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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ilhan Omar On Being Unapologetically Muslim

SUNSET PARK - America's first hijab-wearing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was the keynote speaker at the first annual Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) Gala on Saturday, February 2.  She spoke of not giving up, the Muslim Ban, and...

Coney Island’s 36th Annual Mermaid Parade [PHOTOS]

CONEY ISLAND - On a hot, sunny Saturday, crowds gathered along Surf Avenue in Coney Island to check out the 36th Annual Mermaid Parade, a "celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the...

Pro-Palestine March Takes to the Streets in Bay Ridge

BAY RIDGE - As the killing of Palestinian protestors at the border with Israel dominated the headlines yesterday and the US government celebrated the move of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to...

Protestors Take to the Streets in Crown Heights After Rally for Slain Saheed Vassell

CROWN HEIGHTS - After Wednesday's killing of 34-year old Saheed Vassell at the hands of the NYPD, crowds gathered at the corner of Utica Avenue and Montgomery Street to mourn the neighbor's passing. State...

Hundreds In Coney Island Attend The #MarchForOurLives

CONEY ISLAND - "Hey, hey. Ho, Ho. Gun violence gotta go." The Coney Island boardwalk reverberated with the sound of loud, powerful chants against gun violence during the March For Our Lives, last Saturday,...

Chelsea Clinton’s “She Persisted Around the World” Book Tour Hits Central Library

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - About 500 people (including dozens and dozens of young children) showed up to Brooklyn Central Library yesterday to hear Chelsea Clinton read her new book, "She Persisted Around the World," get...

Brooklyn Politicians Call on Mayor for Burn Unit Funding

Borough President Eric L. Adams and the Brooklyn delegates of the New York City Council are calling on Mayor De Blasio to allocate funding for a burn unit in Brooklyn. “If Brooklyn were an independent city,...

Fighting Sex Trafficking in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN - "Sex trafficking in Brooklyn?" - This very question made a young woman create a documentary, a young survivor tell her story, and a historic Brooklyn Heights church take a big step to...

Three Kings Parade Arrives in Williamsburg [PHOTOS]

After a weeks-long delay due to snow and the bitter cold weather at the beginning of January, los tres reyes finally arrived in Williamsburg this weekend as the Three Kings Parade took to Graham Avenue on...

More Photos Of Grayson Around Brooklyn

Here are some more photos capturing winter storm Grayson blasting through Brooklyn earlier today submitted by BKLYNER readers. Local photographer Sam Polcer provided some great images of Grayson he shot in Kensington and at Prospect...

Snow Day Photos Of Ditmas Park

DITMAS PARK - As winter storm Grayson, or the more dramatically monikered "Bomb Cyclone," pummeled NYC with heavy snow, arctic temperatures, and blustery winds this morning, BKLYNER braved the elements to capture some photos...

Snow Day Photos Of Boerum Hill, Gowanus & Park Slope

BOERUM HILL/GOWANUS/PARK SLOPE - As winter storm Grayson, or the more dramatically monikered "Bomb Cyclone," pummeled NYC with heavy snow, arctic temperatures, and blustery winds this morning, BKLYNER braved the elements to capture some...

Keeping Culinary Traditions Alive In Little Pakistan

LITTLE PAKISTAN - On Coney Island Avenue, American-Pakistani women are trying to keep their culinary tradition alive in a tax office. On weekdays, Bibi Jan Corp, is mostly frequented by South Asian men seeking advice...

Stuff Yourself Silly in Sunset Park Using ReachNow

  Things have changed a bit since that day in July you grabbed a ReachNow car from one of our neighborhood side streets and spent the day exploring Red Hook. You’ve gotten a little busier....

5 Years Since Sandy: Red Hook’s Barnacle Parade [Photos/Video]

RED HOOK - Despite the driving rain on Sunday, hundreds of locals turned out for Red Hook's fourth annual Barnacle Parade, a fun community event that commemorates the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting the...
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