A century after it was built , Flatbush’s “haunted” mansion may at long last be facing the wrecking ball.
Yonette Newton and Yootha Pierre, mother and aunt of Natisha Barrow, still live in the Flatbush building where Barrow was murdered in 2011. Newton has been caring for her granddaughter, Aaliyah, since Barrow’s death 2 ½ years ago. Newton keeps family pictures of Barrow and Akeem Deane—Barrow’s accused murderer and the father of Barrow’s child—in […]
A couple of years ago, Amira Ashfaq got a dog. Her parents were angry, but not just because the dog would need to be walked and housebroken – dogs are seen in her family’s culture as being impure. “He always says Muslims aren’t supposed to have dogs, but I don’t understand,” said Amira, now 15, […]
To most tourists, New York City is Manhattan, but Brooklynite Jeffrey Stirewalt wants to change that and bring visitors across the river.
From “Sophie’s Choice” in the ’80s to “It Gets Betterish” and “Boardwalk Empire” in 2012, neighborhoods like Ditmas Park inspire art with their landscape.
On the evening of March 7, the Jewish community in Brooklyn celebrated the start of Purim, a holiday commemorating the salvation of the Jews from destruction at the hands of a Persian ruler named Haman. But Wednesday night ushered in a bit of unwelcomed text as well: a large billboard along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway […]
Flatbush, Midwood and eastern Kensington are facing an important issue: overcrowding in elementary schools.
Competing arguments were furious today as the jury prepared to deliberate the verdict for a Florida man accused of brutally stabbing his victim to death at a Flatbush intersection.
The company interested in purchasing the lot at 480 Stratford Road, 10 Stratford Associates, is seeking approval for a legal maneuver allowing it to erect a seven-story building among the decades-old Victorians, setting up a fight with the residents of District 14, who insist such a building would violate a rezoning law passed in 2009.