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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...

UPDATE: Bushwick Artist Killed By Truck While Cycling

UPDATE: Cops have identified the slain cyclist as 28-year-old Devra Freelander. She was an artist from Bushwick.  BUSHWICK - Just four days after a bicyclist was killed in Brownsville, another cyclist was hit and killed...

Cybersecurity Has Over 300,000 Open Jobs — These Two Nonprofits Are Training Brooklynites To...

Do a search of the term “data breach” and you’ll get a sense of how vulnerable companies of all kinds are to attack. And with that vulnerability comes a need for cybersecurity experts, people...

Openings and Closings: June Edition

Here, we bring you another installment of openings and closings around Brooklyn. Check out the spots opening all over the borough- from Crown Heights, Williamsburg, Bay Ridge, and more. Crown Heights Mexicocina Agaveria 708 Washington Avenue, between...

“The Chimney x Ulmer Arts” Group Exhibition Opens

BUSHWICK - In 1872, the factory at 81 Beaver Street housed William Ulmer Brewery, a lager brewery founded by German immigrants. In the century since Prohibition began in 1920, the building sat empty. And...

Music Venue The Sultan Room opens in Bushwick Tomorrow, Turk’s Inn to Follow

BUSHWICK - The Sultan Room, in Bushwick, will have its first show and public opening tomorrow, Saturday the 22nd. The headlining show will feature artists Naeem, Amanda Blank, DJ Delish, and Eli Escobar. Co-owners...

Too ‘Divisive’ or Just Honest? Local Pols Split on Carranza

After a letter signed by three Brooklyn politicians put the schools chancellor on blast, progressive lawmakers came to his defense on Monday, again bringing the fissures among Brooklyn officials on education to the fore....

Openings & Closings: No Names to New Names Edition

Welcome to the latest installment in openings, coming soon's and closings across the borough. Check out spots form Sheepshead and Dyker Heights to Fort Greene, Park Slope, Crown Heights and beyond in no particular...

Proud Past, Prouder Future: Celebrate Pride In Brooklyn

The 23rd annual Brooklyn Pride Week kicks off Monday, June 3, offering six days of events celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride in Brooklyn that culminate with Pride Day on Saturday, June 8. 2019 marks the...

Hungryroot Shows New York How Fast-Prepared Food Can Be Healthy For You

Remember the classic video game Tetris, where players mix and match different-shaped blocks to fill up space, all to the famous Tchaikovsky soundtrack? The food from Hungryroot, delivered right to your door, helps you...

Time To Start Packing? Bushwick Rezoning Not Aggressive Enough To Help Residents Remain In...

BUSHWICK - Wednesday night, the Department of City Planning presented an update to the Bushwick rezoning plan, only to be confronted with questions about affordable housing and general frustrations about how this plan would...

L Train Slowdown is … OK?

A week and half into the L Train slowdown and things are...okay. The plan, which replaced the much-dreaded L Train shutdown, has left commuters a bit irritated, but not wholly upset about the service...

How Hungryroot Helps New York’s Busy Creatives Eat Healthy

Surviving in New York isn’t easy, especially if you have a career in the arts. Emily Cordes, a 32-year-old resident of Ditmas Park and an actress, can attest to this. Along with auditioning and...

Reynoso To City: Bushwick Rezoning Plan Falls Short On Housing

BUSHWICK - Tuesday night, about 50 people piled into a conference room at the Bushwick Multi-Service Center to discuss updates to the Bushwick rezoning plan put forth by the city. Among them were Brooklyn Community...

Community Plans For Bushwick, Worries It Will Not Matter

BUSHWICK - From 2008 to 2018, the median price of a Bushwick home jumped 84 percent, making rent more and more unaffordable for those who have been there longest. High-rise, luxury apartments, co-working spaces,...
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