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Shuttered for 20 years, PS 83, located at 1634 Dean St. at the corner of Schenectady is being converted into a 62-unit apartment building) (Photo: Property Shark)

EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn’s First Racially Integrated School to Become Affordable Apartments

CROWN HEIGHTS — Developers are converting a shuttered Weeksville School, Brooklyn's first racially integrated school, to a fully-affordable apartment building, Bklyner has learned.  Located at 1634 Dean St. at the corner of Schenectady Ave., the building...

His Last Fire Run – Battalion Chief Joseph McKie To Retire

FLATBUSH - Battalion Chief Joseph McKie returned to the 41st Battalion headquarters on Snyder Avenue in Flatbush to pick up his harness and rope - to return to the quartermaster as he prepared for...

When Should The City Be Allowed To Take Your Home?

The mostly black neighborhoods of Canarsie and East New York had the highest numbers of foreclosures in Brooklyn in 2017, and local officials blame the city’s foreclosure program. Created to help the city tackle urban...

‘You should probably move to Florida’ – East Flatbush Residents Disagree

EAST FLATBUSH — When Allyson Martinez bought her home in 2017, she already knew of the incessant badgering some neighbors received about selling their properties. So it was no surprise when she walked towards her...

EXCLUSIVE: Friends Of NRA To Hold Fundraiser In Brooklyn

BOROUGH PARK/BENSONHURST — It's fundraising time for the NRA, and they're making their usual rounds—among them, Southern Brooklyn. Signs posted outside of a Brooklyn eatery show the fundraising arm of the NRA (National Rifle Associaton) Foundation...

Demanding Higher Pay, New York City Pre-K Teachers Move Towards A Strike

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat  Some New York City pre-K teachers are one step closer to a potential strike. One of two locals under District Council 1707 voted Thursday to walk off the job if their demands for...

Slow Progress on Surge Barriers, Surge Gates and Other Flood Mitigation Measures For Southern...

CANARSIE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shared its latest report on an ongoing study about how to best improve New York and New Jersey's defenses against a natural disaster Wednesday to a...

Openings & Closings: Thai, Ice Cream, Wine & A Few Goodbyes

There's been lots of activity during the first quarter of 2019, with new businesses opening up, a couple of shops moving into new homes, and a few closing down. See our roundup below and...

A Purr-fect New Home For Brooklyn Cat Cafe

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - The borough's first feline cafe, Brooklyn Cat Cafe, held an official grand opening on Wednesday at its new home at 76 Montague Street. Having moved in December into the landmarked building that previously housed...
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...

Playing for Darius – Lucy Kalantari And The Road To Best Children’s Album

KENSINGTON - For her sixth birthday, Lucy Kalantari got a piano and $30 she used not on toys, but on piano lessons. This year, she received a Grammy for the Best Children's Album. We talked...

Faigy Roth’s Journey To Independence

MIDWOOD — Faigy Roth never felt at home growing up in a conservative ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. She liked wearing her mid-calf-length skirts a bit higher and she was into showing off her neckline and collarbone too....

Rats Did It! They Are Terrorizing Crown Heights and PLG

CROWN HEIGHTS/PLG — Phone service at Community Board 9 was restored Wednesday after nearly a month of no service because a rat infestation in the building's basement prohibited Verizon from repairing the rat-chewed cables, according to...
Wall art at created by Hollie Tubbs, a teacher's assistant at PS231 at 54.

Turning Heads To Inspire

BEDFORD STUYVESANT — Tucked behind a Brooklyn Home Depot, up five flights of stairs, along a yellow-painted wall there's a lady that's taking social media by storm. Except she's not really a lady. Instead she's...

The Show Will Go On – Radio Free Brooklyn Brings Us Brooklyn...

BUSHWICK - Radio Free Brooklyn went live in the basement of a bike shop in Bushwick with four microphones and a mixer over three years ago.  An internet radio station was another step for co-founders,...
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