MTA Bridges and Tunnels will be implementing a full closure of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge that connects the western end of the Rockaway peninsula to Brooklyn from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 through 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24.
Kids take their snowstorms very seriously, because snow means sledding! Whether your child is hitting the hills for the first time or if they’re an aspiring winter daredevil, we’ve compiled a great list of the best Brooklyn sledding hills to keep the kids entertained all winter long.
Feb. 13, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith A change to city rules that would allow up to 250-unit, 250-foot-tall residential developments to be built without going through the city’s environmental review process was largely met with support at a public hearing Wednesday. However, Brooklyn was heavily represented in those who spoke against the proposal, with speakers… Read More
Feb. 5, 2024 By Shara Levine & Brooklyn Paper Celebrate Black History Month in February by honoring the achievements and contributions of Black Americans who have played a vital role in shaping our world. Explore a variety of family-friendly events happening throughout Brooklyn, ensuring a month-long celebration of their impact on our shared history. Black… Read More
Jan. 31, 2024 By Shara Levine & Brooklyn Paper Brooklyn is gearing up for a number of spectacular celebrations as Lunar New Year approaches, promising an array of culturally rich events and festivities that reflect the vibrant tapestry of the borough. This year, Lunar New Year kicks off on Feb. 10 and the event — which varies in date each year — is typically celebrated for 15 days, from the new moon to the full moon. This year marks the Year of the Dragon, symbolizing power, nobility, honor, luck and success in Chinese culture. Here are some ways to usher… Read More
After a surge in COVID-19 cases around the holidays in Brooklyn, and across the Big Apple, the illness is beginning to trend downward thanks to the help of some committed first responders — including one healthcare professional who has been getting up close and personal with patients since the onset of the pandemic.
A Brooklyn public school is under fire after one of its teachers displayed a map showing Middle East geography that left out Israel, angering parents and other New Yorkers across the city, according to reports.
With 2023 on the way out, we take our annual look back at the Brooklyn buildings and neighborhoods considered significant enough to merit designation by the Landmarks Preservation Commission during the year.