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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Make Art This Weekend For The Global Youth Climate Strike

GOWANUS/RED HOOK - Bring the kids to Thomas Greene Park this weekend and create art for the upcoming Global Youth Climate Strike taking place on Friday, September 20. Gan Golan—ArtBuilt's artist in residence who worked in...

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...

Update On Lead Cleanup At Red Hook Ball Fields

RED HOOK - About 20 people braved the pouring rain Wednesday evening and traveled to the Miccio Community Center for the latest update on the cleanup of the Red Hook Ball Fields. The EPA and...

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...

Two More Bodies Found In Brooklyn Waters Over Weekend

RED HOOK/BRIGHTON BEACH - Police discovered two more bodies in Brooklyn waters over the weekend, bringing the total to five found in the month of July. At approximately 9:40am on Saturday, July 27, police responded...

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...

Twelve Brooklyn Spots Included on Eater’s Essential 38 Restaurant List

Eater’s quarterly list included 12 Brooklyn spots this summer among 38 best across the city. They included some old favorites, as well as new neighborhood standouts. This quarter two Brooklyn spots are among the...

Tastes Of Brooklyn Debuts Red Hook Food & Drink Crawl, July 28

RED HOOK - The first-ever Tastes of Brooklyn Red Hook Food & Drink Crawl will debut on Sunday, July 28, inviting locals to sample the array of culinary options the historic waterfront neighborhood has to...

Openings and Closings: New Standouts and Health Department Drama

Welcome back to this week’s edition of openings and closings. This week, eagerly awaited openings in Red Hook and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and drama at the Time Out Market. Windsor Terrace Cena Brooklyn   View this post on...

Woman’s Body Found In Erie Basin Tuesday Morning

The NYPD released the identification of the victim. Her name is Jin R. Yang, 30, of Bensonhurst. RED HOOK - Police recovered a woman's body found floating in the water by Van Brunt Street...

Lidgerwood Building – UPS Wants Demolished, Neighbors Want Preserved

RED HOOK - Red Hook residents came face-to-face with UPS representatives Tuesday night at a community meeting regarding the demolition of the historic Lidgerwood Manufacturing Building at 202 Coffey Street.  The red-bricked Lidgerwood building has been...

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...

Pilot Kombucha To Open New Space in Red Hook

RED HOOK - Pilot Kombucha is coming to Red Hook to ferment. The female-founded and operated kombucha company has put down the deposit on their new space and hopes to open in late August...
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