Pierogies at Pierozek. Courtesy of STUNTMANpr.Earlier this week, the Michelin Guide announced their Bib Gourmand list, which this year includes 37 Brooklyn spots. Bib Gourmand is the group’s designation that recognizes restaurants that allow you to enjoy two courses and a drink or dessert for $40 or less.
Greenpoint has two new coffee shops, there’s a new tlayuda spot in Prospect Heights, and lots of sweet treats across the borough. As always, let us know if we’ve missed anything [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHXqIQrTLCPeA3dvDaAHHsm5HeU8F7gfZnscBK337wqaY6Xg/viewform?usp=sf_link] , and stay safe. You can
A rendering of the redesigned plaza at One Pierrepont Plaza. (Image: DLANDstudio Architecture)Brookfield Properties is planning a fresh look for a Downtown Brooklyn public space it controls. The developer presented its plans to revamp the privately-owned public space near its building One Pierrepont Plaza [https://www.brookfieldproperties.com//en/
Image: BAMRejuvenation, celebration and “ridiculous emceeing.” That’s what BAM has on offer for its first live, virtual concert of the spring, which will take place on the evening of April 23rd: an interactive hip-hop showcase featuring music, spoken word poetry and dance performances, along with live visual design that
Melanie Charles performing at the Breathing Pavilion. (Image: Argenis Apollinario/Downtown Brooklyn Partnership)The normally bustling plaza at 300 Ashland Place [https://www.downtownbrooklyn.com/listings/the-plaza-at-300-ashland] is now a place for quiet introspection. That’s thanks to a weekly live music series [https://www.downtownbrooklyn.com/events/breathing-pavilion-a-weekly-music-series-featuring-joel-ross] presented
Students attending a BISR course from 2017. Photo credit: Salome Oggenfuss. Six years ago, Maggie Gerrity — a Manhattan-based artist, bookkeeper, and lifelong student — found herself longing for the academic rigor she’d had in college. She had recently learned about Brooklyn Institute of Social Research [https://thebrooklyninstitute.com/], or BISR,
Hanif Abdurraqib. Photo credit: Megan Leigh Barnard. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In his new essay collection, ‘A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance [https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/book/9781984801197],’ award-winning poet, cultural critic, and BAM Guest Curator at Large Hanif Abdurraqib [http://www.abdurraqib.com/] examines the history of
Wai Wah Chin, Charter President of The Chinese American Citizen Alliance Greater New York [http://www.cacagny.org/home.html] speaking at the rally #StopAsianHate in Brooklyn Borough Hall on Sunday, Mar. 21, 2021. Mukta Ahmad/BklynerFollowing the Atlanta shooting last week, where six out of the eight killed were
City Council Candidate Elizabeth Adams issued a novelty parking violation to DOT and NYPD in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday morning. (Image: Billy Richling) Elizabeth Adams stood near a vehicle-blocked Downtown Brooklyn bike lane with transit advocates and cartoonishly large traffic violation notices on Thursday morning to call for an end
Brooklyn Municipal Building. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)Today Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, other local officials and the family of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gathered this afternoon to rename the Brooklyn Municipal building in her honor. “Today we honor
As the coronavirus swept across New York, images of a deserted midtown Manhattan became emblematic of the pandemic’s devastating economic impact. Throughout the summer, journalists chronicled midtown’s uncertain future; even now, with vaccination efforts progressing, landlords of commercial offices and large retail spaces worry about midtown’s viability
GDK kiosk rendering in Columbus Park (Image: Parks)The city’s Parks Department shared plans on Monday night for a new kebab stand in Columbus Park near Brooklyn Borough Hall. At a meeting of Brooklyn Community Board 2’s Parks & Recreation Committee, the Department said the licensed concessionaire for the
Commissioner Henry (‘Hank’) Gutman at City Hall on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography OfficeMayor de Blasio announced this morning that Henry ‘Hank’ Gutman will be the new Commissioner of Transportation. Gutman is a lawyer, who clerked for Judge F. Dooling early in his career [https://www.nyls.
Protestors in front of of 227 Duffield Street last year.The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously on Tuesday morning to preserve the building at 227 Duffield Street. The building, known as the Harriett and Thomas Truesdell House for its longtime owners, has historical ties to the nation’
NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) staff presented plans for seven new Citi Bike [https://www.citibikenyc.com/] stations between Bay Ridge and Sunset Park during a Community Board 10 transportation committee meeting on January 26. Map of planned Citi Bike stations in Community Board 10. By DOT, from Community Board
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.
Cafe cats by the window. By Alexandra Steedman.Thanks to a generous grant, Brooklyn Cat Cafe will be able to help more delightful felines get treatment and find forever homes. The Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition (BBAWC [http://wp.bbawc.org/]), which operates the popular Brooklyn Cat Cafe [https://www.
For aerialists like Kyla Ernst-Alper [https://www.kylaernstalper.com/], life during the pandemic has felt pretty precarious. Kyla Ernst-Alper performing at BKLYN STUDIOS. Photo by Giles Clement. Ernst-Alper, whose job – using her airborne body as a means of visual storytelling – depends on the tight margins of freelance gigs and self-produced