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Sunday, September 15, 2019

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...

Openings and Closings

This week's openings and closings bring lots of new finds to Williamsburg and food halls, and pizza (we aren't complaining). Say goodbye to a favorite Bushwick vegan bar, and welcome new Latin spots.  Park Slope Brooklyn...

Battle of Brooklyn Raged at Greenwood Cemetery This Weekend

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY - During the Revolutionary War, the patriots of Brooklyn fought a pitched battle with superior British forces on what is now Green-Wood Cemetery. The mostly civilian warriors lost the battle, suffered more than...

Bicyclist Injured in Sunset Park Hit-and-Run

SUNSET PARK - A Sunset Park bicycle rider was injured Saturday on Fourth Avenue at the intersection of 49th Street by what police from the 72nd Precinct at the scene described as a hit-and-run...

Brooklyn Grange Debuts NYC’s Largest Rooftop Farm In Sunset Park

SUNSET PARK - The rooftop farmers of Brooklyn Grange will open their third and largest outpost this Sunday atop the Liberty View building along the Sunset Park waterfront. The new 140,000-square-foot facility features a 55,000-square-foot...

Assembly Member Staffer Who Once Rallied Against Embezzlement, Arrested For Allegedly Embezzling $80k Himself

SUNSET PARK - Maruf "Mitu" Alam, 29, had been working for Assembly Member Felix Ortiz's office for eleven years. Yesterday morning, the FBI arrested Alam for allegedly embezzling $80k from the Assembly Member's campaign...

DOT To Complete 4th Ave Bike Lane In Sunset Park This Year

SUNSET PARK - Following a spate of bicycle-related fatalities this year, including the July 29th death of 30-year-old Em Samolewicz on 3rd Avenue, the city announced on Wednesday that the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)...

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...

Sunset Park’s Muslim Community Center Robbed Before Eid

SUNSET PARK - The Muslim Community Center, home of the non-profit Muslims Giving Back, was robbed just six days before Eid Al-Adha. The robbery took place on Monday, August 5. One man entered the Mosque,...

Concerns in Red Hook and Gowanus Could Slow Down Brooklyn School Rezoning Plans

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat NY A coalition of Brooklyn activists is asking the education department to hit pause on a plan to overhaul elementary school attendance zones, saying more community input is necessary. Education department leaders...

Briefly Noted: More de Blasio Real Estate Woes And Other News

Mayor Bill de Blasio is yet again facing scrutiny for his real estate dealings, but this time it's about his own properties. De Blasio, who owns two homes in Park Slope, got mortgages for them...

Sunset Park Man Who ‘Callously Executed’ Victim Faces 25 Years To Life In Prison

SUNSET PARK - Back in July, Bklyner reported that cops found a man dead in his bed in Sunset Park. On June 26, at around 8:16 a.m., Sam Chen, 41, was seen on surveillance camera...

Em Samolewicz Was A Gentle Spirit, Killed While Bicycling

SUNSET PARK - Em Samolewicz, 30, was an artist and a yogi. Her friends and colleagues describe her as a gentle, kind soul; a "magical creature." Two days ago, she was killed riding her...

High Temperatures Tax Firefighters At Two Major Fires In Sunset Park And Brownsville

SUNSET PARK/BROWNSVILLE - High temperatures made fighting a pair of two-alarm fires in two Brooklyn neighborhoods much more difficult this morning, injuring six people and leaving numerous homeless, fire officials said. Most of the injuries were...

UPDATE- It Keeps Happening: 18th Cyclist Killed In Sunset Park

UPDATE: The cyclist has been identified as Em Samolewicz. She was 30-years-old. A candlelight vigil will be taking place tonight at 5:30 p.m. at 36th Street and Third Avenue. SUNSET PARK - Another cyclist was...
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