Brooklyn

Bernie Sanders 2020 bid will kick of with Brooklyn rally this weekend

Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced earlier in February that he’s once again running for president of the United States, and the Brooklyn-born politician is kicking off his 2020 campaign back in his home borough.  Sanders announced that the first rally in his effort to be the...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 1:29pm

Inside Brooklyn's Teknopolis is tech that makes us more human

In the massive 21st-century digital art workshop Teknopolis, you’re the star. The pop-up interactive gallery takes over four floors of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Fisher Building, bringing cutting-edge immersive experiences all about exploring your artistic side — even if you don’t think you...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 11:30pm

Brooklyn's best food hall DeKalb Market just got better

Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point development just got two major new additions to its entertainment scene — and there are plenty more changes in the wings. The shopping and social complex — they don’t like the word “mall” — at 445 Albee Square West is now home to a versatile new nightlife venue and...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 1:37pm

New York AG James files brief in lawsuit over MDC heating outage

Though not helming the lawsuit against the federal Department of Justice concerning a power outage in February that left more than 1,600 inmates at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center without heat, Attorney General Letitia James filed a "friend of the court" brief supporting the case on...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:49pm

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn is expanding with nine new screens

Trying to see a movie at Alamo Drafthouse’s always sold out Downtown Brooklyn theater at City Point is about to get easier with a major expansion in the works. The dine-in theater opened in October 2016 and currently occupies the fourth and fifth floors of City Point with seven screens. The...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:35pm

WinterFest promises a bustling holiday market for Brooklyn

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 goodies and fun...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 1:56pm

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...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:19pm

Many moved ahead of L train shutdown, but now a Williamsburg migration could be coming

Up until last Thursday, New Yorkers had been preparing to whether the storm of the L train shutdown for years. For some, the best way to deal with 15 months of no train service was to move. Dumbo Moving CEO Lior Rachmany says his company moved about 400 people out of areas served by the L train in...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 3:54pm

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...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 5:50pm

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2018 bring holiday cheer but residential headaches

Like a lot of things in New York City, the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights started out as a hidden gem before becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Tony Muia grew up in Bensonhurst, and though he was in his 20s by the time the lights in the next neighborhood over got going (Dyker Heights resident Lucy...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:35am

NYC Council Progressive Caucus planning rally for Jazmine Headley

The Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council is planning a rally Tuesday afternoon at City Hall for Jazmine Headley, the woman seen in a now viral video lying on the floor as NYPD officers rip her 1-year-old child from her arms. Headley, 23, was at a Boerum Hill Human Resources...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:05am

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

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