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Socialist Realness: Queer the Vote! Come join your fellow proletari-thots this Thursday,11/7, for a DSA's Fundraiser at ...
11/06/2019

Socialist Realness: Queer the Vote!

Come join your fellow proletari-thots this Thursday,11/7, for a DSA's Fundraiser at our Wicked Lady! There will be comedy, drag, and a whole lotta queerness!

Queer The Vote is a drag and comedy show to support four DSA-endorsed candidates running for local office in Brooklyn: Boris Santos, Phara Souffrant, Marcella Mitaynes, and Jabari Brisport. Local comedian Oscar Aydin will host the event that will feature some amazing drag stars like comrade_barbie, La Zavaleta, and Jette Grey. There is a suggested door donation of $15 and the event starts at 9 - Marx your calendar now!

Lastly, all proceeds will go to help fund raise for the DSA and so we can continue supporting grassroots, people-powered campaigns.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the inspiring story of how one woman from East New York is beating the odds! Brook...
10/30/2019
Sophia’s Story: The Many Small Battles That Win the War

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the inspiring story of how one woman from East New York is beating the odds! Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, how one woman from East New York is beating the disease against all odds

BK Readers, don't forget: (Let's get our numbers in now!!)
10/28/2019

BK Readers, don't forget: (Let's get our numbers in now!!)

Hey Brooklyn Readers, the Navy Communications Department shared this with us. We are happy to show respect to our native...
10/28/2019

Hey Brooklyn Readers, the Navy Communications Department shared this with us. We are happy to show respect to our native residents who have served :

(Oct. 18, 2019) Master Chief Navy Counselor Yousef Abdulsalam, from Brooklyn, N.Y., chief recruiter at Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia, receives the national ensign during an Old Glory ceremony during his retirement ceremony. Abdulsalam retired after 20 years of naval service. NRD Philadelphia encompasses regions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, providing recruiting services from more than 30 recruiting stations with the overall goal of attracting the highest quality candidates to ensure the ongoing success of America’s Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Diana Quinlan/Released)

Homeowners in Brooklyn are getting some added muscle to protect their properties: a new state investigation into deed fr...
10/28/2019
Brooklyn deed theft trend spurs new state investigation

Homeowners in Brooklyn are getting some added muscle to protect their properties: a new state investigation into deed fraud and deed theft. …

Homeowners in Brooklyn are getting some added muscle to protect their properties: a new state investigation into deed fraud and deed theft. ... Click here

How could she not see this was offensive and racist? I mean... c'mon! How long are people going to play dumb around raci...
10/25/2019
Brooklyn Homeowner’s Plea for Forgiveness Rejected After Hanging...

How could she not see this was offensive and racist? I mean... c'mon! How long are people going to play dumb around racism? Ridiculous!

A white Brooklyn area studio founder is begging for forgiveness after a local resident complained about brown kraft paper dolls depicted hanging from

Latest Op-Ed by Rep Yvette Clarke: "Community health centers have been a cornerstone of health care for many Americans, ...
10/23/2019
We Must Ensure Community Health Centers Are Properly Funded

Latest Op-Ed by Rep Yvette Clarke: "Community health centers have been a cornerstone of health care for many Americans, serving 29 million people nationwide"

By Representative Yvette D. Clarke, (NY-09) The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans without insurance is rising for the first time in

Tramaine’s work focuses on the shape and definition of the American Black Face, layer upon layer of real moments and ima...
10/22/2019
Artist Genesis Tramaine’s ‘Hebrew Boys’ to Debut at Richard...

Tramaine’s work focuses on the shape and definition of the American Black Face, layer upon layer of real moments and imagined metaphors Richard Beavers Genesis Tramaine

Tramaine’s work focuses on the shape and definition of the American Black Face, layer upon layer of real moments and imagined metaphors

Jewish congregation and recovery center T’Shuvah Center is opening its first New York City location in Bedford-Stuyvesan...
10/22/2019
Jewish Recovery Community T’Shuvah Center Heads to Bed-Stuy

Jewish congregation and recovery center T’Shuvah Center is opening its first New York City location in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Jewish congregation and recovery center T’Shuvah Center is opening its first New York City location in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Commercial Observer

Don't miss the first fall Tastes of Franklin Festival!Saturday, Oct. 19  2-6 pm, just blocks from the Brooklyn Museum an...
10/17/2019

Don't miss the first fall Tastes of Franklin Festival!
Saturday, Oct. 19 2-6 pm, just blocks from the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Reserve tickets now online & pick up on Franklin Avenue.

Family-friendly. Dog-friendly. Earth-friendly.

Bunkeddeko is back for the 2020 primaries. And this time, he's no longer an unknown. Even The New York Times is calling ...
10/17/2019
Why for Rep. Clarke’s Challenger, Adem Bunkeddeko, There are ‘No...

Bunkeddeko is back for the 2020 primaries. And this time, he's no longer an unknown. Even The New York Times is calling his race against Rep. Yvette Clarke "perhaps the one most likely to turn over..."

Already, Bunkeddeko has out-fundraised Rep. Clarke, with a reported $143,000 in the first quarter to Clarke's $114,825

Still a few tickets left! Event is Friday!
10/16/2019

Still a few tickets left! Event is Friday!

Bed-Stuy/Clinton Hill residents, raise your hand if you loved Scratchbread! Well, looks like it may be getting a reprise...
10/10/2019
Scratchbread Is Coming Back — Maybe?

