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

Report: Brooklyn artist behind Trump Central Park headstone

A Brooklyn artist is reportedly behind a headstone bearing Donald Trump's name that was placed in New York's Central Park earlier this year. … Full Article

For New York City's Black Cowboy group, it's high noon

For decades, members of the Federation of Black Cowboys have been an incongruous sight in New York City. … Full Article

G train to get more cars, increased service during L train shutdown

Brooklynites who are all too familiar with the notorious G train’s spotty service, outdated models and undersized cars are in for some good news. … Full Article

Critics: Pull the plug on proposed Wallabout Channel power barge

An energy company is pushing to install and operate a floating 79.9-megawatt power generator on a barge in Wallabout Channel at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but local residents and officials are scrambling to short-circuit the project until some big questions are answered. … Full Article


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