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Gift your conscience at Brooklyn's Social Justice Holiday Market

If you’re ready to start political conversations around your holiday table and wear your resistance with pride, there’s a new holiday market for you. Declare your allegiance while supporting marginalized creators at the first-ever Social Justice Holiday Market, taking place this...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:05pm

Brooklyn brewer receives cease and desist over Beyoncé-inspired beer

A beer honoring Beyoncé that was created by a female brewer in Brooklyn was, alas, not a perfect duet as the brewery received a cease-and-desist letter from Queen Bey’s people, Pitchfork reported. Lineup Brewing owner Katarina Martinez created Bïeryoncé in the singer’s honor after she...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:13pm

Brooklyn Rugby Club embraces femininity, masculinity and puppies in 2018

Come 2018, Brooklyn Rugby Club is going to the dogs and bikers. No, not on the field, it’s for the 10-year-old organization’s annual calendars. After four years of showing its male players in humorous and sometimes tastefully and playfully nude poses, the men’s team...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 5:03am

Sixers finally free Jahlil Okafor, trade him to Nets Trevor Booker

Finally, Jahlil Okafor is free. After sitting on the bench, not playing due to coaches decisions for the past few weeks, the Sixers are mercifully turning the page on the third overall pick from a few years ago, flipping him to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for veteran power forward Trevor Booker...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:38pm

This is how the Brooklyn Ballet does The Nutcracker

George Balanchine staged his first iconic performance of The Nutcracker in New York City back in 1954. His choreography rightly became the gold standard, but the city has changed since then. Enter the Brooklyn Ballet, which has reinterpreted the holiday story to reflect its home into The Brooklyn...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:46pm

City officials mulling facelift for Broadway Junction transit hub

One of Brooklyn’s busiest transit hubs may be poised for a facelift if a few city officials have their druthers, The New York Times reported Monday. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is in the midst of a $200,000 study into possible development ideas for the borough...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:39am

Brooklyn woman asks manspreader to make room, gets punched in the face

A Brooklyn woman riding a rush-hour train Thursday morning was punched in the face by the manspreading man next to her after she asked him to give her a little room. Sam Saia, 37, wrote on Facebook that the unidentified man sharing an end seat on an N train around 7:45 a.m. went off on her as a...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:46am

60 seconds with Talib Kweli

Brooklyn’s own Talib Kweli is a hip-hop legend; with a career spanning back 20 years, he’s remained an insanely prolific artist and influencer. Jay-Z paid his respects when he famously rapped “If skills sold, truth be told, I'd probably be lyrically Talib Kweli” on ...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

Avocado Rat living best life; Hails from Brooklyn... obvs

There was Pizza Rat.   LINK IN BIO - Master Splinter headed off to feed #TMNT A post shared by Matt Little (@mattlittle) on Sep 21, 2015 at 10:03am PDT And Mail Rat. And now, just as millennials have come in and taken over brunch with their avocado toast and...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

Advocates unveil what BQX light rail could look like

Advocates hoping the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector, or BQX, becomes a reality along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront unveiled the first glimpse at what it might look like on Monday. The nonprofit Friends of the Brooklyn-Queens Connector revealed a life-size prototype of the streetcar at the...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:53pm

535 Carlton offers ‘new generation of affordable housing’ for middle-income New Yorkers

The demand for affordable housing for all New Yorkers is not something that is likely to go away anytime soon, but one of the buildings in the Pacific Park development project in Brooklyn is now looking for a few, good tenants — and no lottery is involved. When 535 Carlton opened bidding for...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 5:03am

Diversity Visa winner thwarted subway attack; Saved hundreds of New Yorkers

After Tuesday’s carnage in lower Manhattan allegedly at the hands of a Diversity Visa Lottery program winner, the program is under intense scrutiny. President Trump said he’d like to do away with the program. But 20 years ago, another Diversity Visa winner likely saved hundreds of lives...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 8:28pm

Can you survive This Is Real?

You’re in a musty, creepy warehouse in Red Hook, forced to wear a drab jumpsuit and led, blindfolded and bound, to whereabouts unknown. You then watch, helpless, as a person just like you is tortured by a psychopath who’s coming for you next. What do you do? What can you do? “You...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:42pm

Cast away inhibitions with a NSFW 'playdate'

The bell rings and you’re greeted at the door by a man in black bunny ears who introduces you to Calvin Klein, the Pomeranian at his side. You climb the steps to the kitchen where you see and smell catered bites and cocktails on your way to the coatroom. Now, it’s time to get NSFW...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:43pm

At least 14 injured, including firefighters, in Brooklyn apartment fire

An early-morning fire at a four-story apartment building in Brooklyn left at least 14 injured Monday, FDNY officials said. The blaze started around 4:30 a.m. in a second-floor kitchen before it quickly spread to the third and fourth floors of 1225 49th Street in Borough Park, Deputy Chief Peter...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:08am

MTA unveils new Bay Ridge Avenue R station

The Bay Ridge Avenue train station that was once a dark and dreary stop along the R line has completed its six-month renovations, the MTA announced Friday. The 102-year-old station was closed in April so the agency could bring it into the modern age with countdown clocks at all three entrances, Wi...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:07pm

Enjoy 10 blocks of food, festivities and music at Atlantic Antic 2017

A beloved Brooklyn festival celebrating all things unique to the borough, Atlantic Antic, returns to the streets of four Brooklyn neighborhoods — Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn — on Sunday, September 24. The theme for the 43th Annual Atlantic Antic is...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:15pm

461 Dean, world’s first modular residential building, opens in Brooklyn

461 Dean is full of firsts. The 32-story residential tower is the first modular, or sectional prefabricated, high-rise in the world. It’s also the first apartment building to open in Pacific Park Brooklyn, a 22-acre mixed-use community that links Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Park Slope and...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 9:42am

2 officers injured by car fleeing Brooklyn crime scene: NYPD

Two NYPD officers remain in stable condition after their patrol car was struck by a vehicle fleeing a crime scene in Brooklyn, police said Thursday morning. Two plain-clothed officers patrolling on foot heard four shots fired in the vicinity of Saratoga and Howard Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:10am

Photos: NYC’s West Indian Day Parade celebrates culture, community

Paradegoers packed a two-mile stretch of Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Monday for New York City’s annual West Indian Day Parade. Considered one of the largest Caribbean gatherings in the U.S., the parade was held after the J’Ouvert celebration began the daylong festivities at 6am...

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 7:41pm