Nestled between a park and the waterfront, the centuries-old Fort Greene neighborhood offers cultural diversity and accessibility.
Ask Cecilia Clarke how she likes living in Fort Greene and she’ll tell you that “Fort Greene is the best place I have ever lived in my life. Ever.”
“I moved to Fort Greene ten years ago from Brooklyn Heights and within two weeks I had good...Read more »
Being a music icon apparently doesn't mean you get a free T-shirt at a Nets game.
Beatle Sir Paul McCartney couldn't snag the swag while watching the team play the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center Monday night.
Despite appearing on the arena's big screen and shouting for the staff to throw him a shirt, the 71-year-old looked jokingly disappointed when it landed nowhere near him.
McCartney...Read more »
Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of groping incidents in Brooklyn, including an assault on an 11-year-old girl, officials said.
The man was nabbed after a local resident took a photo of the suspect’s ID, Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
“A Good Samaritan chased him yesterday and then lost him, saw him again today and asked him for his identification,” Kelly said, according...Read more »
The north-central Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, once associated with high crime and racial tension, has recently been transforming into a hot spot for investors, developers, young artists and entrepreneurs.
Known for its large Caribbean community, which thrives alongside another large population of Hasidic Jews, Crown Heights is mainly a melting pot of the two cultures with a few...Read more »
A rock musician, angered after being dropped by his band, shot to death three men in Brooklyn early Monday, including two brothers who fled Iran seeking music stardom in the U.S. The gunman then killed himself, police said, adding that an assault rifle was found near his body.
The NYPD identified the shooter as Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, 29, of Ridgewood, Queens.
The brothers, a guitarist...Read more »
Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed this weekend for road repair work, according to the city Department of Transportation.
The closure will begin midnight Saturday until 6 a.m. Monday, allowing repair crews to replace pieces of the roadway.
The Brooklyn-bound lanes will be open as usual, as will as the bridge's bike and pedestrian lanes....Read more »
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes isn't throwing in the towel.
Just weeks after losing the Democratic primary to Ken Thompson, the 78-year-old prosecutor will be running as a Republican in the general election.
A spokesman for Hynes, who is vying for his seventh term, said the district attorney would elaborate more on his plans next week.
Thompson, a former federal prosecutor,...Read more »
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4 stars
Police officers, specifically New York City police officers, are a frequent staple of TV broadcasting. Hard-hitting, dark dramas with grim men chasing down the criminal element on the mean streets of the Big Apple.
You’re not going to find that on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” a sitcom set in the County of Kings, which owes more to the classic comedy “Barney Miller”...Read more »
An Associated Press analysis Sunday warned of a potential risk of a collapse on the Brooklyn Bridge if one of its main components were to fail.
The analysis reviewed more than 600,000 bridges and found the span is one of 400 New York bridges that has problematic structure factors.
AP said that for bridges in this category "one major component of the span has advanced deterioration or...Read more »
The Brooklyn district attorney's office on Thursday indicted two men for the shooting death of 16-month-old Antiq Hennis.
Daquan Breland, 23, and Daquan Wright, 19, were indicted for the Sept. 1 shooting after their arrest in Pennsylvania over the weekend.
The indictment alleges that Wright handed Breland a gun to shoot the baby's father, Anthony Hennis, who was walking with his child...Read more »