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Friday, March 22, 2019

Weekend Art Events: March 22-24 (Pan Asia Sounding Festival, SuperSymmetry, “Under the Gun” Screening...

There are a handful of musical events happening this weekend that you won't want to miss out on! From performances at the Pan Asia Sounding Festival to Jonathan Toubin's 12th anniversary of Sound Clap and...

“For colored girls” late playwright and poet Ntozake Shange to be honored by NBWC...

CROWN HEIGHTS - The 2019 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium will this year pay tribute to the renowned playwright, novelist, and Obie Award-winning poet Ntozake Shange, who passed away in October at age...

‘Everything is on the table’ — Carranza talks budget cuts to NYC schools at...

By Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat NY  During a whirlwind budget hearing, Chancellor Richard Carranza said he is considering a wide range of budget cuts, defended staffing schools with more safety officers than counselors, and said a long-awaited...

Kids Rock For Kids: Local Youth Perform To Help Children In Need

GOWANUS - For the third year in a row, dozens of talented Brooklyn kids will perform—music, dance, comedy—at the Kids Rock For Kids 2019 Benefit Show to raise money for two non-profit groups. It all...

Save The Date: First Annual Tastes Of Gowanus Food & Drink Crawl, April 13

GOWANUS - The first Tastes of Gowanus Food & Drink Crawl will debut next month, inviting locals to sample the array of culinary options the "industrial, artistic and historic" neighborhood has to offer. Presented by...

The Pakistani Community Refuses To Stay Silent

MIDWOOD - Umber Nisar, the Muslim woman who was assaulted three days ago, sat on a chair facing the cameras. She was fidgeting with her hands and occasionally looked up, her eyes were filled with...

Gowanus Landmarking Coalition Releases Map Of Historic Neighborhood Sites

GOWANUS - The Gowanus Landmarking Coalition has collaborated with the Gowanus Souvenir Shop in creating a map of significant historic buildings and structures across the neighborhood. Featuring illustrations by artist Vivian Baumann, the map details the sites—from...

A History-Making Inclusive St. Patrick’s Day Parade In Brooklyn!

PARK SLOPE/WINDSOR TERRACE - History was made at the 44th Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday when the Brooklyn Irish LGBTQ Organization (BILO) became the first LGBTQ group to march in the event. The annual...

EXCLUSIVE: A Muslim Woman Was Assaulted On Public Street. Not A Hate Crime?

UPDATE: While the NYPD still has not released photos or video of the assailant, it seems it is now being investigated by the Hate Crimes Unit, though the cops won't tell us when that switch...

New Zealand Mosque Attack Brings Brooklynites Together

MIDWOOD - "No hate, no fear, Muslims are welcome here. No hate, no fear, everyone is welcome here," people chanted outside Makki Masjid this afternoon. Last night, a white supremacist shot and murdered 49 Muslims...

Patti LaBelle Kicks Off BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Season With Free Show, June 4

PROSPECT PARK - BRIC announced on Thursday that legendary diva Patti LaBelle will kick off the 41st BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival season with a free concert at the Prospect Park Bandshell on Tuesday, June...

Weekend Art Events: March 15-17 (Caribbean Film Series, Rhythm of Dance, Youth Wing Comic...

We may have lost an hour in daylight savings, but there's no need to lose out on the weekend! Hear how Andrew Zurica became a successful restauranteur while enjoying food from Dekalb Market Hall,...

Tensions Run High Over Proposed Middle School in District 20

BAY RIDGE - About 50 residents of Community Board 10 (CB10) gathered last night at Bay Ridge’s PS 264 auditorium for a presentation of a middle school to be built in school District 20 (D20)....

DOB To Issue A Criminal Court Summons Against Developer Of S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse

The NYC Department of Buildings reached out to Bklyner with the following clarifications. "DOB has issued several violations to the building owner already for failure to comply with a DOB issued Stop Work...

Spice Factory Rezoning Faces Strong Opposition From Brooklyn Botanic Garden

CROWN HEIGHTS — Droves of people came out to a scoping hearing Tuesday where opponents and supporters battled it out over a rezoning plan that would allow the building of two 39-story mixed use towers...