New York City Gets Another Major Marathon, in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Marathon is planned next year for April 24, giving New York a second big race through its neighborhoods.

#brooklyn-nyc, #marathon-running, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club, #running

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New York Rents Appear Close to Bottom

After a year of record price declines, lease signings are up and landlords are pulling back on rent concessions.

#brooklyn-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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New Buildings Lure Tenants With Free Rent

To fill empty buildings, developers have been offering generous concessions, including up to five months of free rent.

#brooklyn-nyc, #greenpoint-brooklyn-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #landlords, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #ridgewood-queens-ny, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

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R. Kelly’s Longtime Lawyers Move to Quit His Case as Trial Nears

Citing a disagreement with Mr. Kelly’s new counsel, the lawyers asked to be removed just over two months before a trial is set to begin.

#brooklyn-nyc, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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SeaStreak Ferry Runs Aground in Brooklyn

A Seastreak ferry with about 100 on board ran aground near Bushwick Inlet Park in Brooklyn on Saturday, officials said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #bushwick-inlet-park-brooklyn-ny, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #seastreak-llc

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How an ‘Open Streets’ Operative Spends His Sundays

Kyle Gorman spends much of the day touring parts of the city that are participating in the popular outdoor program.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #brooklyn-nyc, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #gorman-kyle-1993, #new-york-city, #open-streets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #transportation-department-nyc

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Lines Never Felt So Good: Crowds Herald New York’s Reopening

Museums broke attendance records, movie theaters sold out and jazz fans packed clubs on a rainy Memorial Day weekend that felt far removed from the prior year’s pandemic traumas.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cobble-hill-brooklyn-ny, #comedy-cellar, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cruella-movie, #culture-arts, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smalls-manhattan-ny-music-venue, #wilner-spike

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Prosecutors Investigating Whether Ukrainians Meddled in 2020 Election

The Brooklyn federal inquiry has examined whether former and current Ukrainian officials tried to interfere in the election, including funneling misleading information through Rudolph W. Giuliani.

#artemenko-andrii-v, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #brooklyn-nyc, #derkach-andriy, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #foreign-agents-registration-act, #frauds-and-swindling, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #impeachment, #kyiv-ukraine, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #telizhenko-andrii, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #united-states-international-relations

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Their Daily Miracle: Getting 8 Tons of Food to the Needy, Every Day

An army of “food rescuers” in New York try to make the best of an inherently wasteful grocery system.

#brooklyn-nyc, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #long-island-ny, #philanthropy, #queens-nyc, #soup-kitchens, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Man Charged in Arson at Brooklyn Synagogue and Yeshiva, Officials Say

The man was also connected to assaults on a Jewish man and a Black subway rider and vandalism at a Catholic church, court records show.

#ali-alaheri, #anti-semitism, #arson, #assaults, #brooklyn-nyc, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #saint-athanasius-roman-catholic-church, #synagogues, #vandalism

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How Eric Adams, Mayoral Candidate, Mixed Money and Political Ambition

Mr. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, has called money the “enemy of politics.” But his fund-raising has repeatedly pushed the boundaries of campaign-finance and ethics laws.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #campaign-finance, #conflicts-of-interest, #elections-mayors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-city, #one-brooklyn-fund-inc, #political-advertising

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Maya Wiley Lands Major Endorsement From Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Mr. Jeffries, New York’s top House Democrat, said he intended to engage in significant efforts on Ms. Wiley’s behalf, including making campaign appearances with her.

#brooklyn-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #house-of-representatives, #jeffries-hakeem, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity, #wiley-maya

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United by a Deep Connection to Brooklyn

Michelle Lorenzutti and David Alperin met at a bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. He was waiting for a blind date; she was celebrating her birthday alone.

#brooklyn-nyc, #weddings-and-engagements

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Police Officer Is Shot While Responding to Gunfire in Brooklyn

The officer was in stable condition and a suspect was in custody after a confrontation on Howard Avenue near the border of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant, the authorities said.

#attacks-on-police, #bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #sst-inc-shotspotter

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It’s a Home in Brooklyn. What Could It Cost? $100,000?

Shaun Donovan and Raymond J. McGuire, candidates for mayor of New York, were way, way off when asked to estimate the median home price in the borough.

#brooklyn-nyc, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #mcguire-raymond-j, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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The Biggest Dance Show in Town? At a Brooklyn Nets Game

Since February, the Brooklynettes have performed live at Barclays Center to crowds that are smaller than usual — but huge for dance.

