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05/14/2019

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Under the mayor's proposed budget cuts, senior residents of Sumner Houses will be forced to travel 1.5 miles for social ...
05/14/2019
Outraged Seniors Rally Against Plan to Shutter Bed-Stuy Senior Center

Under the mayor's proposed budget cuts, senior residents of Sumner Houses will be forced to travel 1.5 miles for social programs. Many seniors won't be able to make the trip. #bkreader w. Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. and Tremaine Wright for New York State Assembly - 56th Assembly District #bed-stuy #sumnerhouses #bkseniors

Bed-Stuy seniors issued on Thursday a resounding rebuke of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to shut down their senior center.

The 40-foot lace-like steel installation, featuring images of Chisholm intertwined with the dome of the U.S. Capitol bui...
05/14/2019
This Is What Prospect Park’s Shirley Chisholm Monument Will Look Like

The 40-foot lace-like steel installation, featuring images of Chisholm intertwined with the dome of the U.S. Capitol building, will be bright and bold just like Chisholm's legacy. #bkreader with Prospect Park, First Lady Chirlane McCray #shirleychisholm

The planned Prospect Park monument honoring trailblazing Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm officially has a design team, the City announced.

ONE15 Brooklyn Marina, an accessible quay between Pier 4 and Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, opened on Monday. The eight...
05/14/2019
NYC’s First New Marina in 50 Years Opens in Brooklyn

ONE15 Brooklyn Marina, an accessible quay between Pier 4 and Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, opened on Monday. The eight-acre site at the East River is New York City’s first new marina to open in 50 years. #bkreader

ONE15 Brooklyn Marina, an accessible quay between Pier 4 and Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, opened on Monday. The eight-acre site at the East River is New York City’s first new marina to open in 50 years. Singapore-based Click here to view original web page at www.globest.com

BK Readers! On Thursday, for the first time, the New York Senate will hold a hearing on rent reform right here in Brookl...
05/14/2019

BK Readers! On Thursday, for the first time, the New York Senate will hold a hearing on rent reform right here in Brooklyn at Medgar Evers College. At the hearing, tenants can put their experience on the record. If you would like to testify, please contact Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie 米维

Many call for the elimination of the specialized high school standardized admissions test. But for Williams, it's not th...
05/13/2019
Statement: ‘More Specialized High Schools, Better Support for...

Many call for the elimination of the specialized high school standardized admissions test. But for Williams, it's not the test, but the gov's failure to support students of color preparing for them. #bkreader with Jumaane D. Williams #shsat #elitehighschoolsnyc

OPublic Advocate Jumaane D. Williams testified before the New York State Assembly regarding NYC's specialized high schools, and specifically the SHSAT.

After nearly two weeks of nail-biting outreach and campaigning, Weeksville Heritage Center on Saturday raised enough mon...
05/13/2019
After Threat of Closure, Weeksville Heritage Center Meets its...

After nearly two weeks of nail-biting outreach and campaigning, Weeksville Heritage Center on Saturday raised enough money to meet its financial goal. The historic Crown Heights museum is now seeking second-round support. #bkreader #weeksville

After nearly two weeks of nail-biting outreach and campaigning, Weeksville Heritage Center on Saturday raised enough money to meet its financial goal.

Twenty-five years after the horrific genocide, Rwanda has shed its trauma to become one of Africa's most prosperous coun...
05/13/2019
‘Rwanda Reborn: The Remix,’ DanceAfrica 2019 Celebrates a Nation’s...

Twenty-five years after the horrific genocide, Rwanda has shed its trauma to become one of Africa's most prosperous countries. BAM's DanceAfrica honors the nation's path to reconciliation and renewal with performances, films and art. #bkreader

DanceAfrica 2019 honors Rwanda, which has shed its trauma to become one of Africa's most prosperous countries, with performances, films, art and more.

