Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

No Halloween Prank: Half-Built ‘Horror House' Finally Dead

standard No Halloween Prank: Half-Built ‘Horror House’ Finally Dead

While many people may look at 1882 East 12th Street in Sheepshead Bay–now an empty lot surrounded by a chain-link fence–they may see neglected land and real estate blight. But it represents something very different to Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) and neighbors on […]

Local Politicians Pleased But Concerned Over Arrest in Antisemitic Barclays Center Attack

standard Local Politicians Pleased But Concerned Over Arrest in Antisemitic Barclays Center Attack

Despite Arrest, No ‘Hate Crime’ Charges Local officials showed mixed reactions after police announced the arrest of a suspect in an alleged anti-Semitic attack. While officials were pleased with the arrest, they were also concerned about the failure to charge the suspect […]

The proposed business sits at the foot of the Kings Highway F train station (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Rumors Of ‘Adult Establishment’ Prevent Gravesend Bar From Opening Near 3 Schools

Despite a hasty retreat in response to community opposition, tempers are still aflame (and residents remain concerned) over the potential opening of a new bar rumored to be a front for an “adult business” at a busy Gravesend intersection less than a block from […]

Democratic district leader-elect Nancy Tong, Councilmember Mark Treyger (center), and Assemblyman Bill Colton stand with concerned residents (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Officials Demand MTA Notify Public of Bedbug Outbreaks on Trains and Buses

On Monday, a train conductor suffered multiple bed bug bites while operating an “N” train, but the public only became aware through the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU), which later advised of his medical treatment (the train was eventually fumigated). There was no official word from the MTA, […]

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 […]