Author Heather J. Chin

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Students at six Brooklyn high schools in a diverse set of neighborhoods will be kicking off the first in a series of “digital youth dialogues” about police-community relations this Tuesday, January 20, using Google Hangout in order to have video chat conversations with one another, as well as off-duty police officers, moderated by members of…

Business red velvet - piece of velvet

Coney Island will soon get its own little slice of Brooklyn cupcakery Piece Of Velvet, with a new storefront “next to Rita’s Ice on the north side of [West] 15th Street and Surf Avenue,” revealed the folks over at The Coney Island Blog. Located at 1327 Surf Avenue, the cozy space will have its grand opening on Saturday,…

Transportation no-parking

Because everyone appreciates a heads-up, here’s the city’s alternate-side parking calendar for 2015. It’s subject to change occasionally due to weather, of course, but this is what it’ll be otherwise. For last-minute updates, you can sign up for an email from the Department of Transportation, or check their Alternate Side Parking Twitter stream.

Education Hooray for Kindergarten! Good times... Source: SFA Union City / Flickr

Just a reminder that enrollment for public school kindergarten seats starts today, Wednesday, January 7, and runs through Friday, February 13. Applications and details about how to fill them out and where to submit them can be found here. Eligible students for the September 2015 start of the school year are those who turn five…

News & Features snow

Get the shovels and salt ready because, newsflash, it’s snowing – and right about on point with the Department of Sanitation’s snow alert for 9am. Fortunately, it’s not expected to be of blizzard or traffic-snarling proportions: approximately one to two (1-2) inches is forecasted for our area today. As for the rest of the week,…


Free coats – and free food – are coming to the Kings Bay YMCA this Sunday, December 14, courtesy of a community coat drive organized by SpinGreen, a 1733 Sheepshead Bay Road-based textile-recycling company, and Investors Bank. The event is set to run from 11am to 3pm outside the Y at 3495 Nostrand Avenue, off Avenue V, and is…

Arts & Culture

The day was misty and chilly, but that was not enough to dampen the spirits of around 200 people who came out on Sunday to march, cheer for and honor the men and women who serve our country. The annual Memorial Day Parade and Observance on Emmons Avenue, organized by the Sheepshead Bay / Plum…