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Friday, March 22, 2019

Tensions Run High Over Proposed Middle School in District 20

BAY RIDGE - About 50 residents of Community Board 10 (CB10) gathered last night at Bay Ridge’s PS 264 auditorium for a presentation of a middle school to be built in school District 20 (D20)....

FIT Makes the Brooklyn Army Terminal a Fabulous Spot For Learning

The Brooklyn Army Terminal is officially fabulous. This spring, the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York’s famed school for aspiring fashion-industry workers and entrepreneurs, is offering seven dynamic courses at the Brooklyn Army Terminal that...

Fearing Federal Funding Cuts, City Focuses On Counting All Brooklynites In The 2020 Census

BROOKLYN — Five Brooklyn neighborhoods lead the nation in underreported census tracts in 2010, and New York City officials hope they can convince all residents regardless of their status to be counted next year. At stake are...

Mrs. Maisel would approve: A retro bungalow getaway in Westchester

Pine Lake Park summer community offers lakefront tennis, basketball, family entertainment and relaxation under 1 hour from NYC Group tour by appointment March 31, 2019, rain date April 7. If “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” reminded you...

Heated Meeting Between Carranza And District 20 Parents Over Admissions Changes to Specialized High...

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza was cut off by a chorus of boos. He faced about 100 parents Wednesday night at a town hall in southern Brooklyn’s District 20 — the epicenter of...

Plan The Ultimate Active Birthday Party At Aviator Sports

Birthdays are funny things. First of all, shouldn’t some of the celebrating be devoted to the person who gave birth (yay, moms!)? And speaking of celebrating, there are so many traditions around the world! https://youtu.be/IWLGvaeDAlU And...

As Bay Ridge Frets About Vacant Businesses, Officials Search for Answers

BAY RIDGE – Last December, City Councilmember Justin Brannan wrote an Op-Ed giving voice to widespread concern in his district, which covers Bay Ridge, Bath Beach and parts of Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst. “There are...

Summer Camps for Brooklyn Kids

It's cold out but we have summer camp on our mind. Our kids are lucky to have so many camp options available in Brooklyn.  Whether they love sports and swimming, STE(A)M, filmmaking or going...

Election Day Alert: Vote For Public Advocate Tomorrow, February 26

BROOKLYN — New York City residents will cast their votes tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26, for the city's next public advocate in a special election to fill the seat Letitia James left after she was sworn in as...

Scam Artist Swindles Thousands From Local Bay Ridge Restaurant

BAY RIDGE — A Bay Ridge man scammed thousands of dollars from a local restaurant in his neighborhood, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's office. Vincent Tropepe, 36, was arraigned on a 41-count indictment Friday for...
Vacant lot at 9114 Fifth Avenue. Plans to rezone the area to develop a 9-story mixed-use development.(Screenshot: Google Maps)

Hotel Horrors Become Affordable Residential Units: 5th Avenue Rezoning

BAY RIDGE — A developer looking to build a hotel in Bay Ridge last year revised his plans following community pushback and some coaxing from the local city councilman. Instead, Ridgeites can expect a 9-story, mixed-use...

beauty + design + value: The ABC Carpet & Home Brooklyn Outlet Sale

Join abc carpet & home in celebration as they officially launch the abc carpet & home outlet in Industry City, Brooklyn. Shop the Outlet Sale for 5 days only, starting Thursday, February 14th, exclusively in...

It’s The Dead Of Winter – The Best Time To Tour Aviator Sports’ Summer...

One of the shocks parents experience -- certainly in Brooklyn but most likely all over – is how soon you need to start thinking about summer camp. The holidays are barely over and it’s...

Year Of The Pig: Celebrate The Lunar New Year In Brooklyn

Happy Year of the Pig! February 5 marks the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, a time for celebration, which includes family dinners, dragon and lion dances, lantern festivals, firecrackers, and lucky red...
Protesters outside of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park rally after inmates at the federal facility go without heat and lights following an electrical outage. (Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Inmates In The Dark And Cold At Brooklyn Federal Prison

SUNSET PARK - A heat and electricity-deprived federal facility set off rolling protests outside of the Sunset Park prison this weekend. After several days, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) finally released a statement Saturday...
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