Fonville, an otherwise unemployed dad, started this basketball program last September with four other fathers as a labor of love to provide neighborhood kids aged 8 to 10 with some activity and exercise. The school provided the group with some basketballs, and Fonville purchased the rest with his own money.
The Brooklyn Ink took to the streets of the borough last week to explore the variety of things that people make, from whiskey, wine and granola to clay pottery, candy apples, rap music, even tree houses. Here’s our eclectic portfolio of Brookynites who make things.
In a surprising turn of events, Pope Francis has turned against American nuns, much like his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI did one year ago, and asked them to proceed with a set of reforms the Vatican recommended last year.
Dozens of New Yorkers, gathered at a rally in Washington Square Park early Saturday morning to commemorate the end of the second International Anti-Street Harassment Week. Women told stories of catcalls, whistles, jeers and other insults they’ve endured – and the fear they’ve experienced as a result.
An elderly Brooklyn landlord armed only with a pipe wrestled a gun away from his tenant and fatally shot him during a fight Sunday over rent, police sources said.
An ironworker who was fatally shot in his Brooklyn home may have been the victim of a vicious murder-for-hire plot designed by his wife and her boyfriend, the Daily News has learned.
Low income renters in two Brooklyn neighborhoods filed more Sandy FEMA claims than any other area in the city, a new report shows.
The man wanted in a Brooklyn hit-and-run that took three lives was arrested in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, about 90 miles west of where the crash occurred.
State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, a Democrat from Bed-Stuy, and Assemblyman David Weprin, a Democrat from Queens introduced a bill last month seeking to limit the control the New York City mayor has on appointing members of the city school board, which oversees the New York City Department of Education.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a report from a pilot of an Alitalia passenger jet who says he saw an unmanned aircraft while landing at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.