In response to complaints from Midwood residents about traffic problems around Friends Field, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has erected signs around the popular recreation spo … Full Article

New developments in Brooklyn Heights Library plan

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has released new details concerning its timeline for the controversial sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library. At the same time, an advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against the sale and another group is raising funds for a separate lawsuit. … Full Article

Brooklyn Senior Games closes with celebration

The Brooklyn Senior Games came to a festive end this past Saturday, closing with a celebration of senior athletes at St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights that included poetry, music, dancing and lunch. … Full Article

Psychologist wins kudos from state senate

Dr. Mardie Sheiken is the coordinator of school psychologists at the William O’Connor Midwood Preschool. … Full Article

Jewish bus blaze evokes tension of 1991 Brooklyn riots

For days, the charred school bus sat in front of a Jewish girls' school in Brooklyn, its ruined hulk posing a troubling question: Has the quarter-century of peace between blacks and Jews in Crown Heights begun to fray? … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Evacuated Again by NYPD

Another evacuation of Brooklyn Bridge Park by police took place on Wednesday, May 11, after hundreds of young people gathered at Pier 2, the site of the park’s basketball courts and other exercise equipment, and a brawl reportedly broke out.  … Full Article

Gravesend Park renovation running ahead of schedule

A major renovation project in Gravesend Park, which began last year, will likely be completed by this fall, months ahead of schedule, according to Councilmember David G. Greenfield, who helped secure city funding the project. … Full Article

Safe at Home: Baseball pioneer gets long-overdue gravestone at Green-Wood

A baseball pioneer who has rested in an unmarked grave since he died in 1899 is finally getting the recognition he craved. Green-Wood Cemetery was set to unveil James Whyte Davis’ home-plate-shaped gravestone on Saturday.   … Full Article

World's oldest person dies in Brooklyn at age 116

Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world's oldest person, has died in New York at age 116. … Full Article

Memorial Day Parade committee meets to plan big march

The organizing committee of the 149th Kings County Memorial Day Parade will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 17, to finalize plans for the big march to take place in Bay Ridge later this month. … Full Article


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