Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

1785 Bedford Avenue (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Over a Dozen ‘Violent’ Sex Offenders Residing in Unmarked Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Building

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens residents were alarmed to discover that a nondescript, unmarked building in their neighborhood has been home to over a dozen violent sex offenders. 1785 Bedford Avenue, between Sterling St. and Lefferts Ave., began housing the dangerous residents about two years ago. […]

Council Member Laurie Cumbo (Podium) announcing new funding initiatives with supporters at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Monday “Fund”-Day! Millions in New Allocations for Arts & Education Announced Across Borough

Significant new funding for a variety of arts and educational programs were announced in a duo of press conferences Monday and in a separate event by the Mayor last week, to the delight of local elected leaders and advocates who had long championed […]

Hammerstep, a choreographed dance group, will be performing (Facebook)

standard BPL Hosting a Range of New Cultural, Literary, and Musical Events This Month

A number of new cultural, literary, and musical events are taking place at the Brooklyn Public Library throughout the month of September, including events associated with the Brooklyn Book Festival and two Lincoln Center Local performances. Most of the events will take place at the Central […]

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams poses with traditional mas dancers who will parade down Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights during the 47th Annual West Indian American Day Parade this Labor Day; he is joined by the WIADCA President Bill Howard (far left) and PIX 11 Morning News anchor Sukanya Krishnan (left)(Photo Credit: Stefan Ringel, Borough President Adams Office)

standard Borough President to Serve as Grand Marshall at West Indian Day Parade

Members of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) were joined by fellow elected officials and community leaders yesterday afternoon in anointing Borough President Eric Adams as grand marshal for the upcoming West Indian day Parade. The parade, which takes place Monday, […]

Rubain Dorancy at a Crown Heights community meeting this summer (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Experienced Educator and Community Activist Emerges at Forefront for Borough President’s Former State Senate Seat

Securing one endorsement after another, an attorney, former teacher, Department of Education administrator and Crown Heights native has emerged as the most likely candidate to take Borough President Eric Adam’s former State Senate seat when a special election is held (along with […]

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 […]

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standard Fancy Hipsters Can ‘Valet’ Their Bikes at the Arcade Fire Barclays Concert

The Barclays Center is partnering with Transportation Alterantives to make sure you can arrive and depart at an upcoming concert in eco-friendly style. Following the successful bike valet service offered at The National concert last summer, Barclays Center willl again partner with […]

A "dollar van" (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Exclusive: Rape Behind the Tinted Glass

In response to our story on a tinted window crackdown in Crown Heights, we were contacted by Flatbush residents who advised us of a disturbing (if overlooked) practice that capitalizes on heavily tinted windows–drivers of “dollar vans” raping their passengers late at night. Though drivers are occasionally […]