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BKR’S Weekend Event Picks: 11/25–11/27
11/25/2022
BKR’S Weekend Event Picks: 11/25–11/27

BKR’S Weekend Event Picks: 11/25–11/27

A curly hair festival, a 1980s-style get down, a children's art ice rink, Small Business Saturday and more Brooklyn events.

This holiday season, shoppers can do good with their dollars by shopping locally for everyone on their lists — don’t wor...
11/25/2022

This holiday season, shoppers can do good with their dollars by shopping locally for everyone on their lists — don’t worry, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is making it easier than ever.

Skip the Black Friday craze, and hold out for The Navy Yard’s fifth annual Wallabout Wonderland Holiday Market, which will open its doors on Dec. 3, showcasing more than 80 Brooklyn-based small businesses and independent artisans.

For more details, click the link in our bio! 👆

Brooklyn mom Spends Thanksgiving Grieving After Son Killed by Hit-and-Run FedEx Driver - BK Reader
11/25/2022
Brooklyn mom Spends Thanksgiving Grieving After Son Killed by Hit-and-Run FedEx Driver - BK Reader

Brooklyn mom Spends Thanksgiving Grieving After Son Killed by Hit-and-Run FedEx Driver - BK Reader

A Brooklyn mother spent Thanksgiving alone and grieving after a FedEx driver struck and killed her son days before the holiday then took off. “I always thought my kids would be burying me,” said Diana McDonald, the man’s mother. “I never thought I would be burying my youngest son,” Michael...

Woman Struck By Subway In PLG, In Critical Condition - BK Reader
11/25/2022
Woman Struck By Subway In PLG, In Critical Condition - BK Reader

Woman Struck By Subway In PLG, In Critical Condition - BK Reader

An unidentified woman was hit by a 2 train early Wednesday morning, with early indications suggesting she may have jumped in front of the subway, police said. At just past 1:30 […] Click here to view original web page at patch.com

Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader
11/25/2022
Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader

Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader

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East NY Mother Serves Entire Thanksgiving Meal to New Yorkers on L Train - BK Reader
11/25/2022
East NY Mother Serves Entire Thanksgiving Meal to New Yorkers on L Train - BK Reader

East NY Mother Serves Entire Thanksgiving Meal to New Yorkers on L Train - BK Reader

A Brooklyn woman invited all of New York City to her Thanksgiving dinner this week, setting up a whole meal inside a subway car to feed strangers. CBS2’s Hannah Kliger has more on the story behind the viral movement. Videos are circling online, many with more than 1 […] Click here to view origin...

Bed-Stuy Apartment Building has not had Heat for 10 Winters, Tenants Say - BK Reader
11/25/2022
Bed-Stuy Apartment Building has not had Heat for 10 Winters, Tenants Say - BK Reader

Bed-Stuy Apartment Building has not had Heat for 10 Winters, Tenants Say - BK Reader

Some tenants in Brooklyn say they have consistently been without heat during the winter for years and have not been able to get help. Cindy is a tenant of the apartment at 316 McDougal St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant. She says ever since management changed 10 years ago, the heat has failed […] Click her...

Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader
11/24/2022
Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader

Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader

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Transforming the Streets of New York into a Photo Studio - BK Reader
11/24/2022
Transforming the Streets of New York into a Photo Studio - BK Reader

Transforming the Streets of New York into a Photo Studio - BK Reader

When native New Yorker Oluwanisola “Sola” Olosunde started college in early 2013, he was ready for a new look. After years of rocking sportswear from Stüssy and Supreme, Olosunde wanted a more tailored aesthetic that he could rock with equal finesse, whether going job interviews or hanging out ...

Council Votes to Approve Creation of over 5,000 Units of Housing with over 65% Designated as Affordable in Brooklyn and ...
11/24/2022
Council Votes to Approve Creation of over 5,000 Units of Housing with over 65% Designated as Affordable in Brooklyn and Queens - BK Reader

Council Votes to Approve Creation of over 5,000 Units of Housing with over 65% Designated as Affordable in Brooklyn and Queens - BK Reader

Click here to view original web page at council.nyc.gov Council also votes on legislation to advance substance use recovery programs, mental health services, and regulation of catalytic converter sales to prevent auto theft City Hall, NY – Today, the Council approved two land use applications in B...

Planning your Thanksgiving menu, but you’re ready to try something healthy yet hearty?Why not start with a slight spin o...
11/23/2022

Planning your Thanksgiving menu, but you’re ready to try something healthy yet hearty?

Why not start with a slight spin on a traditional dish that is both delicious and easy to prepare? This green salad makes a great accompaniment to roast veggies and a roast turkey — or pretty much anything else to be honest!

Pistachio, Farro and Kale Salad Recipe

Serves 6

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup farro
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
2/3 cup toasted pistachios
1/3 cup parsley
3 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 cups kale, shredded
Preparation

In a pot over medium heat, simmer the farro and five cups water for 25 to 30 minutes until the farro is softened but still slightly chewy. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together the crushed garlic, mustard, olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
In a larger bowl, combine the pistachios, shredded kale, chopped parsley and celery. Toss with the dressing and serve.

