‘Interborough Express’ for Brooklyn and Queens Moves Step Forward

A new 14-mile transit line, which would not run into Manhattan, would fill a significant gap in New York’s transportation system.

#brooklyn-nyc, #commuting, #hochul-kathleen-c, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #regional-plan-assn, #subways, #transit-systems

What the Omicron Wave Looks Like at One Brooklyn Hospital Emergency Room

The nature of this variant, combined with widespread vaccine use, may make it seem less severe in some ways than earlier ones. It doesn’t always feel that like that here.

#brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-hospital-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #new-york-state-nursesassn

What the Omicron Wave Looks Like at One Brooklyn E.R.

The nature of this variant, combined with widespread vaccine use, may make it seem less severe in some ways than earlier ones. It doesn’t always feel that like that here.

#brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-hospital-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #new-york-state-nursesassn

Jami Attenberg’s Memoir Is a Portrait of the Artist as a Born Writer

In “I Came All This Way to Meet You,” the novelist reveals how far she’s traveled — and how many obstacles she’s cleared — to get where she is now.

#attenberg-jami, #books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #new-orleans-la, #writing-and-writers

17 Charged as Brooklyn Gang Alliance Is Linked to 4 Deadly Shootings

Those charged, ranging in age from 17 to 23, were accused of unleashing a wave of violence that also left 10 other people wounded by gunfire.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #gangs, #long-daijyonna-d-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

In 2021, New York’s Housing Market Made a Stunning Comeback

It’s a trend that will likely continue in 2022, as momentum shifts away from the suburbs and international travel returns — unless new Covid variants interfere.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc

Eric Adams Will Name Frank Carone His Chief of Staff

Frank Carone, a prominent lawyer for the Brooklyn Democratic Party whose business dealings have drawn scrutiny, will serve in a critical role at City Hall.

#adams-eric-l, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #brooklyn-nyc, #carone-frank-attorney, #mayors, #new-york-city

Bosses Have a New Headache: How Long Should Sick Workers Isolate?

Amid staffing shortages, companies are weighing conflicting guidance on when employees who have tested positive for the coronavirus can safely return to work.

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Brooklyn Man Shot by the Police Was Mentally Ill, Family Says

The killing of Eudes Pierre, 26, underscores the need for alternatives to having the police respond to mental health episodes, activists say.

#brooklyn-nyc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pierre-eudes, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #vassell-saheed-d-2018

How to Travel Responsibly During the Holidays Amid Omicron Wave

Even as the variant surges, the seasonal travel rush seems unstoppable, but there are steps you can take to travel more responsibly and mitigate the health risks for yourself — and others.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #el-sadr-wafaa, #fauci-anthony-s, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

The 25 Essential Dishes to Eat in New York City

We asked six chefs and food experts to create a list of the most delicious and memorable plates in town.

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Turning Air Into Perfume

Air Eau de Parfum smells like fig leaf, orange peel and jasmine. It comes from carbon emissions.

#air-co, #air-eau-de-parfum, #brooklyn-nyc, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #perfumes-and-fragrances

Another Death at Rikers Continues ‘Very Difficult Year’ at N.Y.C. Jails

A Brooklyn man, who went into cardiac arrest on Friday, became the 15th person to die this year within New York City’s correction system.

#bellevue-hospital-center, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-defender-services, #correction-department-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #schiraldi-vincent-n, #seizures-medical, #sex-crimes

The Architect Who Invited Her Mother to Be Her Next-Door Neighbor

Jess Hinshaw and Kathy Lewis live in a pair of adjoining Brooklyn brownstones that reflect both their individual tastes and their strong familial bond.

#architecture, #brooklyn-nyc, #hinshaw-jess, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Anti-Vaccination Ad Mysteriously Appears at N.Y.C. Bus Stop

City officials said the ad, which contained false information and was seen at a bus stop in Brooklyn, had not been authorized. It was later removed.

#advertising-and-marketing, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #rumors-and-misinformation, #transportation-department-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

6 Hurt as Midnight Explosion Rocks Brooklyn Block

Dozens were displaced by the blast. Its cause was not yet clear, but a neighbor said he reported smelling gas the day before.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cypress-hills-brooklyn-ny, #explosions-accidental, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

Malcolm X’s Daughter Malikah Shabazz Is Found Dead in Brooklyn

Ms. Shabazz was found in her living room by her daughter on Monday. The police do not suspect foul play.

