Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

Brooklynites' Greatest Hopes and Concerns Detailed in New Study

standard Brooklynites’ Greatest Hopes and Concerns Detailed in New Study

Economic Inequality, Juvenile Justice Issues, Needs of Rising Immigrant Populations A new report curating six-months of interviews with everyday Brooklynites portrays residents’ varied hopes and concerns, spotlighting a range of issues from income inequality to rising immigrant populations to inequities in the criminal and juvenile justice […]

An abandoned home in East New York, Brooklyn (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Exclusive: Real Estate Fraud Ring Gleaning Illicit Rents From Scores of Properties

Slow Moving, Multi-Million Dollar Scheme Exploits Post-Recession Vulnerabilities Scammers claim to “short sell” distressed properties for homeowners, but then rent them, never exchanging title with a bona-fide purchaser Original homeowners left with skyrocketing mortgages, utility bills, but no claim to home as properties are shuffled […]

Bishop Leonard Nathan and Pastor Shirley Nathan of the Faith Worship Center (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard All Supplied! “Back-to-School” Drives and Resource Fairs a Success

Back to School drives and resource fairs across the borough are helping young Brooklynites prepare for their classes. On Saturday, the Faith Worship Center on Pitkin Avenue sponsored a “Back-2-School” drive in East New York so that middle and high school students could be […]

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 […]

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.09.14)

standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.09.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Monday, June 9th, 2014. Updated periodically. Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO Levin, other Brooklyn notables celebrate HOPE graduates [Brooklyn Eagle] ‘The Fence’ to Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park June 16th [Brooklyn Eagle] Downtown […]

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.08.14)

standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.08.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Sunday, June 8th, 2014. Updated periodically. Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace Residents Enjoy Warm Weather in Prospect Park [News12] Williamsburg & Greenpoint Northside Festival Booms in Williamsburg [New York Times] […]