By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat New York 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 or live in temporary housing will be given an
Lincoln Restler is running to represent the East River neighborhoods of Brooklyn in the City Council District 33. Campaign photo.Today, Lincoln Restler was endorsed by all seven NYCHA tenant association presidents in Brooklyn’s 33rd Council District, Restler’s campaign announced in a new ad, emailed to supporters. Restler
Building concept courtesy of Urban Cartographics.VINEGAR HILL – Community Board 2 voted on Wednesday to recommend against approving a request for rezoning of 265 Front Street that would see a truck lot in the heart of historic Vinegar Hill transformed into a 6-story residential building with first floor commercial space.
Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchtower sign in Brooklyn. Courtesy of MasterButler via Flickr.BROOKLYN HEIGHTS– The Jehovah’s Witnesses “WATCHTOWER” sign illuminating the East River waterfront is being replaced with a new one, after almost 50 years.Panorama , a new office and retail campus in Brooklyn Heights developed by Columbia Heights
Ah, fall. Leaves changing, light golden, air crisp. Pumpkin everywhere. Literally, everywhere. In everything. The amount of pumpkin on the market can sometimes be overwhelming, but never fear. We’ve rounded up the best fall treats the Borough has to offer—we even snuck two alcoholic drinks in there just
DUMBO/RED HOOK – Fans of Americana music will get the chance to catch dozens of shows taking place this weekend at popular waterfront watering holes from DUMBO to Red Hook. The 5th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival returns, presenting Americana, folk, roots, blues, country, bluegrass, and jazz on nine stages.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK – United Photo Industries‘ popular photography festival, Photoville, returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park for an eighth year. Featuring more than 90 photography exhibits plus dozens of panels, workshops, demonstrations, and special events, part one of the fest took place last Thursday through Sunday with the second half taking
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK – United Photo Industries presents the eighth annual Photoville festival from September 12 through 22, featuring more than than 90 photography exhibits plus dozens of panels, workshops, demonstrations, and special events. Via Photoville NYC | FacebookThe free outdoor photo festival takes place each year in Brooklyn Bridge Park with
Take advantage of the cooler weather with various events happening throughout Brooklyn! Check out the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival at various locations throughout Brooklyn or grab a ticket to the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair. Plus, there are various exhibits opening up across the borough. Bklyner Calendar has more events happening
DUMBO – Art in DUMBO‘s first gallery walk of the Fall season will take place on Thursday, September 5, with neighborhood galleries staying open late for exhibition openings and special events. DUMBO (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)The organization’s DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk is a free event that
Welcome back to this week’s edition of openings and closings. This week, eagerly awaited openings in Red Hook and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and drama at the Time Out Market. Windsor Terrace Cena Brooklyn 601 Greenwood Avenue corner of Prospect Avenue and (Prospect Ave F stop) This Mexican taqueria is
DUMBO/PARK SLOPE – Last week we mentioned two upcoming free outdoor movie events in Bed-Stuy and Coney Island. With the mercury continuing to rise, there are even more opportunities to get outside and enjoy some free summer flicks. Movies with a View, Photo: Etienne Frossard for Brooklyn Bridge Park ConservancyBrooklyn
DUMBO – Ample Hills Creamery opened its latest location in Brooklyn Bridge Park at the historic fireboat station last Thursday, June 13th. The location—one of 14 now operated by the company—replaced the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory during a request for proposals process released by the park last summer. Ample
Last minute change of plans? Need summer coverage for your K-8 children? Looking for a camp where your kids can be outside, have fun, and play soccer, while also being affordable? Welcome to BrooklynAYSO Community Soccer Camp. Courtesy of Brooklyn AYSOBrooklynAYSO (www.brooklynayso.org) has been running soccer programs to