The Down Low: Rikers Closing, Road Rage & Other Stories You Shouldn’t Miss

Rikers Island Photo by ksu_nyc via Instagram

The Down-Low is our round-up of stories in our neck of the woods as well as other curiosities all over Brooklyn.

–Mayor de Blasio Announces Plans to Shut Down Rikers Island. [ABC7]

-Two Sanitation Workers Beaten Unconscious With Brass Knuckles. [NY Daily News]

-The Segregation Of NYC Elementary Schools. [City Limits]

–Two Males Fall To Their Deaths From Brooklyn Buildings. [New York Times]

–Activists Argue Affordable Housing At Bedford Union Armory Will Continue The “Whitening” of Crown Heights. [Voices of NY]

-The History Of Bay Ridge’s Hospitals. [Hey Ridge]

–An Ode To Midwood’s No-Frills Kent Theater. [New York Times]

–Wegman’s Supermarket To Open In Brooklyn Next Year. [NBC New York]

–Fancy Rugs & Furnishings Coming To Industry City. [The Real Deal]

-A Fight Over Parking Gets Ugly In Columbia Waterfront District. [Brooklyn Paper]


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Pamela Wong

Pam was a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn between 2016 and 2019. She also writes about art at


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