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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Street Renamed To Honor Notorious B.I.G.

CLINTON HILL - Despite the pouring rain, fans of rapper/lyricist Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." jammed St. James Place at busy Fulton Street where his mother, Voletta Wallace, her family, musicians, and elected officials announced that...
Gruit Garden & Eatery. Replacing the old Toomey’s Diner on the corner of Empire Blvd as Rogers Avenue. (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Crown Heights/PLG: Openings

CROWN HEIGHTS/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/PLG - It's restaurant season and here's what's opening in Crown Heights, Prospect Heights and PLG. GRUIT GARDEN & BEER After seven years, Gruit Garden & Eatery replaces the old Toomey's Diner at 252...

Sean Mannion On Community & Curating The Art Of Brooklyn Film Festival

For the past nine years, the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (AoBFF) has been showcasing independent films as former The L Magazine once put it, “For Brooklyn, by Brooklyn and about Brooklyn”. The festival...
First lady Chirlane MCCray addresses a congregation during Thrive NYC's Faith Weekend (Todd Maisel/Bklyner)

Chirlane McCray Takes Mental Health Conversation Nationwide

EAST NEW YORK — Just as a songstress belted out a high note on the ground floor of the East New York Seventh Day Adventist Church, New York City's first lady was also testifying on a much...

“21 Bridges” Crime Drama Films In Ditmas Park

DITMAS PARK - Stars of the new filming of the police crime drama “21 Bridges” were just a bit shy with the cameras this past Saturday, especially A-list actor Chadwick Boseman of “Black Panther”...

The Art Studio Under The El Where Everyone Shines

KENSINGTON - When a mom from Moscow suggested our sons try an art class together, I thought: Why not? Maybe he— unlike the rest of us Newsoms—can actually draw more than a straight line...
Cartoon artist George Booth at his home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Cartoonist George Booth: A Real New Yorker

CROWN HEIGHTS — Martinsville, Missouri is a long way from Crown Heights, but that’s where cartoonist George Booth first began drawing. Since then, the 92-year-old artist has traveled from Korea to Chicago practicing his...

Fashion Week Brooklyn – F/W 2019’s Inclusive Designer Showcase

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - Fashion Week Brooklyn (FWBK)’s F/W 2019 Collections designer showcase was a sartorial mix of high and low fashion for the season. Five brands took the runway on Friday night at the 630...

JUST ASK JAKE: Park Slope Neighbor Has Advice For Everyone

PARK SLOPE - Park Slope native Jake Dobkin has been sharing advice for newcomers to this city in true native New Yorker fashion since forever. The co-founder of the popular New York online news site...

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,...
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