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Friday, September 20, 2019

Weekend Art Events: September 20-22 (Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live, Life On Spaceship Earth...

There's lots going on during these final days of summer, including the Brooklyn Book Festival, Photoville, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, and the Fort Greene House Tour. Looking to get outside and enjoy the weather?...

National Grid Continues Denying New Gas, Holding Brooklyn Hostage

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - National Grid has been denying gas to thousands of customers, asking them to lobby to get the Willaims Pipeline passed. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams called it a hostage situation. He said...

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: Let’s Talk About The Needs Of Seniors (Opinion)

By Sharen I. Duke, the Executive Director and CEO of Alliance for Positive Change. In Brooklyn, the number of HIV diagnoses continues to drop, declining 12% from 2013 to 2017, while the estimated number of...

Affordable Housing: Who Can Really Afford This?

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Homeless activists and VOCAL-NY walked into a luxury apartment building-- which the City has deemed as "affordable housing"-- to protest Mayor de Blasio's "affordable" housing plan on Friday. 15 Bridge Park Drive...

DonateNYC Has A New Food Donation Portal: Matching Those Who Have and Those Who...

BAY RIDGE/ DYKER HEIGHTS - Whether your business has three bagels left at the end of the day, or your grocery store has an extra box of radishes, or your restaurant has leftovers from...

Celebrate Brooklyn’s Spectacular Community Gardens This Saturday

Often, you need a key to get in. Some, have waiting lists for new members. But this weekend you have a chance to visit a dozen of them thanks to the Brooklyn Queens Lands...

Walentas Family’s “The David Prize” Will Award $1M To NYC Visionaries

Last week the Walentas Family Foundation announced "The David Prize," a new $1 million award program that will support five innovators working to make New York City a better place. Named after David Walentas, the...

Weekend Art Events: September 13-15 (Lost/Found, Photoville, Beyond Geographies & More)

The days are getting much shorter and a little cooler. Enjoy the waning days of summer with a visit to Photoville at Brooklyn Bridge Park, a tour of celebrity graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, a...

Is Brooklyn Prepared For A Big Storm? City Says Yes, Local Pols Say No.

It's September which means it's officially storm season. Forget hurricanes, it seems that every time it pours, Brooklyn gets flooded even though over $20 billion was allocated for the City's resiliency plan. Puddles form...

How To Help Survivors Of Hurricane Dorian In The Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas on September 1 as a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 200 mph. It hung around the island for two days and killed at least 44 people, many...

National Grid Is Denying Gas To New Affordable Housing Projects

National Grid’s monthslong moratorium on new gas hookups is having a significant impact on affordable housing in Brooklyn, with completed developments being denied gas service and sitting vacant. The impact on affordable housing developments, like...

Weekend Art Events: September 6-8 (Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Fest, “Cabaret”, BAT Block Party &...

Take advantage of the cooler weather with various events happening throughout Brooklyn! Check out the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival at various locations throughout Brooklyn or grab a ticket to the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair....

NYC Office For The Prevention Of Hate Crimes Is Now Open

The NYC Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC) was officially launched today to help with the increase in hate crimes the city has been experiencing. Just last week, a 63-year-old Jewish man was...

Three Dead in Labor Day Violence Across Brooklyn

Three people are dead, two others critically wounded as a result of gun violence early Labor Day morning in different sections of Brooklyn, police officials said. Brownsville A man who fired shots at police in Brownsville...

What You Need To Know For Labor Day 2019

Happy Labor Day! We hope everyone enjoys the final weekend of summer. If you’re sticking around town, here’s some information from the city on what’s open, what’s closed, and other useful items. If you plan...
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