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Friday, September 20, 2019

Colton’s Undetectable Knives Ban Bill Gets Gov’s Rubber Stamp

SOUTHERN BROOKLYN — A bill pushed by a Brooklyn politician that bans the possession and production of undetectable knives was signed into law Tuesday. The measure— which is aimed at preventing people from evading detection...

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...

‘This is Outrageous’: Local Pols React to Con Ed Power Outages

SOUTHEAST BROOKLYN — Con Ed turned the lights out in pockets of Brooklyn, where local politicians have in recent days put the company that power most of New York City on blast. On Sunday, Con...

De Blasio Addresses Power Outages in Southeast Brooklyn

MILL BASIN — Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he is "extremely disappointed" in Con Edison after power outages hit tens of thousands of households in southeast Brooklyn at the tail end of...

Are You Responsible For Sidewalk Repairs? Know Your Rights!

By Assemblyman William Colton BATH BEACH/BENSONHURST/GRAVESEND - The NYC DOT is initiating a Sidewalk Program placing orange arrows on the sidewalks which previously had a Notice of Violation filed. The program then intends to send...

Opinion: It Is Time For Criminal Charges For Traffic Violence

By Councilman Justin Brannan and Jane Martin-Lavaud We all know someone who has been impacted by traffic violence -- someone who has been killed or injured by a car or truck driver on a street...

Garner Family, Former State Senate Candidate in Brooklyn Call on Pantaleo to Face Charges

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS—Family members of Eric Garner and a former state senate candidate on Monday called on the man who killed Garner five years ago to face civil rights violations.    The demonstration, held outside the Department...

Traffic Light To Be Installed At Intersection Where Boy On Scooter Was Killed

BATH BEACH - Just last month, three-year-old Emur Shavkator was riding his scooter, when a van struck and killed him at the dangerous intersection. Now, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved a traffic...

2 Young People Struck By Box Truck, One Critical In Bath Beach Crash

BATH BEACH - Police are holding a 63-year-old driver of a box truck who struck two pedestrians on 86th Street in Bath Beach this afternoon, police said. Police officials say they suspect the driver...

Lyft Adds Citi Bike To Their Rideshare App

BROOKLYN -- Lyft has integrated Citibike into their rideshare app, giving more users the option to get around the borough on two wheels or four, though all the pedal assist bikes have been taken...

Building Life-Long Memories at Summer Camp

With less than two months away from summer, you may have started thinking about your kids' summer plans. Ideally, you want them to reduce their screen time, spend time outdoors, and have fun with...

He Was Just a Three Year Old On A Scooter.

BATH BEACH - Elnur means 'the light.' That is what one woman from Uzbekistan said yesterday at a vigil for three-year-old Elnur Shavkator who was killed by a van while crossing the street on...

Could Traffic Calming Measures Have Saved 3-Year-Old Killed By Van?

BATH BEACH - A three-year-old boy was crossing a marked crosswalk on his scooter. Then, a van attempting to make a right turn, ran over him, killing him. The boy's death could have been...
New parking meters installed at the 58th Street Pier in view of Manhattan. (Photo: Todd Maisel/Bklyner)

New Parking Meters At 58th Street Pier In Sunset Park

SUNSET PARK — It's always been free to park at the 58th Street Pier in Sunset Park, most recently to park and ride the ferry to Manhattan. But it might not be free anymore as...

How Hungryroot Helps New York’s Busy Creatives Eat Healthy

Surviving in New York isn’t easy, especially if you have a career in the arts. Emily Cordes, a 32-year-old resident of Ditmas Park and an actress, can attest to this. Along with auditioning and...
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