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BKLYNER is a an award winning local news site for Brooklyn. It was created through merger of the following neighborhood news sites - Park Slope Stoop, Fort Greene Focus, Ditmas Park Corner, Kensington BK, Sunset Park Voice and Bensonhurst Bean. It is Published by Corner Media Inc

🚨 ICE is conducting raids in ten major U.S cities including NYC THIS SUNDAY. Are you in danger or know someone who is...
06/22/2019
ICE Conducting Raids In NYC This Sunday - BKLYNER

🚨 ICE is conducting raids in ten major U.S cities including NYC THIS SUNDAY. Are you in danger or know someone who is?

BROOKLYN - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be conducting raids, arresting, and deporting undocumented immigrants in ten major U.S cities this Sunday.

Chandler-Waterman claims City Council Member Farah Louis was part of a "deal” with developers to get votes from  "Trum...
06/21/2019
Chandler-Waterman Claims Louis Struck ‘Deal’ with Developers For ‘Trump Supporters’ Votes - BKLYNER

Chandler-Waterman claims City Council Member Farah Louis was part of a "deal” with developers to get votes from "Trump supporters."

Louis denies that claim.

"Why would I want development in my district? “I’m tired of the big buildings and the Legoland-looking buildings on every block."

EAST FLATBUSH/MIDWOOD —City Council candidate for District 45 Monique Chandler-Waterman on Friday said that Council Member Farah Louis was party to a “deal” made with developers to get votes from “Trump supporters”— a claim Louis categorically denied. Asked what she believes the arrangem...

The DOT shared their plan for electric car charging stations in Park Slope at the CB6 Transit Committee meeting this wee...
06/21/2019
Electric Car Charging Stations Coming to Park Slope in Fall 2019 - BKLYNER

The DOT shared their plan for electric car charging stations in Park Slope at the CB6 Transit Committee meeting this week

https://bklyner.com/electric-car-charging-stations-coming-to-park-slope-in-fall-2019/

PARK SLOPE – On the evening of June 20th, the Transportation and Public Safety Committee of Brooklyn Community Board 6 convened at P.S. 133 to hear two presentations. First, representatives from the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and Mayor’s Office of Sustainability spoke about a roll-ou...

"Any candidate who truly cares about justice and equity must work against what Pat Lynch and the PBA has stood for, whic...
06/21/2019
Chandler-Waterman Gets an Exonerated 5 Member Endorsement Ahead of D45 Democratic Primary - BKLYNER

"Any candidate who truly cares about justice and equity must work against what Pat Lynch and the PBA has stood for, which is why I am proud to endorse Monique to be the next New York City Member of the 45th District."

Ahead of her rematch against Council Member Farah Louis in next week’s primary, Monique Chandler-Waterman on Wednesday received the endorsement from one of the exonerated Central Park Five members, Raymond Santana. The Exonerated 5 member endorsement comes just days ahead of the Tuesday Democratic...

Construction should begin in late September or early October
06/21/2019
Work On Henry Street Park III Expected To Begin This Fall - BKLYNER

Construction should begin in late September or early October

COBBLE HILL – Representatives for Fortis and MPFP Landscape Architecture & Urban Design provided another update regarding the upcoming renovation of Henry Street Park III during the Brooklyn Community Board 6 Parks Committee meeting on Wednesday. George Fontas, a representative for Fortis, and Ric...

"When we arrived, this work was stuck," said Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza at a school in Crown Heights
06/21/2019
De Blasio Overhauls School Discipline Policies, With Focus on Emotional Wellness And Restorative Justice - BKLYNER

"When we arrived, this work was stuck," said Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza at a school in Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS—Mayor Bill de Blasio came to a Crown Heights public school Thursday to pitch his plan for a less punitive approach to handling in-school misbehavior while touting the recently approved expansion of social service workers assigned to New York’s schools. After citing progress on test...

Located at 50 Nevins Street, the development will feature 129 affordable apartments, with 78 set aside for the formerly ...
06/21/2019
Work Begins On $72M Affordable & Supportive Housing Project Downtown - BKLYNER

Located at 50 Nevins Street, the development will feature 129 affordable apartments, with 78 set aside for the formerly homeless, veterans, and individuals with mental illness or substance abuse disorders

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – Governor Cuomo announced on Thursday that construction has begun on Nevins Street Apartments, a $72 million mixed-use affordable and supportive housing development in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 50 Nevins Street between Schermerhorn and State, the development will feature 129...

