See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Lauren GillBrooklyn PaperHe’s betting on the House. A Boerum Hill councilman said he is open to the idea of expanding the neighborhood’s 800-bed House of Detention as part of the city’s plan to close the jails on Rikers Island. “I’m in favor of closing Rikers, there’s a capacity for jails in our Downtown area, and we’ve learned through the reopening that having a facility there isn’t terribly onerous to the surrounding community,” said Councilman Steve Levin (D–Boerum Hill). The facility on Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street reopened in 2012, worrying locals who feared the inmates would cause a ruckus…
Leaders of the Brooklyn legal community got a chance to sit down with the president of the New York State Bar Association for a Bar Leaders Summit, where they discussed some of the issues the bar associations face, in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday. Representatives from the Brooklyn Bar Association , the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, the Catholic Lawyers Guild, the Nathan R. Sobel American Inns of Court and the Brooklyn Brandeis Society met
Two things are immediately apparent about him: that he has worked in criminal justice his entire legal career and that his moral compass points north.
The Glendale chef that brought the first cannabidiol (CBD)-infused dinner to New York City is looking to break ground again in the CBD trade. Leighton Knowles is partnering with a local Glendale bu…
Will you defend the old bridge from demolition?
"The Conversation Sculpture," by artist Musa Hixson, will be unveiled in Herbert Von King Park June 29.
The New York senator let loose at a party in the park Saturday.
The NYC Citywide Ferry began using the new horns over the weekend, a spokesman said.
Domingo Diego-Tapia's family and friends are asking for donations on a GoFundMe campaign.
Please let it be over.
See this story at BrooklynDaily.com.By Caroline SpivackBrooklyn DailyVegas Diner closed its doors for the last time on June 25 after serving Southern Brooklynites round-the-clock nosh for the last 35 years. The iconic diner on 86th Street and 16th Avenue has attracted a loyal clientele since it opened in 1982. But the quartet of aging owners decided it was time to move on, and long-time customers came out it force to say their goodbyes to their old haunt and its staff. “We were trying to decide where to eat, and I said, ‘Let’s just go one more time,’ ” said Bensonhurster Joan Corloto, who has been going to Vegas for …
‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli arrived at Brooklyn Federal Court Monday for jury deliberations in his fraud trial.
See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Matt Johnfor Brooklyn PaperHudson Valley 5 Cyclones 3 June 25 at MCU Park It was a nail-biter till the ninth. Reliever Gregorix Estevez’s throwing error in the ninth led to two Renegade runs and a Cyclone rally in the bottom of the inning fell short as the Clones lost for the second time in two nights. With the score 3–2 in the final frame, Estevez walked Bill Pujols to start the frame, and the speedster made it to third base on a ground out to third, never stopping as he rounded …
Even before his federal securities fraud trial began Monday, Martin Shkreli blatantly defied his attorneys' advice to lay low. The former pharmaceutical CEO, who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent, has been preening for cameras and trolling on social media, potentially complicating his defense.
Enjoy drinks and brunch at the patio at these local Bushwick spots.
Lhota will once again lead the agency, which needs $3 billion to upgrade its subways, a report says.
The 46-year-old victim was from Long Island, police said.
Bronx and Brooklyn borough presidents want the city to boost diversity in specialized programs.
See this story at BrooklynDaily.com.By Caroline SpivackBrooklyn DailyThey made fast work of this meal. Balady Foods welcomed Bay Ridgites breaking their Ramadan fast for a the 11th-annual Iftar dinner in front of the Fifth Avenue market on June 20. The halal grocer cooks up the succulent feast as a way to break bread with neighbors and bring the community together, said the store’s general manager. “The one thing that all Muslim people have in common is that they’ll be eating at the same time, so it’s a good way to take advantage and say, ‘Let’s eat together,’ ” said Bay Ridgite Mosa Masoud. During Ramadan, observant Muslims abstain from food and drink between…
MEXICO – International Pride Parades: A reveler holds his dog as he takes part in Mexico City’s gay pride parade, Saturday.
See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Matt Johnfor Brooklyn PaperHudson Valley 10 Cyclones 4 June 25 at MCU Park It was a Gunnar stunner! Cyclones hurler Gunnar Kines imploded last night, giving up eleven hits and six runs in six innings as the Cyclones were routed at home by the Renegades. Clones fans barely had time to sit down before Kines gave up two runs in the first inning — one on a single by Emilio Gustave — and the score stayed that way until the fourth, when Walter Rasquin’s single up the middle scored both Carl Stajduhar and Jeremy Wolf to tie the game at two. But the Renegades blew the game open in the fifth when…
The Atlanta-based airline has recently teamed up with Tinder to transform the exterior of Brooklyn building into a “dating wall” covered in worldly murals depicting nine different Delta destinations. According to a press release, the idea is for Brooklynites to snap photos near the murals, upload them to their dating profiles, and trick unsuspecting Tinder dates into thinking they're more well-traveled than they actually are.
The test took place Thursday morning, officials said.
The MTA plans to upgrade the city's Access-a-Ride program.