Although we’re often lighthearted at Brooklyn NY News, serious topics are sometimes more pressing. Today is one of those days. Syed Hashmi, a 30-year-old former Brooklyn College student, pled guilty Tuesday for aiding in the delivery of military supplies to al Qaeda. Hashmi admitted to helping a roommate transport outdoor military gear to the terrorist organization [...]
Archive for April, 2010
Could a Brooklyn Walmart survive?
Many women make it to 27 without ever setting foot (or hip) inside an Oscar de la Renta dress, but the New York-based Operation Fairy Dust has trimmed that figure by about 10 years.
Whoever said “ignorance is bliss” probably never had to wait for the 2/3 on a daily basis. In New York, said ignorance usually means peering desperately into a dark Subway tunnel and wondering how late for work you’re going to be this time. Which is why we’re excited for the new countdown clocks — those nifty [...]
As residents all over Brooklyn are laboring to fill out those 10 tedious questions, those in Williamsburg as laboring a little less strenuously. Gawker reports that Williamsburgers have only a 30% return rate for the census, significantly less to 50% return rate in all of NYC. Oh well, at least Williamsburg is pretty, as depicted [...]
New York Magazine recently published a ranked list of the 50 most liveable neighborhoods in the city, and Brooklyn fared very well — not that we’re surprised. Of the top five neighborhoods, three were in Brooklyn: Park Slope (first place!), Cobble Hill & Boerum Hill, and Greenpoint (#5). What makes a city liveable? NYMag relied [...]
Harsh toke, dude. Following two months of undercover investigation, NYC police raided six Crown Heights businesses on Tuesday for selling marijuana alongside products such as jerk chicken, t-shirts, and CDs. The offending businesses are all within a ten-block radius – four are on Nostrand Avenue alone – but police say that the drug dealings were [...]
The already smokin’ Atlantic Avenue shopping stretch in Brooklyn should get even hotter this September, when Barneys Co-op — a division of Barneys New York — opens its doors at this MTA nexus of the universe. What is Barneys Co-op? Barneys.com describes its hipster branch in a strategically typefaced list of four points: It’s the [...]
Judging by all the sunglasses, shorts, and sandals present along our sidewalks and parks, it seems that Brooklyners have full-on embraced the warm weather. But if you’re looking to celebrate Spring to a higher degree, we recommend taking a trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where 42 species of cherry blossom trees will be blooming [...]