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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Expanded Speed Camera Law Now In Effect

As part of the city's Vision Zero program to reduce traffic deaths, the new and expanded speed camera law went into effect on July 11. Speed cameras in school zones have been in NYC since 2014,...

UPDATE: ICE Conducting Raids In NYC This Sunday, July 14

UPDATE: The ICE raids that were expected two weeks ago were postponed. Instead, they will be taking place this Sunday, July 14. Stay safe and know your rights (we provided them below). BROOKLYN - The...

Getaway Brings New Options for Nightlife in Greenpoint

GREENPOINT - Getaway sits on Green Street in the middle of Greenpoint, signaled to passersby by the "0%" sign glowing outside. It’s not your everyday bar—this is a bar that serves only non-alcoholic drinks....

Weekend Art Events: July 12-14 (City of Water Day, The Tempest, Stickball & More)

Take advantage of the long summer days with a variety of events throughout Brooklyn this weekend! Take a musical history walk at the Old Stone House or kayak at the Brooklyn Bridge Boathouse as...

15 Cyclists Have Died In 2019, ‘Mayor de Blasio, Do Your Job!’

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK - About a thousand cyclists lay down on the ground next to their bikes and loved ones Tuesday evening for a die-in to protest the 15 preventable bicycling deaths in NYC just...

Crime Continues to Decline As Shootings Increase in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN — As citywide crime declines, shootings are up so far this year compared to 2018, particularly in Brooklyn North’s precincts, the NYPD said Monday.  As crime fell by 5.4 percent compared to the first...

Briefly Noted: Spread The Word On Free Summer Meals, Biggie Mural Vandalized, Vintage Shopping...

While the city offers free breakfast and lunch to kids 18 and under during the summer break (from June 27 to August 30) at nearly 1,200 sites including schools, parks, libraries, and food trucks,...

The Free Wingate Concert Series Is Back Tomorrow

EAST FLATBUSH - The free and popular Wingate Concert Series is back in Brooklyn for the next two weeks with five events. The series is hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and will take...

Republic of Booza Opens Summer Pop-Up in Fort Greene

FORT GREENE - Republic Of Booza, the Williamsburg ice cream spot made famous for its stretchy treats, has opened a pop-up in Fort Greene for the summer. The location debuted on Wednesday, July 3rd...

Cops Deserve a Raise as Reward for Keeping Crime Low, Brooklyn BP Says

BROOKLYN — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Wednesday defended his calling for the city’s police officers to receive a raise, arguing keeping crime at bay is an "economic stimulus." "Public safety is a prerequisite to...

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Here's what's opened or closed for the July 4th holiday. If you’re staying in town for the 4th of July festivities, check out Bklyner's list of where to see the fireworks as...

Fourth Of July Road Closures In Brooklyn

BROOKLYN - Happy almost Fourth of July! With fireworks come many, many road closures. Here's a heads up. Plan your commutes wisely and stay safe! Here's a list of road closures (at the discretion of...

Vigil-Goers Get in Altercation With Truck Drivers at Scene of Williamsburg Fatal Crash

WILLIAMSBURG — Participants in a vigil held for a cyclist who was recently killed by a cement truck in Williamsburg fumed on Wednesday at two truck drivers at the scene of the crash.  Council Member...

De Blasio Promises ‘Vigorous NYPD Enforcement’ to Prevent More Cyclist Deaths

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said the city is in the midst of an "emergency," following a series of bicycle fatalities.  "We absolutely have an emergency on our hands," the mayor said Monday evening...

Briefly Noted: Dognapped Pup Found, Menchaca Plays Baby, City Halts Demo Of Bowne Building...

On Thursday, NYC DOB once again issued a Stop Work Order on the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse in Red Hook due to "unsafe demolition," Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports. Last week, crews demolished "a significant portion...
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