Hey BK Readers! Take a look at our community calendar to see what's happening in your neighborhood! Also, feel free to s...
05/13/2019

Hey BK Readers! Take a look at our community calendar to see what's happening in your neighborhood! Also, feel free to share your events with us and the BK Reader community! #bkreader

Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff, slated to open later this month, will be NYC's first parlor serving ice cream for dogs! #bk...
05/13/2019
Good Doggies Are in for a Special Treat at New Bushwick Ice Cream...

Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff, slated to open later this month, will be NYC's first parlor serving ice cream for dogs! #bkreader #olliesicecream #icecreamfordogs #bushwick

Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff will be NYC's first ice cream parlor that actually specializes in making sweet, icy treats for good doggies.

Aspiring students can learn more about various college programs, financing options and meet with admission's counselors....
05/13/2019
Sen. Persaud Hosts College Resource Fair in East NY

Aspiring students can learn more about various college programs, financing options and meet with admission's counselors. #bkreader with Senator Roxanne Persaud #collegefair #eastnewyork #scholarships #collegeadmission

Senator Roxanne Persaud is hosting her annual College Resource Fair, welcoming a host of colleges, representatives and admissions personnel, on Saturday,

Some heartwarming news on this dreary Monday: Two U.S. Army soldiers who met while serving just tied the knot – on a Q...
05/13/2019
Couple Ties the Knot on the Q Train

Some heartwarming news on this dreary Monday: Two U.S. Army soldiers who met while serving just tied the knot – on a Q Train! #bkreader

Two U.S. Army soldiers who met while serving just tied the knot - on a Q Train. Robert Musso boarded a Manhattan-bound train at the Barclays Center late Saturday afternoon. He picked up Francis Denmark at the DeKalb station, and a justice of peace was there Click here to view original web page...

In our newest Letter from the Editor we talk about the 2020 Census, which every ten years takes a snapshot of the countr...
05/13/2019
Letter from the Editor: A West Side Story of the Census And You

In our newest Letter from the Editor we talk about the 2020 Census, which every ten years takes a snapshot of the country’s population and demographics, and why it is important that you are counted. #bkreader

Now more than ever, it's important you are counted in the 2020 Census!

05/13/2019

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As the city considers a proposal to build a two-story mega-project on the site of the old Spice Factory, Crown Heights b...
05/12/2019
Crown Heights Merchants Are Divided on Proposed Spice Factory Towers

As the city considers a proposal to build a two-story mega-project on the site of the old Spice Factory, Crown Heights business owners are examining how the project might affect their own day-to-day operations. #bkreader #crownheights

As the city considers a proposal to build a two-story mega-project on the site of the old Spice Factory, Crown Heights business owners are examining how the project might affect their own day-to-day Click here to view original web page at brooklyneagle.com

The 38-year-old victim was walking along Chestnut St. near Glenmore Ave. in East New York when he was jumped from behind...
05/12/2019
Brooklyn Man Beaten by 5 Robbers, Slashed in Head — Wound so Deep...

The 38-year-old victim was walking along Chestnut St. near Glenmore Ave. in East New York when he was jumped from behind by five men around 5:00pm Friday. #bkreader #eastnewyork

A Brooklyn man was slashed in the head, the cut so deep it reached his skull, when he was beaten and robbed by five brutes, police said Sunday. The 38-year-old victim was walking along Chestnut St. near Glenmore Ave. in East New York when he was jumped from behind by five men around 5:00pm...

Holi is an enthusiastic Spring celebration that features dance, food, art and lots of color! And, oh boy, were the littl...
05/10/2019
Holi Hooray! Brooklyn Kids Celebrate Joy and Love with Indian...

Holi is an enthusiastic Spring celebration that features dance, food, art and lots of color! And, oh boy, were the little revelers psyched to celebrate at Brooklyn Children's Museum! #bkreader #holi #brooklynkids #festivalofcolor

Families from all over New York City flocked on Saturday to the Brooklyn Children's Museum for its annual Holi celebration.

Students at #Brownsville's P.S. 298 Dr. Betty Shabazz aren’t just studying math and English, they are learning “Acti...
05/10/2019
‘Acting With Purpose!’ How These Brownsville Kiddies Practice...

