Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Don't Have a Sweetheart? There's an Anti-Valentine's Party at Littlefield in Brooklyn

Don't have a Valentine's date? You have two choices this weekend.

One is  Littlefield's "It's Friday. I'm not in love" party.

Littlefield in Brooklyn says, "Leave the expensive brunches and Airbnb staycations to the lovebirds. Free yourself from the chains of Valentine's Day this year," and party on Friday, Feb. 12.

Don't worry, it's not going to be a laugh riot. Littlefield knows you're gloomy. They advise you to "Wear black on the outside, ‘cause black is how you feel on the inside. No, seriously: Dress in black. All black. Only black."

All through the night, Littlefield will have the suitably-named DJ Gordon Gloom (Feeling Gloomy, YDH2S) spinning "music you can dance to with someone you love (yourself)."

Valentine's Day

  On Sunday, Valentine's Day, Littklefield's presents "The Rejection Show Valentine's Day Heartbreak Haven"

It's the "Super Bowl" of Rejection Shows, celebrating Valentine's Day with an evening of the best breakup, heartbreak, and love related performances/stories from shows past, present, and future -- blending into an evening of love songs, live music, and a party.

Littlefield says if you're single, feeling alone, rejected, don't have a date or simply don't like traditional Valentine's Day routines then this is for you.

(Don't feel left out, happy couples. All are welcome.)
 


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Monday, February 8, 2016

After Assault, Rabbi Calls for More Cops in Brooklyn Heights

Rabbi Aaron Raskin. Photo: MK Metz
Rabbi Aaron Raskin, who was attacked on Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights on Jan. 31, called for more cops on the street at a rally and march on Friday.

Rabbi Raskin, spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Avraham, said he was assaulted by five individuals.

The Brooklyn Eagle reported that Raskin told the crowd, "One of them punched me on the head, knocking my cellphone to the ground. Thank G-d I was not harmed. After calling 911, the police canvassed the area, caught the thugs and placed the individual who did this to me under arrest.”

Neighbors have complained of incidents, including robberies, by ruffians walking along Joralemon Street to and from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

More at the Brooklyn Eagle.


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It's Going to Snow Again in Brooklyn on Monday & Tuesday

Snow: Cadman Plaza West during the Blizzard of 2016. MK Metz
 The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for NYC from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.

From 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected on Monday, along with wind gusts up to 30 mph.

Drivers are warned to watch out for reduced visibility and slick roads.

According to a release from the city, as the first storm clears, a second storm system is forecast. Light snow is expected to begin Monday night and will continue through Wednesday. The prolonged snowfall is forecast to taper off Wednesday evening.

A coastal flood advisory is also in effect.

Street Cleaning Regulations are suspended for Lunar New Year for Monday – Meters remain in effect.




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Friday, February 5, 2016

Bernie's Big in Bushwick; and More Briefs


- A streetcar connecting Brooklyn and Queens is starting to look real. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Postal worker assaulted by goons in Fort Greene deli. [Daily News]

- And another bad day for the mailman: Video shows Brooklyn woman going postal. [Ditmas Park Patch]

- Bernie big in Bushwick. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Here's a wrap-up of de Blasio's State of the City. [Gotham Gazette]

- Snow is back in Brooklyn: Friday, Monday and Tuesday. [NOAA]


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Violent Gang Members Indicted for Shooting Up the Streets of Brooklyn, Including DUMBO

A frightening drive-by shooting at Fulton Ferry Landing in October -- and numerous other incidents --  were explained by Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson yesterday.

The shootings were part of a spree by 18 alleged members of No Love City, a subset of the violent Folk Nation street gang, who have been charged in a 76-count indictment with conspiracy to commit murder, weapons possession and other charges for multiple shootings throughout Brooklyn.

Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio, made the announcement.

In the DUMBO incident, Thompson said, "defendants Javanni Moise, Jean Fremont, Jarmel Blake and others drove down to the DUMBO section of Brooklyn and engaged in a gun battle with rival gang members. After the gun battle, a black Cadillac was seen fleeing at a high rate of speed through Carroll Gardens. It was abandoned by Prospect Park and found to have multiple bullet holes, as well as Fremont’s fingerprints and Moise’s blood."

Two weapons were discarded en route: a Glock 26 9mm had Moise’s DNA and matched shell casings at DUMBO and in the car; a Smith & Wesson 9mm matched Moise’s fingerprint on the magazine. Moise, whose DNA appeared in the Cadillac, was taken to Kings County Medical Center.

More here.

