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A PUBLIC TALK ON GENTRIFICATION in CROWN HTS – THIS SAT 9/27 7:30 ALL INVITED

THIS SATURDAY 9/27 7:30pm a public talk about Gentrification – Rent Controls & Resistance will take place at the FiveMyles Gallery at 558 St. Johns Place in Crown Heights. Everyone is invited to come down and join in. Two short films on the topic as it relates to Brooklyn will be shown, come down and meet the contributors to the Brooklyn Born blog as well as the filmmakers and Rachel Godsil, Director of NYC’s Rent Guideline Board, and lenders of the Crown Heights Tenants Union.Details

Smorgasburg & Bklyn Flea, coming to Crown Heights

(Above) “BERG’N” the newest eating, hanging, drinking spot to land in Brooklyn and most audaciously, in Crown Heights. Soon to be sharing Winter customers with the Brooklyn Flea and SmorgasburgWhoa.I like food. And much in the same way I like to have my good t-shirts dry-cleaned for reasons of practicality and pampering, I occasionally enjoy spending more than I should on small portions of obsessively prepared, delicious food.In other words I like Smorgasburg.And they’ve just dropped the word that they’re going to be…

Fact and Fiction at the Spring/Break art show

Shona McAndrew, “Sometime Last Night,” 2019, at the Spring/Break art fair. Paper mache, acrylic. Photo: Regina Bresler Much like Fashion Week and Fleet Week, we are entering another themed week in the NYC event ecosystem: art fair season. While commonly referred to as Armory Week, over the past 15 years half a dozen fairs have popped up as viable contenders to the main art show, vying for the attention of press and collectors over the course of a dizzying four days of art. The youngest and buzziest addition to the landscape is Spring/Break, which enters its eighth season at 866 UN Plaza and runs through March…

A Successful talk about renters rights in the wake of Gentrification

Before the event (I’ll post a better photo later)Last night’s talk about Gentrification was better than I’d hoped. The organizer of the meeting Neta Alexander screened two films “Rent Freeze” which documented the struggle to install a five year rent rate freeze for all stabilized and rent controlled apartments in New York City. And “A Snowboarding Day in Brooklyn” by Jason Scott Jones, which captured a moment of bless ruined by the inequity certain New Yorkers often face.The event was well attended with an active audience and four guest speakers Donna Rachel and the filmmakers. Topics of …

Your March Kids Calendar: 10 ideas to get you through to Spring

Photo: New York Botanical Garden The groundhog predicted an early spring, and we’re holding him to it. Even though there have been snowstorms in April, we can start looking for the signs: buds on the trees in the park, cafes setting up outdoor seating, and kids throwing off their jackets in the playgrounds. Most importantly, by the middle of the month (March 10!), we’ll change our clocks forward an hour, giving us that much more daylight to pack in our days with family fun. Maybe this will be the month to introduce your kids to one of the cultural institutions on offer in the city? Silent movies, museums, and theater can all be appropriate for kids, and this NY …

CrowHill Comm Assoc Meeting tonight 11/18

The meeting will be held at the Gospel Tabernacle Church 725 Franklin AveBetween Park Pl and Sterling Pl in Crown Heights to discuss local issues, all are welcomed especially Crown Heights residents.This is the tentative agenda:Opening statement from CHCA Vice President Paul CarsonReport on Halloween Parade by CHCA President Frank EsquilinStatus of children’s workshops & Scholar’s Program by CHCA President Frank EsquilinCommunity Survey by CHCA President Frank EsquilinCommunity Information by CHCA Project Manager Constance Nugent-MillerThanksgiving Food Basket cost approval by CHCA Treasurer Joanne CrispeReport on CHCA website by CHCA Secretary Josh Thompson Guest Speaker: Mr. Mathew Pitt from Councilwoman Cumbo’s Office…

Dollywood hits Brooklyn

Looking for a fun way to get your Friday night going after working 9 to 5 all week? Head to The Bell House for a night to celebrate the inimitable Dolly Parton at 8pm. Dollylujah, the winter edition, features Doll Parts, Brooklyn’s premiere Dolly cover band, as well as musician Karl Blau and other special guests. Tickets are only $15 and there’s no need to go wandering around in Gowanus afterwards in search of food, because there will be a variety of snacks for sale from the front

Your guide to NYC Beer Week in Brooklyn

Dining: New York City Beer Week will feature dozens of events in all five boroughs, but the best events are happening here in Brooklyn! Read more. googletag.pubads().definePassback(‘/1048906/brooklynnews_ros_300x250-1′, 300, 250).display();

FUN, FREE, FAMILY Event by FES this Sat, Marcy Playground

Just found out about a fun, free community event in Brooklyn THIS Saturday, 12/6 in support of #DontStealPossible — a movement created to raise awareness of the NYC education crisis and the 143,000 students stuck in failing NYC schools. In celebration of this one-of-a-kind campaign, there will be a #DontStealPossible neighborhood block party on Saturday, December 6th at Marcy Playground (corner of Myrtle and Nostrand, in Bed-Stuy) from 12-3pm that features family-friendly entertainment and activities including music, arts & crafts, face-painting and storytelling, as well as complimentary bites, drinks and snacks.Here’s a map to get your …

The venues that made Brooklyn weddings a thing: The Green Building and 501 Union

Photo: Love and Wolves Co It’s hard to believe, but nearly 10 years ago, The Green Building opened in Gowanus and helped turn Brooklyn into one of the country’s hottest wedding destinations. When its sister venue, 501 Union opened in 2013 across the street, it made the area of Union and Bond one of the most popular places to marry in the borough: both venues host multiple weddings each weekend at the height of wedding season. The appeal of each space has only grown over time, as each venue continually adds new features. Here are the latest and greatest additions you can look forward to if you tie the knot here: A new bar program at The Green Building Photo: Isabelle Selby Photography From mild-mannered to opulent, the GB’s…