Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Janet Babin : Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
Areas of Brooklyn that could be prime housing are zoned for industrial use. The city needs more housing, so it could rezone. But the mayor also has aspirations for a resurgent industrial sector.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
There is a lot of art and culture to see in New York beyond the museums of the Upper East Side and the galleries of Chelsea. WNYC is exploring several neighborhoods this summer to find some local gems. Click on the pins of this map to find more about them.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
Prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed the case against four black men from Crown Heights accused of raping and prostituting an Orthodox Jewish woman for eight years, starting when she was 13.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
The Brooklyn art scene is getting another retro infusion — this time from Crown Heights. The throwback references here depict a simpler time, when families were large and lived in the Old World shtetls of Eastern Europe. It’s not quite Soho, but on Empire Blvd. and Kingston Ave., situated next to a laundromat, The Betzalel Gallery is expected to officially open on Thursday.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.
Friday, November 04, 2011
P.S. 161 The Crown went from being top of the heap in test scores a few years ago, to one of the lowest scoring schools in Brooklyn's District 17. The school's admissions policies, formal and informal, changed over the years, and now The Crown faces its middle school grades being phased out.
Friday, October 07, 2011
By Ailsa Chang
The family of a Brooklyn woman who was killed during a police shootout near the West Indian Day Parade route plans to sue the city and police department. But two competing relatives will first have to settle a dispute about who can lawfully represent the estate of Denise Gay.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
The NYPD said it may never know whose gun fired the bullet that killed a 56-year-old bystander in Crown Heights Monday night. Denise Gay was shot while sitting on her stoop with her daughter.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
A suspect in the shooting death of a Crown Heights woman did not fire the bullet that killed the 56-year-old mother — but it remains unclear where the fatal bullet came from, according to NYPD ballistic tests.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said illegal handguns were to blame for a shootout that killed two — including an innocent bystander — and wounded two police officers just blocks from the route of the West Indian Day Parade round in Brooklyn on Monday.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Menachem Shagalow was just a thirtysomething recent immigrant from Israel when he stumbled home bloodied from the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago Friday, a violent event that is seared into his memory and ripped at the fabric of race relations in the city.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
By Marlon Bishop : WNYC Culture Producer
On Tuesday, the city's Landmark Preservation Commission approved the creation of a new historic district in Brooklyn's predominantly West Indian-American and Hasidic Jewish neighborhood of Crown Heights: the Crown Heights North II Historic District.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Crown Heights residents will gather on Thursday evening and Friday morning to mourn the loss of a legendary neighborhood figure, Mervyn Johnson. Johnson, a 68-year-old Trinidadian immigrant, started the popular Merv's Bakery at 882 Nostrand Ave. between President and Carroll Streets.