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Sunday, September 15, 2019

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...

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...

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...

Pedestrian Killed In Flatlands At A Marked Crosswalk

FLATLANDS - Another pedestrian was killed by a driver. This time, a 33-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle last week. Ingrid Pineda-Cuellar was crossing the street at Avenue L and Utica Avenue on Thursday,...

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...

AYSO Soccer Camp to the Rescue

Last minute change of plans? Need summer coverage for your K-8 children? Looking for a camp where your kids can be outside, have fun, and play soccer, while also being affordable? Welcome to BrooklynAYSO...

One Brooklyn Health System Seeks to Improve Census Count

One Brooklyn Health System is spearheading a new initiative to increase 2020 Census engagement in its catchment area of Central and North Brooklyn, some of the most under-counted neighborhoods in an already severely under-counted...

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...

Marine Park Teens Gather For Friend, Against Senseless Violence

MARINE PARK - Scores of teens from Marine Park gathered around a carefully arranged memorial - votive candles flickered, photos in frames and a plaque emblazoned with the name of Rohan Burke, 17, who...

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...

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...
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...

Announcement: Candidate Forum For The 45th Council District

KENSINGTON — Bklyner and a host of community activists will sponsor a forum for the candidates running for the 45th council district.   The event will be held at the Pakistani American Youth Society (PAYS) at 1001...
Jumaane Williams. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)

Jumaane Williams Speaks About His Chandler-Waterman Endorsement

EAST FLATBUSH — Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has endorsed Monique Chandler-Watermann to replace him to represent council District 45, dealing a devastating blow to his former deputy chief of staff. A bevy of other electeds...

Two Candidates Booted In The Race To The 45th Council Seat

EAST FLATBUSH — The pool of candidates looking to fill the vacant seat in the 45 council district just became smaller after two hopefuls were booted off the ballot Tuesday afternoon, turning the May 14...
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