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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Lots of Affordable Housing Lotteries Open /Close This Week

Athena North/South   A large development in Clinton Hill / Prospect Heights opens lottery tomorrow. There are 114 units available between 909 Atlantic Avenue and 1043 Fulton Street, and amenities include tenant lounge with kitchenette, landscaped outdoor...

‘We Need a Crisis-level Response’: Myrie, Richardson Call on State to Cough Up More...

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — Brooklyn-based anti-gun violence groups need more money from the state, local elected officials said Friday. While announcing the allocation of hundreds of thousands in state funds to neighborhood-based anti-gun violence groups,...

“Would You Like To Live in This Community?” – Frieda Vizel On Tour Of...

WILLIAMSBURG / FLATBUSH — Frieda Vizel left the Satmar community roughly ten years ago. But these days, she is giving tours of Hasidic Williamsburg four days a week for a living. “I definitely never fit...

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...

Crime Continues to Fall in Brooklyn As Shootings Rise: NYPD

Ahead of the annual National Night Out Against Crime, the NYPD released statistics showing crime is still down 4% compared to last year, while shootings rose by more than 5%. Total crime in the Brooklyn...

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...

4 New Developments Going Up in Central Brooklyn

FLATBUSH — Since we wrote about an eight-story apartment building that's set to rise in Flatbush at 290 Linden Boulevard, a series of new residential developments have been planned for the neighborhood and the...

Fred Baptiste Hopes To Rein In Dysfunctional Crown Heights Community Board

CROWN HEIGHTS —On Tuesday, one of New York City’s most dysfunctional community boards got a new leader. Fred Baptiste took the helm of Brooklyn Community Board 9 at a special meeting earlier this week— a...

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...

Twelve Brooklyn Spots Included on Eater’s Essential 38 Restaurant List

Eater’s quarterly list included 12 Brooklyn spots this summer among 38 best across the city. They included some old favorites, as well as new neighborhood standouts. This quarter two Brooklyn spots are among the...

‘Nothing Has Changed Since the Previous Election’: Bklyner Speaks With Clarke Challenger Adem Bunkeddeko

CROWN HEIGHTS — Rep. Yvette Clarke will next year again have to fight for her seat.  Adem Bunkeddeko announced over the weekend that he would challenge Clarke for the second cycle in a row. The...

Subway Riders Coming Together Across the Park

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS - New York’s transit infrastructure has been under ever-increasing strain—last Friday and again this Monday, trains were stalled for hours during peak rush hour. Riders were stuck on trains in the midst...

Fred Baptiste Elected Chair of Tumultuous Community Board 9

CROWN HEIGHTS — The notoriously tumultuous central Brooklyn community board has chosen a new leader. Community Board 9, which covers Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, on Tuesday elected Fred Baptiste as its chair, a...

Power Not Fully Back on Prospect Lefferts Gardens Block, Residents and Pols Say

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — Residents of a block in Prospect Lefferts Gardens still lack full power nearly two days after the weekend heat wave-induced Con Ed power cut, local politicians and residents said Tuesday...

Scoops Lease Is Yet To Be Renewed, As Neighbors Rally

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS— Continuing their efforts to save Scoops, a longtime vegetarian restaurant and ice cream shop facing threats of eviction, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush residents gathered under the store’s awning Friday evening...
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