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Friday, September 20, 2019

5 Brooklynites Accused of Running Two Major Narcotics Rings

Cocaine and heroin are a bit less "Brooklyn bound" thanks to the efforts of New York law enforcement. Yesterday, Attorney General Letitia James announced charges against seven individuals - five of them from Brooklyn...

Oprah’s 2020 Wellness Tour Will Come To Barclays Center

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey announced on Wednesday that her wellness tour, Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus, will visit nine arenas across the U.S., including Barclays Center, starting in January 2020. "As I...

11th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L. Walk/Run: Raising Awareness About Ovarian Cancer

PROSPECT PARK - September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and T.E.A.L. will once again host a 5K race and 2.5-mile walk this weekend to help raise awareness of the disease that will "take the lives of more than...

Brooklyn Grange Debuts NYC’s Largest Rooftop Farm In Sunset Park

SUNSET PARK - The rooftop farmers of Brooklyn Grange will open their third and largest outpost this Sunday atop the Liberty View building along the Sunset Park waterfront. The new 140,000-square-foot facility features a 55,000-square-foot...

Measles Cases Down by 67%, the Health Department is “Cautiously Optimistic”

WILLIAMSBURG - The measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, but a public health emergency was put in place in New York City in April as the disease spread across some...

Brooklyn Beach Sports Festival Saturday At Coney Island Beach

CONEY ISLAND - Enjoy the Coney Island beach this weekend with fun-filled activities thanks to the Parks Department.  There will be clinics and free play for volleyball, crossnet, flag football, ultimate frisbee and soccer,...

Over 900 NYC classrooms serving the city’s youngest children have deteriorating lead paint, new...

By Reema Amin, Alex Zimmerman, Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY More than 900 New York City elementary school classrooms have tested positive for lead after inspections revealed the presence of peeling, chipped, or otherwise deteriorating lead...

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...

Marine Park Puddles – A Tale Of Two Parks?

MARINE PARK - Huge puddles continue to plague Marine Park – worrying residents after Mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus were detected nearby earlier this summer. Even though the Department of Health is...

Mayor de Blasio Works Out Despite YMCA Bomb Threat

PARK SLOPE - Two YMCA branches in the neighborhood were evacuated Wednesday morning after one received a bomb threat aimed at Mayor Bill de Blasio who regularly exercises there. On Wednesday, July 24 at around...

Dr. Fatima Husain On Being A Female Doctor In Male Dominated Field Of Urology

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - When Dr. Fatima Husain entered an operating room for the first time in medical school, she passed out. These days, the sight of blood no longer makes her squirm. A urologist...

How To Save Everyone: Doc who Saved Hundreds After Las Vegas Mass Shooting Trains...

FLATBUSH — On the night of the mass shooting at the Las Vegas Harvest Festival in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and wounded several hundred, Dr. Kevin Menes was on duty at nearby Sunrise...

NYPD’s New Mental Health Task Force Needs to Add Meditation, Brooklyn BP Says

CITY HALL— Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says the NYPD’s recently formed mental health and wellness task force is missing a key component: meditation and mindfulness training.  In response to the spate of New York...

The Plaza At 300 Ashland To Host Outdoor Fitness Classes Monday Evenings

FORT GREENE - Next month, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will launch Movement Mondays, a series of free fitness classes held outdoors at The Plaza at 300 Ashland (at Lafayette & Flatbush). The program kicks off on...

AYSO Soccer Camp to the Rescue

Last minute change of plans? Need summer coverage for your K-8 children? Looking for a camp where your kids can be outside, have fun, and play soccer, while also being affordable? Welcome to BrooklynAYSO...
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