By Carly Miller on Jun 07, 2016 05:05 pm If you live in southern Brooklyn, you will most likely encounter someone observing Ramadan this month. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is the holiest time for Muslims. Ramadan commemorates the first time the Quran (Islam’s sacred text) was revealed to the prophet Muhammad, a moment also known as the Night of [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 07, 2016 04:26 pm Here’s another one for the wastebin! Despite receiving letters from community leaders protesting the new traffic plan on Sheepshead Bay Road, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Department of Transportation (DOT) says they will notÂ abandon their controversial Vision Zero project on the neighborhood’s main street. Letters sent last month from members of the community board as well [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 07, 2016 02:30 pm Local elected officials are calling on the city to address gun violence in Coney Island by expanding youth and employment services after a terrifying shootout occurred this week at a crowded intersection this week. Gunfire erupted Sunday afternoon at the corner of Mermaid Avenue and West 16th Street â€” sending four people to the hospital. [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 07, 2016 12:53 pm The hipsters have arrived! The HBO series Girls stopped by La Vue, the the French/Asian fusion restaurant and lounge at the intersection of Emmons Avenue and Bragg Street, to shoot a scene Monday for their next season. The film crews are scheduled to return this afternoon. A manager at La Vue said they were shooting [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 07, 2016 10:50 am Ready your beach towels, coolers and folding chairs. Flicks on the Beach returns to Coney Island next month â€” and the organizers have a pretty sweet lineup prepared for the outdoor movie series. Notably, the lineup includes a screening a “Purple Rain,” Prince’s ’80s rock drama, in honor of the beloved musician who passed away [...]
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