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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Brooklyn Baklava Sets Up Shop in Boerum Hill

BOERUM HILL - Brooklyn Baklava has set up a brick and mortar shop on 4th Avenue in Boerum Hill. The big “Coming Soon!” sign in the window is hard to miss, but don’t let...

DOT To Complete 4th Ave Bike Lane In Sunset Park This Year

SUNSET PARK - Following a spate of bicycle-related fatalities this year, including the July 29th death of 30-year-old Em Samolewicz on 3rd Avenue, the city announced on Wednesday that the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)...

Concerns in Red Hook and Gowanus Could Slow Down Brooklyn School Rezoning Plans

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY A coalition of Brooklyn activists is asking the education department to hit pause on a plan to overhaul elementary school attendance zones, saying more community input is necessary. Education department leaders...

OPINION: Domestic Violence Laws Must Address Coercive Control

By Robert Weiner and Kimberly Bartenfelder According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “While data proves women are most often the victims of abuse in intimate relationships... anyone can be abused and anyone can...

Noted: Longer Reads & Listens About Streets, Shores, And History

The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad - A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition (Atlas Obscura) The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head Fake - Thomas J. Campanella writes in...

Surprise Inspection At Brooklyn Detention Center Reveals “Cruelly Hot Conditions”

BOERUM HILL - Council Member Brad Lander joined the NYC Board of Correction for a surprise inspection of the Brooklyn House of Detention (275 Atlantic Avenue) on Sunday afternoon and found 450 detainees awaiting...

‘New Yorkers Must Stay Vigilant’: Local Pols Blast Trump, Prepare For More ICE Raids

LOWER MANHATTAN — Local politicians on Friday instructed New Yorkers to be ready for more immigration raids ahead of the weekend and blasted the Trump administration for ordering them. "We are here today to say...

Lander To Demand “Real F Express” Service At MTA Meeting On Monday

PARK SLOPE - Council Member Brad Lander has launched a petition demanding that the MTA provide commuters with a "real F Express train" instead of cutting service in some areas of his district. Express F...

Boerum Hill Residents Sue To Stop 80 Flatbush Upzoning

BOERUM HILL - After a mixed-use development including two towers received approval to rise on the border of Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn, residents of the adjacent low-rise neighborhood are taking the developer and...

A Touch of France in Brooklyn on Bastille Day

BOERUM HILL - Smith Street was transformed into a small French heaven on Sunday, July 14, in celebration of Bastille Day, the day heroic French men and women stormed the fortress in Paris 230 years...

BP Adams, Brooklyn Residents Weigh in on Proposed Jail Plan

BOERUM HILL—As the process for the city’s plan to build borough-based jails to replace Rikers Island moves forward, Brooklynites weighed in this week on the proposed Brooklyn jail and the initiative as a whole.  Ahead...

Local Pols Blast MTA’s Express F Subway Plan

PARK SLOPE— The MTA's plans to run four F express trains per day drew the ire of a Council member who represents neighborhoods served by the line. On Tuesday, the MTA announced in September it would...

11-Story Condo Planned For Former Times Plaza Post Office & Other Developments

BOERUM HILL/PARK SLOPE - The long vacant Times Plaza Station Post Office on Atlantic Avenue will soon become an eleven-story residential building according to reports. The post office closed in January 2017, two years after...

Sweeping Attendance Zone Changes Proposed For Elementary Schools In Brooklyn’s District 15

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat In a bid to relieve overcrowding and help spur integration, the education department is weighing whether to redraw elementary school zone lines — or remove attendance boundaries altogether — in a...

Borough President Holds Second Hearing On Brooklyn Jail Plan

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Yesterday, on the anniversary of Kalief Browder’s death after being held on Rikers Island for three years, dozens of Brooklyn residents gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall to let Borough President Eric Adams...
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