The Flatlands Library in June 2018 (Image: Google Maps)Starting today, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Flatlands branch will be closed for one year while the building’s roof is replaced. A short notice [https://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/flatlands] published on the Brooklyn Public Library’s website says the
District Leader Lori Maslow at a virtual Brooklyn Democratic Party event in December.Southern Brooklyn Democrat Lori Maslow resigned from her District Leader position in the Brooklyn Democratic Party on Thursday, after weeks of intense criticism over a series of racist tweets threatened to derail the party’s election forum.
Kevin Parker, a Democrat who just won reelection for his seat to represent D21 in State Senate, announced today he is running for the post of NYC Comptroller. The Comptroller’s duties include serving as a fiscal watchdog for the city, overseeing municipal workers’ pension funds, and reviewing city contracts,
Mayor Bill de Blasio visits the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island to pack food packages for senior citizens ahead of Rosh Hashanah, on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography OfficeThis summer, much of Southern Brooklyn defied COVID-19 related rules, and a lot of life went on
Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography OfficeFollowing the closure of two Yeshivas [/two-yeshivas-shut-down-amid-coronavirus-spike-in-southern-brooklyn/] (undisclosed) by the City’s Department of Health (DOH) over COVID-19 spread, officials inform that “regular inspections of all non-public schools within these clusters and their adjacent zip codes” will start tomorrow, and the city will be increasing enforcement
Parts of Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Mill Basin, Mill Island, and Paerdegat Basin will be sprayed down with pesticides to reduce the number of mosquitoes that may be carrying West Nile Virus. Department of Health (DOH) will be spraying very low concentrations of DeltaGard® and/or Anvil® using trucks,
Via Center for NYC Neighborhoods [https://cnycn.org/nyc-tax-lien-sale/]UPDATE: Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Finance Commissioner Jacques Jiha announced on September 4, the postponement of the annual tax lien sale until September 25, 2020 to give New Yorkers additional time to pay debt or enter into payment
MTA New York City Transit demonstrates prototypes of permanent protective barriers at the Bus Operator’s position on local and express buses at the Michael J. Quill Depot on Tue., June 30, 2020. Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City TransitBrooklyn 99 [https://www.nbc.com/brooklyn-nine-nine] may be
Bicyclist in Brooklyn, file photo/BklynerBikes have always been a source of free transportation, a way to exercise without a gym membership, and an excellent alternative to exploring the city on foot. At this strange crossroads, however, biking is also a necessity for thousands of Brooklyn residents deemed essential workers.
B44 SBS on dedicated bus lane.The warning period is over and starting today, December 30, those found blocking the B44 SBS Bus lane will get tickets with fines up to $250, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced. Tickets will be issued based on evidence collected by cameras mounted to
SOUTH BROOKLYN — At a town hall [/mayors-promises-sheepshead-last-nights-town-hall/] in Sheepshead Bay back in September 2017, Mayor de Blasio promised a $10 million initiative that would provide homeowners in Southern Brooklyn with free sewage cut-off valves. However, it seems that the mayor misspoke. That money would be coming from state funds, not
Brooklyn businesses scrambled this week as they dealt with the impact of the blackout initiated by Con Edison. “Due to heat, about 14,000 customers in Brooklyn have been taken out of service for repairs. Service restored through today,” Con Edison promised yesterday. Not everyone was back to normal on
Mayor Bill de Blasio commenting on blackouts at press conference (Photo: Todd Maisel)MILL BASIN — Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he is “extremely disappointed” in Con Edison after power outages hit tens of thousands of households in southeast Brooklyn at the tail end of the weekend heat wave.
Foreclosures in Brooklyn since 2016 (Image via PropertyShark)Foreclosures have slightly risen in Brooklyn in recent months, a new report found. Despite a decrease in foreclosures in New York City, foreclosures during the second quarter of this year were up 7 percent in Brooklyn compared to last year’s second