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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Unapologetically Black Celebration of Black Writers And The Space They Make

CROWN HEIGHTS -There was standing room only in each of the sessions at the 2019 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium, held yesterday at Medgar Evers College. The attendees were excited, engaged, and unapologetically...

“For colored girls” late playwright and poet Ntozake Shange to be honored by NBWC...

CROWN HEIGHTS - The 2019 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium will this year pay tribute to the renowned playwright, novelist, and Obie Award-winning poet Ntozake Shange, who passed away in October at age...

Patti LaBelle Kicks Off BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Season With Free Show, June 4

PROSPECT PARK - BRIC announced on Thursday that legendary diva Patti LaBelle will kick off the 41st BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival season with a free concert at the Prospect Park Bandshell on Tuesday, June...

NetsGC GM Ivan Curtiss Brings Old-Time Savvy to Newbie World of E-Sports

BARCLAYS CENTER - The 2019 NBA 2K League Draft is at 5 p.m. tonight at Barclays Center, and if you have no idea what that is, you’re probably NOT a millennial who grew up assuming...
The Ocean Queen Rockstar, a 350-passenger ferry and the latest addition to the NYC fleet (Via NYC EDC)

EXCLUSIVE: Treyger Calls For Reduced Ferry Fares For Students

CONEY ISLAND — City Councilman Mark Treyger wants ferry service fares reduced for students enrolled in New York City schools. Treyger, who chairs the council's Committee on Education, will introduce the bill at Wednesday's City Council Stated...

“Front and Center/ed” – Celebrating Black Fashion Throughout History

Since 2012, Black History Month has been celebrated along Myrtle Avenue’s retail area in Clinton Hill in an event called Black Artstory Month. Historically, visual artists create murals in storefront windows in the neighborhood,...

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...
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