...

It’s The Dead Of Winter – The Best Time To Tour Aviator Sports’ Summer...

One of the shocks parents experience -- certainly in Brooklyn but most likely all over – is how soon you need to start thinking about summer camp. The holidays are barely over and it’s...

Round 1: Three Candidates Will Split $2M In Public Matching Funds In The Public...

BROOKLYN - Three candidates get an early boost in the public advocate's race after the New York City Campaign Finance Board (NYCCFB) doled out close to $2 million in the first round of matching...

Spanish Slur Graffitied On Mexican Restaurant

DITMAS PARK/KENSINGTON —  Someone graffitied a Spanish slur outside of a Mexican restaurant Thursday morning. Perpetrators spray-painted the word "Putos" (male prostitutes in English) outside of Mexican Diner located at 902 Cortelyou Rd. at E. 9th St....

How To Get 20 Years Of Free Meals From Seamless

BROOKLYN — Seamless is turning 20 and they want to give back. To commemorate its 20th Anniversary, the company is offering one lucky New Yorker a chance to win 20 years of free Seamless service,...

What Kind Of Hotel Will This Be? Community Wants Answers.

EAST FLATBUSH - Recent outcries against a hotel being constructed on Kings Highway have spurred a greater discussion in East Flatbush about the amount of input a community should have regarding new commercial developments. “What...

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 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...

1640 Flatbush Avenue Proposal Heading To CB 14 on Monday

Community Board 14 spent over an hour at their December 5 hearing discussing the proposed 13 story building at 1640 Flatbush Avenue, before recommending approval of the rezoning of the project area, subject to a...
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