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Franklin Avenue Rezoning On It’s Way to A ‘Yes’ Vote From City Council With...

CROWN HEIGHTS — The City Council Land Use Committee voted to approve the controversial Franklin Avenue Rezoning Plan on Thursday, December 13 after more than a year-long stalemate between developers and community activists. In what is now a...

Health Department To Yeshiva Students: Immunize Or Stay Home As Measles Outbreak Spreads Across...

Measles first broke out in Williamsburgh back in October, spread to Borough Park in November, and most recent cases have been recorded in Bensonhurst and Marine Park, bringing the total to 42 cases. In...

Lakou Café Is Serving Up Cocktails Next Year in Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS — A neighborhood café in Crown Heights is looking to add cocktails to their assortment of coffee and crepes next year. Lakou Café, at 195 Utica Ave. is quickly becoming popular for its Haitian patties,...

The Weekly News Quiz: December 14, 2018

Think you know all about Brooklyn news? Try this week's news quiz and see how well you’ve kept up with all the coverage on BKLYNER! If you’re reading BKLYNER regularly, consider becoming a subscriber—you can keep...
Public Advocate Candidate Melissa Mark Viverito on the Q train platform at the Newkirk Avenue station in Flatbush (Photo credit: Perri Litton)

Mark-Viverito Promises To Continue The Worst Landlords List As She Campaigns For Public Advocate...

FLATBUSH - The former Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito campaigned at the Newkirk Avenue train station on Friday morning for the New York City Public Advocate's seat. We asked her about an issue that's a big deal in...

Espinal’s Signage Bill Finalized With Vote Expected Next Week

City Councilmember Rafael Espinal's bill to provide relief from the signage crisis sweeping the city has been finalized, his office said Thursday. Espinal introduced the Awnings Act to combat onerous signage fees earlier this year,...

The 119th Christmas Bird Count Comes to Brooklyn Tomorrow!

We know—it's been Hot Duck this and Hot Duck that all winter, right? But plenty of local species have called Brooklyn home since time immemorial, long before flashy-feathered waterfowl transplants started gentrifying Central Park. And...

Would Secular Education Destroy The Orthodox? YAFFED Panel On Education in Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas

CROWN HEIGHTS — Young Advocates For Fair Education (YAFFED), a Manhattan organization looking to revise educational standards in ultra-Orthodox schools, celebrated the last day of Hanukkah in Brooklyn on Monday evening with a party...

Upcycling Old Electronics for Art, The Rise and Fall of Big Sugar & More...

While everyone is opposed to Amazon in LIC, don't forget that Brooklyn was once eager to host as well... Want to know why it didn't work out? Here's an in-depth analysis from The Bridge. In...

Nitehawk Prospect Park Announces Grand Opening on 12/19!

PARK SLOPE/WINDSOR TERRACE - Looks like the wait is over. Late this morning, Nitehawk announced on Instagram that their opening date is set for next Wednesday, December 19. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase online beginning...

Weekend Art Events: Dec. 14-16 (Charlie Brown, Humpty Dumpty, Nutcrackers Galore & More)

It's almost Christmas! This weekend offers a variety of holiday pop-ups and markets, three productions of The Nutcracker, and a few chances to hear your favorite carols. Check the BKLYNER Calendar for more events happening...

Bklyner Gift Guide – Gifts for Kids

If there is one thing that is guaranteed - kids LOVE gifts! Sweet gifts, toys, clothing, books, arts and crafts, adventure gifts and more. Brooklyn is a kid capital and there are so many...

Food & Drink

Lakou Café Is Serving Up Cocktails Next Year in Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS — A neighborhood café in Crown Heights is looking to add cocktails to their assortment of coffee and crepes next year. Lakou Café, at...

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Real Estate & Development

Two Large New Crown Heights Developments In The Works

CROWN HEIGHTS — Applicants released plans for two new developments in northwestern Crown Heights - 1010 Pacific Street and1050 Pacific Street, both of which...