January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Other News

Section of Broken Down Brooklyn Greenway Finally Paved

Bike enthusiasts have something to look forward to this spring – they won’t have to carry their bicycles over a sandy strip near Plumb Beach or risk their lives riding on the Belt Parkway – now that the Plumb Beach- Sheepshead Bay b More...

Bergen Beach Residents May Take To The Streets

Members of the Bergen Beach Civic Association (BBCA) were livid on Tuesday as the group discussed the growing controversy of the New Dawn Transit bus depot. More...

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña Brings Educational Views To Canarsie

On Wednesday, January 14th, the District 18 Community Education Council (CEC) hosted a special town hall meeting at the South Shore High School campus where parents, teachers and community leaders had the opportunity to speak with Schools Chancellor More...

Ralph Avenue Trio Holds Up Afternoon Traffic

Ralph Avenue was the scene of another car accident this week. This time, it was a three-car pileup on Tuesday afternoon. More...

All They Need Is The Air That They Breathe

Bergen Beach residents took a deep breath of fresh air on Monday. It was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and schools were closed. There was a lull on the streets and an absence of bus fumes, if only for one day. More...

Schumer Fights For Resiliency Funds To Restore Gateway National Park

Superstorm Sandy not only flooded homes in Canarsie and surrounding Brooklyn shoreline communities but also took a severe toll on Gateway National Recreation Area, which encompasses Canarsie Pier and Floyd Bennett Field. Last week, U.S. More...

The 63rd Precinct Is Driving Away Commercial Trucks

Large trucks are an annoyance for many home and business owners throughout the 63rd Precinct, but the NYPD’s Traffic Enforcement officers are on the job - towing the big rigs has increased dramatically over the last few years.  More...

Another Milestone For Brooklyn Real Property

Brooklyn Real Property, Inc. (BRP) is expanding – again! Last week, they celebrated the grand opening of their newest office at 4405 Avenue D in East Flatbush. More...

Madison Square Garden Gets Its Buck On

New Yorkers let out their inner cowboy this weekend during the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden, a non-stop, adrenaline-fueled action featuring the top 35 bull riders on the planet.  The best of the best took to the arena for the ninth cons More...

The Lighter Side Of Mill Avenue

The Department of Transportation needed to shed some light on things last week after a car evidently knocked into this utility pole in Mill Basin at Avenue U and Mill Avenue. More...

Community Demands End To Violence

Last week, the parents of 15- year-old Isiah Joseph, who was shot in broad daylight on Sunday, January 11th at East 56th Street and Avenue H, joined community advocates in the fight against gun violence.  More...

Concert Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hundreds gathered in the Brooklyn College auditorium on Monday in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for a special tribute concert sponsored by A Shared Dream Foundation. More...

Police: Armed Livery Cab Passenger Shot Then Charged

Marlon Cox, a Queens resident who police say refused to drop his firearm, was shot by an officer in East Flatbush and suffered a graze wound.  More...

Local Sex Store: Not So Hot

They say “sex sells,” but an investigation is now underway by the Department of Buildings (DOB) to address some unappealing complaints about an adult entertainment store that recently opened on Flatbush Avenue and Avenue P.  More...

City Helps H.E.S. Expand On Its Afterschool Program

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong announced last week enrollment has reached 121 percent for the more than 75,000 city-funded afterschool seats currently available to middle school s More...

Early Morning Shooting In Canarsie

Hours after a shooting took place at East 93rd Street and Avenue J, there were no police lines or evidence of violence on the block. More...

THEN

NOW

An East 94th Street and Avenue D resident shared this photo of her block (left), from a decade ago, looking towards the southwest corner of the street. More...

No Winter Blues At This School’s Concert!

The holidays aren’t the only time our schools get in the spirit! P.S. 279, at 1070 East 104th Street, celebrated a winter wonderland on Saturday, January 17th, when they hosted their winter ball. More...

They’re Celebrating – With Trash All Over The Street!

Someone threw one heck of at party near East 93rd Street and Avenue L, where bags of garbage were piled up and placed on the street last Friday morning. More...

The Actiive Consumer

With all of the early childhood programs available in the community, how do you know which one to enroll your little one in? More...

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