Join us in welcoming a new birria truck, several new pizzerias, and a new Brooklyn home for a Manhattan favorite. Sadly, we say goodbye to two Park Slope spots this week. As always, let us know if we’ve missed anything [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHXqIQrTLCPeA3dvDaAHHsm5HeU8F7gfZnscBK337wqaY6Xg/viewform?
Brittany Ramos DeBarros (Image: Campaign)Representative Nicole Malliotakis has been in Congress for less than two months. But she’s already facing a progressive challenge for her seat. Brittany Ramos DeBarros [https://www.brittanyforcongress.org/], a 32-year-old Army veteran who spent a year in Afghanistan, announced on Thursday that she
Michelle Mikhels, a high school student and “Survival English” instructor. Courtesy of Michelle Mikhels.Many senior immigrants who were previously able to communicate by using facial expressions and gestures, despite the language barrier, have found themselves alone and struggling as the pandemic mask mandates make communication harder. In Southern Brooklyn,
The front of Food Universe Marketplace. Salma Elazab/BklynerEarlier this week Bensonhurst welcomed another supermarket. Food Universe Marketplace opened at 1982-84 86th street, on the corner of 86th and 20th avenue, right by the 20th Ave D train station, on January 11, 2021. Food Universe Marketplace right next to the
Assemblyman William Colton. Zainab Iqbal/BklynerIn the lead-up to New York’s state primary election on June 23rd, most Brooklynites were focused on the several close races for State Senate and Assembly seats or on whether the Board of Elections could handle a surge in mail-in ballots [https://www.nytimes.
The intersection where the LPI will be installed. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner) BATH BEACH – Just one month after seven-year-old Sama Ali was killed crossing the street on her scooter, local politicians announced pedestrian safety improvements are coming to the intersection – those crossing will get between 3-7 seconds head start before
Sama’s dad and brothers. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)BATH BEACH – The community is calling for safer streets after seven-year-old Sama Ali was killed by a truck driver [/sama-ali-killed-scooter/] as she was crossing the street on her scooter last week. The little girl had been riding her scooter on September
District 20 Outgoing Superintendent Carina Kostantino with schoolchildren [https://www.facebook.com/CECDistrict20/photos/a.1217949231635561/1217953831635101/?type=1&theater] ., via CEC20 Facebook page.BAY RIDGE – On Friday, it was revealed that Superintendent Karina Costantino of District 20 (D20) will be retiring, effective Monday, August 31st. The announcement was made
250 Ashland Place Studio Apartment. Courtesy of The Ashland.The Ashland at 250 Ashland Place [https://www.ashlandmiddleincome.com/?utm_source=bklyner&utm_medium=sponsored_post] is now leasing middle income affordable housing in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. This luxury residential tower is located in the emerging Brooklyn Cultural
Assembly Member Mathylde Frontus and volunteers help distribute meals to seniors in Coney Island. (Photo via Rathkopf Photography, [https://www.rathkopf.com/] with permission)SOUTHERN BROOKLYN – On Friday, March 20, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the ‘NYS on PAUSE’ executive order. [https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-new-york-state-pause-executive-order] All non-essential businesses
By Clifford Michael, THE CITY [https://thecity.nyc/2020/02/bail-law-fuels-gop-challenge-to-reformer-in-swing-district.html] . A year after State Sen. Andrew Gounardes beat GOP stalwart Marty Golden, Brooklyn Republicans are weighing challenges against the freshman Democrat — with a rallying cry of undoing bail reform. Gounardes, 36, beat the longtime state senator by 1,
Welcome back to this week’s openings and closings. We welcome a new Fifth Avenue Greek spot, a Philadelphia favorite, and lots of new mini-chains. Luckily for the readers who hate goodbyes, we have only one closing for you this time around. Bushwick Redcrest Fried Chicken [https://www.redcrestfriedchicken.com/
This isn’t a new issue [/what-to-do-about-dog-owners-who-dont-pick-up-poop-bensonhurst/] for our readers: from Park Slope to Bensonhurst, neighbors continue to obsess over what to do with abandoned dog poop. Dog waste left on the street is, well, disgusting, but also dangerous, as it can make its way into our water supply if
This week’s openings and closings are full of new places from old standouts. A restaurant returns after a 15-year closure, Williamsburg gains a new beer garden, but loses a popular chocolate shop. Clinton Hill Cap’t Loui413 Myrtle Avenue between Vanderbilt and Clinton Avenues. > [https://www.instagram.com/p/
Assembly Member William Colton at a rally last summer (Image by Zainab Iqbal/ Bklyner)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 of metal
Cortelyou Road by Antonio M Rosario.The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad [https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/new-york-underground-railroad-house] – A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition (Atlas Obscura) The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head Fake [http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/07/the-secret-story-of-the-brooklyn-heights-promenade.html] – Thomas