Anthony Van Dunk , who is a chief of the 5,000-member Ramapough Indians, with Jean Louis Bourgeois Goldwater. Jean-Louis Goldwater Bourgeois, 76, an architectural historian and activist for Native American causes, is in the process of transferring the deed of his $4 million, landmarked West Village house to a nonprofit controlled by the Lenape tribe, the original Manhattanites.
The city's Homeless Services got several emails before two girls were killed by a faulty radiator.
Mayors and other local officials from New York’s capital region are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to remember the state’s aging water pipes as he puts together his budget proposal. The group includes the mayors of Albany, Troy and other communities, along with county leaders and other local officials.
North Siders began wondering what in the world was taking the Garden Theater block so long to transform 30 years ago. Every few years, an editorial would proclaim a new day as one or another proposal took a step forward.
See this story at BrooklynDaily.com.By Caroline SpivackBrooklyn DailyCome on back, the winter’s fine! The Sycamore Bar in Ditmas Park has installed a heated cabin in its sprawling backyard that lets locals party on the patio year-round. Dubbed “The Lodge,” the space is distinct from the rest of the bar, with a rustic, woodsy vibe, according Sycamore’s events coordinator. “It’s sort of set up like a hunting lodge. It’s …
See this story at BrooklynDaily.com.By Caroline SpivackBrooklyn DailyThis bar is fully booked! Bookworms in Ditmas Park will have a new chance to nerd out — and to booze up — in their own neighborhood starting next week. The creators of Ditmas Lit, a monthly reading series launching Dec. 20 and running through March at Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop, aim to showcase local talent and give local literature lovers a chance to bond over booze, books, and tacos. The reading series is a funky twist on hitting the books, said one creator. “A night of listening to readings doesn’t have to be a stuffy affair,” said Rachel Lyon, who co-created the series with Sarah Bridgins. “I’m hoping that…
Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Colin MixsonBrooklyn PaperCaroling has never been so cool! Seasonal song singers braved sub-zero temperatures brought on by Thursday’s brutal polar vortex to spread holiday cheer throughout Park Slope, singing classic Christmas and Hanukkah tunes as part of an event organized by the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. The nasty weather left passersby loath to join the well-bundled groups of Yuletide singers — or even to stand and listen too long for fear freezing solid — but around 60 stalwart carolers nevertheless stuck it out well into the frigid night, according to a spokeswoman for the music academy. “In our dreams we had tons of people canceling their plans and joining …
Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Colin MixsonBrooklyn PaperAre they just feeding cyclists a line? A panel of local transit watchdogs endorsed a city proposal to add unprotected path bike lanes along Seventh Avenue in Park Slope on Dec. 15, despite members and area residents worrying that painting some stripes along the stretch will only give cyclists a false sense of security on what is really a terrifying obstacle course of motor-vehicle mayhem. …
Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Lauren GillBrooklyn PaperLegalize it! The city will finally sanction a popular but illicit route for cyclists trying to get across Court Street from Amity to Dean streets under a proposed overhaul of the Cobble Hill intersection, and easy riders are stoked — they say they’ve been blowing that joint for years anyway, and it’s time The Man let them bring their habit out in the open so they can do it safely. “People are …
And I downloaded some data, using the “interactive data” tool to the right on the website, to see if various trends I have observed in the past have continued. The data show that the Tri-state area continues to be a much richer than average part of the U.S., due mostly to those living and working in Manhattan , but Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens remain relatively poor.
See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Lenore Skenazyfor Brooklyn PaperStephanie Loria would like to set the record straight: “If you get stung by a scorpion and you are a healthy adult, you won’t die.” She paused, then added, “You may wish you were dead. But they get such a bad rap.” Yes, pity the poor scorpions — so misunderstood. Fortunately, the species has Loria on its side. A native of Glendale, Queens, and graduate of New York’s Catholic school system, she is perhaps the city’s only scorpion apologist. She loves the creatures, researches them, and this fall she got her Ph.D. in…
Some Brooklyn residents have waited until the final weekend before Christmas to get their holiday shopping done.
He first changed his name to Joseph F. Kennedy. Now he's seeking an upgrade to an even more powerful moniker, God God.
People are turning out to Coney Island this winter as the neighborhood has been turned into a winter wonderland for the holiday season.
Zsa Zsa Gabor, the jet-setting Hungarian actress who made a career out of multiple marriages, conspicuous wealth and jaded wisdom about the glamorous life, has died. She was 99.
A teenager was shot and killed in East Flatbush Sunday.
The parents of a 17-year-old who committed suicide in October have filed a notice of intent to sue the city, the NYPD, the MTA and the Port Authority, alleging their son might be alive if not for the failed efforts of their employees. Daniel Lomtevas first threatened suicide in August on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge , but MTA Bridge and Tunnel officers teamed with NYPD Emergency Service Unit members to bring the teen safely off the span.
Members of the community gathered in Sheepshead Bay for their annual Hanukkah celebration Sunday.
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Neighborhood Brief for Dec. 18
A Staten Islander was among three people arrested as police seized more than 250 pounds of psychedelic mushrooms in Brooklyn, authorities said. Nikita Medvedev, 26, of Staten Island, and Brooklyn residents Vitali Yaromin, 50, and Maksym Lyushnenko, 47, were arrested Friday and charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
Ennis Playground is getting a new basketball court, swings, benches and play areas.
Temperatures have increased significantly since Saturday’s snow fall, bringing rain and fog to Brooklyn.
Cobble Hill's last remaining video-lending joint Video Free Brooklyn is leaving its Smith Street home of 14 years at the end of the month, and will relocate to the lobby of Downtown's newly opened Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The store's owner insists there's still a demand for physical video cassettes and discs, but says the nabe has become too pricey to keep his niche business there open.