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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Myrtle Ave BID Petitions Against B54 Bus Cuts, Rally On Thursday

CLINTON HILL/FORT GREENE/DOWNTOWN - Commuters who rely on the B54 bus are fighting against the MTA's plans to cut service on the line this fall. The B54 runs from Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn via...

Where to Eat After Midnight: Five Great Places in Williamsburg

It takes a certain kind of restaurant to capture our heart from the hours of 12:00 am - 2:00 am. We’ll be honest, maybe we’ve had a few drinks, and now what we want...

Hochul Announces $10 Mil in State Funds for Downtown BK Public Spaces

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that the Brooklyn Navy Yard area will get $10 million in upgrades to its streetscape and to neighborhood institutions. The 6-part project is part of a...

Borough President Adams Calls Third Party Transfer Program ‘Racist’

BOROUGH Hall — Borough President Eric Adams on Thursday said the city housing agency's implementation of a controversial property transfer program is "racist," and that its practice of taking homes away from black and...

Jaleesa Rudder Has Lupus And Needs A New Kidney – Can You Help?

FLATBUSH - On Christmas Eve in 2006, when Jaleesa Rudder was just 14-years-old, she went to the emergency room for a cold. She ended up diagnosed with lupus. Lupus is a "chronic autoimmune disease that...

Elected Officials Focus On Notorious Marine Park Intersection During DOT Tour

MARINE PARK - On Wednesday morning, elected officials toured the notorious Kings Highway and Nostrand Avenue intersection in Marine Park with the Department of Transportation (DOT) borough commissioner to find safety solutions for both...

Fred Baptiste Hopes To Rein In Dysfunctional Crown Heights Community Board

CROWN HEIGHTS —On Tuesday, one of New York City’s most dysfunctional community boards got a new leader. Fred Baptiste took the helm of Brooklyn Community Board 9 at a special meeting earlier this week— a...

De Blasio Addresses Power Outages in Southeast Brooklyn

MILL BASIN — Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he is "extremely disappointed" in Con Edison after power outages hit tens of thousands of households in southeast Brooklyn at the tail end of...

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange: Selling Handcrafted Wares For 165 Years

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - This fall, the Brooklyn Women's Exchange will celebrate 165 years of helping hundreds of independent crafters sell their products in Brooklyn. Founded in 1854, the non-profit volunteer-run shop was part of the nationwide Women's...

Industry City Maker Spotlight: ATH Studios

SUNSET PARK - Nailing down exactly what ATH Studios does can be hard – even for founder Andrew Hunt. “We’re a weird mix of stuff. The senior members are all sculptors, builders, mold makers,...

Artan Ljukovic Is A White Male Queer Photographer Who Understands His Privilege

MIDWOOD - Artan Ljukovic, 23, is white. He's a man, too, and according to him, those are the first two things people notice. He is also queer, but he has found that is not...

A New Creative Director and Home for 651 ARTS

After an extensive nationwide search, 651 ARTS has selected David Roberts as the organization's new Executive Director. Roberts most recently served as the Executive Director of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation and, prior to that,...

‘Senator Schumer is a Coward’: Hundreds Protest Outside the NY Senator’s Home

PARK SLOPE - New York’s senior senator doesn’t have to look very far to see the frustration he’s generated among progressives.  Hundreds gathered across the street from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s home Tuesday evening, castigating...

Meet The Artist Behind Brooklyn’s Kaleidoscopic Water Towers

GOWANUS - After more than twenty years of working in DUMBO, artist Tom Fruin  relocated his studio to Gowanus in March. Brooklynites can get a glimpse of Fruin's work while commuting across the Manhattan Bridge. He's...

Playing Possum On Brooklyn Ave: Locals Help Stranded Marsupial

EAST FLATBUSH - When employees of Lenox Hill Radiology on Brooklyn Avenue saw a strange sight on a barbed wire fence Thursday afternoon, they and neighbors sprang into action to try and help what...
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