An 11-year-old boy was shot in the chest in Crown Heights Last Night
06/21/2019
11-Year-Old Shot in Crown Heights Last Night - BKLYNER

An 11-year-old boy was shot in the chest in Crown Heights Last Night

CROWN HEIGHTS—An 11-year-old boy was shot in the chest by a stray bullet Friday night in Crown Heights, police say. A gunman opened fire around 7 p.m. at 243 Schenectady Avenue, while a boy was walking past a group of men at whom the gunman shot from a close range, according to the NYPD. …

“We have to keep coming out and not let this be another incident that is swept under the rug," said the mother of a wr...
06/21/2019
Supporters of Wrongfully Arrested Teenager Storm Out After Confronting Inspector Giordano - BKLYNER

“We have to keep coming out and not let this be another incident that is swept under the rug," said the mother of a wrongfully arrested teenager.

CROWN HEIGHTS—The lawyer and allies of a teenager who was wrongfully arrested last week stormed out of the 71st Precinct June Community Council meeting Thursday, while a representative of the local police station expressed the police’s telling of the incident. Nicholas Simon, who is 17 years old...

Yesterday a parent was slashed while picking up their kid from school in Coney Island.
06/20/2019
Man picking up child from Coney Island school, slashed by boyfriend of mother - BKLYNER

Yesterday a parent was slashed while picking up their kid from school in Coney Island.

CONEY ISLAND – A man picking up his child from a Coney Island elementary school yesterday afternoon was slashed in the face by the child’s stepfather and boyfriend of her mother, after the latter slammed his car into the other’s vehicle that contained the girl, police said. Both men were charg...

11 Montgomery, Crown Heights Luxury Condo, Quietly Approaches Completion
06/20/2019
111 Montgomery, Crown Heights Luxury Condo, Quietly Approaches Completion - BKLYNER

11 Montgomery, Crown Heights Luxury Condo, Quietly Approaches Completion

CROWN HEIGHTS—One of the first luxury, full-service condo buildings— 111 Montgomery Street between Franklin and Washington Avenues —is almost finished and started sales in May. Located on a site formerly owned by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the building is being developed as-of-right by CIM G...

The new DUMBO outpost of Ample Hills Creamery opened last week. The PPW location may be delayed until next year.
06/20/2019
Ample Hills Opens at Fireboat Station, Delayed Next To Nitehawk - BKLYNER

The new DUMBO outpost of Ample Hills Creamery opened last week. The PPW location may be delayed until next year.

DUMBO – Ample Hills Creamery opened its latest location in Brooklyn Bridge Park at the historic fireboat station last Thursday, June 13th. The location—one of 14 now operated by the company—replaced the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory during a request for proposals process released by the park last...

Shop local at Lulu's for Baby before the store closes at the end of July. LuLu's Cuts & Toys
06/20/2019
Lulu's For Baby Closing On 5th Ave; Will Merge With Lulu's Cuts & Toys - BKLYNER

Shop local at Lulu's for Baby before the store closes at the end of July. LuLu's Cuts & Toys

PARK SLOPE – After a decade of selling teethers, infant toys, and Brooklyn-emblazoned onesies, Lulu’s For Baby will be shuttering its 5th Avenue storefront at the end of July. A decline in sales due to online shopping and a rent increase were challenging enough for business owner Brigitte Prat, ...

Weekend Art Events: June 21-23 (Make Music Day, FamilyFest, Mermaid Parade & More)North Flatbush Business Improvement Di...
06/20/2019
Weekend Art Events: June 21-23 (Make Music Day, FamilyFest, Mermaid Parade & More) - BKLYNER

Weekend Art Events: June 21-23 (Make Music Day, FamilyFest, Mermaid Parade & More)
North Flatbush Business Improvement District DUMBO, Brooklyn Make Music New York Renegade Craft Coney Island USA MoCADA Museum Brooklyn Conservatory of Music The Waterfront Museum Brave New World Repertory Theatre Spoke the Hub Dancing

Summer is officially here which means loads and loads of outdoor events throughout Brooklyn! Celebrate Make Music Day with a variety of events throughout town such as Water Night at the Gowans Canal or a Summer Solstice Dance Party in Bushwick. If you’re looking to stay out of the heat, spend the ...

