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
In anticipation of the first professional football game played in Brooklyn since 1944, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Councilmember Mark Treyger and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Scissura welcomed the Brooklyn Bolts in a special ceremony at Borough Hall. … Full Article
Brooklyn-born Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. will be the 2014 Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series speaker at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., on Monday, Oct. 27. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 12:30 p.m. … Full Article
The Brooklyn Heights Press is kicking off its notable 75th anniversary year with an event to celebrate the history of the Brooklyn Heights area. The party will include a multi-media presentation that will examine how this historic neighborhood has changed over time. … Full Article
MEXICO — Charros Show Off Roping Skills: In this Aug. 31 photo, charro Leonardo Flores, stands on his horse Canelito while showing off his roping skills; a move called, "florear sobre el caballo," during a practice session at a corral in southern Mexico City. … Full Article
New York is losing the rat race.
Citizen complaints about pests to the 311 hotline plus online reports went from 22,300 in fiscal year 2012 to 24,586 the next year, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said Sunday. … Full Article
It was a call so minor that the city has just the barest record of it in its data bases. But spectators were impressed with the professionalism shown by police and fire rescue units, which went beyond the call of duty during the course of their workday. … Full Article
Borough President Eric Adams wants you to take home a pet from a shelter– and he’s making it easy by hosting an adopt-a-pet event at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. … Full Article
Bicyclists and pedestrians should be able cross the Verrazano Bridge just like motorists do, according to a group of advocates pushing for a special lane to be installed on the Brooklyn-Staten Island span. … Full Article
She remembers when streetlamps were lit by hand, and when subways cost five cents a ride.
She remembers when Borough Park and Flatbush were mostly farmland and her family bought their fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. … Full Article