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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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,...

Shutdown Halts Rebuilding Together NYC

CONEY ISLAND - Low-income Coney Island homeowners still recovering from Superstorm Sandy are feeling the wrath of what is now the longest U.S. government shutdown in history that started on December 22, 2018. Rebuilding Together...

A New Plan For The North Brooklyn Industrial Zone, But With Concrete Answers To...

This week, representatives from the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) visited North Brooklyn's Community Board 1 to talk over their bold vision for creating jobs through zoning changes to the North Brooklyn Industrial...

Stocked Burger Is Opening in Prospect Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS/PROSPECT HEIGHTS — After an electrical fire in 2016 shuttered their Vanderbilt Avenue business for 14 months, owners of Stocked Cafe, Matthew Fulton and Lesley Covitz were filled with emotion over the overwhelming...

Borough President, Chancellor Unveil Plans for High-School STEAM Center at Brooklyn Navy Yard

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD - This morning, Borough President Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza joined up at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to reveal plans for an ambitious new education project: a multi-million dollar...

Target is hiring – 110 positions to fill at the new Midwood Store, opening...

MIDWOOD - If you are looking for a job, Target is hiring for the new store it is opening ahead of schedule on November 11 at 1715 East 13th Street, just off Kings Highway. “All of our store...

You Don’t Have to Go Far to Get Far. The Continuing Studies Center at...

Downtown Brooklyn - Transition to the career you want while keeping the job you have. From Back-End Programming to Solar PV to Green Roof Installation, you’ll find a world of possibilities in your own...

Brooklyn Navy Yard Breaks Ground On New Manufacturing Hub & Parking Garage

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD - The Brooklyn Navy Yard broke ground Wednesday at 399 Sands Street, a new building that will feature a four-story parking garage and five floors of manufacturing and creative space. As part...
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