Owner of Eladia's Daycare that operates four locations in Brooklyn with two more in the works writes about the compounde...
06/20/2019
OP-ED: Unfunded Paid Vacation Time Hurts Small Businesses In Brooklyn - BKLYNER

Owner of Eladia's Daycare that operates four locations in Brooklyn with two more in the works writes about the compounded cost of unfunded mandates on her business: "Our wages across the board have increased by over 20% in just 2 years. This latest mandate will only harm my business further. Without assistance from the City to make this program a reality, my business simply cannot afford it."

By Eladia Rodriguez, owner of Eladia’s Kids daycare and preschool which currently has four locations in Brooklyn and is in process of opening two more. The City Council’s unfunded mandate for paid vacation is a potential dream killer for small business owners like me. Thirty-nine years ago, I st...

Have your summer plans changed? Did you realize you forgot to book a week or two of camp for your kids? Brooklyn AYSO to...
06/20/2019
AYSO Soccer Camp to the Rescue - BKLYNER

Have your summer plans changed? Did you realize you forgot to book a week or two of camp for your kids? Brooklyn AYSO to the rescue.

Last minute change of plans? Need summer coverage for your K-8 children? Looking for a camp where your kids can be outside, have fun, and play soccer, while also being affordable? Welcome to BrooklynAYSO Community Soccer Camp. BrooklynAYSO (www.brooklynayso.org) has been running soccer programs to B...

Our last in a series of four interviews with the Civil Court candidates, ahead of next Tuesday's election. Today, we hav...
06/19/2019
Meet the 6th Municipal District Civil Court Judge Candidates: Tehilah Berman - BKLYNER

Our last in a series of four interviews with the Civil Court candidates, ahead of next Tuesday's election. Today, we have Tehilah Berman

The Civil Court Judge races are less than a week away, and Bklyner now has the last in a series of four interviews with candidates running in the 6th Municipal District, which includes Park Slope, Crown Heights, Kensington, Flatbush, Midwood, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Par...

Check out DUMB Theatre Co.'s 'Twelfth Night' this weekend at the Old American Can Factory
06/19/2019
DUMB Theatre Co. Presents Outdoor Performances Of 'Twelfth Night' - BKLYNER

Check out DUMB Theatre Co.'s 'Twelfth Night' this weekend at the Old American Can Factory

GOWANUS – A new theatre group will be performing its inaugural production—William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night—this weekend at the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus. DUMB Theatre Co.‘s production of Twelfth Night examines “ego or self identity and the restraints of the constructed socia...

Just in time for summerFort Defiance Brooklyn Crab Defonte's Fairway theblackflamingoo Red Hook Lobster Pound Steve's Au...
06/19/2019
Where To Eat Outdoors In Red Hook - BKLYNER

Just in time for summer
Fort Defiance Brooklyn Crab Defonte's Fairway theblackflamingoo Red Hook Lobster Pound Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie #BrooklynIceHouse The Good Fork Restaurant and Bar

RED HOOK – There are lots of things to like about Red Hook. The views from its shores are among the best in the borough and some of the coastal architecture is straight out of Dickens. But the thing we enjoy that makes it a great food destination is the neighborhood’s ability to make non-residen...

Smithsonian Magazine
06/19/2019
Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine

Although Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, it didn’t impact slaves in Texas for more than two years, until June 19, 1865.

A Crown Heights community board is still searching for a district manager, a position that has long been vacant
06/19/2019
Local CB Unable to Pick a District Manager, Yet Again - BKLYNER

A Crown Heights community board is still searching for a district manager, a position that has long been vacant

CROWN HEIGHTS—A Crown Heights community board was on Tuesday again unable to fill its district manager position—a spot that has been vacant for more than three years. At Brooklyn Community Board 9’s executive board meeting on the evening of Tuesday, the board counted the votes cast last week f...

Check out Colony 274 for burgers, vegan chocolate chip cookies, Beatles Brunch, Meatless Mondays, and more!
06/19/2019
Colony 274: Going Forth on Fourth Avenue - BKLYNER

Check out Colony 274 for burgers, vegan chocolate chip cookies, Beatles Brunch, Meatless Mondays, and more!

