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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Fearing Federal Funding Cuts, City Focuses On Counting All Brooklynites In The 2020 Census

BROOKLYN — Five Brooklyn neighborhoods lead the nation in underreported census tracts in 2010, and New York City officials hope they can convince all residents regardless of their status to be counted next year. At stake are...
Jumaane Williams. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)

Jumaane Williams Is The City’s Next Public Advocate

EAST FLATBUSH — City Councilman Jumane Williams dominated in Tuesday's special election to claim the interim post as New York City's fifth public advocate. Williams, one of 17 candidates on the ballot, won 33 percent of...

Death In Brownsville

  BROWNSVILLE - This morning, February 13, shortly after 10 am officers from the 73 Precinct discovered a 33-year-old woman lying on the ground inside of 547 Osborn Street. She was unconscious and unresponsive, and once...

Round 1: Three Candidates Will Split $2M In Public Matching Funds In The Public...

BROOKLYN - Three candidates get an early boost in the public advocate's race after the New York City Campaign Finance Board (NYCCFB) doled out close to $2 million in the first round of matching...

Monday Crime Blotter: Drunk Firefighter Arrested, 2 Missing People, Free Shopping Spree At Target...

MARINE PARK - A firefighter was arrested for drunk driving and hitting a pedestrian after going home from a slain firefighter's funeral on Friday. According to the NYPD, 36-year-old Matthew Wilson was driving home while intoxicated, when...

Plan ahead and come to the Bklyner Camp Expo and Activity Fair

The kids are back in school and while summer is still six months away, it is a good time to start looking at options. Why not get a head start on planning (and budgeting)...

Wednesday Crime Blotter: Home-Invasion on Christmas Morning, Teacher Assaults Developmentally Disabled Student & More

CONEY ISLAND - On Christmas morning, a home-invasion robbery sent an 88-year-old woman to the hospital, and now police are hoping to track down the suspect. Around 6:45 am on Tuesday, December 25, the suspect...

Aviator Sports Is There When The Great Outdoors Becomes Not So Great

SPONSORED - It’s pretty well known that kids don’t mind the cold as much their parents do. Visit any city playground on a weekday after school dismissal and you’ll probably see a bunch of...

The Kings Theatre Gets Crackin’ with Holiday Hip Hop Dance

FLATBUSH / SPONSORED - A most beautiful, upbeat Christmas breeze is about to “blow” into Brooklyn, just as the holiday season reaches its apex. On December 23rd the historic Kings Theatre will proudly serve...

‘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...
Zellnor Myrie (Photo: Office of Zellnor Myrie)

State Senator-Elect Zellnor Myrie Announces Transition Team

CROWN HEIGHTS - State Senator-Elect Zellnor Myrie announced on Thursday a six-person transition steering committee ahead of his January 9 swearing-in. The transition team will advise Myrie on staffing and the organization of both the...

Officials Take Action Amid Outrage Over Signage Fines

NEW YORK – From City Hall to Sunset Park, city officials scrambled this week to help constituents caught up in the wave of sign and awning violations sweeping the city, which recently hit Brooklyn -...

Police Hunt for Suspect After Rape in Brownsville Park

BROWNSVILLE - Police are searching for the man who raped a 20-year-old woman in a Brownsville park over the weekend. Around 2:20 am on Saturday, December 1, the victim was near the intersection of Herzel...

Weekend Crime Blotter: Statues Smashed at Williamsburg Church, Cuffed Con Escape Cops in Brownsville...

WILLIAMSBURG - A Williamsburg church was vandalized in the early hours of Sunday, December 2, police confirmed. The suspect allegedly urinated on two angel statues outside the Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church, at 184...

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...
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