Students at #Brownsville's P.S. 298 Dr. Betty Shabazz aren’t just studying math and English, they are learning “Acting with Purpose,” a social-emotional program that puts mindfulness, empathy and social awareness on the school’s curriculum. #bkreader

Brownsville kids are learning "Acting with Purpose," a social-emotional program that puts mindfulness, empathy and social awareness on the school's curriculum.

Mother's Day is this Sunday, you're ready? If not, we have a few suggestions on how you can show the ladies in your life...
05/10/2019
Not Just Brunch Again! 5 Alternatives to Show Your ‘Favorite Girl’...

Mother's Day is this Sunday, you're ready? If not, we have a few suggestions on how you can show the ladies in your life some love the Brooklyn way -- with beautiful shared experiences like tours, picnics, strolls and more! #bkreader Brooklyn Botanic Garden. #bkreader with Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, Smorgasburg, Brooklyn Grange

Show the ladies in your life some Mother's Day Love the Brooklyn way -- with beautiful shared experiences like tours, picnics, strolls and more!

The health and wellness event will feature panels, discussions, food and fitness demonstrations and, of course, lots of ...
05/10/2019
Destination Bed-Stuy Symposium to Celebrate the Healing Properties...

The health and wellness event will feature panels, discussions, food and fitness demonstrations and, of course, lots of art! #bkreader with Atim Annnette Oton, BKLYN Commons, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, BP Eric Adams, Calabar Imports

Destination Bed-Stuy, a new quarterly symposium dedicated to art and community in Central Brooklyn, returns on Saturday, May 11, to BKLYN Commons.

Get your kids dancing! Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance 's "Dance, drum and imagination"  is a fun opportuni...
05/10/2019

Get your kids dancing! Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance 's "Dance, drum and imagination" is a fun opportunity for kids ages 3 - 8 to explore various dances. Enrollment for the summer camp is now open! #brooklyndance #bkreader #cumbe

Cannabis-infused drinks and foods are all the craze. Brooklynites now have a new location in Prospect Heights where they...
05/09/2019
New CBD Cafe in Prospect Heights Serves ‘Buds & Beans’

Cannabis-infused drinks and foods are all the craze. Brooklynites now have a new location in Prospect Heights where they can enjoy specialty lattes paired with Greek specialties. #bkreader with Buds & Beans#prospectheights #cbdcoffees #brooklyncafes

Buds and Beans, a new-age café selling CBD-infused drinks, specialty espresso coffee, teas and pastries just opened its doors in Prospect Heights.

The corner building at 840 Washington Avenue, a four-story low-income residential building that was previously owned by ...
05/09/2019
Rats Are Rampaging on a Brooklyn Block, Neighbors Blame Affordable...

The corner building at 840 Washington Avenue, a four-story low-income residential building that was previously owned by the city, has become saddled with violations and home to a rat infestation. The situation is so bad that many residents of buildings on Lincoln Place have taken to walking in the street to avoid them and taking car services straight to their apartment buildings. #bkreader

In Prospect Heights, the intersection of Washington Avenue and Lincoln Place is clearly in the midst of a wave of gentrification: a stretch of tree-lined blocks with handsome prewar apartment buildings, a trendy café, and a nine-story 36-unit luxury Click here to view original web page at...

Get moving, BK Readers! The new recreation area located at the Parade Ground features 12 types of fitness equipment, acc...
05/09/2019
Prospect Park Opens New ‘Outdoor Gym’

Get moving, BK Readers! The new recreation area located at the Parade Ground features 12 types of fitness equipment, accessible to people of all fitness levels. #Bkreader with Prospect Park and Council Member Mathieu Eugene

The Prospect Park Alliance and Flatbush Councilmember Mathieu Eugene celebrated the opening of a $750,000 adult recreation area at Prospect Park.

