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Friday, September 20, 2019

R.I.P. Red Hook Slim: “He Could Make The Blues Harp Sing, Wail, Laugh Or Roar”

RED HOOK - Friends of Red Hook Slim, a beloved local blues harpist, reached out to Bklyner to share the news of his recent death. Red Hook Slim, or Louis Raiola, passed away unexpectedly late last...

Openings and Closings

This week's openings and closings bring lots of new finds to Williamsburg and food halls, and pizza (we aren't complaining). Say goodbye to a favorite Bushwick vegan bar, and welcome new Latin spots.  Park Slope Brooklyn...

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...

Openings and Closings: Lots of New Sweets and Hard Goodbyes

Welcome back to Openings and Closings. This week brings lots of sweet treats, including two new bakeries and a new baklava spot, which you'll definitely need to get through the closings of several neighborhood...

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...

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...

Lander Leads Fundraising In 2021 Comptroller Run With $360,532

PARK SLOPE—Council Member Brad Lander, who is running for comptroller, brought in $360,532 over the last six months, out-raising all of the other candidates running for the citywide position. The latest campaign finance filings, submitted Monday,...

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...

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...

NYC Restaurant Week: Buttermilk Channel

CARROLL GARDENS - It’s almost time again for New York City Restaurant Week, with reservations officially open on Tuesday, July 9. The event, actually several weeks long, takes place from July 22nd to August...

Loot: A New Comic Book Haven For Kids

CARROLL GARDENS - Brooklyn kids who love comic books have a new place to hang out and get creative without parents lurking around, in the form of a new comic shop called loot. Joe Einhorn, the...

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...

CB6 Permits Committee Votes On New Bar and Pool Hall Planned For Gowanus

COBBLE HILL - The Brooklyn Community Board 6 Permits & Licenses Committee moved to recommend a positive outcome for two business seeking a liquor license at their Monday meeting. While the committee only had...
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