Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

Mayor Bill de Blasio and DC37 Announce Tentative Contract Agreement on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Credit: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

standard Mayor on a Roll: Arts in Education, Sandy Waiver, Union Contract, 2,000th Restaurant Opening

Increased funding for arts education for schoolchildren. A waiver for homeowners rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. The securing of an important union contract. And the 2,000th restaurant opening with the help of the Department of Small Business Services. In the run up to the 4th of July […]

"Brooklyn Housing Matters: Tackling Affordability" at St. Ann's Church (Matthew Taub)

standard St. Ann’s Housing Forum: Widespread Struggle for Affordability, But Few Solutions

“I don’t recognize my neighborhood anymore,” said Victor Li of Kensington. “No one can stop the developers.” “I live on Franklin Avenue, and our landlord has pulled one maneuver after another,” offered Elisa Holland of Bed-Stuy. “They want the rent-controlled tenants out, and […]

'David & Me' Is A Heartbreaking, Urgent Call For Justice For a Wrongfully Convicted Man (UPDATED)

standard ‘David & Me’ Is A Heartbreaking, Urgent Call For Justice For a Wrongfully Convicted Man (UPDATED)

Update 10/15/14: The Brooklyn DA issued a statement advising he will move to vacate David McCallum’s conviction after nearly 30 years in prison. The DA’s statement follows the original film review, below: “I actually heard about this case two years ago,” the […]

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.13.14)

standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.13.14)

 [A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Friday, June 13th, 2014. Updated periodically. Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO De Blasio re-nominates Regina Myer as president of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp [BE] Chocolate Works Opens on Montague; Karl is There With […]

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.12.14)

standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.12.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Thursday, June 12th, 2014. Updated periodically. Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO Le chocolat, c’est magnifique: French chocolatier is the new Willy Wonka of Montague Street [BE] High School Students Put Together Exhibit on […]

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.11.14)

standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.11.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Updated periodically. Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO The Day After Vandalism in Brooklyn Heights Only the Citibike Station Has Been Cleaned [BHB] Pedestrian ‘Bouncy Bridge’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.10.14)

standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.10.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Updated periodically. Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO Piano Mysteriously Washes Ashore Under Brooklyn Bridge [Gizmodo via RoadTrippers] Brooklyn Pride Week Kicks Off With Interfaith Service in Brooklyn Heights [News12] Light-Filled Greek […]