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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Homeless in Brooklyn

KENSINGTON - The Kensington Plaza is a small, triangular space created by Church Avenue and Beverly Road meeting at an odd angle. A stretch of concrete sidewalk was turned into a Plaza in 2012...

DHS To Clean Up Kensington Plaza Tomorrow

KENSINGTON - Neighbors' complaints of trash at the Kensington plaza (just off Church and McDonald) have finally been heard and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will be conducting a clean-up in the plaza...

Homeless Shelter on Coney Island Avenue Open

KENSINGTON/DITMAS PARK - The homeless shelter for 139 men quietly opened at the end of July after extensive renovations to the old Park Manor adult home buildings. The new address is 566 Coney Island Avenue,...

OPINION: Domestic Violence Laws Must Address Coercive Control

By Robert Weiner and Kimberly Bartenfelder According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “While data proves women are most often the victims of abuse in intimate relationships... anyone can be abused and anyone can...

It’s Not About Buses, It’s About Respect: A Heated Meeting Over Church Avenue Parking

PROSPECT PARK SOUTH — The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving ahead with its plan to speed up B35 along Church Avenue by taking away parking, DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray told...

Work Finally Begins On New Dog Run For Prospect Park Parade Ground

PROSPECT PARK - Approximately 20,000 dogs live in the Kensington, Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Midwood, and Windsor Terrace neighborhoods, the Prospect Park Alliance says. To accommodate these pooches and their pet parents, a new $405,000 dog...

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...

Kensington & Boro Park Rank Top 5 In Lack Of Internet Access

KENSINGTON/BORO PARK - In a report studying internet access in various neighborhoods across the city ahead of the 2020 census that will mostly be conducted online, Kensington and Boro Park are in the top...

‘New Yorkers Must Stay Vigilant’: Local Pols Blast Trump, Prepare For More ICE Raids

LOWER MANHATTAN — Local politicians on Friday instructed New Yorkers to be ready for more immigration raids ahead of the weekend and blasted the Trump administration for ordering them. "We are here today to say...

Lander To Demand “Real F Express” Service At MTA Meeting On Monday

PARK SLOPE - Council Member Brad Lander has launched a petition demanding that the MTA provide commuters with a "real F Express train" instead of cutting service in some areas of his district. Express F...

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...

Lander Leads Fundraising In 2021 Comptroller Run With $360,532

PARK SLOPE—Council Member Brad Lander, who is running for comptroller, brought in $360,532 over the last six months, out-raising all of the other candidates running for the citywide position. The latest campaign finance filings, submitted Monday,...

Another Pedestrian Killed On Church Avenue

KENSINGTON - Just two days after 49-year-old María del Carmen Porras Hernández was struck and killed by a driver at the intersection of Coney Island and Church Avenues, a 50-year-old man has succumbed to...

María del Carmen Porras Hernández Was The Pedestrian Killed On Coney Island Ave. Monday

KENSINGTON/PROSPECT PARK SOUTH - The victim of yesterday's fatal car crash has been identified as 49-year-old María del Carmen Porras Hernández. She lived on Ditmas Avenue, about a 20-minute walk away from the intersection where...

Pedestrian Killed After Car Strikes Her Then Collides With Another Vehicle

KENSINGTON/ PROSPECT PARK SOUTH - A 49-year-old female pedestrian was struck and killed by the driver of a Honda vehicle Monday morning at an intersection people have been complaining about for years. At around 9:10 a.m....
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