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
At United Community Centers of East New York [https://ucceny.org/] (UCCENY), a nonprofit that serves the East New York community through everything from ESL classes to early childhood education, many of the costs associated with keeping the center running involve things like paying program staff, organizing field trips, and
Photo by Feliphe Schiarolli [https://unsplash.com/@flpschi?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] on Unsplash [https://unsplash.com/s/photos/school?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText] BROOKLYN – The mayor and the governor have given their blessings to begin the reopening of NYC
Dr. Oxiris Barbot. (Photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)BROOKLYN – NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot, who clashed with the mayor amid the pandemic, suddenly announced her resignation this morning. In her resignation letter, she wrote, “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public
Mayor de Blasio with Council Member Cornegy, clergy, and community members on a walk through Bed-Stuy. (Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) BROOKLYN – The Mayor announced a new Central Brooklyn Violence Prevention plan today after an uptick in shootings. This comes after a weekend of violence across the city, which
The internet. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)BROOKLYN – In a time where New Yorkers need access to the internet more than ever, the city will be accelerating broadband internet deployment in all five boroughs in an effort to connect 600,000 underserved people to jobs, training, education, mental health supports, and
Borough President Adams speaks at the Freedom Rally at Grand Army Plaza. Adrian Childress/BklynerBROOKLYN – Happy Juneteenth! June 19 is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in America. This year there are tons of protests, marches, rallies, vigil happening all throughout today to celebrate, show solidarity,
Brooklyn Protest – George Floyd. (Photo: Adrian Childress/Bklyner)BROOKLYN – The murder of George Floyd, an innocent Black man, by a cop in Minnesota has caused unrest all throughout the country, including right here in Brooklyn. [/last-night-in-brooklyn-tonight-in-brooklyn-people-are-rising-up-against-injustice/] Police, who were supposed to protect protesters, have instead aggressively shoved, hit with batons,
Funeral of Rabbi Chaim Mertz in Williamsburg. Scott Stein/BklynerWILLIAMSBURG – About 2,500 people gathered on a Williamsburg street last night at a funeral for Rabbi Chaim Mertz who had died from the coronavirus. People were wearing masks, but there was absolutely no social distancing. At around 8 p.m.
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
Photographer/Mayoral Photography OfficePARK SLOPE – Four months after announcing his run for the 46th president [/park-slope-neighbor-runs-for-president/] of the United States, our Park Slope neighbor Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that he is out of the race. “It’s clearly not my time,” he said on Morning Joe. [https:
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerBROOKLYN HEIGHTS – Homeless activists and VOCAL-NY walked into a luxury apartment building– which the City has deemed as “affordable housing”– to protest Mayor de Blasio’s “affordable” housing plan on Friday. 15 Bridge Park Drive is a tall, glass residential building located near the water in Brooklyn
CROWN HEIGHTS/FLATBUSH – The 52nd annual West Indian American Day Carnival [http://wiadcacarnival.org/] returns this weekend with a series of festivities honoring Caribbean history, culture, and unity, including a Junior Carnival for the kids and the popular “day break” J’Ouvert celebration. With an array of steel band music,
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez at a recent press conference (Image by Sam Raskin/ Bklyner)Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Thursday defended a program aimed at keeping first-time offenders out of jail that he’s administered in recent years, after receiving criticism from a top NYPD official and the
BROOKLYN NAVY YARD – As part of Mayor de Blasio’s recently announced expansion of NYC Ferry service [/state-of-city/], a new stop on the Astoria line will open at the Brooklyn Navy Yard this spring. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation announced on Monday that the new NYC Ferry [https://www.
PHOTO: Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo OfficeBy Christina Veiga Overhauling admissions at the city’s prestigious specialized high schools could be just the opening salvo in more aggressive efforts to unravel segregation throughout the city’s school system, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed Sunday. “Changing them sends the message that everything