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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Student Fires Back at de Blasio Over School Segregation

BROWNSVILLE — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday for the second time on the radio dismissed a high school student from Brooklyn who called out his inaction on desegregating New York City’s public schools,...

A Teacher Transitions, And Aims To Make A Difference In Education And For Transgender...

EAST NEW YORK - When the eleventh graders at Achievement First East Brooklyn High School came to their biology class last November, their teacher had an announcement to make – something very important and...

From Sunrise To Sunset – Antonio M. Rosario’s Kensington

KENSINGTON - Antonio M. Rosario is a man of routines. Every morning he wakes up at 6:00 am and captures the sun rising above Brooklyn outside his office window. From the top floor of...

No, we didn’t “organize the protest” in Borough Park.

In the aftermath of last week's protest and counter-protest in Borough Park over a council member's comment on Palestine, a prominent community leader there has made a truly bizarre and disturbing allegation. Our reporter, Zainab...

For Red Hook, Justice Center is Much More than a Court

RED HOOK - From the number of people streaming into the Red Hook Community Justice Center last Tuesday afternoon, no one would have guessed that court wasn’t even in session. In one room, a circle...
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...
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