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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Walentas Family’s “The David Prize” Will Award $1M To NYC Visionaries

Last week the Walentas Family Foundation announced "The David Prize," a new $1 million award program that will support five innovators working to make New York City a better place. Named after David Walentas, the...

Weekend Art Events: September 13-15 (Lost/Found, Photoville, Beyond Geographies & More)

The days are getting much shorter and a little cooler. Enjoy the waning days of summer with a visit to Photoville at Brooklyn Bridge Park, a tour of celebrity graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, a...

Openings and Closings: New Standouts

This week's openings and closings are full of new places from old standouts. A restaurant returns after a 15-year closure, Williamsburg gains a new beer garden, but loses a popular chocolate shop. Clinton Hill Cap't Loui 413...

Is Brooklyn Prepared For A Big Storm? City Says Yes, Local Pols Say No.

It's September which means it's officially storm season. Forget hurricanes, it seems that every time it pours, Brooklyn gets flooded even though over $20 billion was allocated for the City's resiliency plan. Puddles form...

Renovated Fort Hamilton High School Field Is Open To All

BAY RIDGE - Two years, two council members, and $4.7 million later, the historic Fort Hamilton High School Athletic Field has been renovated - 18 years since last improvements were made to the large...

How To Help Survivors Of Hurricane Dorian In The Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas on September 1 as a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 200 mph. It hung around the island for two days and killed at least 44 people, many...

National Grid Is Denying Gas To New Affordable Housing Projects

National Grid’s monthslong moratorium on new gas hookups is having a significant impact on affordable housing in Brooklyn, with completed developments being denied gas service and sitting vacant. The impact on affordable housing developments, like...

More Speed Cameras for School Zones Are Here

BAY RIDGE - Brooklyn officials and the NYPD gathered at Fontbonne Academy Hall in Bay Ridge on Wednesday, September 4, to hail the installation of additional school zone speed cameras to both slow down...

Malliotakis, Southern Pols Say No To Scrapping G&T Programs

BENSONHURST - After Mayor Bill de Blasio's panel announced its recommendation to eliminate most selective admissions and gifted and talented programs in NYC schools and replace them with school-based enrichment programs, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis...

Weekend Art Events: September 6-8 (Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Fest, “Cabaret”, BAT Block Party &...

Take advantage of the cooler weather with various events happening throughout Brooklyn! Check out the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival at various locations throughout Brooklyn or grab a ticket to the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair....

NYC Office For The Prevention Of Hate Crimes Is Now Open

The NYC Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC) was officially launched today to help with the increase in hate crimes the city has been experiencing. Just last week, a 63-year-old Jewish man was...

What You Need To Know For Labor Day 2019

Happy Labor Day! We hope everyone enjoys the final weekend of summer. If you’re sticking around town, here’s some information from the city on what’s open, what’s closed, and other useful items. If you plan...

Brooklyn Lawmakers Come In Second To Last On Environmental Scores In NYC

A representative for Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte contacted Bklyner with the following correction and clarification. "Although did not like certain things about how the congestion pricing was being handled still voted in favor...

As District 15’s middle school integration efforts take off, Charles O. Dewey gets a...

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY The new school year will begin with high stakes for Charles O. Dewey, a Sunset Park middle school trying to attract more white and middle-class families in a district-wide effort...

Weekend Art Events: August 30-September 1 (Memeseum, Panorama, Walt Comedy Show & More)

Staying in town this Labor Day weekend? If so, grab some friends and family and head out to the various events happening throughout Brooklyn. Check out the Memeseum at Court Tree Gallery for unique...
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