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North Brooklyn Pride Gets Its Feet Wet, Literally Read more >

North Brooklyn Pride Gets Its Feet Wet, Literally

Despite the rain playing truant, over a hundred people came out to support the first ever North Brooklyn Pride Festival that took place on North 11th Street between Kent and Wythe Avenues on Saturday. The block party style event did not allow for the organizers to receive donations or for vendors to raise money through […] Read More >

  • Free Basketball Clinics Coming to Bushwick Read more >

    Free Basketball Clinics Coming to Bushwick

    Swerve Church, which opened in Bushwick last spring, is hosting a free basketball clinic for children starting June 30th. The four-day clinic will cover the fundamentals of the game and takes place at the basketball court in Maria Hernandez Park. “Basketball is huge in NYC,” says Pastor Danny Torres of Swerve Church. “Most kids grow […] Read More >

  • Supersized Taste of Bushwick Triples as Eaters Keep Eating Read more >

    Supersized Taste of Bushwick Triples as Eaters Keep Eating

    The Taste of Bushwick, an annual food festival hosted by the Bushwick Starr Theater, took place for the second time last week, at the Boar’s Head supply plant on Rock Street in Bushwick. About 30 food and drink establishments served tastings at the event, which better than tripled its attendance from last year, from about […] Read More >

  • Art Comes to Life at P.S. 34 Annual Art Parade Read more >

    Art Comes to Life at P.S. 34 Annual Art Parade

    The morning of June 16 was cloudy, but as soon as the students made their entrance into the courtyard, the clouds broke just enough to let the sun shine through. Over a speaker system, “Dancing Queen”, by Abba, came on. The students of grades one through five lined up around the courtyard, just days before […] Read More >

  • Community Give Back Project Adds Color to Manhattan Avenue Walls Read more >

    Community Give Back Project Adds Color to Manhattan Avenue Walls

    One artist’s form of community service is proving to be visual boon for Greenpoint, turning otherwise drab, barren walls into eye-catching murals. Boston-based muralist, Alex Cook, has spent the past several weeks creating murals along Manhattan Avenue, where he is currently hard at work completing his newest installation at 1077 Manhattan Avenue, depicting roughhewn stone […] Read More >

  • PS 34 Showcases Fresh Talent at Annual Art Show Read more >

    PS 34 Showcases Fresh Talent at Annual Art Show

    Despite their young age, kids have deep wells of vision. And given the opportunity, as in the art classes of Lisa Summa, they can express astonishing creativity. On Friday, June 19, PS 34 held its 11th annual Art Show onsite for the second consecutive year. Previous shows have been held at other locations and have […] Read More >

  • Bushwick Students Get Acquainted With Neighborhood Artists Read more >

    Bushwick Students Get Acquainted With Neighborhood Artists

    For one local school, art classes hit home, literally. Keeping a local focus, a group of P.S. 147 fourth and fifth graders has spent the past semester exploring the rich and diverse artistic culture thriving around the environs of their Bushwick Avenue school. The Art Explorers Club was piloted last spring by NurtureArt to bring […] Read More >

  • Police Blotter: 94th Precinct Read more >

    Police Blotter: 94th Precinct

    Man Sent to Hospital After Bleach Attack A 20-year-old man got bleach thrown in his face by his girlfriend, according to police. The incident occurred on Clay Street around noon, June 17. After a verbal argument between the man and the woman turned violent, she threw Chlorox bleach at the man’s face. The bleach got […] Read More >

  • DSNY Reverses Stance on Big Bellies, Replacing Mesh Cans with Solar Powered Bins Read more >

    DSNY Reverses Stance on Big Bellies, Replacing Mesh Cans with Solar Powered Bins

    Last week, local residents woke to find large black trash compactors, emblazoned “Big Belly,” dotting neighborhood corners where mesh trash cans once stood. As part of the latest pilot program to be rolled out in North Brooklyn, the City’s Sanitation Department’s (DSNY) began placing solar powered “Big Bellies” throughout areas encompassing Community Board 1. The […] Read More >

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