Friday Brooklyn Information Roundup – Bklyner

Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Michael Appleton / Mayoral Photography Office

It’s been a long and eventful week in Brooklyn. How you enjoy it warm and sunny Weather, check out the stories of the week below:

  • This is Streets Week, so City Hall has released news including plans for new bus lanes, bus routes, and bike lanes in Brooklyn.
  • The city’s monument protection commission approved a hotly contested proposal Build a housing estate next to the Hebron Seventh Day Adventist School in Crown Heights on Tuesday, prompting opponents to raise funds for a lawsuit to halt the project.
  • A massive fire broke out Thursday morning on the roof of a facility that powers the Warbasse Houses complex in south Brooklyn.
  • Shaun Donovan and Raymond J. McGuire, two candidates for mayor, were * very * off when asked to estimate the median home price in Brooklyn.
  • East Flatbush elected officials joined family members Friday to mourn a 12-year-old boy who died after being attacked at his school and are demanding responses from the city’s Department of Education, which they say have shown “a lack of transparency, accountability and communication” since the tragedy.
  • To meet all candidates running for seats in Brooklyn this year.
  • Tenants are one of the “worst landlords” in town request a meeting with the owner of their Crown Heights building after years of unsafe conditions.
  • Dozens of drivers had to evacuate a city ferry Thursday after the boat crashed into a docked barge in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • Senator Kevin Parker has flooded some voters’ mailboxes with mailers thanks to a discrepancy between city and state election laws.
  • A homecrest mosque was destroyed with the words “Death 2 Palestine” early Thursday morning during the Eid-al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of Ramadan.
  • A Brooklyn landlord who tried to save heating bills by giving his tenants electric hotplates and space heaters was charged with manslaughter after one of the heaters caused a fatal fire.
  • This week in restaurant openings and closings: a new Birria truck, several new pizzerias, and a new home in Brooklyn for a Manhattan favorite – along a farewell to two Park Slope spots.

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Billy Richling

Billy Richling

Billy Richling is an employee reporter at Bklyner covering politics, real estate and everything else. He lives in Flatbush and was previously Constituent & Communications Manager for the Times Square Alliance. Talk to him about baseball, buses, and bagels.

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