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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Noted: Longer Reads & Listens About Streets, Shores, And History

The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad - A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition (Atlas Obscura) The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head Fake - Thomas J. Campanella writes in...

Opinion: It Is Time For Criminal Charges For Traffic Violence

By Councilman Justin Brannan and Jane Martin-Lavaud We all know someone who has been impacted by traffic violence -- someone who has been killed or injured by a car or truck driver on a street...

One Brooklyn Health System Seeks to Improve Census Count

One Brooklyn Health System is spearheading a new initiative to increase 2020 Census engagement in its catchment area of Central and North Brooklyn, some of the most under-counted neighborhoods in an already severely under-counted...

Cumbo and City Councillors Oppose Mayor’s Proposed Cuts to Senior Clubs

BROWNSVILLE - Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2020 executive budget calls for cuts to senior clubs, including the consolidation of what are considered underutilized NYCHA senior clubs, in a move that Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo vowed...

Busy Parents, Let Hungryroot Be Your Healthy Food Concierge

As a parent of two young kids, I’ve got limited time – and energy – for shopping and cooking. So I’m always on the lookout for ways to make getting those things done a...

One Vote for One Book, One New York

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and BuzzFeed have launched One Book, One New York - where New Yorkers get to pick the ONE BOOK they all want to read together. VOTE here for one...

FIT Makes the Brooklyn Army Terminal a Fabulous Spot For Learning

The Brooklyn Army Terminal is officially fabulous. This spring, the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York’s famed school for aspiring fashion-industry workers and entrepreneurs, is offering seven dynamic courses at the Brooklyn Army Terminal that...

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...

Plan The Ultimate Active Birthday Party At Aviator Sports

Birthdays are funny things. First of all, shouldn’t some of the celebrating be devoted to the person who gave birth (yay, moms!)? And speaking of celebrating, there are so many traditions around the world! https://youtu.be/IWLGvaeDAlU And...
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...

Homeless Man Succumbs To Injuries From Being Shot

CYPRESS HILLS - The 34-year-old man that was shot two months ago died from his injuries on Valentine's day. On December 30 at about 2:23 a.m., police arrived outside 2481 Pitkin Avenue to find Tyrece...

It’s The Dead Of Winter – The Best Time To Tour Aviator Sports’ Summer...

One of the shocks parents experience -- certainly in Brooklyn but most likely all over – is how soon you need to start thinking about summer camp. The holidays are barely over and it’s...

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...

Top 5 Brooklyn Social Justice Nonprofits Win $100,000 Spark Prize

Five Brooklyn nonprofits are each receiving a $100,000 windfall this week as they’ve been named the winners of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s annual Spark Prize. Since 2016, the Foundation has convened a committee of civic and...

EXCLUSIVE: State Senator Salazar’s Team And Agenda

BUSHWICK — On November 6, State Sen. Julia Salazar was elected the youngest female New York state senator in history. She turned 28-years-old on December 30. Bklyner spoke to her new chief of staff, Boris Santos,...
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