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Sunday, May 19, 2019

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...

L. Rickie Tulloch Wants To Bring Back ‘Gifted and Talented’ Programs

EAST FLATBUSH — Repairing New York City's fractured education system will take more than doing away with the city's specialized high school admissions test (SHSAT), says one candidate running for the 45th council seat. For L....

CD45 Update: Women Lead In Matching Funds

EAST FLATBUSH — After Friday's disclosure deadline, three women lead the pack in projected matching funds for the special election in the 45th council district. Monique Chandler-Waterman, running on the A Vital Voice party line,...

Busy Parents, Let Hungryroot Be Your Healthy Food Concierge

As a parent of two young kids, I’ve got limited time – and energy – for shopping and cooking. So I’m always on the lookout for ways to make getting those things done a...
Second fatal crash due to speed on Kings Hwy. (Photo: Todd Maisel/Bklyner)

Flatlands Teen Dies In Second Fatal Crash On Kings Highway

EAST FLATBUSH — Some people in East Flatbush call Kings Highway, “Kings Speedway,” in spite of the numerous speed and bus lane cameras and heavy police patrols. But Tuesday evening, speed was responsible for the...

One Vote for One Book, One New York

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and BuzzFeed have launched One Book, One New York - where New Yorkers get to pick the ONE BOOK they all want to read together. VOTE here for one...

PJ Masks Live Heads Into Brooklyn To Save The Day This Weekend

SPONSORED: Weekend in the city, and a brave band of heroes is ready to face fiendish villains to stop them messing with your (Satur/Sun)day. If that slightly altered bit of narration sounds familiar, you probably...

‘You should probably move to Florida’ – East Flatbush Residents Disagree

EAST FLATBUSH — When Allyson Martinez bought her home in 2017, she already knew of the incessant badgering some neighbors received about selling their properties. So it was no surprise when she walked towards her...

Crime So Low Folks Are Leaving Their Cars Unlocked

EAST FLATBUSH — The decline in crime at the 67 pct. seems to be causing a false sense of security in East Flatbush, leading to an uptick in car thefts, cops say, advising folks...

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....
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