#barclays-center-brooklyn-ny, #basketball, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-nets, #brooklynettes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #long-criscia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #singh-asha-1990, #stadiums-and-arenas

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2 Men Charged in Killing of Davell Gardner, 1, at Brooklyn Cookout

Investigators believe the men charged in the death of Davell Gardner, the city’s youngest gun violence victim last year, were part of a deadly feud between gangs in Brooklyn, police have said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #gangs, #gardner-davell-jr-2019-20, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

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Covid-19 Cases and Rates Plunge in New York City

Virus cases and rates are plunging, and vaccination is rising, but one doctor cautioned, “We still have a long way to go.”

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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KidSuper Wants to Bring Back Warhol’s Factory

With a cult label to his name and yet no fashion background, Colm Dillane finds himself a wild-card finalist for the coveted LVMH prize.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #dillane-colm, #fashion-and-apparel, #kidsuper-studios-llc, #lvmh-prize, #shopping-and-retail, #t-shirts-apparel, #your-feed-fashion

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Shots For Homebound New Yorkers Have Lagged. A Vaccine Pause Didn’t Help.

Efforts to vaccinate homebound seniors in New York have lagged, and the national pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine set them back further.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #home-health-care, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Brooklyn Man Finds New Life in Crime (Writing)

Jonathan Ames, known for his confessional essays and TV shows like “Bored to Death,” tries his hand at a detective novel with “A Man Named Doll.”

#a-man-named-doll-book, #ames-jonathan, #books-and-literature, #bored-to-death-tv-program, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #detectives-private, #los-angeles-calif, #television, #writing-and-writers

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A Cemetery’s Big Secret: Lots of Weird Mushrooms

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is a treasure trove for amateur fungi hunters. Just don’t pick any.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cemeteries, #flowers-and-plants, #fungi, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #inaturalist-mobile-app, #mushrooms, #new-york-mycological-society, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

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Wish Shopping App Goes Local

Wish, the ultra-budget e-commerce app, is about as online as shopping gets. What happens when it comes to your neighborhood?

#amazon-com-inc, #brooklyn-nyc, #e-commerce, #wish-mobile-app

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Bowen Yang Misses Partying With His Friends at Bubble_T

For three years, the comedian Bowen Yang found community at Bubble_T, New York’s roving hub for queer Asian nightlife. Then the pandemic hit.

#asian-americans, #brooklyn-nyc, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parties-social, #yang-bowen-1990

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3 Artists Are Urged to Go Big. They Didn’t Hold Back.

In the show “Brand New Heavies,” three female artists answer the curators’ invitation “to do stuff they haven’t been able to do” elsewhere. Like a 20-foot-tall version of the U.S. Capitol dome.

#art, #black-people, #brand-new-heavies-exhibit, #brooklyn-nyc, #chevremont-racquel, #deville-abigail, #pioneer-works-center-for-art-and-innovation-brooklyn-ny, #sculpture, #simmons-xaviera-1974, #thomas-mickalene, #uddoh-rosa-johan

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A Brooklyn Artist Wants Sports Fans to Wear Their Names

A Brooklyn artist uses sports iconography to commemorate Trayvon Martin, George Floyd and other Black victims of violence.

#art, #athletics-and-sports, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #rivero-raafi

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Opportunities Out of the Tragedies of the Pandemic

When life is disrupted by crisis, some people see opportunities — for change, action, introspection — they might not otherwise.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frizell-st-john, #gagetollner-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #philosophy, #psychology-and-psychologists

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A Detective Was Accused of Lying. Now 90 Convictions May Be Erased.

The Brooklyn district attorney will move to dismiss old convictions in which a former narcotics detective, accused of perjury in Manhattan, played a key role.

#brooklyn-nyc, #district-attorneys, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #franco-joseph-e, #new-york-city, #perjury, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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How a Radio Host, Broadcasting Live From Home, Spends Sundays

It’s been a year — and many pots of beans — since Kai Wright abandoned his on-air studio in Manhattan. But the show has gone on.

#brooklyn-nyc, #radio, #wnyc

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The Brooklyn-Manhattan Rent Gap Is Shrinking Fast

During the pandemic, the difference between the median rent in the two boroughs nearly vanished.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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The Push to Vaccinate 20,000 Holocaust Survivors in New York

One survivor who got her vaccine, Eva Rose, 96, said the last year has been “lousy,” but added: “I am still here, thank God.”

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Attack on Asian Woman in Midtown Prompts Another Hate Crime Investigation

The New York Police Department’s hate crimes task force said it was searching for a man who kicked a 65-year-old woman, stomped on her and made anti-Asian statements toward her on a sidewalk.

#assaults, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hate-crimes, #manhattan-nyc, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #police-department-nyc

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Action Bronson, Eater by Trade, Finds a New Craving: Fitness

The rapper, chef and TV host has shed 130 pounds during the pandemic, dieting and exercising with the same intensity he once brought to the table.

#_____-thats-delicious-tv-program, #action-bronson-1983, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #diet-and-nutrition, #east-rutherford-nj, #exercise, #food, #weight

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The Perseverance of New York City’s Wildflowers

A park in Williamsburg awaits the miniature beauty of its spring blossoms.

