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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Giving Back: Neighbors Help Fight Hunger At Two Empty Bowls Events Next Week

BED-STUY/BAY RIDGE -  When Harvest Henderson joined the nonprofit ceramics studio, Artshack in Bed-Stuy, two years ago, she had in mind for the community studio take part in the grassroots fundraising event Empty Bowls....

Fight For Ownership In ‘Little Pakistan’ Continues — This Time Over A Beloved Mosque

MIDWOOD - An ivory colored structure stands sandwiched between two typical brick-colored three-story buildings between Avenue H and Glenwood Road on Coney Island Avenue. Though the stores next to it have closed and new...

State Assembly Candidate from Bay Ridge Makes Ends Meet by Driving for Uber

BAY RIDGE - Some politicians go home after a debate. State Assembly Candidate Adam Baumel gets in his car and does a shift with the ride share app Uber. Baumel is running against incumbent...

Measles Spread To Borough Park, Brooklyn Total 17 Cases

BOROUGH PARK/WILLIAMSBURG - NYC Department of Health reports that the number of measles cases has risen to 17, up from 7 last week, and that the highly infectious disease has spread from the Orthodox Jewish...

Socceroof Opens 10 Fields In Sunset Park

SUNSET PARK – Socceroof threw its grand opening party in Sunset Park Thursday night. The brand new facilities feature 10 fields, a bar and a rooftop view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan...

Political Event Canceled After Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found At Union Temple of Brooklyn

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Someone wrote anti-semitic messages, inside the Union Temple of Brooklyn at 17 Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights near Grand Army Plaza. The temple was about to host a political event by Iliana Glazer...

On A Community Board, Frustration (And Hurt Feelings) Over Term Limits

CONEY ISLAND - This is not a good year to be part of the political establishment. Officials at all levels of government have found themselves suddenly under scrutiny as the possibility of losing their...

School Boom Is Spilling Over Into Kensington

KENSINGTON - Boro Park’s booming Orthodox Jewish community is spilling over the borders of the neighborhood, bringing with it new religious schools and new tensions with neighbors at the sleepy end of Kensington. The big...

A Haven For Domestic Violence Victims And Their Pets

BROOKLYN - When Meadow Brooks* left her abusive partner in Houston, she found refuge for all but one of her family members — Honey*, a 14-pound Chihuahua-terrier mix. With few pet-friendly shelters, the mother...

DPH Offers A Helping Hand To Keep Cortelyou Road Clean

DITMAS PARK - The busy commercial stretch of Cortelyou road has been the cause for many a Facebook post lamenting the sorry state of affairs - overgrown tree pits, litter everywhere, ... Merchants were accused...

The Barnacle Parade Returns To Commemorate 6th Anniversary Of Hurricane Sandy

RED HOOK - The fifth annual Barnacle Parade returns on Monday, October 29 to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy flooding the streets of Red Hook. Despite the tragedy and destruction caused by the storm in...

Adams Calls For Guns In Places Of Worship, Others – To Unite Against Hate...

MIDWOOD - In a press conference yesterday to condemn the murder of 11 Jewish people in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27., Borough President Eric Adams called for off-duty...

Editorial: Anti-gentrification activists should stop trying to silence a local blogger. Enough is enough.

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — The heated gentrification fights of this neighborhood have begun to turn inward, and much of the drama has centered on wild accusations against a local blogger Tim Thomas, who authors...

Suspected Mail Bomber Grew Up In Brooklyn. Was He Your Neighbor?

BROOKLYN. The Florida man suspected of sending over a dozen explosive devices to a media outlet (CNN) and Democrats across the country was born in Brooklyn. 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc was arrested this morning by the FBI....

This Republican Apologizes For His Offensive Tweets, Says He Made A 180 — And...

In March, we published a story about a young man who was planning on running for office. The Trump-supporting Republican, who had yet to file for elections, insulted black people, Mexican-Americans, and said Muslims...
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