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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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...

City Debuts Temporary Green Space At Future Site Of Willoughby Square Park

A representative for American Development Group contacted Bklyner stating that the company "had actually secured the funding in advance of EDC pulling the contract and is currently in an active lawsuit with EDC over...

A New Creative Director and Home for 651 ARTS

FORT GREENE - For over thirty years, the Brooklyn organization 651 ARTS has been carving the landscape for new and established black artists from the African diaspora throughout the five boroughs. Now, under the direction...

The Plaza At 300 Ashland To Host Outdoor Fitness Classes Monday Evenings

FORT GREENE - Next month, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will launch Movement Mondays, a series of free fitness classes held outdoors at The Plaza at 300 Ashland (at Lafayette & Flatbush). The program kicks off on...

Work Begins On $72M Affordable & Supportive Housing Project Downtown

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Governor Cuomo announced on Thursday that construction has begun on Nevins Street Apartments, a $72 million mixed-use affordable and supportive housing development in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 50 Nevins Street between Schermerhorn and...

CB2 Recommends Overhaul of City’s Plan for Atlantic Ave. Jail

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Community Board 2 (CB2) convened on Wednesday, June 12th, to discuss and vote on their new recommendation for the 275 Atlantic Avenue jail. The jail is part of a four-jail system...

Brooklyn’s Economy Is Booming Thanks To Innovative Businesses

Brooklyn’s economy is booming, driven by growth in tech start-ups, creative companies, and next-generation makers and manufacturers, a new report by the Center for an Urban Future published Wednesday finds. Brooklyn’s 356% tech start-up growth since...

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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Discover a new summer cocktail or cuisine, update your wardrobe for the warm weather, or sweat off your stress - and get an extra 10% off. Just use code SUMMER when you pay with...

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...

Katra Film Series Returns to Alamo Drafthouse for its Summer Series

The Katra Film Series returns to the Alamo Drafthouse Theater for its annual Summer Series, featuring original female-driven content highlighting the current political and sociological climate including a single mother running for office in Liberia,...

One Brooklyn Health System Seeks to Improve Census Count

One Brooklyn Health System is spearheading a new initiative to increase 2020 Census engagement in its catchment area of Central and North Brooklyn, some of the most under-counted neighborhoods in an already severely under-counted...

Hill Country Food Park Closes; Hank’s Saloon Slated To Close In June

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - After only six months, the 10,000-square-foot food venue, Hill Country Food Park, has shuttered at 345 Adams Street, Eater first reported. The venue was previously home to Hill Country Barbecue Market which closed...

NY Health Proudly Announces Three New Urologists

New York Health Welcomes the arrival of three highly skilled urologists: Dr. Iván Colón, Dr. Brent Yanke, and Dr. Edward Zoltan. They will be accepting new patients at 175 Remsen Street, Suite 1225, Brooklyn,...
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