Angel Guardian Home. (Photo via Angel Guardian Home Facebook)DYKER HEIGHTS – The Angel Guardian Home, a century-old former orphanage, has officially been landmarked and is the first historic landmark in Dyker Heights. “Although the Angel Guardian Home sits just outside the borders of my council district, preserving this building has
A fallen tree in Bensonhurst after Hurricane Sandy hit the city. (Photo via Mike/Flickr Creative Commons) [https://flic.kr/p/dq1M8J]BROOKLYN – Today marks eight years since Hurricane Sandy crashed into New York City’s shoreline. It caused 43 deaths and $19 billion in widespread devastation. [http://www.nyc.
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
Gounardes speaking at the rally calling for the reopening of 16 schools. (Photo via Gounardes’ office)SOUTHERN BROOKLYN – Parents and elected officials are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYC Department of Education (DOE) to re-open the 16 schools in the ‘yellow zone’ that have been ordered shut
It took over 4 hours to battle the five-alarm fire. (Photo: FDNY)DYKER HEIGHTS – A five-alarm fire ripped through three homes late Saturday night, injuring 12 firefighters and displacing families. On Saturday, September 12, just before midnight, a fire blazed through 1330 74th Street and then spread to the two
General Lee Ave at Fort Hamilton Army Base. GoogleFORT HAMILTON – Three years ago [/congresswoman-continues-to-call-for-fort-hamilton-street-renaiming/], local politicians and community leaders gathered in Fort Hamilton Park to call on the renaming of two street signs named after confederate generals. Now, they have renewed that call. The streets—General Lee Avenue and Stonewall
Screenshot via live stream.SOUTH/WESTERN BROOKLYN – To help address the concerns of their neighbors amid the coronavirus, State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Council Member Justin Brannan hosted a virtual town hall for Southern Brooklyn yesterday. But neighbors said the well-intentioned event was “out of touch,” overlooking practical information that
Elected officials out in Southern Brooklyn discussing expanding H+H Coney Island capacity to serve the area. In particular – converting the parking lot into makeshift hospital. Via Councilmember Mark Treyger’s office.During this pandemic, there are some local elected officials working day and night to figure out how to
Young men in a mosque. (Photo: Rifky Nur Setyadi on Unsplash)BAY RIDGE – A Muslim family, along with Council on American-Islamic Relations-NY [https://www.cair-ny.org/], has filed a civil rights complaint against the NYC Department of Education for allegedly bullying a nine-year-old because of his faith, in retaliation for
Hurricane Sandy.Hurricane Sandy slammed into Brooklyn in 2012. It caused 43 deaths and $19 billion in widespread devastation. [http://www.nyc.gov/html/sirr/downloads/pdf/final_report/Ch_1_SandyImpacts_FINAL_singles.pdf] Seven years later, the effects of the storm still linger. Though much work was done
Early Voting. Anna Van Der Heijden/BklynerThe New York City Campaign Finance Board sent voter directories with inaccurate poll site information to 150,000 voters citywide, a spokesperson for the CFB told Bklyner. The inaccurate information was included in the CFB’s annual General Election Voter Guide, which since 2017
Doctor’s Row. (Photo via LPC)UPDATE: It’s now official. While Doctors’ Row became a Historic District on June 25, 2019, when the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to grant it the designation, the City Council had to approve it to make it truly official, and that happened yesterday,
BAY RIDGE – Two years, two council members, and $4.7 million later, the historic Fort Hamilton High School Athletic Field has been renovated – 18 years since last improvements were made to the large property. In 2017, funding for the six-acre field located at 83rd to 85th Street between Colonial Road
Photo: Jimin KimBAY RIDGE – The 13th Annual Arab American Bazaar to celebrate the Arab community in Brooklyn took place over the weekend and was a big success. “This event is an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions Arabs and Arab-Americans have made to our great city and our great country.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided to currently block a question on the 2020 census that asks for citizenship status. “The reasoned explanation requirement of administrative law, after all, is meant to ensure that agencies offer genuine justifications for important decisions, reasons that
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerDYKER HEIGHTS – After the vicinity of 10th and 11th Avenues from 65th to 85th Streets saw three car crashes in three hours last weekend, the community is demanding life-saving traffic measures. “We are urging, pleading, demanding the Department of Transportation (DOT) finish the traffic study they’ve
The intersection where Elnur was killed. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)BATH BEACH – Just last month, three-year-old Emur Shavkator was riding his scooter, when a van struck and killed him at the dangerous intersection. Now, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved a traffic light to be installed in November. On
Photo via Office of Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis.UPDATE: The mailbox has been replaced with a brand new one. BAY RIDGE – Anti-Semitic graffiti was found on a mailbox in Bay Ridge today. Three phrases were written: “Kill all Jews,” “Israel,” and “Mario Cuomo.” The word “mayor” was written and crossed out.