Browsing: east 17th st


CKO Kickboxing is coming to 2615 East 17th Street, just off Jerome Avenue. The fitness franchise originated in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1997 and has since opened in more than 40 locations, mostly throughout the metro area. This will be their fifth location in Brooklyn. The business takes over the long-empty space, which is below…


It’s not the first time we’ve asked that question, and the answer we’ve gotten in the past from readers and local officials is “No.” Yet, following the mid-July meeting between Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz and Department of Sanitation Borough Superintendent Joe Lupo, in which the pol said Lupo agreed “immediate action needs to be taken,” it seems…

Police & Fire

It appears a driver lost control of his car on Monday, swerving across Avenue Z and slamming into the garage door of 1702 Avenue Z at East 17th Street. The accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m., according to tipster Mike Nemoy, who sent the photos and the following note: I didn’t see the accident itself,…


A report of a suspicious device or package on the third floor of P.S. 255 (1866 East 17th Street) spurred police and school administrators to take extra precautions yesterday, evacuating their building and that of Cunningham Junior High School next door. The evacuation took place at approximately 10:45 a.m., as a large presence from the NYPD arrived…


Bill Brown Square just got a whole lot browner. One of only two green spaces near Sheepshead Bay Road has had all of the green plucked from it. Bill Brown Square, named after the World War I hero who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefields of France,  boasted a tree and several sizable shrubs…


So this is what I stumbled across on my walk to the coffee shop this morning, a putrid stream of slop and waste stretching a quarter of a block long, and filling the air with rancid scent. The mess is in front of Chikurin, at 1702 Avenue Z. Unfortunately, I can’t say it’s the first…

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