Brooklynites will have the rare opportunity to experience the "Material Girl" up-and-close like rarely before. #bkreader...
05/09/2019
Madonna Is Kicking off Intimate Concert Series at BAM!

Brooklynites will have the rare opportunity to experience the "Material Girl" up-and-close like rarely before. #bkreader with Madonna at BAM

Madonna will be giving a series of intimate performances this fall, and she is kicking it off at BAM in Brooklyn.

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05/09/2019

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BK Reader's local voice Yaacov Behrman of Operation Survival shared three factors that can help parents protect their ch...
05/08/2019
What Are Some Tools Parents Can Use to help Protect Their Kids...

BK Reader's local voice Yaacov Behrman of Operation Survival shared three factors that can help parents protect their children. Open communication is just one of them, he says. #bkreader #localvoices #abuseprevention

In parenting, the three most important words are “communication, communication, communication.”

The Brooklynite is busy building a creative platform for women and youth, while hosting her weekly radio show and throwi...
05/08/2019
HOT 97’s Jen From BK’s Voice Amplifies Diversity Beyond the Mic

The Brooklynite is busy building a creative platform for women and youth, while hosting her weekly radio show and throwing HOT 97's Summer Jam. #bkreader with Jen Bklyn and Next Jeneration

Radio personality Jen Le, also known as Jen From BK, is using her platform to bring the next generation of women and youth creatives into the spotlight.

The new 407-acre park will transform East New York’s waterfront with trails for hiking and biking, a pier, waterfront ...
05/08/2019
East New York’s Shirley Chisholm Park Gets $20M in State Funding

The new 407-acre park will transform East New York’s waterfront with trails for hiking and biking, a pier, waterfront access for kayaking, environmental education programs, and much more. #bkreader with Andrew Cuomo #eastnewyork #shirleychisholm

Governor Andrew Cuomo will be allocating $20 million from the state’s 2020 Enacted Budget for the Shirley Chisholm Park in East New York.

The owner of Sol Sips will combine wholesome vegan fare with art and performance at a new restaurant slated to open this...
05/08/2019
Bushwick Vegan Chef to Open ‘Experimental’ Dining Venue

The owner of Sol Sips will combine wholesome vegan fare with art and performance at a new restaurant slated to open this July #bkreader

The owner of vegan eatery Sol Sips wants to fuse dinner with art and performance at a new restaurant slated to open this July

A word from our sponsor: The Noel Pointer Foundation' s summer camp returns from July 2 - August 3, and enrollment has b...
05/08/2019

A word from our sponsor: The Noel Pointer Foundation' s summer camp returns from July 2 - August 3, and enrollment has begun now!

Brooklyn Public Library is kicking off Walt Whitman's bicentennial with "Whitman at 200," a weekend of poetry, music and...
05/07/2019
‘Whitman at 200:’ Brooklyn Public Library Pays Tribute to...

Brooklyn Public Library is kicking off Walt Whitman's bicentennial with "Whitman at 200," a weekend of poetry, music and debate celebrating the bard's work and complicated legacy. #bkreader #waltwhitman #brooklynpubliclibrary #prospectheights

BPL in partnership with the Poetry Society of America will present Walt Whitman at 200, a weekend of poetry, music and debate.

Brownsville, East New York and East Flatbush are the Brooklyn neighborhoods most at risk for losing affordable housing a...
05/07/2019
Report: How Threatened is Affordable Housing in Your Neighorbood?

Brownsville, East New York and East Flatbush are the Brooklyn neighborhoods most at risk for losing affordable housing and severely affected by foreclosures, evictions and rising rents. #bkreader #affordablehousing #brownsville #eastnewyork #eastflatbush

The Association for Neighborhood Housing and Development released its annual report on Thursday, summarizing various risks to affordable housing in NYC.

Weeksville Heritage Center is fighting for its survival and is in danger of shutting down as soon as this July. The Cent...
05/07/2019
Weeksville Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Avoid Closing Down

Weeksville Heritage Center is fighting for its survival and is in danger of shutting down as soon as this July. The Center has now launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise a minimum of $200,000 by June 30. #bkreader #crownheights #weeksville

Weeksville Heritage Center is fighting for its survival and is in danger of shutting down as soon as this July.

