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Friday, August 23, 2019

Could Bishop Kearney High School Be Turned Into A Specialized High School?

Two Brooklyn lawmakers sent a letter to Chancellor Richard Carranza asking the schools' head to consider opening a Specialized High School in Southern Brooklyn. They have the perfect location - the building of Bishop...

Math Teacher Who Sexually Assaulted 14-Year-Old Sentenced Four Years In Prison

CANARSIE - A former math teacher was sentenced to prison time after sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student on multiple occasions. Andre Braddy, 36, sexually assaulted a student seven times between March 19, 2018, and April...

Brooklyn Farmers Markets Are Overflowing With Fantastic, Affordable Produce

We don’t know about you, but we are definitely feeling the end of summer looming over us. Sun's setting earlier, and we even saw a leaf on the sidewalk yesterday. But - end of...

One Of the Hardest To Count Districts In America is Central Brooklyn. Here’s Why...

CROWN HEIGHTS / FLATBUSH - The 9th Congressional District is one of the "hard to count" districts for the census in the United States. Folks don't return questionnaires, they say, and don't open doors. Local...

Driver Who Killed Cyclist In Midwood Charged With Second Degree Manslaughter

MIDWOOD - The driver who killed a cyclist about two weeks ago was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter and a host of other charges today. On Sunday, August 11, 18-year-old Umar Mirza Baig from...

3 Killed In Two Separate Shootings In Brooklyn Last Night

CONEY ISLAND/BROWNSVILLE - Three people - one in Brownsville and two in Coney Island - were shot and killed in two separate shootings in the borough last night. On Tuesday, August 20 at around 9:20...

Di Fara’s Pizza Shut Down For Non-Payment Of Taxes

MIDWOOD - Only death and taxes ... Looks like the taxman caught up. DiFara's pizzeria on Ave J was shut down today by the New York State Tax Department for failure to pay taxes. DOW JONES:...
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Mayor de Blasio’s Housing Plan is Exacerbating Housing Crisis and Failing to Address Mass...

From the Coalition for the Homeless: The Coalition for the Homeless released a new report today, while rallying at City Hall with homeless New Yorkers and members of the House Our Future NY campaign to...

Homeless Shelter on Coney Island Avenue Open

KENSINGTON/DITMAS PARK - The homeless shelter for 139 men quietly opened at the end of July after extensive renovations to the old Park Manor adult home buildings. The new address is 566 Coney Island Avenue,...

Zarate Fulfills New York Restaurant Dreams With Once

CARROLL GARDENS - Chef Ricardo Zarate has always dreamt of opening a restaurant in New York. The executive chef at Rosaliné and Pikoh in Los Angeles, as well as Once in Las Vegas that...

Shelter For Adult Families Coming To Gowanus This Fall

GOWANUS - The city is planning to site a homeless shelter in Gowanus, Bklyner has learned. Officials will be holding a public meeting after Labor day to hear discuss the plans for the new...

Arrest Made In Last November’s Racist Subway Attack On Ms. Washington

PROSPECT PARK SOUTH/FLATBUSH - The NYPD believes they have arrested the man who assaulted and shouted racist slurs to 57-year-old Ann Marie Washington last November. On November 9, 2018, at around 7:30 p.m., Washington was...

Briefly Noted: Rezone, Privatize, Rethink + Dolphins

Rezoning: In Bushwick Rezoning, City Should Implement Community’s Own Plan, Councilmembers Antonio Reynoso and Rafael Espinal opine in City Limits. Public Housing: Brooklyn Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuels (Chair of the Council’s Public Housing Committee) and Red Hook neighbor Julian Morales...

Officer Pantaleo Fired ‘Effective Immediately’ Five Years After Killing Eric Garner

Five years after Officer Daniel Pantaleo killed an unarmed black man by administering the chokehold until Eric Garner could no longer breathe, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill fired him "effective immediately." On July 17, 2014, Garner...

29th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpture Competition: Photos

CONEY ISLAND - The 29th Annual Sand Sculpture competition in Coney Island attracted more than 10,000 visitors to the beach to see sand sculptures that told stories from participants from around the country, according...
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