A Brooklyn Democratic leader resigned from her position Thursday evening after offensive comments she made about Chinese and Palestinian people surfaced, igniting threats to boycott an upcoming mayoral candidate debate. The Brooklyn politician, Lori Maslow, announced she would leave her position as Assembly District leader in the Kings County Democratic County Committee, which is scheduled […]
Volunteers deliver hot meals to homebound seniors during the coronavirus pandemic.
On a normal day, the large and brightly lit cafeteria at St. John’s Bread and Life bustles with people, who sit at round tables and enjoy their freshly cooked meals. At breakfast, there might be scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes, and at lunchtime, chicken and fries. But these are not normal days. Over the past […]
To help fill demand spurred by COVID-19, some distilleries in New York are now producing sanitizers.
Damion Badalamenti, chocolate maker at Kah Kow U.S.A. the first Dominican chocolate factory in New York City, explains what makes Dominican chocolate unique. The Rizek Cacao company is a family-owned business that has been exporting cacao beans from the Dominican Republic for over 100 years. Fifth-generation Nadia Rizek wants to share the potential of Dominican […]
Residents of Windsor Terrace say they have too many problems to welcome a 13-story luxury building at 312 Coney Island Ave to their neighborhood.
Police are investigating a series of similar apartment break-ins, and they suspect the same person is behind them all
Many building walls all over Brooklyn are covered by 40-foot advertisements or sleek glass floor-to-ceiling windows. But the borough is also a gallery for muralists, cultivating waves of activist artists who seek to represent the communities around them. Sunset Park in particular, with its diverse immigrant population and sizable industrial buildings, is one neighborhood that […]
Community activists gather outside Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn to wait for news on the victim
That’s a wrap at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn
Author Hala Alyan talks writing and resilience in the Trump era
Concerned parents and community members gathered in front of the Park Slope YMCA on Tuesday to protest the city’s lack of street safety in response to a car collision that killed two children on Monday afternoon. On March 5 at 12:40 p.m., two children and three adults, who were walking across the street, were hit […]
Some people spend their Sundays in church, others like to unwind with a good book, but in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, a small group of artists are rolling up their sleeves, grabbing scalpels and cutting open a mischief of mice to learn the craft of taxidermy. Leading the course is Katie Innamoroto, 27, a woman whose […]
There’s nothing like kicking back, baiting up and enjoying a little fishing on a nice day. Just ask George Hayes, who has been fishing in Prospect Park since 1963. The Brooklyn native has seen the park at its best and at its worse. He says there was a time that he wouldn’t even enter the […]
Just 40 percent of U.S. adults raised Catholic still regularly attend mass — but many took to pews on Ash Wednesday to mark the start of Lent