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Friday, March 22, 2019

Shore Hotel Green-lighted by Landmarks Preservation Commission

CONEY ISLAND - At its Tuesday, March 12, meeting, the City's Landmarks Preservation Commission greenlighted the way to the redevelopment of the long boarded up Shore Theater. The commission had sent the developer back...

Fearing Federal Funding Cuts, City Focuses On Counting All Brooklynites In The 2020 Census

BROOKLYN — Five Brooklyn neighborhoods lead the nation in underreported census tracts in 2010, and New York City officials hope they can convince all residents regardless of their status to be counted next year. At stake are...

International Women’s Day: Support Women-Owned Businesses on 5th Avenue

PARK SLOPE - In celebration of International Women's Day (March 8) the Park Slope 5th Avenue BID's Joanna Tallantire and Mark Caserta are tying red ribbons in front of women-owned businesses along the corridor. Bklyner...

Recounting The Forgotten Histories Of Brooklyn’s LGBTQ Community

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - There was a line of people twisting up the staircase of the Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday, March 5. Everyone was patiently waiting to see On the (Queer) Waterfront an exhibition...

Brooklyn Museum Exhibit Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - This spring the Brooklyn Museum will debut a group exhibition featuring work by contemporary LGBTQ+ artists that "honors the fight for queer liberation in the years since the 1969 Stonewall Uprising." Opening May...

On The (Queer) Waterfront Coming to Brooklyn Historical Society

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - An exhibition examining the LGBTQ communities that thrived along Brooklyn’s waterfront from the 1800s through World War II will debut at the Brooklyn Historical Society in March. On the (Queer) Waterfront is the first exhibit...

Martin Luther King Day 2019 Celebrations In Brooklyn

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 90 on January 15. Various local organizations will celebrate MLK Day on Monday, January 21 with events including readings, movie screenings, musical performances, volunteering, and more. Commemorate...

The Brooklyn Public Library Eagle Has Been Named

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - After launching a contest last fall to name the cast-copper eagle sitting above the entrance of the Central Library, Brooklyn Public Library has announced the winning moniker. Ingersoll was selected from a...

Landmarked Erasmus Hall Academy Building No Longer In Danger of Demolition By Neglect

FLATBUSH - The original Erasmus Hall Academy building in the school’s courtyard at 911 Flatbush Avenue is not only one of the borough’s oldest buildings, but also one of its most historically significant. The 1786...

Community Coalition Seeks Landmark Status for Flatbush Presbyterian Church

FLATBUSH - In the December issue of Bklyner we wrote about the history of the 120-year-old Flatbush Presbyterian Church, and how it is likely to be redeveloped into housing, with space for a new...

Sheepshead Bay Church Hopes To Wrap Up Repairs By Early 2019

SHEEPSHEAD BAY – Passers-by may notice the cables propping up the steeples to a church at the corner of Ocean and Voorhies Avenues in Sheepshead Bay. The Sheepshead Bay United Methodist Church at 3087 Ocean...

A Bit Of History – Flatbush Church Looking For Developer

FLATBUSH – As the borough shuffles to house all the city’s newcomers, part of its history will inevitably be gutted or succumb to full demolition. Religious institutions, with their architecturally exciting structures, brought families...

Name the Eagle: 5 Finalists Selected In Brooklyn Public Library Contest

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Back in October, the Brooklyn Public Library launched a contest to name the grandiose cast-copper eagle sculpture perched above the lobby of the Central Library branch at 10 Grand Army Plaza. BPL received nearly...

City Announces Shirley Chisholm Monument Near Prospect Park

FLATBUSH - First Lady Chirlane McCray announced on Friday, November 30, that the city will honor U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm with a monument in Brooklyn. The city will erect the statue at the Parkside entrance...

Brooklyn Historical Society Presents “Muslims In Brooklyn” Next Week

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Next week, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will present its "Muslims in Brooklyn" oral history project to the world. "Muslims in Brooklyn" includes 50 oral histories from various Muslims across the borough. "These 50...
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