PARK SLOPE/GOWANUS – It is a leap of faith to jump from owning a real estate title agency to running a 2,900-square foot bar/restaurant/event place in the middle of a major urban thoroughfare. But that is what Kitty Hernandez and her business partner, Donna Atkins, have been doing since 2014. “W...

NEW: Ahead of the June 25 election, Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed Farah Louis
06/19/2019
Louis Gets de Blasio, Key Union Endorsements in Council Race - BKLYNER

NEW: Ahead of the June 25 election, Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed Farah Louis

Newly elected City Council Member Farah Louis has picked up two major endorsements in her re-election campaign: Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Hotel Trades Council. “Farah Louis is an impressive, hard-working leader in her community,” said de Blasio in a statement obtained by Bklyner. “I look fo...

Located on the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th street, Casa Azul is branded as “modern Oaxacan cuisine”.
06/18/2019
Casa Azul Brings Authentic Oaxacan To Park Slope - BKLYNER

Located on the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th street, Casa Azul is branded as “modern Oaxacan cuisine”.

PARK SLOPE – The bright blue facade of Casa Azul is hard to miss. This brand-new Park Slope spot, in the space previously occupied by Talde, softly opened Friday, June 14th, and as of Sunday the 16th is ready to serve the neighborhood. Located on the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th street, Casa Azul...

Have you checked out the very yummy Sweet Intentions ice cream on Court Street?
06/18/2019
Sweet Intentions: Ice Cream On Court Street - BKLYNER

Have you checked out the very yummy Sweet Intentions ice cream on Court Street?

CARROLL GARDENS – Milan Schwartz grew up working in the bakery owned by his grandparents, the much-loved Shlukers in Brooklyn, and has now gone on to open an ice cream shop with his wife, Samantha, called Sweet Intentions. The shop is small, pleasantly decorated with a big pink neon sign proclaimi...

The 85-year-old man lost control of his Lexus as he was backing out of his driveway, causing him to hit a parked car and...
06/18/2019
Elderly Man Crashes Car Into Flatlands Home - BKLYNER

The 85-year-old man lost control of his Lexus as he was backing out of his driveway, causing him to hit a parked car and crash into a neighboring home

FLATLANDS – An 85-year-old resident of East 53rd Street in Flatlands lost control of his Lexus as he was backing out of his driveway, causing him to strike a parked car and then crash into the railing and wall of a home across the street, police from the 63rd Precinct said. The man, Vincent Mooreh...

Sign up to be part of one of the community working groups focusing on density, infrastructure, affordable housing, or ac...
06/18/2019
Neighbors Gather To Learn "What's Next For Atlantic Yards?" - BKLYNER

Sign up to be part of one of the community working groups focusing on density, infrastructure, affordable housing, or accountability at Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park

FORT GREENE – The Fort Greene Association, Boerum Hill Association, North Flatbush BID, and North Prospect Heights Association co-hosted a panel discussion Monday evening to inform locals about what’s next for the Atlantic Yards development. Now renamed Pacific Park, the 22-acre mixed-use develo...

"[A]s I thought about it more and more, I thought it’s something that I must do, because I help a lot of people now to...
06/18/2019
Meet the 6th Municipal District Candidates For Civil Court Judge: Alice Nicholson - BKLYNER

"[A]s I thought about it more and more, I thought it’s something that I must do, because I help a lot of people now to stay in their homes and I’ve seen that we need representation from various communities as I go through the court system and see that people are disrespected, or people don’t know who everyone from every community is, and I thought at a judge’s level, I could assist a lot more people."

The Civil Court Judge Democratic primary election is next week! On Monday, Bklyner published an interview with 6th Municipal District Civil Court candidate Chinyelu Udoh, and before that interviewed fellow candidate Caroline Cohen. The election in the district—which includes Park Slope, Crown Heig...

"We need a chancellor who promotes education, not division." Brooklyn politicians are split on Schools Chancellor Richar...
06/18/2019
Too ‘Divisive’ or Just Honest? Local Pols Split on Carranza - BKLYNER

"We need a chancellor who promotes education, not division."

Brooklyn politicians are split on Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza

After a letter signed by three Brooklyn politicians put the schools chancellor on blast, progressive lawmakers came to his defense on Monday, again bringing the fissures among Brooklyn officials on education to the fore. “We need a chancellor who promotes education, not division,” the local poli...

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