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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Flatbush Community Speaks Out About “Cornerstore Caroline” Incident

FLATBUSH - "Cornerstore Caroline's" stunt last week traumatized a kid, and Flatbush community isn't having it. Borough President Eric Adams and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte held a community conversation outside Sahara Deli Market on Albermarle Rd....

7th Annual Food for Thought Tasting Gala Will Raise Scholarship Funds For 4 Local...

PARK SLOPE - The Park Slope Civic Council is hosting the 7th Annual Food for Thought Tasting Gala this Wednesday, October 17 to raise scholarship funds for civc-minded students graduating from the John Jay Educational...

Here Are Brooklyn’s “Mega Millions” Alumni – Will You Be Joining Them?

Brooklynites are heading to their local bodegas or liquor stores to pick up a Mega Millions ticket on Tuesday - in hopes of winning the $654 million jackpot — even though the odds are...

A Katie Merz Mural on Gentrification – White on Black

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDEN — Katie’s at it, again. The artist, Katie Merz, best known for her 80 Flatbush mural, is tagging all parts of Brooklyn. Less than a week ago, Merz was putting the finishing touches...

Prospect Heights Apartment House District Inches Towards Becoming Landmarked

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Community Board 8 voted in favor at it's October 11 general meeting, to pursue a new landmark district designation in Prospect Heights they say will stop developers from using air rights to...

“Cornerstore Caroline” Lied

FLATBUSH - A video titled "Cornerstore Caroline" that documents an incident that took place on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in Flatbush, has gone viral. It shows a white woman calling the cops on a black child...

Public Place Community Workshop Scheduled For Thursday, Nov. 1

GOWANUS - After the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) presented the Gowanus rezoning framework in June, the city promised to follow up with the community this Fall regarding plans for Public Place. Mark your...

Council Member Eugene – Why Won’t You Answer Our Questions? It’s Been A Year!

FLATBUSH - We've been reaching out to District 40 Council Member Mathieu Eugene for a year, asking for an interview, but all we got were excuses. Eugene has been representing Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington,...

Turning Park Slope Pink In Honor Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

PARK SLOPE - In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID and the Park Slope branch of the American Cancer Society are teaming up to raise awareness and funds...

It’s The Great PUPkin, Fort Greene! Beloved Dog Costume Contest Returns For 20th Year

FORT GREENE - Twenty years ago, Fort Greene resident and Fort Greene PUPS founder, Kath Hansen, got together with a group of friends, dressed their dogs up in Halloween costumes, and paraded their festively-attired...

She may not call herself a feminist, but Ruchie Freier is smashing the patriarchy...

BORO PARK - "This is a universal story of women's empowerment that takes place in a very particular setting. We're all fighting in some way in whatever communities we're in," filmmaker Paula Eiselt said....

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...

Brannan Secures Funding To Start 3rd Ave. BID

BAY RIDGE -- City Councilman Justin Brannan announced on Friday funding for a new 3rd Avenue Business Improvement District (BID). Brannan will award a $37,000 Neighborhood Development Grant Initiative to the Bay Ridge Merchants of Third...

Wyckoff’s Corner Pharmacy: Insurers Hurting Independent Pharmacies

COBBLE HILL - As reported last week, Cobble Hill neighbors were saddened to see a beloved local business, Wyckoff's Corner Pharmacy, suddenly shuttered. BKLYNER spoke with the Pharmacy's owner, Bassam (Sam) Amin, over the phone...

Karaoke Contest Builds Engagement and Community for Brooklyn Seniors

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Performing in front of packed room at Brooklyn Borough Hall Thursday afternoon, ten seniors competed to be crowned winner of the inaugural BK Sings Karaoke - Platinum Edition. The finalists were...
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