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'He Didn’t Deserve any of This': Tourist Killed on Bushwick Stoop, Court Case Ongoing - BK Reader
11/23/2022
'He Didn’t Deserve any of This': Tourist Killed on Bushwick Stoop, Court Case Ongoing - BK Reader

'He Didn’t Deserve any of This': Tourist Killed on Bushwick Stoop, Court Case Ongoing - BK Reader

The heartbroken dad of an Indiana tourist gunned down on a Brooklyn stoop said Friday his son would’ve tried to befriend the killer if he hadn’t opened fire. Just moments after William Freeman, 26, pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder indictment in the killing of Ethan Williams, 20, outs...

Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader
11/23/2022
Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader

Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader

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Firefighters Take on Brooklyn Blaze That Left One Injured - BK Reader
11/23/2022
Firefighters Take on Brooklyn Blaze That Left One Injured - BK Reader

Firefighters Take on Brooklyn Blaze That Left One Injured - BK Reader

At around 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, FDNY units responded to a fire at 488 Crescent Street in East New York. Firefighters were met with heavy fire conditions on the first floor of a two-and-a-half-story wood-framed […] Click here to view original web page at www.amny.com

Flatbush Boy, 12, Beaten by a Stranger with a Crutch - BK Reader
11/23/2022
Flatbush Boy, 12, Beaten by a Stranger with a Crutch - BK Reader

Flatbush Boy, 12, Beaten by a Stranger with a Crutch - BK Reader

A 12-year-old boy was randomly beaten with a crutch wielded by a stranger on a Brooklyn street, police said Tuesday. The child was walking alone, nearing the corner of St. Paul’s Court and St. Paul’s Place in Flatbush about 7:40 a.m. on Thursday when a man in a black knit […] Click here to vie...

Brooklyn Native, Tariq 'The Corn Kid,' Makes Corn Donation to City Harvest, Just in Time for the Holidays - BK Reader
11/22/2022
Brooklyn Native, Tariq 'The Corn Kid,' Makes Corn Donation to City Harvest, Just in Time for the Holidays - BK Reader

Brooklyn Native, Tariq 'The Corn Kid,' Makes Corn Donation to City Harvest, Just in Time for the Holidays - BK Reader

On Monday, Tariq “The Corn Kid,” the 7-yr-old Tik Tok sensation and Brooklyn native, was in Sunset Park taking part in a donation of close to 90,000 cans of Green Giant vegetables, to City Harvest, New York City’s first and largest food rescue organization. For the past 40 years, City Harvest ...

Building in Bushwick? Councilmember Lays Out Priorities for Rezonings: Affordability - BK Reader
11/22/2022
Building in Bushwick? Councilmember Lays Out Priorities for Rezonings: Affordability - BK Reader

Building in Bushwick? Councilmember Lays Out Priorities for Rezonings: Affordability - BK Reader

Developers looking to rezone rapidly gentrifying sections of Ridgewood, Bushwick and Williamsburg now have a rubric to follow if they want to earn the support of the local councilmember. In a document issued Monday, Councilmember Jennifer Gutiérrez laid out her priorities for any new development ...

Details on How Suspects were Captured after Allegedly Plotting to Attack NYC Synagogue - BK Reader
11/22/2022
Details on How Suspects were Captured after Allegedly Plotting to Attack NYC Synagogue - BK Reader

Details on How Suspects were Captured after Allegedly Plotting to Attack NYC Synagogue - BK Reader

New York City is taking action after two men accused of plotting to attack a synagogue were arrested over the weekend at Penn Station. MTA Police officers caught the men a few hours after receiving an alert about the suspect. Monday, Mayor Eric Adams praised the officers, but […] Click here to vie...

Gang Member Dodges Murder Charges in Stray-Bullet Death of Brooklyn Teen - BK Reader
11/22/2022
Gang Member Dodges Murder Charges in Stray-Bullet Death of Brooklyn Teen - BK Reader

Gang Member Dodges Murder Charges in Stray-Bullet Death of Brooklyn Teen - BK Reader

A Brooklyn gang member on trial for killing a high schooler in a stray-bullet Brooklyn shooting dodged murder charges but was convicted on other counts on Monday, officials said. Zidon Clarke was acquitted of murder but found guilty of manslaughter in the slaying of Rohan Levy, 15. Brooklyn State Su...

Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader
11/22/2022
Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader

Good Day, Brooklyn! - BK Reader

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We're excited to announce a special celebration! The Dr. Edith Rock Writing Workshop for Elders, one of our oldest programs, will host a book launch for their fifth anthology, "Tales of Our Times" titled "The Year 2020: Looking Back for Healing, Looking Forward with Hope."

