Friday, September 30, 2016

Brooklyn Borough Hall, Festooned with BP Banners

Photo by MK Metz
In case you don't remember who your Borough President and Deputy Borough President are, their names and photos are conveniently emblazoned on Brooklyn Borough Hall.

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Today Is Last Day to Submit Ideas for Participatory Budgeting in NYC

 Through Participatory Budgeting, residents can decide how to spend at least $1,000,000 of the public budget in their districts. Today is the last day to submit an idea.

Ideas include protected bike lanes, playground improvements, sound dampening for libraries, tree planting, rat abatement services, covers on LED street lights to direct their glare away from windows, and more.

You can share your ideas on a map on the Participatory Budgeting website.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Brooklyn Prison on Lockdown; Fire in Downtown Brooklyn; Matt Damon Tours Brooklyn Heights Mansion; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Joycleen Franklin, 79, was last seen Tuesday wearing a brown beret and a blue jacket. She was last seen near Flatlands and Pennsylvania avenues in Brooklyn. If you see her call 9-1-1.
- The Metropolitan Detention Center was on lockdown Wednesday after a violent brawl between MS-13 and Crips gang members at the federal lockup in Sunset Park. [Daily News]

- 76th Precinct criticized following 4-car collision on Clinton Street Tuesday night. [PMFA] 

- Public comment period opens on a cleanup plan for contaminated site on the Gowanus Canal. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- 4 films to get excited about at this year’s Bushwick Film Festival. [Brokelyn]

- Flames tore through a line of storefronts along Fulton Street near the intersection of Fulton and Flatbush Avenue on Wednesday. [Patch]

- Two former River Café employees claim they were subjected to homoerotic harassment by a manager at the landmark restaurant in Fulton Ferry. [Daily News]

- Cranberry Street Fair returns to Brooklyn Heights this Saturday. [Brooklyn Eagle]

The historic Lundy’s Brothers Restaurant building on Emmons Avenue will be getting some much needed improvements. [Sheepshead Bites]

- Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso toured the most expensive home in Brooklyn — the $40 million BH mansion at 3 Pierrepont Place. [NY Post]

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Atlantic Antic, World's Best Street Fair, Takes Place Without a Hitch Again

Singing it true in front of the House of the Lord Church at 415 Atlantic Ave. Photos by MK Metz
Anywhere from half a million to a million revelers visited Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn on Sunday for the 42nd annual Atlantic Antic, one of the world's best street fairs and for sure the biggest.

Kids build a city in the Transit Museum's exhibition area.
The crowds browsed the delicious international food and drink tables, craft vendors, musicians and belly dancers, and rubbed cheek to cheek with local celebs, glad-handing politicians and community organizers.

A tunnel cleaning MTA vehicle.
Chipshop supplied bands and a touch of the red, white and blue. Photos by MK Metz
Once again, the event went off without a hitch and hundreds of thousands of folks had a wonderful day.

More photos of Sunday's Atlantic Antic can be found here.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Atlantic Antic; 19 New Ferries; Things to Do in This Weekend and More Brooklyn Briefs

The mysterious yellow train pulls into the station. Photo: MK Metz
- Atlantic Antic this Sunday. [BHB]

- Full steam ahead: Construction begins on 19 new citywide ferries. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Man found dead in water near  Verrazano Bridge. [Bensonhurst Bean]

- A miniature redwood forest grows in Downtown Brooklyn. [CityLab]

- When a cow wandered onto Montague Street. [Brownstoner]

Last chance to see four kinda weird new media digital artists at Digital Museum of Digital Art (DiMoDa). [Greenpointers]

- The 20 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, Americana edition. [Brokelyn]

- Nine defendants, including Joseph Percoco, former Executive Deputy Secretary to Governor Cuomo, and Alain Kaloyeros, President Of Suny Polytechnic Institute, charged with federal corruption and fraud offenses. [Dept. of Justice]

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Presidential Debate Watch Parties in Brooklyn; Mysterious Google Statue; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- You’re gonna need a beer for this: 15 bars showing the presidential debates in Brooklyn. [Brokelyn]

- Mysterious Google statue appears in Brooklyn Bridge Park, foreshadowing Oct 4. event. [Android Authority]

- A new initiative will help Brooklyn military veterans launch and grow their own businesses, with incubator space in DUMBO. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- The Wall Street Journal reviews the Pierhouse condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park. [WSJ]

- Formula E will race in Brooklyn in 2017. [The Verge]

- Robots, 3D printers, Hyperloop pod: New MakerSpace opens at NYU Tandon. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Enormous craft ber festival returns to Greenpoint on Saturday. [Gothamist]

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Reports: Weiner Sexted with 15-Year-old

If it wasn't already bad enough...

Anthony Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a troubled 15-year-old girl, telling her she made him 'hard,' asking her to dress up in 'school-girl' outfits and pressing her to engage in 'rape fantasies.'

This is what the Daily Mail and other papers are reporting.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jumbo Sized Buildings in D'town Brooklyn? Myer Departs Brooklyn Bridge Park; Bike Lane Blues and More Brooklyn Briefs

- More on the proposal that would allow construction of new buildings of any size in densely populated areas like Downtown Brooklyn. [Brownstoner]

- Look who left Brooklyn Bridge Park: Downtown Brooklyn Partnership names Regina Myer as new president. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- A 20-year-old man was fatally shot on a Bed-Stuy street Monday night. [Daily News]

- Why Mayor de Blasio was wrong about cars standing briefly in bike lanes. [Brooklyn Spoke]

- The 10 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, skee-ball edition. [Brokelyn]

- Screenings, parties and talks in Brooklyn for IFP Film Week.  [IFP]

- The Standish, a hotel-turned-condo in Brooklyn Heights launches sales. [Curbed]

- Experience a day at the races in 1904 with this footage from Gravesend’s long gone horse racing track. [Bensonhurst Bean]

- Man sues Samsung, saying Note 7 exploded in his pants. [CNET]

- Twitter's new character count, explained. [TechCrunch]

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Monday, September 19, 2016

P.S. 9 'Bounce Back to School Carnival' Takes Place in Brooklyn on Sat., Sept. 24

The PTO of P.S. 9, the Teunis Bergen School, announces the fifth annual Bounce Back to School Carnival will take place at the P.S. 9 playground at 80 Underhill Avenue on Saturday, September 24.

The Carnival, now in its fifth year, is a celebration of school and community, and also serves as a fundraiser for the PTO. This year will feature five bounce houses (including one for toddlers), face painting, barbeque and carnival games. Everyone is invited!


Where: PS9 Playground 80 Underhill (at St. Marks Ave)

When: Saturday, September 24 11:00 – 5:00 (rain or shine)

Directions: B/Q to 7th Ave, 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza, C to Clinton/Washington

Entry: $5 per adult, $2 per child

Tickets: Tickets are good for 1 ride, 1 game, or towards food


1 Ticket - $2

6 Tickets - $10

12 Tickets - $20

All Day Bounce Bracelet - $35

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