Update on Nov 3: As of this afternoon, archives for both DNAinfo and Gothamist and are currently online. On Tuesday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m., the flurry of headlines on two of New York City's local/hyperlocal news sites was replaced by a post by owner Joe Ricketts. “DNAinfo is, at the end of the day, … Continue reading Here’s Why The Joe Ricketts DNAinfo/Gothamist Dump Is So Terrible For Hyperlocal News
The violent removal of a United Airlines passenger on an overbooked flight between Chicago and Louisville last month fueled concerns over passenger rights as well as a public relations fiasco for United's chief executive Oscar Muñoz. Tensions ran high, and some even questioned whether the airline was devoid of good will. However, a seven-year-old boy from South … Continue reading Surprisingly Friendly Skies: South Slope Boy Gets A Plane Ride He Won’t Forget
Doris V. Amen is a vibrant presence in a business not known for vibrancy. Donning her high heels and driving “Old Betsy,” her 1978 S&S Superior Classic Cadillac Hearse, the funeral director for Jurek – Park Slope Funeral Home (728 4th Avenue at 23rd Street) has been comforting the bereaved for over 25 years. She's garnered the … Continue reading Iconic Funeral Director Grapples With Her Very Own ‘Nightmare On 23rd Street’
After a marathon 37-hour meeting which took place between the Gowanus Alliance and Prospect Park Alliance, the two organizations held a press conference this morning at The Boathouse on the Lullwater of the Lake in Prospect Park to announce their surprising collaborative. Flanked by Gowanus and Park Slope residents alike, Gowanus Alliance President Paul Basile … Continue reading BREAKING: Iconic Kentile Floors Sign Will Rise Above Prospect Park In Striking Community Collaborative
Students were evacuated this afternoon from the John Jay Educational Campus (237 7th Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets) after a Millennium High School student received a suspicious phone call saying that a bomb was located somewhere in the building. The incident was first reported by Brooklyn Patch. A police spokesperson said they received a phone call … Continue reading Bomb Scare Floods Park Slope With John Jay Campus Students; Threat Subsequently Called Off
The controversial United Riot Records (URR), a company which produces and sells music for alleged pro-Nazi and skinhead bands, held a live music benefit last Saturday night, according to the concert advertisement on their Facebook page. URR noted the event would take place on February 11 at 7:00 pm and that funds raised would go to the … Continue reading Alleged Right-Wing Skinhead And White Power Bands Played Fundraiser In Brooklyn Last Weekend
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