Rendering of the post-rezoning Gowanus canal bridge crossing with waterfront development and pedestrian activity. (Image: Department of City Planning) Brooklyn Council Member Brad Lander has spent almost half a decade organizing community planning meetings to generate consensus around the rezoning of Gowanus, the southwest Brooklyn neighborhood known for its historic
Justin Krebs. (Image: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)Council candidate Justin Krebs [https://www.justin2021.org/] rolled out endorsements from 30 current and former PTA presidents, executive board members and other parent leaders today in his effort to become the next Council Member for District 39, which includes Park Slope, Carroll Gardens,
By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat New York [https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2021/1/21/22243326/brooklyn-middle-school-integration-district-13] Middle schools in a diverse corner of Brooklyn will implement admissions changes this year in hopes of creating more integrated classrooms. At all 10 middle schools in District 13, students who come from low-income families
MIDWOOD – Within the 70th precinct, which contains Midwood, Fiske Terrace, Ditmas Park, and Prospect Park South, there is someone who has been robbing folks in Midwood since late November. All of the attacks take place in elevators, all target men, and all involving the display of a knife. https://bklyner.
Volunteers from the Brooklyn Navy Yard distribute books at a Brooklyn Book Bodega event in Fort Greene in November. The event was organized in partnership with the Ingersoll Residents Association and Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center. Book Bodega co-founder Seema Aghera is second from the left; co-founder Rebecca Cohen is on
Levin with her kids holding the Brooklyn Cares logo on their stoop. (Photo via Levin)BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – Two teachers from the private St. Ann’s School are giving back to their community during the coronavirus pandemic by fundraising, organizing, and donating meals to essential workers– all while teaching virtually full-time.
Thanksgiving can be stressful. Cooking in a too-small kitchen, worrying if the turkey will dry out, running out of wine, cleaning up after too many people. Luckily, this is Brooklyn, and all of that is optional. These 10 places are all serving Thanksgiving dinner this year — sans doing dishes. Meadowsweet
By: Michael Racioppo, District Manager of Brooklyn Community Board 6 The following is a recap of the Brooklyn Community Board 6 [https://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb6/index.page] (CB6) General Meeting held Thursday, October 10 at PS 32. CB6 serves Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope,
COBBLE HILL – Literature lovers will flock to Cobble Hill on Saturday for PEN America’s Lit Crawl NYC 2019 [https://pen.org/event/lit-crawl-nyc-2019/]. The three-hour bar crawl will celebrate NYC’s literary community with 19 free events including readings, trivia, art, and more. Via Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/
BROOKLYN – Get ready for Halloween! The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival [http://brooklynhorrorfest.com/] returns for a fourth year, celebrating the art of horror filmmaking with independent features, shorts, and a number of premieres. Spanning one week from October 17 through 24, the festival will feature new films, events, and parties
CARROLL GARDENS/FLATBUSH – Tastes of Brooklyn [http://tastesofbrooklyn.com/] is hosting two food crawls this weekend! The 8th Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill Fall Crawl [http://tastesofbrooklyn.com/] is slated for Saturday, October 5 and the first-ever Tastes of Flatbush [http://tastesofbrooklyn.com/] will debut on Sunday, October 6. Ticket prices for
Monday marked the autumn equinox. Celebrate the start of the fall season with fresh air, sunshine, and community at these outdoor festivities happening around Brooklyn this weekend. Visit NYC DOT [https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/wkndtraf.shtml#brooklyn] for more information on weekend street closures. Via Facebook