Photo (Sunset_Park_91) courtesy of Pro-Zak, Creative Commons license.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Puppy Bowl! Plus, 'Bridge of Spies' Family Discusses Film; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Family of ‘Bridge of Spies’ lawyer joins Brooklyn Federal Court for screening. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Woman killed by van on New Utrecht Avenue and 65th Street. [Bensonhurst Bean]

- Wait, is Toronto trying to be the new Brooklyn now, too? [Brokelyn]

- Super Bowl not fur you? Here’s where to watch the Puppy Bowl in Brooklyn on Sunday. [Brokelyn]

- You’ve heard about the L-Pocalypse. What about the G-Pocalypse? [Greenpointers]

- Ever visited a Russian Banya? Here’s what it’s like. [Sheepshead Bites]


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Free Condoms with One Hr. Delivery in Brooklyn; Clinton Staffers Depart HQ; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Brooklyn skyline, with Governors Island. Photo by MK Metz
 - L. condom makers is offering free condoms, delivered right to your doorstep for the next two weeks. Even better, L. will deliver the free condoms to Brooklyn customers in an hour. [Brokelyn]

- Army of Clinton staffers are leaving Brooklyn headquarters to aid in New Hampshire. [Washington Post]

- Brooklyn’s Borough Board put off voting as planned on Tuesday on the contentious issue of the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library site to a developer. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- A mentally disturbed man was arraigned Tuesday morning in the city's latest subway slashing, this one at a station in Brownsville. [abc7]

- 'Asia's Sexiest DJ' Angie Vu has found salvation in the Bible while waiting in a Brooklyn jail. [Daily News]

- Brooklyn Heights Association: NYC helicopter deal a ‘slap in the face.' [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Two people were stabbed in Sunset Park Tuesday. [abc7]

- Have you seen this 2000 BMW 323i, NY License plate number GZY2240? Police say its driver ran down a woman in Williamsburg. [NYPD News]

- The 50 best sandwiches in Brooklyn. [BK Magazine]


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Monday, February 1, 2016

Bernie Challenges Hillary to Brooklyn Debate; Man Hung in Brooklyn Police Precinct; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Bernie Sanders challenges Hillary Clinton to debate in Brooklyn. [New Republic]

- A 28-year-old man was found dead, hanging by his T-shirt, inside the holding cell of the 69 Precinct in Brooklyn. [Daily News]

- Brokerages jockey for wave of Brooklyn residential projects. [WSJ]

- Morgan Stanley not leaving Pierrepont Plaza after all. [Brooklyn Eagle]


- Inside the million-dollar wedding ruined by an accidental gunshot. [NY Post]

- Police are searching for the driver of a gray BMW who struck and seriously injured a 27-year-old woman early Saturday morning in Williamsburg. [NBC]

- Sunset Park woman discovers husband stabbed to death in their apartment. [NY Daily News]

- Grace Church WinterFair next Saturday. [BHB]


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New Middle Schools Coming to Atlantic Yards / Pacific Park and DUMBO

Courtesy Marvel Architects
Brooklyn's School District 13  (Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill and north Park Slope) is finally getting some help with its middle school crisis.

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen FariƱa unexpectedly announced at a Chamber event on Thursday that a 600-seat district-level middle school is headed to Prospect Heights, at a site in the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park. (Rendering above.)

According to the Brooklyn Eagle, parents and officials have been pushing for M.S. OneBrooklyn middle school for more than a year. The city originally planned to put an elementary school there, with a small middle school attached.

Also in District 13, DUMBO’s Dock Street middle school (dubbed The Dock Street School for STEAM Studies)  will open Sept. 2016. With a capacity of over 300 students, Dock Street will be an expanded and revamped M.S. 313 (Satellite West), currently housed in P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill. Satellite West currently serves under 100 students.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Brooklyn Public Library's Fuzzy Figures; Slate Coming to MetroTech; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Sweeping snow from the steps of the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by MK Metz
 - The Brooklyn Public Library has more money than it’s letting on, according to a new organization called Love Brooklyn Libraries. [Brooklyn Eagle]
 
- Forget Per Se. Brooklyn Fare has transformed itself from a lean, underdog chef's counter into one of the city's most comfortable and compelling expressions of haute cuisine. [Eater]

- Slate Magazine is ditching the West Village for Brooklyn. Slate signed a 21,000 square-foot lease at Metrotech Center. [TRD]

- Update: Behind the scenes at the Pineapple Walk vote in Brooklyn Heights: Property values at 75 Henry St. ballooning. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Here's a map of every pinball machine in Brooklyn. [Brownstoner]

- Police have identified the woman whose body was found floating in the East River in Williamsburg Tuesday morning. [NBC] Another woman's body floated up in Greenpoint. [Daily News]

- An inside look at Brooklyn's Asian food scene. [BK Magazine]

- Bookie tied to mob found dead two days after Brooklyn DA raids homes. [DNAinfo]

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