Thirteen elders writers from New York City and beyond are featured in this recently published work. The "Tales of Our Times" anthology includes a section titled "Letters to America." Some of the works in that section are:

"Time for a Change" by Lena E. Hall
"Oh, America!" by Ebun Adelona
"When Will You Be Ready?" by Shirley V. H. Cooper
"Wake Up, America" by Joan Corbett
"Sadness" by William Craig
"Letter to America" by Elder Flournoy II
"What Is America to Thee" by Rebecca Plunkett
"The Satin-Lined Coffin" by Glenda Pollard
"Letter to America" by Teresa M. Snyder
"Aim" by Claudette Joy Spence
"Greetings, America" by Sylvia Jones Suescan, and
"Greetings, America" by Cynthia Goodison Tompkins

JOIN US. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

➡️ EVENT DETAILS
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ET
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225 (Crown Heights)

➡️ This is a , in-person event. Get more details and register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/470678882207



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Thank you BK Reader for including ‘651 ARTS presents: Verses at Work (feat. Malik Work)’ in your top picks!

See the article below for a beautiful write-up on our show and all things Brooklyn, happening this weekend 🙌🏽

Malik Work, Quincy Valentine, Vernice Miller, Stix Bones, Ayanna the Singer
"But almost always, once we have an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the sounds of live instruments playing, we begin to break from life’s worries. That’s what music does: It re-orders our steps, injects us with rhythm and gives our souls another reason to sing.

So when The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) on Friday celebrated its 125th anniversary with a house party at its headquarters at 58 Seventh Ave in Park Slope, it brought together dozens of live musicians and bands for an epic holiday party, transforming the entire block into a musical menagerie of soul, funk, folk, jazz, classical, hip hop and everything in between!"

Check us out in the BK Reader!



https://bkreader.com/2022/11/15/photos-bkcm-hosts-epic-house-party-in-brooklyn-celebrating-125-years-of-healing-souls-through-music/?fbclid=IwAR1dTRvCrKmSOjDrCAJZU0Z0Cx50XzxJbO8OH1GtENojgUCnod-3lfaUNMY
CLSJ has worked hard this election season to ensure that every eligible voter in our community makes it to the ballot box to preserve and expand our political power. Check out this BK Reader profile on last week's Youth Vote rally, then cast YOUR Today: https://bkreader.com/2022/11/04/racial-justice-leaders-at-medgar-evers-college-lay-out-why-brooklyns-black-youth-vote-is-so-urgent/
Much thanks to BK Reader for sharing our Inc 5000 story!
My boyfriends brother is missing from Poughkeepsie New York. We think he might be in Brooklyn. Or somewhere around the Brooklyn Queens area. If anyone sees him can they please call the Dutchess County Sheriff‘s department. The phone number is 845-486-3800… Thank you
BK Reader mentioned CUNY Kingsborough will have a satellite campus in the center that offers college introductory courses and career track certification training programs at Chestnut Commons in their recent article : https://bkreader.com/2022/10/05/new-affordable-housing-units-open-in-east-new-york/ .
The press has spoken. ⭐

A big thanks to Sam Small and BK Reader for their awesome feature on Measure for Measure last week, describing the production saying things like:

🥁 "A new, refreshed take on the story."

🥁 "Retold in gripping detail through a feminist lens."

🥁 "...the audience is able to see how much it really matters to each of the women in the story that their bodies are their own."

We have ONE WEEK until previous, folks. Click below to read the article, learn more about the show, and GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! 🔥
THIS IS FOR EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE OUR FI****MS TRAINING CLASS. NYC CONCEALED CARRY LAW UPDATE.
We'd like to invite you to join us in our upcoming events happening for the fall season. Here are the details.

September 17 2022 from 11-6pm. All vendors are welcomed to celebrate with us Hispanic Heritage Month. Spaces are available now. Send us an email to [email protected]
Check out our page at Created for You Artists Market

Check out the venue at Www.IndustryCity.com

If you're interested in participating in any of these events please let me know and i will send further details on the fees. Thank you
"The play you never thought you necessarily needed to see. But once you do, you can’t imagine a memory without it." - BK Reader
We're excited to share our latest placement in BK Reader! The article highlights TFFJ's trajectory since our launch in 2013, and features our farm at Brownsville Collaborative Middle School. Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/3QTA07w

Special thanks to BK Reader for sharing our news!

We are excited about our future, and really couldn't say it any better than our new Executive Director herself:

"I am honored and humbled to lead 651 ARTS, an organization with deep roots in Brooklyn, known for fueling the arts ecosystems that have long existed in Black communities in Brooklyn, and beyond.

I am deeply indebted to the Board of Directors for putting their faith in me and to former 651 ARTS' Executive Director and visionary Shay Wafer, as I am a product of her mentorship, and am grateful to her for nurturing my leadership" - Toya Lillard

🔗: https://bkreader.com/2022/08/09/651-arts-appoints-new-leadership/

Thank you BK Reader for following our USA RV Adventures! Originally a 6 month journey from New York, but now a 12 month journey 😅

📍🚐🗺 Currently in LA (still 🤣)

Catch up with us on BK Reader! Link in bio!

https://bkreader.com/2022/07/21/the-carew-country-road-trip-brooklyn-family-hits-the-road-for-6-month-adventure/
Thank you for this great feature BK Reader! Can’t wait to see you all at bunnanbk located Flatbush Central
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