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Renderings of 409 Eastern Parkway at Bedford Avenue Credit: CRAFT CG

Lottery Launches For 50+ Affordable Units In Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS - More than 50 apartments in Crown Heights hit the affordable housing market this week as 409 Eastern Parkway (at Bedford Avenue) nears completion. The corner building spans more than 197,000 sq. ft.with...

Lander Announces Winning PBNYC Projects For District 39

PARK SLOPE - Council Member Brad Lander announced the winners of this year's District 39 Participatory Budgeting (PBNYC) projects last week. The seven capital projects and ten expense projects on the ballot were presented at a Project...

Old First Reformed Church Celebrates Easter In Sanctuary After 8 Years of Repairs

PARK SLOPE - Hundreds of people attended Easter service at the Old First Reformed Church on Sunday. It was their first time being back after the sanctuary closed in 2011 for massive repairs. "This morning, we...
St. John's Recreational Center Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner

St. John’s Recreational Center Re-Opens End Of April

CROWN HEIGHTS - After three years of renovation, the St. Johns Recreational Center in Crown Heights reopens the end of April. The center, located at 1251 Prospect Place (between Troy and Schenectady Avenues), underwent overall...

Gowanus Scoping Meeting Next Week, Thursday, April 25

GOWANUS - The NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) is hosting a Scoping Meeting next Thursday, April 25 at M.S. 51 to collect community feedback on the proposed Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning and the Draft Scope...

Crown Heights Organization Introduces ‘Seder To Go’ For Passsover

CROWN HEIGHTS — More than a million Jewish New Yorkers will observe Passover this Friday. Finalizing a menu and meal prep remains a top priority of the annual holiday. But for the sick-and-shut-in, navigating the...

Man Who Walked Into St. Patrick’s Cathedral Attempting Arson Taught At Brooklyn College

MIDTOWN - A man walked into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan carrying gasoline and lighter fluid last night. He was apprehended, and it turns out, he taught at Brooklyn College. Marc Lamparello, a 37-year-old from...

Hit-And-Run Leaves Pedestrian With Skull Fractures

MADISON - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver did not care to stay at the scene over the weekend. According to cops, on April 13 at about 1:45 a.m., a 39-year-old man...

Challenging, Stubborn Marine Park Fire Takes Hours To Put Out

MARINE PARK - A five-alarm fire erupted from a sushi restaurant today morning. Thankfully, nobody was seriously hurt. At about 6:15 a.m., the FDNY got an alarm for a fire inside the E Sushi restaurant...
Jumaane Williams. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)

Jumaane Williams Speaks About His Chandler-Waterman Endorsement

EAST FLATBUSH — Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has endorsed Monique Chandler-Watermann to replace him to represent council District 45, dealing a devastating blow to his former deputy chief of staff. A bevy of other electeds...

Meat Department Workers Picket 5th Avenue Key Food

PARK SLOPE - Drivers on 5th Avenue honked their horns Tuesday afternoon to show support for the dozens of union members picketing in front of Key Food supermarket (120 5th Avenue). Employees of Key Food's...

Yemeni Bodegas Boycott NY Post After Ugly Cover

BAY RIDGE - Yemeni businesses in Brooklyn are boycotting the NY Post after the paper published a cover with a partial quote by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar along with a photo of the World...

Highway 2 Flag At Half-Staff To Respect Cop That Was Killed On Way To...

BELT PARKWAY - The flag at Highway 2 on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn was lowered to half-staff after Highway 2 Police Officer Marc St. Arromand was killed yesterday morning on the Belt Parkway on...

Displaced Tenants Of Sunset Park Fire Still Need Your Help

SUNSET PARK - A week after the Sunset Park fire that displaced over 100 residents, the community is still standing together. On April 3, a six-alarm fire ripped through 702 44th Street. Twenty-three people were injured, over...

Sergeant Natalie Breier Awarded 78th Precinct’s Police Officer Of The Year

PARK SLOPE - For the seventh time since its inception in 2013, the 78th Precinct's "Police Officer of the Year" was awarded to an officer for outstanding contributions to the community (Park Slope/Prospect Park). On Sunday, April 7th, Pastor...
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