Dear Ms. Zagare, I want to thank you for the coverage in Bklyner you have dedicated to the transformation of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center into a “Medical Village,” provided by reporter Billy Richling. The latest article, dated December 17, 2020, describes how the project, a part of New York State’
Photo by Nate @ SaveCortelyouBy John Oros, a neighborhood resident and member of Save Cortelyou, a grassroots organization dedicated to community-centric development for the Ditmas Park/Flatbush neighborhood. Last week, Community Board 14 gave the green light to undo the 2009 comprehensive zoning [https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/planning/download/pdf/
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte with Majority Council Member Laurie Cumbo at a City Hall press conference addressing maternal health issues. William Alatriste, NYC Council photographer.Nearly four years ago, I lost my son, Jonah Bichotte Cowan, after going into preterm labor. On October 4, 2016, I entered the New York Presbyterian/
Sheepshead Bay. Liena Zagare/BklynerWhile we are seeing a positive trend in data, with deaths, hospitalizations, and critical care cases going down, the aftershocks of this virus are going to linger for quite some time. For millions across the country, COVID has resulted in a loss of income and employment.
This morning NYC Heath+Hospitals shared the following Open Letter to New Yorkers regarding COVID-19 has been signed by over 100 emergency room physicians from hospitals and health systems across the City. Posted here, with most current signers. [https://www.change.org/p/new-yorkers-plea-from-ed-doctors-to-listen-to-covid-19-public-health-advise?recruiter=1073227909&utm_source=share_petition&
East 21st Street in Midwood. Liena Zagare/BklynerIn response to our articles about Urban Dove charter school renting school space [/you-dont-belong-here-charter-schools-move-to-midwood-splits-jewish-community/] from the East Midwood Jewish Center, and the controversy that has caused [/hasidic-neighbors-protest-emjc-rabbis-installation-over-charter-school-controversy/] in the immediate neighborhood, we have received a letter to the editor from Laurie Mermelstein. Mermelstein
Dear Editor,Thank you for shedding more light on the question of where the Federal monies for future storm protection that were allocated to South Brooklyn communities have gone [/what-happened-to-the-10-million-the-mayor-promised-for-sewage-backup-valves-in-southern-brooklyn/] . The Manhattan Beach Community Group and other South Brooklyn civic organizations spent months with NYRising to determine how and where
By Keith Polasko, a concerned citizen. CROWN HEIGHTS — On the afternoon of Monday, November 4, 2019 the New York City Police Department posted tow-away-zone signs in Crown Heights, Brooklyn announcing a parking ban for tree pruning that took effect less than 24 hours later on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from
A hanging scrim shows the proposed towers and their size relative to the conservatory buildings. Via BBG website.In July the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (BBG) opened a new exhibit in one of their many conservatorie [/brooklyn-botanic-garden-presents-exhibit-protesting-sun-blocking-towers/]s. What made this exhibit different was that they were not showcasing exotic flora.
By Assemblyman William Colton BATH BEACH/BENSONHURST/GRAVESEND – The NYC DOT is initiating a Sidewalk Program placing orange arrows on the sidewalks which previously had a Notice of Violation filed. The program then intends to send a notice to the homeowner informing them that unless the homeowner proceeds to file
535 4th Avenue & 555 4th Avenue (Photo: Pamela Wong/Bklyner)By Amy White Graves, founder of Brooklyn Children’s Theatre [http://www.brooklynchildrenstheatre.net]. The nonprofit serves 1,300 children a year in Brooklyn. New York City is facing a homelessness crisis and women and children are bearing the brunt
Commissioner Bishop with the featured business owners. NYC Department of Small Business ServicesBy Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services It’s Immigrant Heritage Month, a perfect time to celebrate New York City’s small business community. Why? Because over half of the City’s 230,
By Bob Cassara, President of the Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance [http://www.brooklynhpa.com] @brooklynhpa [https://twitter.com/brooklynhpa] As President of the Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance (BHPA) I am gratified to see elected officials put their efforts and resources behind a very difficult if not impossible task in trying
Photo by Mary Bakija/BklynerBy: City Councilman Justin Brannan and Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann When most people talk about Christmas in New York City, they usually mention the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the stunning holiday window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue or maybe the Rockettes at