Mayor Bill de Blasio attends a vigil organized by Families for Safe Streets at McGolrick Park in Greenpoint on May 27, 2021. (Image: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would dedicate funding to redesign a dangerous Greenpoint roadway after a beloved local school teacher was
Students and faculty marching to Michelle Anderson’s house. Photo/ Dave Sanders. Brooklyn College students and staff joined together yesterday to demand President Michelle Anderson release a plan for the $58 million COVID relief fund for the institution. Faculty and students gathered in front of Brooklyn College on Bedford Ave
The Flatbush Savings Bank building in March 2021. (Image: Dann Lawrence)A construction worker has fallen to his death at the site of a half-demolished historic bank building, according to police. The 49-year-old man was part of a crew working inside the former Flatbush Savings Bank building at 1045 Flatbush
Brooklyn College. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)By Council Member Inez Barron, Chair of Committee on Higher Education and Council Member I. Daneek Miller, Chair of Committee on Civil Service and Labor Last Friday, hundreds of Professional Staff Congress (PSC) members from the City University of New York (CUNY) and their
The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for parents with school-aged children, who have navigated the perils of remote learning, shifting case-count regulations and changes to admissions processes. So it’s perhaps no surprise that candidates seeking to replace term-limited Council Member Brad Lander in Council District 39 [https://council.
Khari Edwards has snagged the backing of some of Brooklyn’s most notable elected officials in his bid to become Brooklyn Borough President. Edwards [https://khariedwards.com/], a former Brookdale Hospital executive, has been endorsed by Congresswoman Yvette Clake and two Assemblywomen, Diana Richardson and Latrice Walker, in his bid
Does landmarking make neighborhoods more affordable or more expensive? Some Park Slope council candidates can’t seem to decide. At a debate on Sunday, seven candidates seeking to replace term-limited Brad Lander in the Council District 39 seat were asked if they would support expanding the Park Slope Historic District
Students gather at the schoolyard of Mafalda DiMango Complex of the Arts. Megan McGibney/BklynerTuesday afternoon saw nearly 35 students at M.S. 936 in Sunset Park [https://www.ms936artsoff3rd.org/] gather in its schoolyard for an afterschool rally to denounce anti-Asian hate. The event was created by the school’
Kim Meyer waits for customers in her new Cobble Hill restaurant, Kimpanadas. | Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITYBy Ann Choi, THE CITY. This article was originally published [https://www.thecity.nyc/economy/2021/5/19/22444882/brooklyn-restaurant-renaissance-cooking-manhattan] by THE CITY [https://www.thecity.nyc/] [https://www.thecity.nyc/economy/2021/5/
Kevin Iso as Kevin and Dan Perlman as Dan in FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS. Photo Credit: SHOWTIME.From the opening moments of Flatbush Misdemeanors [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT7fmi5K9zk], Brooklynites will feel right at home. After a shot down Flatbush Avenue, the opening scene set behind Erasmus High School introduces
A crowded field of southern Brooklyn candidates agree on at least one thing. All eight candidates running to replace term-limited Council Member Alan Maisel in Brooklyn’s 46th Council District committed at a recent forum [https://www.facebook.com/lucina.clarke.3/videos/10223242705150511] to launching a participatory budgeting program
Though climate change and related environmental risks pose a threat to communities throughout New York [https://citylimits.org/2021/04/29/the-coast-the-climate-and-the-race-for-mayor/] , the question of how to build a more green and sustainable city is particularly resonant in North Brooklyn. The area is at the center of a fight over
East 25th Street in East Flatbush. (Image: Liena Zagare/Bklyner)A panel seeking to simplify the city’s notoriously byzantine and inequitable property tax system is seeking public input on its draft recommendations. The New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform [https://www1.nyc.gov/site/propertytaxreform/index.
A ferry crosses in front of the Williamsburg Bridge. (Image: NYC Ferry)The city’s ferry service has hit a red light in Greenpoint. NYC Ferry announced [https://www.ferry.nyc/service-alerts/] late Sunday night that the Greenpoint ferry landing, located off India Street, is closed until further notice, thanks
Photos: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Kevin CallTwo healthy peregrine falcon chicks have been hatched in a specially built nesting box atop the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, MTA announced yesterday. The fluffy hatchlings have a 360-degree view of the city skyline from their perch on top of the 215-foot Rockaway tower.
(Image: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)Concerns about an increase in crime continue to play a central role [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/14/nyregion/nyc-crime-mayoral-race.html] in the city’s mayoral race.New NYPD data [https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2021/05/11/around-brooklyn-crime-rate-up-30-in-nyc/] shows crime across the city jumped 30%
360 Adams Street, which houses the offices of the Kings County Public Administrator. (Image: Google Maps)The agency tasked with managing estates belonging to Brooklynites who pass away without a will or heirs is riddled with “dysfunction and dissension,” including a tendency to lose track of estate property that inexplicably
The Lincoln Market supermarket in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, which was developed under the city’s FRESH zoning incentive program. (Image: Google Maps)Public review has begun on a proposal to expand the number of neighborhoods where developers can build bigger in exchange for providing ground-floor space for a supermarket. The Food
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter at Phyl’s Academy in Brooklyn on March 23, 2021. (Image: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) By Briget Rein, current UFT employee and a candidate for New York City Council District 39. Throughout this pandemic, I have put my faith in
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced that Boyce Hayward, 26, of Bushwick, Brooklyn was arraigned virtually yesterday from Brookdale University Hospital before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun on a 36-count indictment for fatally shooting one man, shooting and injuring another man and then opening fire on three police officers