#brooklyn-nyc, #malcolm-x, #police-department-nyc, #shabazz-malikah

N.Y.C. Clubs Are Packed, but Many Are Still in Debt

Will the crowds be enough to recoup months of lost revenue?

#bars-and-nightclubs, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-reopenings, #good-room-brooklyn-ny-nightclub, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #office-of-nightlife-nyc, #small-business

He Was a Boxer and Married to the Mob. He Wasn’t Prepared for Guardianship.

Marvin Stein lived an eventful and prosperous life. But a battle among his family over his fortune broke out in his 89th year, and he suddenly found himself powerless to fight for himself.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cosa-nostra, #dyker-heights-brooklyn-ny, #elder-abuse, #flatbush-brooklyn-ny, #marvin-stein, #organized-crime

What New Yorkers Need to Know About Tornadoes

While the chances of a tornado in any of the boroughs are slim, experts said one could still spawn from a severe thunderstorm and devastate the city.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #disasters-and-emergencies, #global-warming, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #office-of-emergency-management-nyc, #tornadoes, #weather

Is Brooklyn in the House? Its Politicians Certainly Are.

Brooklyn’s influence over New York City politics grew with Eric Adams’s mayoral win, and it could grow further if a candidate from the borough is elected governor.

#adams-eric-l, #bichotte-rodneyse, #brooklyn-nyc, #democratic-party, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

Yemenis in Brooklyn Reclaim High-End Coffee

Second-generation Yemeni entrepreneurs in Brooklyn want to reclaim their role as the purveyors of the original specialty coffee.

#blue-bottle-coffee, #brooklyn-nyc, #coffee, #eggers-dave, #entrepreneurship, #muslim-americans, #yemen, #yemeni-american-merchants-assn, #yemeni-americans

For a 96-Year-Old Veteran, the Parade Came to Him

Jack Le Vine, usually spends the holiday doing “nothing.” His Brooklyn neighbors had other plans.

#brooklyn-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans, #veterans-day-us, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Couples Remember Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn

For couples married at the more than century-old venue in Brooklyn, which is now approved for demolition, their memories will soon be all they have left.

#brooklyn-nyc, #grand-prospect-hall, #halkias-alice, #halkias-michael, #weddings-and-engagements

The Best New York City Marathon Photos of the Past 50 Years

The New York City Marathon’s 50th running is on Sunday. This is the story of one race, five boroughs, dozens of champions and over a million hopeful runners.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #marathon-running, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-times, #photography, #queens-nyc, #queensboro-bridge-nyc, #running, #staten-island-nyc

N.Y. Democrats Assess Losses to Republicans: ‘This Was a Shellacking’

While Eric Adams easily won the New York City mayor’s race, Republicans made inroads across New York, from bedroom communities on Long Island to City Council races in Queens and Brooklyn.

#brannan-justin-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-city-councils, #long-island-ny, #nassau-county-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #republican-party

The Places in New York City Where Republicans Still Stand a Chance

In some New York City Council races, supporting former President Donald Trump is seen as a positive by voters.

#ariola-joann, #brooklyn-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-city-councils, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #queens-nyc, #republican-party, #saperstein-steven, #singh-felicia-1989, #vernikov-inna

How the Resident of an N.Y.C. Cemetery Spends His Sundays

As the director of horticulture for Green-Wood Cemetery, Joe Charap gets to live in an 1876 caretaker’s house on the grounds.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cemeteries, #charap-joe, #content-type-personal-profile, #gardens-and-gardening, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites

Trooper Charged With Murder in Death of Girl, 11, in a High-Speed Chase

The trooper, Christopher Baldner, killed the girl, Monica Goods, by ramming her family’s car after a late-night traffic stop, officials said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #james-letitia, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ulster-county-ny

A ‘Royal’ Wedding in Brooklyn

Princess Francois and Andy Estevez, both educators, had each resigned themselves to romantic disappointment — until they met four years ago.

#brooklyn-nyc, #weddings-and-engagements

With His New Album, ‘Far In,’ Helado Negro Confronts Earthly Anxieties

The Ecuadorean American musician’s new album, “Far In,” is filled with celestial lullabies that confront earthly anxieties.

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Can Brooklyn’s New U.S. Attorney Help Restore Faith in Law Enforcement?

Breon S. Peace, who went to high school in Crown Heights, is taking over as top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn at a precarious moment.

#brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #criminal-justice, #legal-profession, #peace-breon-s, #united-states-attorneys

Brooklyn Lawyers Plead Guilty in Firebomb Case

Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman expressed regret for the attack on a police car in May 2020. Each could face 10 years in prison.

#arson, #attacks-on-police, #brooklyn-nyc, #cogan-brian-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #mattis-colinford-king, #police-department-nyc, #rahman-urooj

Please Unmute Your Mutt

Dog trainers are turning to video sessions to work with pets and their owners.

#animal-behavior, #bennett-mark, #brooklyn-nyc, #businesstransformation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #telemedicine, #veterinary-medicine

Enough With the Seltzer: The Booze-Free Cocktail Has Arrived

In the last five years, at least five new dry stores that sell alcohol-free wines, craft beers and bottled drinks have opened in New York City.

#alcohol-abuse, #brooklyn-nyc, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #storms-apryl-electra

Mickalene Thomas Is Reinventing Nudes

The artist’s approach to the Black female form is rich with pleasure, but also looks beyond it.

#art, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-museum, #butler-bisa, #content-type-personal-profile, #thomas-mickalene, #women-and-girls

For the (Renewed) Love of Vintage Dressing

After several years of all things simple being the height of fashion, there is a pleasure to be found in the messy eccentricities of individualistic, pre-owned items.

#brooklyn-nyc, #fashion-and-apparel, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #thrift-shops

Grada Kilomba’s Rituals of Resistance

The Portuguese artist and psychoanalyst examines postcolonial trauma in her U.S. debut in Brooklyn. The stakes are universal, she says.

#amant-foundation, #art, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #kilomba-grada, #lisbon-portugal, #memory

Why Some Tenants In Brooklyn Stopped Paying Rent

The economic crisis caused by the pandemic has placed the city’s housing woes in stark relief. But one group of Brooklyn tenants has been fighting back.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #evictions, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Selling Nonalcoholic Drinks for Sober October

“There’s a whole thing of just having something in your hand when you’re in a social setting.” The owner of a nonalcoholic beverage shop on ditching booze.

#alcoholic-beverages, #beverages, #brooklyn-nyc, #minus-moonshine-brooklyn-ny-retailer, #shopping-and-retail, #storms-apryl-electra

‘We’ve Become Too Complicated’: Where Eric Adams Thinks Democrats Went Wrong

New York’s likely next mayor shares his vision for public safety, housing and ‘kitchen table issues.’

#adams-eric-s-1976, #audio-neutral-informative, #brooklyn-nyc, #elections-mayors, #mayors, #new-york-city

Black Women Around R. Kelly’s Trial React to His Conviction

The case could represent a turning point for the Me Too movement, which some women felt had not focused much attention on crimes against people of color.

#metoo-movement, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #burke-tarana, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #hampton-dream, #kelly-r, #pace-jerhonda, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes, #sparkle-1975

When Dasani Left Home

What happens when trying to escape poverty means separating from your family at 13?

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Bushwig Grows Up

The annual festival celebrated 10 years of drag, queerness and artistry this month, but some local queens want more.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #music, #performance-art, #theater

How Olympic Skateboarder Alexis Sablone Spends Her Sundays

With the Tokyo Games behind her, Alexis Sablone is enjoying Brooklyn — and street skating — again.

#architecture, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #sablone-alexis, #skateboarding

Behind the Trees, a Brooklyn Artists’ Collective

A historic house in Clinton Hill South has been colonized by painters, designers, poets, architects and activists, living and working together.

#allinone-collective-art-collective, #art, #artistscollectives, #brooklyn-nyc, #clinton-hill-brooklyn-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

A Record Store Obsession That’s Adventurous and Soothing

‘The trick to crate digging is to simply go at it: Dive into the sections, flip through the jackets and trust your gut.’

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #brooklyn-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #record-stores, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #shopping-and-retail

Dancing Among Tombs on a Moonlit Brooklyn Night: ‘It Feels So Alive’

At a fund-raiser for Green-Wood Cemetery, guests danced and watched performances at the landmark burial ground. The pandemic seemed both near and far away.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #mali-taylor, #tombs-and-tombstones

R. Kelly’s Trial Is Captivating a Black Audience Online. Here’s Why.

On the internet, both supporters and detractors of the singer have shown intense interest in the criminal trial in Brooklyn.

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Why R. Kelly’s Trial Is Captivating Black Audiences Online

On the internet, both supporters and detractors of the singer have shown intense interest in the criminal trial in Brooklyn.

#metoo-movement, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes, #social-media