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Visionary and Multi-Disciplinary Artist Solange Knowles Curates Spring Lineup at BAM

Solange Knowles — the multi-discliplinary, Grammy-awarded musician and visual artist who wrote number one album “A Seat At The Table” and “When I Get Home” — is stepping in as the Brooklyn Academy of Music‘s guest curator for its highly anticipated spring lineup. Returning to BAM for the first time since 2013, Knowles will curate […]

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Man Sentenced 2 to 6 Years in Prison for Driving Drunk on the Gowanus Expressway

A Staten Island man has been sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison following a guilty plea to second-degree manslaughter for causing a collision with a tractor-trailer. While driving drunk on the Gowanus Expressway, the defendant’s front-seat passenger was killed in the crash. “This defendant’s reckless decision to get behind the wheel after drinking […]

Posted inLocal Voices

BK NAACP President and Politics Podcaster L. Joy Williams Nominated For NAACP Image Award

By the Brooklyn NAACP The NAACP will host its 54th Image Awards in Pasadena, California. Each year, the organization recognizes the contributions of people of color to the arts, politics, their communities, education, and more. The annual event is a convening of the brightest and most talented movers and shakers in various industries. It is […]

Posted inIn Other Brooklyn News

Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 53 Apartments in Crown Heights

Housing lottery applications are open for 53 newly constructed apartments at 1010 Pacific St. in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Eligible applicants must earn from $56,983 to $138,840 depending on the size of the household. Rents start at $1,576 for a studio. There are 39 one-bedroom units available, which can accommodate up […] Click here to view […]

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Mayor Adams’ New Initiative Offers NYC Communities a Seat at the Table

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams gathered with leaders of a dozen local religious and cultural organizations at the Marlene Meyerson Jewish Community Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side to announce his latest plan for building religious and racial unity: By sharing a meal. The initiative, “Breaking Bread, Building Bonds,” is the brainchild […]

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This Bay Ridge Council Member is Outraged Over Bus Service Cuts; Here’s How He’s Fighting Back

Council member Justin Brannan is voicing his concerns about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plans to alter several Brooklyn bus routes. On Jan. 23, the councilman announced his plans to spearhead a community campaign against service cuts outlined in MTA’s draft Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign plan. “We can’t sit silent while the MTA tries to steamroll […]

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Brooklyn Nets To Celebrate Lunar New Year During Today’s Game With Fashion Line, Fan Giveaways and a Chinese Hip Hop Dance Crew

On Jan. 26, the Brooklyn Nets plan to celebrate Chinese New Year during the team’s upcoming game against the Detroit Pistons at Barclay’s Center. The presenting partner of the evening’s celebration will be 華人青年 (WAH YAN CHING NIN). The clothing brand specializing in Asian aesthetics has collaborated with the Nets to release a custom merchandise […]

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Crown Heights Bodega Worker, 64, Thrown to Floor in Random Attack, Suspect Sought

Police are searching for a man who threw an employee of a Brooklyn bodega to the floor in a random attack earlier this month, authorities said. The incident happened at approximately 2:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, as a 64-year-old employee was stocking shelves inside […] Click here to view original web page at