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“The World Needs More Heroes” — What An Actual Summer Camp Teaches Kids

PROSPECT PARK - Crystal Bobb-Semple, known as Persephone, is the founder of Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp based on the Percy Jackson books for kids who have big imaginations. We spoke on a hot...

Four schools will pilot kosher and halal school lunches next year

CENTRAL BROOKLYN - Parents across Brooklyn have been working for years with local schools to make school lunches available to their children who follow kosher or halal diets at home. We wrote back in...

“The Kitchen” Filming Through Friday in Gravesend, “Crashing” in Ditmas Park

The mob drama called "The Kitchen" is filming around Avenue U, 86th, West 12th - a number of blocks have been blocked off by the cones in the area. Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss,...

Two Men Charged With Assault in Hate Crime Attack on Rabbinical Student

CROWN HEIGHTS - Two men who attacked a Jewish rabbinical student in Crown Heights earlier this year have been charged with assault as a hate crime, the Brooklyn District Attorney announced today. The attack occurred around...

Today’s Links: Toxic Algae Blooms in Prospect Park Lake, Fort Greene Neighbors Get Smoked...

Despite the sunny weekend perfect for park visits, it looks the like the toxic algae bloom is back in Prospect Park Lake for the fifth year running—don't let your kids (or dogs) in that...

WATCH Bunkeddeko Debate Clarke Tonight on NY1

FLATBUSH, CROWN HEIGHTS, PARK SLOPE - we have a congressional race this year in District 9, currently represented by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, and the only election date that matters is next week, June 26th....

Kmart opened at Sears on Beverley on Saturday

FLATBUSH - This past Saturday, June 16th, Sears and Kmart unveiled a new "store-in-a-store" format—a Kmart Convenience store located inside the Sears’ landmarked Brooklyn location at 2307 Beverley Road (behind Kings Theater). At 10,000 square feet,...

Make Music New York Returns Thursday, June 21

Celebrate the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—with the return of Make Music New York, a festival featuring free concerts in public spaces across New York City. Now in its twelfth year, Make Music...

Celebrate Juneteenth At Weeksville Heritage Center

CROWN HEIGHTS - In 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation declared the end of slavery in the U.S., but it wasn't until June 19, 1865 that the state of Texas announced that all slaves were free....

Man Sentenced For Assaulting Homeless Man And Streaming Attack On Facebook Live

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS - Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced last Friday that a 24-year-old Prospect-Lefferts Gardens resident was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for violently assaulting a 58-year-old homeless man and...

Shootings in East Flatbush, Bushwick Leave Two Dead Over Weekend

Two Brooklyn men in two neighborhoods died over the weekend from gun violence—one in a Bushwick shooting Saturday night, the other from injuries sustained in a shooting the weekend before. In Bushwick, the shooting took...

This Week In BKLYNER: Brooklyn Pride, A Giant Garden Gnome, Rain Gardens & More

Keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood all week — follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and subscribe. If you have news tips, story ideas, or questions, email us at editor@bklyner.com. Don't forget to take this week’s BKLYNER...

Food & Drink

Meet The Team Celebrating Local Business With “Black-Owned Brooklyn”

Last week, our list of black-owned coffeeshops generated an enormous reader response. Even Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams got in on the action launching...

Police & Fire

Wednesday Crime Blotter: Thrown Off The Train in Kensington, Bit On...

BROWNSVILLE - NYPD Police Officer Ernesto Marks, who was arrested last week and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing for allegedly choking his girlfriend...

Real Estate & Development

Relatively Affordable Housing Up For Grabs In Midwood

MIDWOOD - Nine units are up for grabs on the NYC Housing Connect website, though at 130% of the Area Median Income (AMI), they aren't the...