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Pakistani Independence Day Mela Is Back After Being Canceled Last Year

LITTLE PAKISTAN - After neighborhood drama canceled it last year, the annual Pakistani Independence Day mela is back. The 2019 mela will take place on Coney Island Avenue between Avenue H and Foster Avenue on...

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Here's what's opened or closed for the July 4th holiday. If you’re staying in town for the 4th of July festivities, check out Bklyner's list of where to see the fireworks as...

Prospect Park BBQ Guide

The 4th of July is a time to enjoy the city outdoors—and we think that Prospect Park is one of the best places to do just that. With numerous spaces to barbecue, and some...

Fourth Of July Road Closures In Brooklyn

BROOKLYN - Happy almost Fourth of July! With fireworks come many, many road closures. Here's a heads up. Plan your commutes wisely and stay safe! Here's a list of road closures (at the discretion of...

“The only way we got through that first night was with my daughter on...

FLATBUSH - My husband was snoring through my contractions, but that was OK with me. We’d gotten to Kings County Hospital in Flatbush at 10 am the previous morning to let doctors try to...

Eid Mubarak From Bklyner!

Ramadan, the month of blessings, has come to an end. Today (and tomorrow depending on whether or not the moon was sighted in other parts of the world, and in this city), Muslims are...

Proud Past, Prouder Future: Celebrate Pride In Brooklyn

The 23rd annual Brooklyn Pride Week kicks off Monday, June 3, offering six days of events celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride in Brooklyn that culminate with Pride Day on Saturday, June 8. 2019 marks the...

Memorial Day Weekend Events

While many consider Memorial Day to be the first day of summer, take a moment this holiday weekend to honor our service members, both past and present. If you're staying in town, NYC beaches re-open for...

A History-Making Inclusive St. Patrick’s Day Parade In Brooklyn!

PARK SLOPE/WINDSOR TERRACE - History was made at the 44th Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday when the Brooklyn Irish LGBTQ Organization (BILO) became the first LGBTQ group to march in the event. The annual...

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...

Girl Power: Celebrate Women’s History Month In Brooklyn

Happy Women's History Month! For more than 30 years March has been the designated month to commemorate the many contributions women have made in American history. The national celebration began in 1981 when Congress passed...

Brooklyn LGBTQ Group To Make History Marching In Park Slope St. Patrick’s Day Parade

PARK SLOPE/WINDSOR TERRACE - Rainbows will mix with the customary shades of green this year as Brooklyn Irish LGBTQ Organization (BILO) makes history as the first LGBTQ organization to march in the Brooklyn St....

Honoring Brooklyn Educators

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN/PARK SLOPE - Every year Brooklyn Borough Hall celebrates Black History Month by honoring leaders and "modern-day heroes" who have worked toward advancing equality and justice in the borough. Next week's 6th Annual Black...

What’s Closed On Presidents’ Day 2019

Monday, February 18 is Presidents' Day. See below for a list of what's closed today in observance of the holiday. Government Offices, Parking, And Sanitation Government offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles and courts, are...
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