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Monday, August 19, 2019

Brooklyn BP Tells Albany to Put Prevailing Wage Law on Ice

CITY HALL—Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Tuesday called on Albany to pump the brakes on a measure that would increase the number of developments subject to prevailing wage requirements, putting him at odds...

Menchaca Wants A Radical Rethinking Of Rezonings

SUNSET PARK - With the expansion of Sunset Park’s Industry City in flux, the local City Council member hopes pumping the brakes on the project’s approval process will serve as a model that shifts...

Brooklyn Mom Talks of Hope for Struggling Mothers on Mother’s Day

By Kristina Cousar This Mother’s Day there are too many moms in Brooklyn struggling to make ends meet, especially because so many of us are the sole breadwinners. So it’s really no surprise that so...

Industry City Spotlight: ARV Sweets and Hana Kitchens

Over the past six years, Industry City has become a dynamic environment for new and established businesses to thrive in South Brooklyn. Together, the more than 500 companies that now call the property home...
Levi Aronow at work at ( ) Barbershop. (Photo: Instagram of The Railroad Barber)

New Barber In Crown Heights Wants To Be A ‘Community Center’

CROWN HEIGHTS — There are 49 days between Passover and Shavuot when observing Jews are not allowed to groom their hair. So chances are Levi Aronow, a new orthodox-Jewish barber in Crown Heights, is going...

Meet The Candidates Running For The 45th Council District (Updated)

FLATBUSH — Former City Councilman Jumaane Williams vacated his seat on March 20 after winning a crowded race for Public Advocate. Now, 11 candidates are gearing up for another looming special election, to occupy the empty seat,...

‘Women Trailblazers in Tech’ Panel Hosted By Flatiron School

Join Flatiron School as we celebrate women trailblazers in tech and look to inspire the next wave of women poised to shake up the tech world in this celebratory Women’s History Month panel on March 26th at...

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...

FIT Makes the Brooklyn Army Terminal a Fabulous Spot For Learning

The Brooklyn Army Terminal is officially fabulous. This spring, the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York’s famed school for aspiring fashion-industry workers and entrepreneurs, is offering seven dynamic courses at the Brooklyn Army Terminal that...

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...

Candlelight Vigil Remembers Cyclist, But Also Seeks Justice And Safety

WILLIAMSBURG - “A ray of sunshine in a dark world.” That was the message at a memorial gathering of tearful bike messengers from throughout the city on Broadway near Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg. They...

Teen Paradise Opening On Flatbush – The Five Below Dollar Store

FLATBUSH - Five Below is a "trend-right, high-quality extreme-value retailer for tweens, teens and beyond" they say where everything truly does retail for $5 or less, and it is opening another two stores in Brooklyn. One...
Rosalia's Cafe replaces the Nostrand Avenue Connecticut Muffin in Crown Heights. (Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Openings & Closings in Crown Heights & Prospect Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS/PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Here's a listing of what's opening & closing in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. To start, here are some retail scoops: Good news for those on the CB9 side of Franklin Avenue...

Brutal January Continues as Vice Announces Layoffs

Earlier today The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that "around 250 jobs are expected to be cut" as Vice, the Brooklyn Headquartered media company that employs 2,500, "reduces redundancies internationally and reorients to focus on growth areas...

Nightlife Is Thriving In Brooklyn, But Pay Is Less Than In Queens

Old-timers may lament the death of New York nightlife, however, those reports are, perhaps, just a bit, exaggerated. While Manhattan still dominates the industry, Brooklyn and Queens are growing into destinations of their own,...
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