BUSHWICK — A New York City Parks Department employee is facing numerous charges after allegedly shooting at his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in a car with a child inside on Saturday night. Saturday, February 8, just after 10 p.m., an off-duty City Parks employee, 46-year-old Bruce E. Hansley, shot at his
It’s a sad end for a Christmas tree to be disposed off in the garbage. Irina Groushevaia/BklynerOne of the most significant sources of waste during the holidays comes from the twinkling, star-topped centerpiece that represents Christmas to so many Americans: the Christmas tree. Sadly, many of these wind
FORT GREENE – Fort Greene was alive with music and excitement Friday morning as NYC Parks [https://www.nycgovparks.org], Downtown Brooklyn Partnership [http://downtownbrooklyn.com], and Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the official opening of Betty Carter Park. L-R: NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Marty Maher,
PARK SLOPE – Last Sunday, a new public artwork was installed at the recently revamped 7th Avenue Triangle on the west side of Flatbush. Under the Sun by William Soltis (2019), photo by Pamela Wong/Bklyner Aug. 30, 2019, as the greenery at 7th Avenue Triangle was wateredWilliam Soltis’ sculpture Under
FORT GREENE – Over the weekend, dozens of locals enjoyed the summer weather at the newly reopened BAM Park in Fort Greene. Betty Carter Park, bordered by Fulton Street, Lafayette Avenue, and St. Felix Place (Photo: Pamela Wong/Bklyner)NYC Parks [https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/betty-carter-park/map] reopened the green
RED HOOK – About 20 people braved the pouring rain Wednesday evening and traveled to the Miccio Community Center for the latest update on the cleanup of the Red Hook Ball Fields. NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Martin Maher at Red Hook Ball Fields update meeting, August 7, 2019 (Photo: Pamela
GOWANUS – NYC Parks [https://www.nycgovparks.org] Commissioner Mitchell Silver, NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Marty Maher, and City Council Member Brad Lander cut the ribbon on the newly revamped Ennis Playground [https://www.nycgovparks.org/planning-and-building/capital-project-tracker/project/7237] on Wednesday. CB6 DM Michael Racioppo, Council Member Brad Lander,
PARK SLOPE – A ten-foot-tall steel sculpture will soon be installed at the triangular Greenstreet space at Flatbush, 7th Avenue, and Park Place. The Greenstreet triangle at Flatbush Ave, 7th Ave, and Park Place (Photo: Pamela Wong/Bklyner)Elizabeth Masella, Public Art Coordinator for NYC Department of Parks & Recreation [https://www.
GOWANUS – ArtBuilt [http://artbuilt.org/artbuilt-mobile-studios/] and NYC Parks [https://www.nycgovparks.org/] are bringing the Studio in the Park residency program to Gowanus and are currently accepting proposals from artists. ArtBuilt brings arts and cultural programming to parks and plazas in underserved neighborhoods, transforming public spaces into creative venues.
FORT GREENE – A new public artwork honoring three literary greats will be installed in Fort Greene Park next month. Elizabeth Masella, Public Art Coordinator for NYC Department of Parks & Recreation [https://www.nycgovparks.org/art-and-antiquities], presented plans for Pieces of Poetry Monday evening during the Brooklyn Community Board 2 [https:
RED HOOK – Delayed once again [/nyc-parks-provides-community-update-on-red-hook-ball-fields-remediation/] due to the 35-day federal government shutdown which prohibited EPA employees from reporting to work, cleanup plans to remove lead from the Red Hook ball fields are back on track, with crews starting work on the site last week. NYC Parks’ Brooklyn Borough Landscape
CROWN HEIGHTS – Dog owners and neighbors came out in full force Tuesday night to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum for the first Dog Policy Meeting hosted by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President [http://www.brooklyn-usa.org] and Friends of Brower Park [http://www.friendsofbrowerpark.org]. Longtime Crown Heights
FORT GREENE – The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership announced [http://downtownbrooklyn.com/news/2018/construction-kicks-off-on-rebuild-of-bam-park] last week that work has begun at “BAM Park” which has been closed to the public for more than a decade. BAM Park in Fort Greene (Photo: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)The 10,000-square-foot triangular green space, located
RED HOOK – The Parks, Recreation, and Environmental Protection Committee [https://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb6/committees/parks-recreation-environmental-protection.page] of Brooklyn Community Board 6 held a meeting Wednesday night to update locals on the Harold Ickes Playground and the Red Hook ball fields. Harold Ickes Playground at Hamilton Avenue & Van Brunt
CONEY ISLAND – A beloved summer tradition returns to Coney Island Beach on Saturday—the 28th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest [http://wearebcs.org/home/sand/]. Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest via Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/ConeyIslandSandSculpting/photos/pcb.787149448050534/787148748050604/?type=3&theater] Presented by the Alliance for
Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park will once again host a farmer’s market in the park proper, starting this weekend (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)GREENPOINT – The McGolrick Park farmers market will return to park grounds this weekend after being briefly sidelined by construction. Community opposition to the move was instrumental in reversing
RED HOOK – NYC Department of Parks and Recreation [https://www.nycgovparks.org/about/whats-happening/red-hook-park-remediation] (NYC Parks) and the Environmental Protection Agency [https://www.epa.gov/ny/columbia-smelting-refining-works-red-hook-brooklyn-new-york] (EPA) hosted a meeting Monday evening [/meeting-to-update-community-about-red-hook-ball-fields-scheduled-for-monday-april-30/] to provide the Red Hook community with an update on the lead remediation and improvement
RED HOOK – Council Member Carlos Menchaca [https://council.nyc.gov/district-38/] (District 38) sent out an announcement Tuesday afternoon encouraging the community to attend a meeting with NYC Department of Parks and Recreation [https://www.nycgovparks.org/about/whats-happening/red-hook-park-remediation] (NYC Parks) and the Environmental Protection Agency [https://www.epa.