Bed-Stuy/Clinton Hill residents, raise your hand if you loved Scratchbread! Well, looks like it may be getting a reprise...

  People loved Scratchbread: The Bed-Stuy bakery became a cult favorite during its six-year run, when it operated as an inconspicuous takeout window

Hmmm, cool replacement of the Slave Theatre... But does it really fit? We'll see. Get ready for the buildings around it ...
10/10/2019
Innovative Architect Sou Fujimoto Designs Cut-Away Building to...

Hmmm, cool replacement of the Slave Theatre... But does it really fit? We'll see. Get ready for the buildings around it to be retrofitted to fit in with this one! lol

Ingenious Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto is designing one of Brooklyn’s most interesting new buildings to replace the iconic Slave Theater in Bed Stuy.

If you're a legal immigrant waiting on the path to citizenship, then you need to read about this rule change!! Important...
10/09/2019
Trump Rule Change Makes Bumpier Road to Citizenship for Legal...

If you're a legal immigrant waiting on the path to citizenship, then you need to read about this rule change!! Important news for Brooklynites where 2 out of every 5 residents are foreign born...

New rule that goes into affect Oct. 15 weeds out "undesirables," favors wealthy immigrants seeking permanent citizenship

Oh boy... Not a big chicken eater, but my relatives in the South swear by this place... (p.s., the new location is in Pr...
10/09/2019
Locals line up for Chick-fil-A’s Kings County debut

Oh boy... Not a big chicken eater, but my relatives in the South swear by this place... (p.s., the new location is in Prospect Heights... interesting choice...)

  Southern fried chicken chain Chick-fil-A celebrated the grand opening of its inaugural Kings County location in Prospect Heights on Thursday. Click

A submission from one of our "Local Voices" residents:"Studies show that the best indicator for whether or not a child w...
10/08/2019
Why is my child being bullied?

A submission from one of our "Local Voices" residents:

"Studies show that the best indicator for whether or not a child will be targeted is not necessarily physical, but rather how they react to teasing. "

(If you are interested in submitting a story, commentary or essay, all you need to be is a Brooklyn resident and we will publish it for you and even share in our daily newsletter! Just email us at [email protected])

Studies show that the best indicator for whether or not a child will be targeted for bullying is not physical, but rather how they react to teasing

For Jews, this day of atonement is the holiest day of the Jewish year. #Yomkippur
10/08/2019
Yom Kippur: Repentance and Reconciliation

For Jews, this day of atonement is the holiest day of the Jewish year. #Yomkippur

For Jews who celebrate, this day of atonement is the holiest day of the Jewish year

Let's hope this gets fixed! We can't have both the subway AND buses on unreliable schedules. It's past time for NYC and ...
10/07/2019
Planned bus cuts will throw ridership into ‘death spiral’: riders...

Let's hope this gets fixed! We can't have both the subway AND buses on unreliable schedules. It's past time for NYC and its infrastructure to get it together! 😣

  MTA’s service cuts to bus routes in Brooklyn will bring ridership down even further and will hit lower-income residents the hardest, riders and

Oh no, what now Jay Z?? Sometimes uber-rich celebrities simply fall out of touch with their beginnings... but why are th...
10/03/2019
Jay-Z’s Un-PC Remarks on Broken Homes, Crime Resurrected, Trigger...

Oh no, what now Jay Z?? Sometimes uber-rich celebrities simply fall out of touch with their beginnings... but why are the responses so polarized? As in most arguments, there is some truth on both sides, imho

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z is drawing belated condemnation on Twitter for attributing “adverse feeling for authority” to fatherless households during a panel

Comptroller's report shows rising rents have spurred 5.2 million sq. ft in retail vacancies citywide #gentrification Com...
10/03/2019
Report: Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy Retail Vacancies Among the Highest...

Comptroller's report shows rising rents have spurred 5.2 million sq. ft in retail vacancies citywide #gentrification Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

If you've noticed the sudden disappearance of your favorite mom-and-pop pharmacy or Roti shop; if it feels like suddenly more gates are down than up at

This year, 2019, marks 400 years since the first 20 slaves were brought to North America! This powerful, intimate and dy...
10/03/2019
BHS Presents ‘400 Years of Inequality’

This year, 2019, marks 400 years since the first 20 slaves were brought to North America! This powerful, intimate and dynamic public program by Brooklyn Historical Society takes a bold look at where we've come and the work left to do. Their lineup of speakers is impressive and not-to-be-missed! Reserve your seats for this weekend!

(The below image is of the New York Draft Riots and the burning of a Colored Orphan Asylum)

BHS takes an immersive, reflective dive into the history of slavery in the United States and its ensuing ramifications

Brooklyn, two days before the red carpet opening reception and kick off! Do you have your tickets yet??? Bushwick Film F...
09/30/2019
Bushwick Film Festival—Tickets and Passes

Brooklyn, two days before the red carpet opening reception and kick off! Do you have your tickets yet??? Bushwick Film Festival Go here for tickets! https://www.bushwickfilmfestival.com/2019ticketspasses

The Bushwick Film Festival is one of Bushwick's most exciting cultural attractions. Each fall, the festival produces nearly 40 special events and screenings and showcases films by the best and most diverse emerging filmmakers in Brooklyn and Worldwide! The 12th Annual Bushwick Film Festival is sched...

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