From quirky planters to cookie subscriptions, get a gift for everyone on your list at a local shop.
Find specialty cheeses, African print purses and one-of-a-kind necklaces in the neighborhood.
Get a "Team Slope" hat from a neighborhood barber or a handmade kitchen knife from a Gowanus workshop.
Find gifts for everyone on your list this holiday and support small businesses in your own backyard.
A promise longstanding from City Hall to the residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg was finally fulfilled as Mayor Bill de Blasio joined other el
A gunman wearing a suit and tie and shouting “Allahu Akbar” has shot and killed Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibition
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The creation is on show at the Museum of Food and Drink through the end of December.
It is with great sorrow that St. Francis College (SFC) announces the passing of President Brendan J.
Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Lauren GillBrooklyn PaperThey’ve been talking about death for years, and now they’ve finally gone through with it. Gowanus’s beloved life-size cabinet of curiosities the Morbid Anatomy Museum abruptly closed over the weekend after more than two years of educating Brooklynites about Sicilian sex ghosts and how to make dioramas of bugs posed as humans, according to its website. “Thanks to everyone for two and a half wonderful years, but the Morbid Anatomy Museum is now closed,” the proprietors of the macabre Third Avenue institution wrote on their blog. The shutter came with little warning, although museum founder Joanna Ebenstein launched a crowdfunding campaign earlier this …
A new study found that those who participate more frequently in social activities with others have a likely chance at retaining sharper memory functionality later in life.
Rather than scrounging for odds and ends that could pass as a serving platter or tool, get these.
Chief Judge Janet DiFiore cut the ribbon on Friday for a new state-of-the-art Summons Court, which will handle some criminal court summonses
See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Lauren GillBrooklyn PaperWhite parents living in Dumbo may be choosing to send their kindergartners to schools other than the newly zoned and mostly minority PS 307 in Vinegar Hill despite a controversial rezoning that many heralded as a crucial step towards integration, and a school leader is questioning whether the newcomers are avoiding it because of its racial makeup. “My fear is that despite the rezoning, white parents aren’t going to come to this school because of its demographics,” said Faraji Hannah-Jones, a former Parent-Teacher Association co-president whose daughter attends the school. The Department of Education expanded PS 307’s zone — which previously only included the Farragut Houses — to also include kids…
As a consumer, Steven Pokk shares some rarefied company. Like basketball legends Shaquille O'Neill, Dee Brown, and Allen Iverson, Pokk owns 15 pairs of Reebok sneakers.
Emily Weber said she thought she was being mugged by plainclothes police officers.
It’s a neighborhood Christmas display with New York City attitude: big, brash, loud and over-the-top.
A small airline abruptly cancelled its flights from JFK to Guyana in South America Saturday morning, leaving about 1,000 travelers stranded at the Queens airport. Among those left high and dry by Dynamic International Airways was Leezel Cambridge, 27, a bride to be who missed her own wedding because of an unexplained snafu in the 2 a.m. flight.
See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Caroline SpivackBrooklyn PaperSix new hotels sprouting up in the industrial portion of Sunset Park are just wolves in sheep’s clothing that will end up housing homeless people instead of tourists, claims a community activist who fears the surge in hotel construction in the neighborhood is a thinly veiled attempt to shoehorn more shelters into the area. “These are not hotels. I don’t care what they say, they’re going to be used as shelters,” said Delvis Valdes, a director with activist group the Village of Sunset Park…
Police say a U.S. Marshal has been arrested for using a gun to threaten an employee at a McDonald’s in Brooklyn. Police say Deputy Marshal Charles Brown entered the fast food joint in Bay Ridge at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday and got into an argument with an employee about waiting in line.
The top executives of a hedge fund have been charged in what federal prosecutors say was a $1 billion fraud. Mark Nordlicht, the founder and chief investment officer of Platinum Partners, and six co-defendants face charges of securities fraud, investment adviser fraud and conspiracy, Robert Capers, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, New York, said Monday.
See this story at BrooklynDaily.com.By Julianne CubaBrooklyn DailyGame over. I lived my own version of the Tom Cruise movie “Edge of Tomorrow” last week when the NYPD let me take part in an officer training program that has recruits walk into a restaurant where a bad guy is shooting up the place. Thankfully, it was just a video game-like simulation, because I couldn’t help but get killed. So let’s just say I’m glad I’m a reporter and not a cop. I suited up with a belt equipped with a …
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 354th day of the year.
A 39-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run-driver while crossing the street in Cypress Hills Monday, according to police.