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Friday, August 23, 2019

One Of the Hardest To Count Districts In America is Central Brooklyn. Here’s Why...

CROWN HEIGHTS / FLATBUSH - The 9th Congressional District is one of the "hard to count" districts for the census in the United States. Folks don't return questionnaires, they say, and don't open doors. Local...

Driver Who Killed Cyclist In Midwood Charged With Second Degree Manslaughter

MIDWOOD - The driver who killed a cyclist about two weeks ago was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter and a host of other charges today. On Sunday, August 11, 18-year-old Umar Mirza Baig from...

3 Killed In Two Separate Shootings In Brooklyn Last Night

CONEY ISLAND/BROWNSVILLE - Three people - one in Brownsville and two in Coney Island - were shot and killed in two separate shootings in the borough last night. On Tuesday, August 20 at around 9:20...

Di Fara Pizzeria in Midwood Vows To Re-Open

MIDWOOD - The state came for the dough, but the owners of famed Di Fara pizzeria in Midwood were only half baked. So New York State served them with a large “SEIZED” sticker and...

Shelter For Adult Families Coming To Gowanus This Fall

GOWANUS - The city is planning to site a homeless shelter in Gowanus, Bklyner has learned. Officials will be holding a public meeting after Labor day to hear discuss the plans for the new...

Arrest Made In Last November’s Racist Subway Attack On Ms. Washington

PROSPECT PARK SOUTH/FLATBUSH - The NYPD believes they have arrested the man who assaulted and shouted racist slurs to 57-year-old Ann Marie Washington last November. On November 9, 2018, at around 7:30 p.m., Washington was...

Officer Pantaleo Fired ‘Effective Immediately’ Five Years After Killing Eric Garner

Five years after Officer Daniel Pantaleo killed an unarmed black man by administering the chokehold until Eric Garner could no longer breathe, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill fired him "effective immediately." On July 17, 2014, Garner...

Algenio Continues Reign as Artichoke Pizza Contest Champion

PARK SLOPE - Contestants at Artichoke Basille's Pizza eating contest dripped with sweat as they shoved yet another slice into their mouths. And then, another. When you thought they were going to burst, they...

40-Year-Old Found Dead With Gunshot Wound To Torso

BUSHWICK - A 40-year-old man was shot and killed over the weekend and the suspect is nowhere to be found. On August 17th at around 9:15 p.m., cops were called to the crime scene at...

The Muslim Ban Separated Many Families. Ten Days Ago, One Was Reunited.

BAY RIDGE - It took two and a half years for a Brooklyn neighbor to be reunited with his wife following the Muslim Ban -- and it would not have been possible without the...

10 Free Back To School Events In Brooklyn

It's almost time to go back to school! Have you gotten your school supplies yet? There are several organizations giving out free (yes, free) school supplies in the next few weeks. We made a...

Brooklyn Imam Calls For Action To Protect Muslims Around The World

BENSONHURST - A Brooklyn Imam has launched a new campaign to call attention to violence against Muslims around the world. Imam Ahmed Ali is affiliated with IQRA Masjid Community & Tradition located on McDonald Avenue...

Drunk, Reckless Driver In The Bronx Kills Crown Heights Neighbor

CROWN HEIGHTS - A woman from Brooklyn was killed waiting for the bus at the bus stop in the Bronx when a drunk driver drove onto the sidewalk. On Sunday, August 11 at around 9:21...

How One New Yorker’s Legacy Helps Preserve Neglected City History

You may have heard of The Iceberg Metaphor as a way of thinking about culture -- most of what influences behavior remains hidden to others or “below the surface.” The same can be said...

Michelle Zassenhaus: Images Of Gowanus

GOWANUS - When I first saw Brooklyn photographer Michelle Zassenhaus’s photos, I was struck by the lived-in desolation of her work. The pieces capture so perfectly the traces people leave behind.   “I have always been...
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