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Sunday, January 20, 2019
Raynika Trent and Laura Raaen of the Laura M. Tisch Center for Food Education and Policy

Should Nutrition Be A Separate Class In Schools?

BROOKLYN — There's no way to tell if students are getting the right amount of nutrition education in schools and some lawmakers want to change that. Currently, nutrition talk throughout city schools is bundled into...

Have You Seen These Two Suspects In The Kingsborough Houses Homicide?

BED STUY - The NYPD needs help searching for two men involved in a homicide that occurred at Kingsborough Houses last weekend. To recap, on Sunday, January 13 at approximately 1:30 p.m., police discovered a 43-year-old...

Why We All Need To Be Educated About Holocaust

MANHATTAN - It was a packed room yesterday on the 16th floor of 250 Broadway when the Committee on Civil and Human Rights unanimously voted for a bill to officially recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day...

Seaport Buffet Hammer Attack Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - The chef of Seaport Buffet restaurant died and two others, reported by the Daily News at the owner and manager, were injured after a man with a hammer started attacking yesterday...

Remembering George de Boissiere, Owner of Mailboxes On 5th

PARK SLOPE - Many locals were surprised to learn that "neighborhood institution" George de Boissiere, the gruff, enigmatic, cigarette-smoking owner of Mailboxes on 5th, passed away over the holidays. De Boissiere died of natural causes the evening...

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...

Hundreds Rally Against DOT’s Plan To Turn Promenade Into 6-Lane Highway

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Several hundreds of people gathered on the beautiful Brooklyn Heights Promenade in the freezing cold to rally against the Department of Transportation's (DOT) plan to turn the historic Promenade into a...

Dirty, Brown Water From Your Faucet? Report it to 311!

FLATBUSH - Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, who has been speaking in support of tenants for years, is now advocating for clean water in her own apartment building, which contains 65 units. Last week, Bichotte, who represents...

Friday Crime Blotter: Screwdriver Subway Stabbing, 2 Burglary Sprees, A Missing Person & More

FLATBUSH - Police are searching for a man involved in a robbery on a 2 Train yesterday. On Thursday, January 10 at around 2 p.m., the suspect stabbed a sleeping man in the head and...

Anti-Semitic Stickers In Greenpoint Surface With Numbers 14 and 88

GREENPOINT - A series of anti-Semitic messages written on United States Postal Service mailing labels were discovered posted around the neighborhood Sunday morning. According to Greenpointers.com, a couple discovered the labels on several lampposts along McGuinness...

Street Closures Amid Firefighter’s Funeral Service

MARINE PARK — The 61st Precinct announced road closures ahead of funeral services for fallen FDNY Firefighter Steven H. Pollard. The funeral will be held on Friday, Jan. 11 at Good Shephard Church located at...

Soda Bar Wants To DJ Legally

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The Vanderbilt Avenue hot spot Soda Bar is looking to bring in a DJ on the weekends, but a couple of neighbors say, "Not so Fast." Owner Galina Sokolova of Soda Bar, located at 629...

Tuesday Crime Blotter: Public Lewdness, Groping, $20,000 Worth Of Jewelry & Electronics Stolen &...

FLATBUSH - Police need help searching for two individuals who allegedly robbed a man last month. On December 14, two men approached a 52-year-old man inside a building on Ocean Avenue and Church Avenue. One of...

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...

James Madison HS Student Writes About Celia Cruz, Being Unapologetically Black And Wins

MARINE PARK - Every year Altice USA (the provider of Optimum and Suddenlink) holds an essay contest. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the company presents a question in the Fall and asks middle and...
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