Brooklyn mural artist Cey Adams will soon have his work on popular cans of beer. It was the idea of beer company Pabst B...
05/07/2019
Bklyn Artist to Be Featured on Beer Cans Around the World for...

Brooklyn mural artist Cey Adams will soon have his work on popular cans of beer.
It was the idea of beer company Pabst Blue Ribbon, in conjunction with Adams, who will together be launching National Mural Day, a national celebration to encourage artists, landlords and building owners to create new murals in their communities. #bkreader http://ht.ly/Q9le30oFelR

For the first year ever, cities around the country will celebrate National Mural Day.

A Brooklyn mural artist will soon have his work on popular cans of beer.For the first year ever, cities around the country will celebrate National Mural Day. National Mural Day is a day in which artists, landlords and building owners are encouraged to create new murals in their communities. It...

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05/07/2019

Want BK all day, every day? Get our morning newsletter for the latest on your fav borough! #bkreader http://ht.ly/pfiJ30o4R2L

Black girl magic meets mad professor: The Spike Lee production about black teenaged scientists on the quest to save a fr...
05/06/2019
Brooklyn Sci-fi Comedy ‘See You Yesterday’ Fights Police Brutality...

Black girl magic meets mad professor: The Spike Lee production about black teenaged scientists on the quest to save a friend's life just made its grand debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. #bkreader #seeyouyesterday ##brooklynmovies #eastflatbush

If you’re looking for a family-friendly flick to stream on Netflix this summer, look no further than See You Yesterday, which premiered May 3 at the Watch See You Yesterday on Netflix May 17 if you’re into time traveling escapades and black actors in refreshing roles.

Two Bed-Stuy schools were closed for failing to comply with an order in response to the current measles outbreak, which ...
05/06/2019
Two Bed-Stuy Schools Shut Down for Ignoring City’s Measles...

Two Bed-Stuy schools were closed for failing to comply with an order in response to the current measles outbreak, which requires yeshivas and child care programs to exclude unvaccinated students and to provide medical records to the city. #bkreader

The NYC Health Department closed two schools in Bedford Stuyvesant for failing to comply with an order in response to the current measles outbreak.

Let's not get it twisted: Research shows that yoga can work physical and psychological wonders -- particularly for the e...
05/06/2019
Brooklyn Seniors Can Go with the Flow Thanks to Free Yoga Classes...

Let's not get it twisted: Research shows that yoga can work physical and psychological wonders -- particularly for the elderly who often struggle with pain, imbalance, osteoarthritis and other physical limitations. #bkreader with City Parks Foundation #clintonhill #yoga

Brooklyn seniors can now find their balance and zen with free yoga classes in Clinton Hill.

Real estate platform StreetEasy identified East Flatbush as No.2 on their "NYC Neighborhoods to Watch in 2019" list. Rea...
05/06/2019
East Flatbush: A Neighborhood in Transition

Real estate platform StreetEasy identified East Flatbush as No.2 on their "NYC Neighborhoods to Watch in 2019" list. Read what our local Reginald Richardson has to say about that. #bkreader #localvoices #eastflatbush

Real estate platform StreetEasy identified East Flatbush as No.2 on their 'NYC Neighborhoods to Watch in 2019" list.

The black SUV swerved suddenly to avoid another car making a U-turn, causing it to drive onto the sidewalk in East Flatb...
05/06/2019
SUV Jumps Curb in East Flatbush, Hits 6 People: Police

The black SUV swerved suddenly to avoid another car making a U-turn, causing it to drive onto the sidewalk in East Flatbush just before 2:00pm, the NYPD said. #bkreader

An SUV jumped a curb in front of a tire repair shop Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon, injuring six people, police said.The black SUV Click here to view original web page at www.nbcnewyork.com

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