Archive | October, 2011

Good morning Brooklyn…

… And happy Halloween! This weekend, the Ink was all about homebrewed beer: have a look at Anna Hiatt’s story on the joy of being brewing buddies to get in a festive mood. And if you think we’ve missed something over the weekend, be sure to email us at thebrooklynink(at)gmail.com, or Tweet us: @TheBrooklynInk.

Brewing Buddies: The Joy of Homebrewing

Dylan Mabin waited impatiently in the living room of his cozy apartment near the Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street subway stop. At 5:30 p.m., 25 people he had never met were expected to come to his home and drink his beer. Mabin was sure his visitors would be late. They’d been drinking since 1 p.m. and already […]

Charter School Fights for Kids to Break Cycle of Poverty

The teacher-to-student inspirational speech is a staple of education but, as it turns out, teachers can give pep talks to parents too. The one-year-old Bedford-Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School hosted a town hall meeting last night that started as a myth-buster about charter schools, with school representatives lauding the benefits of these schools over other […]

Valenko Trial Delayed But Verdict Nears

The final chapter in the murder trial of Anatoliy “Tolik” Valenko was delayed after a jury member arrived late at the Brooklyn Supreme Court House Thursday. After the hour and a half delay, prosecution and defense attorneys presented closing remarks  to the jury, which is not expected to begin deliberations until Friday. Defense attorney Robert […]

October Snow Expected for Brooklyn

The most recent forecast predicts less snow in Brooklyn than in Manhattan, but snow will nonetheless likely hit the borough on Saturday evening, carried by a rare October nor-easter, The Wall Street Journal reports. The heaviest snowfall from the storm is expected between 5:00-8:00 PM. You can read more here.

Jay Z Challenged on Claim That New Stadium Employs “Thousands and Thousands”

Rapper Jay Z, a minority stakeholder in the Brooklyn Nets, gave questionable employment numbers for the new stadium in an interview with Rosanna Scotto of Channel 5′s “Good Day New York.” Salon explains: “What do you think the arena’s going to mean to people in this neighborhood?” Scotto asked. “Well, it’s already created so many jobs, […]