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Monday, February 18, 2019

Ilhan Omar On Being Unapologetically Muslim

SUNSET PARK - America's first hijab-wearing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was the keynote speaker at the first annual Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) Gala on Saturday, February 2.  She spoke of not giving up, the Muslim Ban, and...

Public Advocate’s Race: Who’s Endorsing Whom?

BROOKLYN - Today, Monday, Jan 14, is the last day for Public Advocate candidates to file the required 3,750 signatures which put their names on the ballot for the Feb. 26 special election. The vacant...

Celebrity Real Estate: Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Buy Two Units In Matt Damon’s...

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - After selling their 4th Street townhouse in Park Slope last year, actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are headed to Brooklyn Heights. The couple reportedly paid just over $11 million for two...

Talde Brooklyn Closes As Top Chef Star’s Restaurant Group Dissolves

PARK SLOPE - Following up on a reader's Tweet that Talde Brooklyn was closed on Wednesday, January 2, and the restaurant's social media accounts deleted, Bklyner reached out to Three Kings Restaurant Group which owns...

Nitehawk Prospect Park Announces Grand Opening on 12/19!

PARK SLOPE/WINDSOR TERRACE - Looks like the wait is over. Late this morning, Nitehawk announced on Instagram that their opening date is set for next Wednesday, December 19. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase online beginning...

City Announces Shirley Chisholm Monument Near Prospect Park

FLATBUSH - First Lady Chirlane McCray announced on Friday, November 30, that the city will honor U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm with a monument in Brooklyn. The city will erect the statue at the Parkside entrance...

Celebrity Real Estate: One Dope Queen Moves To Park Slope, Dunham Decamps From Brooklyn

PARK SLOPE - Writer, comedian, and one half of 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson moved to Park Slope over the summer. The Pratt graduate purchased a 1,139-square-foot apartment in June with her boyfriend who works...

Community Board 2 Approves Street Co-Naming To Honor Notorious B.I.G.

CLINTON HILL - At a general board meeting Wednesday evening, November 14, Brooklyn Community Board 2 voted to approve co-naming St. James Place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street "Christopher Wallace Way" in honor of...

Clinton Hill Street Corner May Soon Be Named In Honor Of Biggie Smalls

As Brooklyn Community Board 2 District Manager Robert Perris noted in the comments, the CB2 board "did not take a position on the proposed co-naming in 2013" nor did it take action after Council...

Are Trump “Pee On Me” Statues One Step Too Far?

PARK SLOPE - Several statues have appeared throughout the borough showing President Trump on a small patch of grass with the term "Pee on Me." Gothamist reported the statues were found near the intersection of...

Celebrity Real Estate: Björk Lists Brooklyn Heights Penthouse For $9M

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - After nine years in Brooklyn Heights, Icelandic singer/songwriter, Björk Guðmundsdóttir is selling her luxury penthouse on Henry Street for $9 million. Douglas Elliman is listing the 3,000-square-foot residence that occupies the entire top floor...

Michelle Obama’s Book Tour Coming To Barclays In December

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Michelle Obama is coming to Brooklyn! The former First Lady will promote her new memoir, Becoming, with a ten-city book tour, making her only New York City appearance at the Barclays...

Brooklyn Heights: The Pierrepont & Celebrity Real Estate

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - A new 20-story tower located at 126 Pierrepont Street will start leasing this Fall. The Pierrepont features 128,000 square feet of residential space, with 86 "family-sized homes" designed with "meaningful amenities and...

“The Kitchen” Filming Through Friday in Gravesend, “Crashing” in Ditmas Park

The mob drama called "The Kitchen" is filming around Avenue U, 86th, West 12th - a number of blocks have been blocked off by the cones in the area. Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss,...
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Tomorrow – John Travolta will be in Bensonhurst for John Travolta Day Celebration

BENSONHURST - Streets will be closed around Lenny's Pizza (1969 86th Street) tomorrow, Tuesday, June 12 for a ceremony at 1:00 pm celebrating actor John Travolta who made Bensonhurst, double-decker slice, and Lenny's Pizza famous in...
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