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Saturday, January 19, 2019

New Year, New You, New YMCA Membership

Where there’s a Y, there’s a way! Join the Prospect Park Y and Park Slope Armory with a Premium Membership and take advantage of our limited time $0 Joiner’s Fee! From our littlest members to our...
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Council Member Requests Riders’ Responses To #RogueFExpress

According to the MTA, when a delay occurs, trains are often switched to express to shorten gaps in service and appropriately space trains. Train crews must inform riders in a timely manner when...

Remembering George de Boissiere, Owner of Mailboxes On 5th

PARK SLOPE - Many locals were surprised to learn that "neighborhood institution" George de Boissiere, the gruff, enigmatic, cigarette-smoking owner of Mailboxes on 5th, passed away over the holidays. De Boissiere died of natural causes the evening...

Santa Fe Grill Reopens With New Owners, New Name

PARK SLOPE - "When we closed this place, many people cried. It was crazy," Antonio Garcia said as he recalled Santa Fe Grill's final night in September. "People came from everywhere. People were outside,...

Brooklyn’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens

PARK SLOPE/PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Brooklyn's first licensed medical cannabis dispensary, Citiva, officially opened for business at 202 Flatbush Avenue on Sunday, December 30. "The store is designed to provide the most patient-friendly experience possible," Carlos Perea,...

Park Slope’s Gallery Players To Present 11 New Plays Over Next 3 Weekends

PARK SLOPE - Now in its 22nd year, The Gallery's Players' signature theatrical event, the Black Box New Play Festival, will present 11 new plays over the next three weekends. Kicking off Thursday, January 10, the...

Come to the Bklyner Camp Expo and Activity Fair

This Sunday, January 13 from 12-3 pm over 28 camps will come together at P.S. 139 for a Camp Expo and Activity Fair.  Many of the camps have donated generous door prizes that include free...

Mailboxes On 5th Will Remain Open Following Death Of Business Owner

PARK SLOPE - George de Boissiere, the owner of longtime mail service shop, Mailboxes on 5th, passed away recently. Though details surrounding his death have not been made public, family members have announced that...

EVENTS – Our “Meet The Candidates For Public Advocate” Series Starts Today!

BAY RIDGE -  The race for Public Advocate is going full steam ahead. Over two dozen candidates have declared their intentions and are gathering signatures to get on the ballot. We have partnered with...

Talde Brooklyn Closes As Top Chef Star’s Restaurant Group Dissolves

PARK SLOPE - Following up on a reader's Tweet that Talde Brooklyn was closed on Wednesday, January 2, and the restaurant's social media accounts deleted, Bklyner reached out to Three Kings Restaurant Group which owns...
Zellnor Myrie (Photo: Office of Zellnor Myrie)

EXCLUSIVE: Zellnor Myrie Is Getting Ready To Serve You, And Here’s What’s On His...

PARK SLOPE — Brooklynites voted overwhelmingly to extinguish the torches of former Independent Democratic Congres (IDC) members this past November 6 election, allowing for a new slate of progressive state lawmakers. Bklyner spoke to...

Farewell to Flo Leopoldi, Matriarch Of Leopoldi Hardware

PARK SLOPE - Florence Leopoldi, the matriarch of 5th Avenue's family-owned Leopoldi Hardware, passed away on December 19. She was 83 years old. "She had congestive heart failure about six years ago and it just...

The History Of Brooklyn Libraries, Carnegie and Cardboard Models

Walk into one of the four Brooklyn Public Library branches in Park Slope, Red Hook, Pacific, or Carroll Gardens – and you’ll be entering a well-used building that, in three out of the four...

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Earns Leapfrog Patient Safety Grade “A”

PARTNER NEWS: The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) received the highest grade “A” for patient safety from the prestigious Leapfrog Group. TBHC is one of only two hospitals in all of New York City to...

Plan ahead and come to the Bklyner Camp Expo and Activity Fair

The kids are back in school and while summer is still six months away, it is a good time to start looking at options. Why not get a head start on planning (and budgeting)...
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