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Monday, August 19, 2019

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...

EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Promises Brownsville Almost $9 Million In Wake Of Mass Shooting

BROWNSVILLE - Mayor de Blasio will announce today almost $9 million in new funding to support anti-violence initiatives in Brownsville in response to the mass shooting during the Old Timers Day event on July...

Local Heroes: They Saw, They Stopped, They Helped

GRAVESEND - Yesterday afternoon neighbors across the borough were sharing messages hoping to help identify a 4-year-old girl that was found wandering on her own on Shore Parkway. The girl, who is only identified as...

A Visit To Pratt Institute’s Sculpture Park

CLINTON HILL - Before classes are back in session and students return to campus, head over to Pratt Institute and enjoy its beloved sculpture park—a true gem hidden-in-plain-sight in the middle of Clinton Hill. Artist...

Hochul Announces $10 Mil in State Funds for Downtown BK Public Spaces

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that the Brooklyn Navy Yard area will get $10 million in upgrades to its streetscape and to neighborhood institutions. The 6-part project is part of a...

Marine Park Puddles – A Tale Of Two Parks?

MARINE PARK - Huge puddles continue to plague Marine Park – worrying residents after Mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus were detected nearby earlier this summer. Even though the Department of Health is...

Work Finally Begins On New Dog Run For Prospect Park Parade Ground

PROSPECT PARK - Approximately 20,000 dogs live in the Kensington, Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Midwood, and Windsor Terrace neighborhoods, the Prospect Park Alliance says. To accommodate these pooches and their pet parents, a new $405,000 dog...

Outrage Over 12 People Shot At Old Timers Festival In Brownsville

The deceased victim was identified by police as Jason Pagan, who was the intended target of the shooters. According to the New York Post, he is a recently paroled member of the reputed...

A Perfect Day For The Spray Showers At The Newly Opened Ennis Playground

GOWANUS - NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Marty Maher, and City Council Member Brad Lander cut the ribbon on the newly revamped Ennis Playground on Wednesday. The much-needed renovation to the...

More Summer Movies: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park, Washington Park

DUMBO/PARK SLOPE - Last week we mentioned two upcoming free outdoor movie events in Bed-Stuy and Coney Island. With the mercury continuing to rise, there are even more opportunities to get outside and enjoy...

Third Annual Lemonade Day Teaches Brooklyn Kids Business Skills

BROWNSVILLE - On July 27th, thirty Brooklyn kids will get a chance to run their own business. Through the national Lemonade Day program, led in the borough by city director Bryan J. Guadagno, these...

15 Cyclists Have Died In 2019, ‘Mayor de Blasio, Do Your Job!’

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK - About a thousand cyclists lay down on the ground next to their bikes and loved ones Tuesday evening for a die-in to protest the 15 preventable bicycling deaths in NYC just...

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...

Shirley Chisholm State Park Opens In East New York

EAST NEW YORK - On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the opening of the first section of the new Shirley Chisholm State Park, located along Jamaica Bay in East New York. A mural honoring the former...

Brooklyn’s Public Pools Open for the Summer!

Get ready to swim! Brooklyn's outdoor public pools open for the summer on Thursday, June 27th. Thirteen of the borough's fifteen pools will be open to all through September 8. The Jesse Owens Playground—JHS...
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