#bees, #brooklyn-nyc, #east-river-nyc, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #trees-and-shrubs, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny, #your-feed-science

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A YouTube Perfume Reviewer’s Big Dreams

By day Carlos Powell sold shoes; late into the night, he vlogged about his true passion: perfume.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #brooklyn-nyc, #deaths-obituaries, #fragrance-foundation, #gavrielatos-steven, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #powell-carlos-j-1964-2021, #society-of-scent-llc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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A Pandemic St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This year’s event will be small, but it will happen, carrying on a 250-year tradition.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #ditmas-park-brooklyn-ny, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #st-patricks-cathedral-manhattan-ny, #st-patricks-day

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Case for the Subway’

It built New York City. One writer on why, no matter the cost, the city must rebuild it to survive.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #new-york-city, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

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Bliss and Anger in Balance: The Art of Lorraine O’Grady

A survey at the Brooklyn Museum radiates high outrage even as it finds beauty and strength in a range of identities.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-museum, #content-type-personal-profile, #museums, #ogrady-lorraine-1934, #race-and-ethnicity

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Police Officer Is Shot While Responding to Armed Confrontation in Brooklyn

The officer was in stable condition after being struck in the chest by a shot that hit his bulletproof vest, the authorities said.

#attacks-on-police, #brooklyn-nyc, #bullet-proof-clothing, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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He Honors Black New Yorkers. Not All Black Activists Are Thrilled.

Jacob Morris is the one-man force behind renaming nearly 40 streets in New York City.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lewis-david-levering, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-geographical, #new-york-city

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Jacob Daskal, Founder of Brooklyn Safety Patrol, Is Charged With Sexually Abusing a Teen

Jacob Daskal, who founded the ultra-Orthodox patrol, groomed a 15-year-old girl for sex and abused her in New York and Chicago, federal prosecutors said.

#borough-park-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #daskal-jacob, #sex-crimes, #shomrim-volunteer-patrol

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BAM Helped Buy Its Boss a New Home. She Left in Under 6 Years.

Some cultural institutions own apartments for their leaders to use. The Brooklyn Academy of Music decided to help its last leader buy one with a bonus of $968,000.

#bonuses, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #clark-katy-1968, #culture-arts, #executive-compensation, #hopkins-karen-brooks, #orchestra-of-st-lukes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Two Filmmakers Write Their Own Love Story

Sasha Jackson remembered passing by Stephen Small-Warner II on a New York subway car, but they didn’t officially meet until years later at Howard University. A collaboration soon began.

#brooklyn-nyc, #howard-university, #mtv-networks, #washington-dc, #weddings-and-engagements

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KAWS at the Brooklyn Museum: A Coming-Out Party

The Simpsons, Snoopy and the Smurfs are all here in a survey of the artist Brian Donnelly’s 25-year career.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-museum, #graffiti, #haring-keith, #kaws-1974, #museums, #sculpture, #the-simpsons-tv-program

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A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report

The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, scientists said.

#antibodies, #brazil, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #eli-lilly-and-company, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #research, #south-africa, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Covid-19 Slammed Her Neighborhood. She Can’t Find Her Father a Vaccine.

Logistical hurdles, fear and misinformation are threatening to leave some of the city’s immigrant communities behind as the vaccine rollout ramps up.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-community-foundation, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flatbush-brooklyn-ny, #flushing-queens-ny, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Virus Slammed Her Neighborhood. She Can’t Find Her Father a Vaccine.

Logistical hurdles, fear and misinformation are threatening to leave some of the city’s immigrant communities behind as the vaccine rollout ramps up.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-community-foundation, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flatbush-brooklyn-ny, #flushing-queens-ny, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Auction House Suspends Sale of 19th-Century Jewish Burial Records

The records of a Jewish community in Romania that was almost annihilated during the Holocaust are viewed as essential to reconstructing its history.

#archives-and-records, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #auctions, #auschwitz-concentration-camp, #brooklyn-nyc, #cluj-napoca-romania, #eastern-europe, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kestenbaumco, #manuscripts, #oradea-romania, #romania, #world-jewish-restitution-organization

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Pigeon Guys Face Tough Times: ‘Who Has the Money? Who Has the Roof?’

As New York’s working-class neighborhoods shrink, so does the space for keeping pigeons.

#brooklyn-nyc, #pigeons, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #tyson-mike

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N.Y. Restaurant Fires Waitress Who Wouldn’t Get Covid-19 Vaccine

Bonnie Jacobson, 34, said she was not necessarily opposed to getting vaccinated, but wanted to study the potential effect on fertility first.

#brooklyn-nyc, #red-hook-tavern-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #restaurants, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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