Brooklyn

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn takes up plastic straw ban

Though the environmental impact of plastic straws isn’t truly known, most people still agree that we should try to limit single-use plastics in general. A plastic straw ban seems like an easy start, with companies like Starbucks and McDonald’s announcing initiatives — and now,...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:57pm

Visiting Domino Park in Brooklyn: What to know

Domino Park in Brooklyn recently opened to New York parkgoers keen on escaping the chaos of city life to chill and take in the fresh air on the banks of the East River. A former sugar refinery, Domino Park has not always been a well-known tourist destination. But thanks to its opening on June 10,...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 3:20pm

Red Hook: A mysterious enclave or the city’s next big creative hub?

New York City is all about what’s next, from the next great club to the hottest new restaurant and, of course, whatever the current neighborhood du jour might be — which many think is Red Hook right now, especially for the creative and tech communities. Already home to innovative...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:56pm

Formula E Eprix returns to Red Hook. What to know

This weekend for the second year in a row, race cars are going to take over Red Hook, Brooklyn, as part of the New York City Eprix, the Formula E season finale championship race. But don’t worry about any ear-busting rumbling: These cars are all electric. In addition to the races that’...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 5:32pm

NYPD officer shot serving domestic violence warrant in Brooklyn

An NYPD officer was shot in the leg by a suspect while executing a domestic violence search warrant in Brooklyn Friday morning, police said. The victim and other NYPD officers were in an unmarked car in Bedford-Stuyvesant when they saw the suspect, Kelvin Stichel, 33, on the street around 6:40 a.m...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 12:48pm

4-year-old fatally struck by car while walking on a Brooklyn sidewalk

A 4-year-old girl was fatally struck by a vehicle while she was walking on a Brooklyn sidewalk with her mother on Sunday, police said. The unidentified 38-year-old driver of a black SUV was backing up near the intersection of Wyckoff Avenue and Hart Street in Bushwick around 4:30 p.m. when she...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:49pm

Stretchy ice cream is the ancient dessert taking over Brooklyn

New York City’s hot summers mean we need a lot of frozen treats to keep our cool. But the latest new ice cream to hit Brooklyn isn’t so much scooped — it’s stretched. Meet booza, ice cream’s smoother, denser and creamier cousin, now available at Republic of Booza...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:51pm

Conor McGregor in plea negotiations from backstage UFC brawl in Brooklyn

UFC star Conor McGregor is in plea negotiations after appearing in a Brooklyn courtroom for less than two minutes Thursday on charges stemming from his backstage brawl ahead of UFC 223 at the Barclays Center in April. "As noted in court, we have ongoing discussions with the District...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 1:35pm

John Travolta returns to Lenny's Pizza in Brooklyn for John Travolta Day celebration

John Travolta made Lenny’s Pizza a legend when he ordered two slices from the Brooklyn joint in 1977’s "Saturday Night Fever." Now, the pizza place has named a slice in the legendary actor’s honor as part of a welcome back celebration for the star on Tuesday. “...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 3:51pm

Transit Museum running vintage trains to Brighton Beach for Father’s Day weekend

If you, your dad or anyone else in your family is a railfan, this Father’s Day weekend might be for you as the New York Transit Museum is hosting its fourth annual Parade of Trains featuring vintage subway cars making special trips to and from Brighton Beach. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:35pm

New piece of art honoring immigrants lands at Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park this Saturday

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:12am

Domino Park salvages the past for an enhanced Williamsburg waterfront

The Domino Sugar Refinery on the Williamsburg waterfront hasn’t produced the sweet stuff since closing in 2004, but some of its machinery is serving a new purpose in Domino Park, which opens to the public on Sunday. “We really wanted to salvage what was here and make sure, given all...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:03am

Man in serious condition after being struck by L train

An unidentified man is in serious condition after being struck by an L train at the Bedford Avenue station in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, officials said. There is no L train service between 1 Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs because of a person struck by a train at Bedford Av. — NYCT Subway (@...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 4:22pm

Brooklyn Army Terminal celebrates 100th anniversary with big plans for future

It’s never too late to try something new, and the Brooklyn Army Terminal, now in its 100th year, is truly embodying that expression. City officials unveiled 500,000 square feet of new industrial area at the terminal on Thursday, which marked the space’s official 100th anniversary....

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:31am

Brooklyn Public Library launches free musical instrument lending library

If you’ve always wanted to learn a musical instrument — and you happen to be a Brooklyn resident — get yourself to the Brooklyn Public Library.  Starting Wednesday, the BPL became the first public musical instrument lending library in New York City, enabling adult library...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 1:30pm

A Texas-style barbecue food hall is coming to Brooklyn

Brooklyn has lost some of its cool cred to Texas hipster haven Austin recently, but the playing field is being leveled soon with Downtown Brooklyn’s own barbecue food hall opens. Despite its name, Hill Country Food Park (345 Adams St.) somehow won't have any rides or carnival games...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 1:27pm

These are the best landlords in Brooklyn

When apartment hunting in New York City, you want to make sure your new building has one of the best landlords around.  Each year, New York City’s Public Advocate releases a list of the worst landlords in the five boroughs, a ranking of those who leave their tenants to live in dangerous...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:55am

This car-free bridge from Brooklyn to Queens needs your help

Alternative transportation is having a moment in the city, whether it’s the looming shutdown of the L train or the constant headache that is riding any of the city’s subway lines. From more ferries to electric bikes or creating car-free corridors within Manhattan and beyond, everyone is...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 8:14pm

Find zen on this pretty pink patio at HealHaus wellness cafe

Feeling like you’re not in the middle of New York City can be difficult when you’re in the middle of New York City. But this new pretty pink patio should do the trick.  The backyard deck is the hidden secret of HealHaus, a new holistic wellness studio and cafe that just opened at...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:29pm

Pregnant mom who lost toddler in Park Slope crash loses unborn child: Lawyer

Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, the pregnant Brooklyn mother whose child was killed after being struck by a driver who ran a red light in Park Slope in March, has lost her unborn child, her family’s lawyer told the New York Daily News Wednesday. Blumenstein and her husband, Jonathan, were expecting...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:59am