Firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze early this morning at the main building of the Pratt Institute, the art school in Clinton Hill.
Friday marked the beginning of the People’s Recovery, a three day summit in Brooklyn, dedicated to the continuation of grassroots relief efforts in areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy last October. “It’s a crisis. It’s an absolute humanitarian crisis,” says summit organizer Justin Wedes. “There are people who are still seriously suffering, there are […]
The Brooklyn Lens Webcast 4/13/2012 from The Brooklyn Ink on Vimeo. The Brooklyn Lens webcast for the week of April 13, 2012.
After eight years of pursuing his passion and working for the MTA, Brooklyn-bred filmmaker Wilkie Cornelius, Jr. has finally realized his dream of making a movie. He premiered his first film Single Hills at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and hopes to turn it into his Hollywood debut.
By Caitlin Kasunich When Clinton Hill resident Ellie Balk first moved to the neighborhood eight years ago, Myrtle Avenue was very different from what it is today. “Murder Avenue,” she called it, was not a place where residents could walk around and shop, as they do now. Crime was high. Trash was a problem. There […]
When a new tenant moves in to 313 Clinton Ave. in Clinton Hill owner Janna Hyten always asks, “Do you like Halloween?” It helps if they do.
by Joi-Marie McKenzie and Joe Proudman A group of Pratt students stare wide eyed at a black Mazda with its roof caved in and shattered windows. A large tree branch rests around every side of it. “Oh my God,” one student says, as she takes out her cell phone. “I’m going to take a picture […]
by Joi-Marie McKenzie and Joe Proudman Twenty-four hours after a tornado swept through Brooklyn, longtime Clinton Hill resident James Randall is picking up the pieces. The tree that once stood in front of his house and shaded the street now fills his front yard. Its branches cracked his window, broke off a piece of his […]
A two-foot long baby alligator was handed to police in the 88th Precinct in Clinton Hill on Sunday, according to the New York Post. Police think the story might actually highlight a growing problem in the city; the man likely had the critter as a pet, but when it grew, he couldn’t house it anymore. […]