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Lakou Café Is Serving Up Cocktails Next Year in Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS — A neighborhood café in Crown Heights is looking to add cocktails to their assortment of coffee and crepes next year. Lakou Café, at 195 Utica Ave. is quickly becoming popular for its Haitian patties,...

How to Help the Family of the Girls Killed in Bushwick Apartment Fire

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family of the two girls who were killed in a Bushwick apartment fire over the weekend. Haley Harris, 8, and Payton Gomez, 7, were visiting from...

Culture Wars Come To Brooklyn College, Possibly Not In Highest Form

BROOKLYN COLLEGE - Two months ago, Brooklyn College Professor Mitchell Langbert posted something on his blog. He wrote, “If someone did not commit sexual assault in high school, then he is not a member...

‘Public charge’ rule change would strip access to care, pack emergency rooms – OPINION

By Larry McReynolds, Executive Director of the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn A proposed rule to limit the path to permanent U.S. residency for so-called public charges is an insult to the hard-working...

Hear “Muslims In Brooklyn”, In Their Own Voices

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - "There is no one way to be Muslim," Zaheer Ali, the project director of "Muslims in Brooklyn" said. "Islam is not a box that you put people in. It is a box...

Hey, Brooklyn – Let’s Help This Florida Girl Find Rare Blood To Beat Cancer

FLORIDA - Sure Bklyner covers Brooklyn stories, but this story was too important to pass up. Zainab Mughal, an adorable two-year-old needs blood to survive. The catch? The blood she's looking for is rare. Could...

Wyckoff Gardens Residents Demand Answers To Water Shut-Off At Fair Housing Meeting

GOWANUS - Tuesday evening, at the start of a meeting to discuss Fair Housing in Gowanus, local NYCHA residents demanded answers from officials explaining why Wyckoff Gardens was without water for several hours on...

ZEN Is Closing At The End Of December After 34 Years in Bay Ridge

BAY RIDGE - A Bay Ridge couple will be closing their beloved shop after 34 years, no longer able to afford rent. ZEN is a small gift shop located on Third Avenue between 76th and...

2019 Park Slope Civic Council Community Grant Applications Due Dec. 14

PARK SLOPE - Each year, the Park Slope Civic Council (PSCC) awards local non-profit organizations grants to help support their projects focusing on the arts, education, youth programs, and community improvement. PSCC is currently accepting applications...

How Would You Spend $10M To Revitalize Downtown Brooklyn?

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in October that Downtown Brooklyn will receive $10 million from New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), a program that works to “transform communities into vibrant neighborhoods” while boosting local...

Sylvia Center Students Create Signature Latke

Local children, aged 10 to 13, will present an innovative potato pancake that they created especially for the occasion at the 10th Annual Latke Festival on Dec. 3 at the Brooklyn Museum.  The youngsters...

Two Brooklyn Council Members Introduce Two Separate Bills For Basically The Same Thing

BROOKLYN - Council Members Mark Treyger and Justin Brannan-- who are literally district neighbors-- each introduced a new bill this week to allow for interpreters in poll sites. The only difference? Brannan's bill calls for...

Brooklyn’s First Dog Policy Meeting Challenges Off-Leash Rules

CROWN HEIGHTS - Dog owners and neighbors came out in full force Tuesday night to the Brooklyn Children's Museum for the first Dog Policy Meeting hosted by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President...

Italian-Americans Welcome Neighbors With Open Arms At Il Centro

BENSONHURST - On most days, Bensonhurst’s new Italian-American community center looks like a miniature UN, with immigrants from all over gathering together for events and classes. Since the 1950s, Bensonhurst has been synonymous with Italian-American...

Pickles And Violet Run Away and Find Each Other – A Tale of Two...

DITMAS PARK - It took three months, but finally Pickles the Dog, has been found. But wait, there's more! Pickles brought along a friend, Violet, who had been missing since 2016! Today Pickles returned home...
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