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Crown Heights Blotter: Popular Jerk Chicken Restaurant Robbed At Gunpoint, Sexual Assault

CROWN HEIGHTS — The restaurant that brings you the best sidewalk BBQ in Crown Heights was robbed earlier this month and police are looking for the two suspects. On April 11, around 2:30 am (kitchen closes...

Lots of Shade Thrown At District 45 Candidate Forum

MIDWOOD - About 150 residents of Community District 45 came to hear what seven of eight candidates running for Public Advocate Jumaane Williams' old council member seat had to say, at a forum hosted...
Renderings of 409 Eastern Parkway at Bedford Avenue Credit: CRAFT CG

Lottery Launches For 50+ Affordable Units In Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS - More than 50 apartments in Crown Heights hit the affordable housing market this week as 409 Eastern Parkway (at Bedford Avenue) nears completion. The corner building spans more than 197,000 sq. ft.with...

Earth Day, Rent Laws Are Expiring And More Politics

BROOKLYN — Here's the skinny on what some of your state and city lawmakers are up to. State Sen. Parker wants to make Good Friday a national holiday a state holiday. The proposed legislation would...

Old First Reformed Church Celebrates Easter In Sanctuary After 8 Years of Repairs

PARK SLOPE - Hundreds of people attended Easter service at the Old First Reformed Church on Sunday. It was their first time being back after the sanctuary closed in 2011 for massive repairs. "This morning, we...
St. John's Recreational Center Photo: Kadia Goba/Bklyner

St. John’s Recreational Center Re-Opens End Of April

CROWN HEIGHTS - After three years of renovation, the St. Johns Recreational Center in Crown Heights reopens the end of April. The center, located at 1251 Prospect Place (between Troy and Schenectady Avenues), underwent overall...

An Ax Murderer Killed A Pregnant Woman

WILLIAMSBURG - Neighbor charged with murdering a 20-year-old pregnant woman with an ax over the weekend. On April 20, the NYPD received a call about a 21-year-old woman being transported to Elmhurst Hospital with lacerations...

Three Candidates In the CD45 Race Receive Matching Funds

EAST FLATBUSH/MIDWOOD — Three people in the race to fill the 45the council seat received matching funds on Thursday, as the 7-person race pushes on. Candidates qualify for payments under the city’s matching funds program if...

Passover and Good Friday Celebrated With Burning of Chametz And Carrying of Crosses

Friday marked the beginning of Passover in the Jewish faith and Good Friday for Christians worldwide, meaning thousands of people in Brooklyn participated in special religious rituals to mark the holy days. In the Orthodox...

Things To Do This Easter Weekend

BROOKLYN — Easter is upon us and here are some free and paid events happening this weekend. You'll be digging for chocolate, eggs, and plastic ovals filled with goodies.   In the meantime, find out what eggs...

Crown Heights Organization Introduces ‘Seder To Go’ For Passsover

CROWN HEIGHTS — More than a million Jewish New Yorkers will observe Passover this Friday. Finalizing a menu and meal prep remains a top priority of the annual holiday. But for the sick-and-shut-in, navigating the...

Man Who Walked Into St. Patrick’s Cathedral Attempting Arson Taught At Brooklyn College

MIDTOWN - A man walked into St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan carrying gasoline and lighter fluid last night. He was apprehended, and it turns out, he taught at Brooklyn College. Marc Lamparello, a 37-year-old from...
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Another Cyclist Fatally Struck By Truck

BORO PARK - A 26-year-old cyclist died after being struck by a box truck early evening yesterday. At around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, Pedro Tepozteco was cycling westbound on 47th Street on the...

Hit-And-Run Leaves Pedestrian With Skull Fractures

MADISON - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle whose driver did not care to stay at the scene over the weekend. According to cops, on April 13 at about 1:45 a.m., a 39-year-old man...

Announcement: Candidate Forum For The 45th Council District

KENSINGTON — Bklyner and a host of community activists will sponsor a forum for the candidates running for the 45th council district.   The event will be held at the Pakistani American Youth Society (PAYS) at 1001...
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