Photo by Kelly Sikkema on UnsplashReema Amin, Chalkbeat New York As New York City approaches its year anniversary of remote schooling — an experience marred for many by spotty internet connections — officials are now taking steps to establish affordable broadband access. The move, however, won’t help students this school year.
The winners of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s “Make It in Brooklyn” competition: Ilona Wilcox of UrbanEnergy, Tammy Kwan of Cognitive ToyBox, and David Helene of Edquity.Three Brooklyn startups focused on increasing access to green energy, remote education and student financial aid have “made it.” Or, at the very
The hydroponic STEM kits that the students received. Courtesy of NY Sun Works.One non-profit organization has been making it easier to bring the classroom home during the Pandemic forced blended/remote learning by providing thousands of at-home hydroponic kits to NYC public school students. NY Sun Works (NYSW) is
CampComputer volunteers. Courtesy of Cintia Shamsu.CampComputer, a free, two week-long virtual education program catering to rising fourth-and fifth-grade students across the city, was created out of necessity. The college-age creators watched their younger siblings – many of whom are in elementary school – quickly run out of things to do, forced
Verizon Fios truck. File photo/BklynerOver the past month, internet access has helped New Yorkers maintain a vague semblance of the life we had before we were forced to huddle indefinitely in our own homes, together in our aloneness. Virtual dinner parties and Seders and Skype chats with friends and
Rendering of new manufacturing hub workspace, Made in New York.SUNSET PARK — Earlier this month, the New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) released the designs for the new Made in NY Garment Manufacturing Hub and Facility at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The facility, opening in Spring 2021, aims
Mayor Bill de Blasio commenting on blackouts at press conference (Photo: Todd Maisel)MILL BASIN — Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he is “extremely disappointed” in Con Edison after power outages hit tens of thousands of households in southeast Brooklyn at the tail end of the weekend heat wave.
When founding, constructing, and growing a business—any kind of business—you need support from a range of sources, be they wholesalers, distributors, office management platforms, maintenance workers, and perhaps dozens more. In this day and age, internet connectivity and a generally strong tech support foundation are as paramount to
Shrihari Pandit, Stealth CommunicationsBy Shrihari Pandit, CEO and Founder of Stealth Communications, a company that delivers fiber-optic Internet Service to businesses throughout New York City. New York City, its people, and its resources have always had the enviable ability to attract newcomers. The 21st-century version of that is to be
Photo: Zainab Iqbal/BklynerBROOKLYN — State Sen. Andrew Gounardes is making good on his word to increase pedestrian safety by introducing legislation on Thursday that could add speed cameras to 750 New York City school zones. The legislation submitted Thursday could increase the installation of cameras in school zones by more
FORT GREENE/CLINTON HILL – The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership has teamed up with the tech company Benefit Kitchen to create an app that helps low-income Fort Greene and Clinton Hill residents find out if they are eligible for federal benefits as well as free services and discounts at local businesses.
GOWANUS – There are two opportunities this week—weather permitting—to view the stars through a telescope with local astronomers. The first event, Starry Night: A Night of Stargazing and Drinks, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18 at Parklike, 636 Degraw Street (between 3rd & 4th Avenues) from 9pm to 11pm.
By: Representative Yvette D. Clarke and Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman The internet is about opportunity. Its evolution continues to open doors for students to further their education, for communities to exchange ideas, and for small businesses to leverage tools that help them market their products and engage
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership presents The Make It In Brooklyn Smart Cities pitch content—giving startups working to create smarter cities the chance to win $5,000. Startup businesses developing innovations in urban technologies in an effort to create smarter cities are encouraged to apply, as well as
After Hawaii residents received a false emergency alert on their phones on Saturday saying, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” it makes Brooklynites wonder: what if there’s a missile threat inbound to Brooklyn one day? HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM.
COBBLE HILL – Brooklyn’s Digital Arts & Cinema Technology High School (284 Baltic Street) was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from IMAX as part of the company’s second annual student-made documentary film challenge. Via FacebookFive high schools from across the United States shared $25,000 in grants. Each
Photo/ Zainab IqbalDOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – “Please excuse me, I just came from the hospital. My daughter, 11-years-old, had a nervous breakdown because I was talking to somebody about Hurricane Sandy. My daughter was only six years old. I almost lost my daughter,” said Rachel Rivera, a Brooklynite. Thousands of people gathered
October 29 marks the five year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. BKLYNER interviewed local business owners who were affected by the historic storm about their experiences and lessons learned. Jane’s Carousel flooded by Hurricane Sandy (Photo Credit: Ana Andjelic, courtesy of Jane Walentas)DUMBO – After more than 25 years of