Ferguson, Missouri, is nearly 1,000 miles away, but that didn't stop crowds of people in Brooklyn from protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who killed Michael B … Full Article

Ideas for the Brooklyn Strand include a permanent home for Smorgasburg

Imagine a new home for Smorgasburg or a revamped Brooklyn War Memorial at Cadman Plaza Park with better lighting, bathrooms and more public programming. … Full Article

Thanksgiving Mitzvah! Free kosher turkeys in Flatbush

More than two years after Superstorm Sandy, Thanksgiving remains a difficult holiday for cash-strapped central Brooklyn residents still struggling to repair their homes. … Full Article

Mixed feelings over Verrazano Bridge anniversary celebrations

Brooklyn residents had their chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at a party held in Bay Ridge Thursday night that featured all of the things one may associate with a birthday party — a cake adorned with candles, f … Full Article

Coney Island leader wins $5,000 grant from USA Network

A Coney Island civic leader who founded an organization 10 years ago to help the people of her community find jobs and housing has been nationally recognized by a cable television network for her work. … Full Article

Brooklyn College urged to cancel Students for Justice in Palestine event

Local politicians are asking Brooklyn College to cancel a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) event scheduled for Thursday evening, while civil rights and Arab-American groups believe the event should be allowed to go forward. … Full Article

Thursday Nov. 20: Our World In Pictures

LITHUANIA — Fighter Jets Participate in NATO Policing Mission: A Portuguese military fighter jet, left, and a Canadian military fighter jet participating in NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission operate in Lithuanian airspace on Thursday. … Full Article

City Tech offers proposals for new downtown spaces

As a result of a rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn in 2004, the neighborhood has experienced a surge of residential construction. The award-winning Brooklyn Bridge Park brings thousands of daily visitors, and there are substantial numbers of new residents. … Full Article

Two holiday markets open at Industry City Nov. 22-23

Two holiday markets — one focused on products made in the U.S. and the other specifically on Brooklyn-made products — will be open simultaneously this weekend at Industry City in Sunset Park.   … Full Article

Half-marathon approved for Brooklyn

A national road-race organization says it has won approval to stage a Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon in Brooklyn next fall. … Full Article

NYC pols seek increased penalties for bridge, infrastructure trespassing

Officials gathered in a freezing wind on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on Tuesday to announce legislation to increase penalties for trespassing on the city’s critical infrastructure, including bridges, government facilities and high-profile structures like the World Trade Center. … Full Article


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