Brooklyn

Brooklyn Historical Society oral history project sheds light on Muslims in BK

If you asked a New Yorker what a Brooklynite looks like, they could give you a million different answers. The same goes for the question of what a Muslim in Brooklyn looks like, and the Brooklyn Historical Society has multiple examples at the ready. A new oral history called Muslims in Brooklyn is...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 2:24pm

Where to Find New York's Best Street Art, Murals and Graffiti

There's no shortage of things to look at when you're walking down the streets of New York. But the city of skyscrapers, incredible parks and endless great food is also full of amazing street art everywhere you look, brightening up abandoned storefronts, turning corrugated gates into...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:42am

Brooklyn's WinterFest is the star of NYC's holiday markets

Brooklyn is finally getting its own winter village this year — and it’s going to be the new star among New York City’s holiday markets. WinterFest brings an entire Christmas town to the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum, with a 40,000-square-foot wonderland brimming with holiday...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:52pm

Leonard Library becomes lit landmark for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 75th anniversary

Seventy five years ago when A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was first published, the world was introduced to Francie Nolan, who visited Williamsburg’s Leonard Library and found that “from that time on, the world was hers for the reading.” Now, Leonard Library will be designated a...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:50pm

Jury selection in accused Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman's trial underway in Brooklyn

The trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges, which is expected to last four months, began Monday with the selection of jurors in Brooklyn federal court. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan, prosecutors and defense lawyers on Monday...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 3:41pm

L train shutdown begins April 27, 2019

Mark your calendars and set an alert in your phone, straphangers. The L train shutdown begins in 178 days. Service between Brooklyn and Manhattan on the NYC subway line be suspended for 15 months starting Saturday, April 27, 2019, the MTA announced Tuesday. The last day for service between Eighth...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 3:33pm

Socceroof brings torpedoes back to Sunset Park

Before it was the former headquarters of the oil company from which it gets its name, the Whale Building on the Sunset Park waterfront was a torpedo assembly factory. Starting this week, a whole new kind of torpedo is set to return there as the very first Socceroof kicks open its doors. Socceroof...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:51am

L-Train ViaPass hopes to help with weekend L train shutdown

Here’s a friendly reminder: There will be another L train shutdown this weekend and next (and two in November) to help prep the subway line for its impending 15-month closure in April. There will be no L service between Manhattan and Brooklyn this weekend, as well as Oct. 27-28, Nov. 10-11...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:33pm

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...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:20pm

New center at Brooklyn Navy Yard will prepare high schoolers for STEAM jobs

A new STEAM Center planned for the Brooklyn Navy Yard would help provide students with real-world work experience in emerging tech professions, officials say. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza unveiled this week plans for the Brooklyn...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:05pm

Shedding light on how workplace sexual harassment affects immigrant women

In the wake of #MeToo and Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court despite the sexual assault allegations brought against him, the Brooklyn Historical Society is highlighting a less-talked about plight: The sexual harassment immigrant women face in the workplace. Wednesday’s...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 1:25pm

MTA adding express ferry service during L train shutdown

To help move New Yorkers around during the looming L train shutdown, the MTA will provide temporary ferry service on two 240-passenger vessels. The larger ferries will provide “up to 61 percent more capacity than originally planned” during the L train shutdown slated to begin in April...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:54pm

Brooklyn’s first medical marijuana dispensary is ‘in the home stretch’

The opening of Brooklyn’s very first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ever closer — and Staten Island’s won’t be too far behind. After several months of construction, Citiva Medical is “in the home stretch and hoping to open in December,” Director of...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:45pm

These NYC neighborhoods have the most expensive room rents: SpareRoom

We already know the city has some of the most expensive apartments on the planet, but it’s also second to San Francisco as the most expensive city in the country to rent a room. And yes, there are certain NYC neighborhoods where one room is going to cost you almost as much as a whole...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:36am

New Brooklyn Public Library branch on the books

For the first time in 35 years, a brand-new branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is, well, on the books. It will be the system’s first since the Cortelyou Library opened in 1983 and 60th overall. The new Brooklyn Public Library branch will be located at 135 Plymouth St. to serve the Dumbo...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:39pm

VIDEO: Take an exclusive look inside Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar refinery

Before it ceased operations in 2004, the Domino Sugar refinery on the Brooklyn waterfront was, for more than a century, the lifeblood of the Williamsburg community. “It was a good place for a lot of people because they spent their life here. If you had a job here, you were making it,”...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 2:08pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard sees record job growth

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is making itself known as a manufacturing hub here to help New Yorkers find employment, and it seems to be working. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s employment center connected 459 people to jobs in fiscal year 2018 — the most single-year hires...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:53pm

Pricy 550 Vanderbilt penthouse breaks neighborhood record

Pacific Park Brooklyn is 22-acre mixed-use development project that strives to be “more than a place” but a community. While it is years away from full completion, residential building 550 Vanderbilt has already set a neighborhood record. PHS at 550 Vanderbilt has hit the market for $7...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:15am

Brooklyn Heights Promenade could close for 6 years under BQE construction plan

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade could be closed for six years under a construction plan to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, known as the BQE. New York City Department of Transportation officials unveiled on Thursday two construction options for replacing a run-down 1.5 mile stretch of the BQE...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:01am

Brooklyn high school teacher arrested for allegedly soliciting child pornography via Facebook

Brooklyn high school teacher Jonathan Deutsch was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly using Facebook to solicit child pornography, officials said. Deutsch, 34, is a teacher at the Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. He was arrested and charged with five...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 3:50pm