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Southwest Brooklyn’s Asian-American community, up in arms over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to eliminate the do-o...
06/04/2019
Parents step up fight with mayor over elite high school test - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

Southwest Brooklyn’s Asian-American community, up in arms over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to eliminate the do-or-die entrance exam for the city’s elite high schools, is busy planning its next move in the escalating fight.

Asian-American parents claim their kids are being unfairly targeted by the mayor’s plan Southwest Brooklyn’s Asian-American community, up in arms over Mayor …

Several weeks after local community-based providers of pre-K complained publicly about inequitable funding, with public ...
06/03/2019
Some financial relief promised to pre-K providers; CBOs still look for parity with public schools - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

Several weeks after local community-based providers of pre-K complained publicly about inequitable funding, with public schools being far more generously funded per pupil than their community-based counterparts, the administration has moved to level the playing field somewhat.

Several weeks after local community-based providers of pre-K complained publicly about inequitable funding, with public schools being far more generously funded per …

The convoluted story Is based on the rather morbid “El Trovator” by Spaniard Antonio Garcia Guitierrez. The Count Di...
06/03/2019
Regina Opera presents “Il Trovatore” - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

The convoluted story Is based on the rather morbid “El Trovator” by Spaniard Antonio Garcia Guitierrez. The Count Di Luna is in pursuit of Leonora who does not reciprocate; she loves his rival, Manrico, who serenades Leonora.

BY THOMAS LENIHAN Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” concluded Regina Opera’s season. The convoluted story Is based on the rather morbid “El Trovator” …

#ICYMI Brooklyn Grange, a company that specializes in sustainable living, is bringing a brand-new rooftop farm to Sunset...
06/02/2019
Farming takes to the rooftops in Sunset Park - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

#ICYMI Brooklyn Grange, a company that specializes in sustainable living, is bringing a brand-new rooftop farm to Sunset Park’s Liberty View Industrial Plaza this summer.

Brooklyn Grange, a company that specializes in sustainable living, is bringing a brand-new rooftop farm to Sunset Park’s Liberty View Industrial Plaza this summer. …

#ICYMI: State Sen. Andrew Gounardes’ proposal to give Brooklyn motorists a big break on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge ...
06/02/2019
Brooklyn drivers may soon get a Verrazzano discount - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

#ICYMI: State Sen. Andrew Gounardes’ proposal to give Brooklyn motorists a big break on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge tolls is one step closer to becoming reality. On Thursday, the State Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Gounardes sponsored by a vote of 55-2.

State Sen. Andrew Gounardes’ proposal to give Brooklyn motorists a big break on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge tolls is one step closer to becoming reality. …

#ICYMI: Joggers, pedestrians and bike riders enjoying the Shore Parkway Greenway in Bath Beach are in danger, according ...
06/01/2019
Rose, Brannan want guardrails installed on Belt Parkway - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

#ICYMI: Joggers, pedestrians and bike riders enjoying the Shore Parkway Greenway in Bath Beach are in danger, according to two Southwest Brooklyn lawmakers who pointed out that the absence of guardrails along the adjacent Belt Parkway leaves the waterfront footpath vulnerable to disaster.

Article has been updated to add a statement from the DOT. Joggers on promenade next to highway in danger, pols say Joggers, …

From June 6 to 23, Target Margin Theater’s the Doxsee at 232 52nd Street will close out its current season with “New...
05/31/2019
Target Margin Theater closes out season with Arabian Nights-inspired “News of the Strange Lab” - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

From June 6 to 23, Target Margin Theater’s the Doxsee at 232 52nd Street will close out its current season with “News of the Strange Lab,” a three-week performance festival exploring rare tales from “The One Thousand and One Nights,” along with early Medieval Arab fantasies.

For 28 years, Target Margin Theater has been showcasing critically-acclaimed interpretations of classic texts, lesser-known works and new plays inspired by existing …

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05/31/2019

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“This is incredible news. We are one community, with family and friends, jobs and appointments on both sides of the Ve...
05/30/2019
Brooklyn drivers may soon get a Verrazzano discount - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“This is incredible news. We are one community, with family and friends, jobs and appointments on both sides of the Verrazzano. This is a huge step towards providing much needed relief to so many Brooklynites."

State Sen. Andrew Gounardes’ proposal to give Brooklyn motorists a big break on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge tolls is one step closer to becoming reality. …

Joggers, pedestrians and bike riders enjoying the Shore Parkway Greenway in Bath Beach are in danger, according to two S...
05/30/2019
Rose, Brannan want guardrails installed on Belt Parkway - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

Joggers, pedestrians and bike riders enjoying the Shore Parkway Greenway in Bath Beach are in danger, according to two Southwest Brooklyn lawmakers who pointed out that the absence of guardrails along the adjacent Belt Parkway leaves the waterfront footpath vulnerable to disaster.

Joggers on promenade next to highway in danger, pols say Joggers, pedestrians and bike riders enjoying the Shore Parkway Greenway in Bath …

The Memorial Day Weekend is over but the fun is just getting started in Coney Island, as the “People’s Playground”...
05/30/2019
Coney Island set for a sensational summer! - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

The Memorial Day Weekend is over but the fun is just getting started in Coney Island, as the “People’s Playground” gears up for a summer of fun and thrills.

The Memorial Day Weekend is over but the fun is just getting started in Coney Island, as the “People’s Playground” gears up …

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05/29/2019
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🚨The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) is warning that thunderstorms in Brooklyn this evening may create "dangerous travel conditions" during rush hour. New Yorkers are advised to stay inside.

The theme of this year’s Older Americans Month was “Connect, create and contribute.” In keeping with those imperat...
05/29/2019
Brooklyn-Wide Interagency Council on Aging stages ninth annual Outstanding Senior Service Awards - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

The theme of this year’s Older Americans Month was “Connect, create and contribute.” In keeping with those imperatives, Brooklyn Borough Hall hosted the Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging’s ninth annual Outstanding Senior Service Awards.

BY ANDREW KATZ The theme of this year’s Older Americans Month was “Connect, create and contribute.” In keeping with those imperatives, Brooklyn …

05/29/2019
Farming takes to the rooftops in Sunset Park - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

Brooklyn Grange, a company that specializes in sustainable living, is bringing a brand-new rooftop farm to Sunset Park’s Liberty View Industrial Plaza this summer.

Brooklyn Grange, a company that specializes in sustainable living, is bringing a brand-new rooftop farm to Sunset Park’s Liberty View Industrial Plaza this summer. …

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