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Kitten & Young Boy’s Story Leads to $50,000 Grant to the Cat Cafe

“Whenever Happy comes to me for a cuddle I whisper my thanks to him for all he has done for Maya.” Thus began Naomi Shrenzel’s story about her son Maya and their kitten Happy, a story of how the kitten and the boy changed each other’s lives, a story that won $50,000 for the Brooklyn […]

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Wall Collapse on Atlantic Avenue

Sitting in my classroom this morning waiting for students to arrive, I got an alert on my phone: “Due to FDNY activity, expect traffic delays, road closures and a heavy presence of emergency personnel in the area of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street in Brooklyn. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time.” I […]

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Fun With Felines At The Cat Cafe

It might be the dog days of summer, but this August, Cat Cafe is the place to be. The first full moon of the month–one of two supermoons!–happens on August 1, so head over to the Cafe on Tuesday from 7-9pm for an evening of tarot, yoga, and reiki that will benefit the new Single […]

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Cat Cafe To Expand Thanks To $165,000 Grant

Already home to dozens of cats, the Brooklyn Cat Cafe will soon be able to accommodate even more homeless felines, thanks to a $165,000 grant from the New York State Companion Animal Capital Projects Fund. The Cafe will use the money to develop the second floor of its home at 76 Montague Street, enabling it to […]

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NYPD Manhunt For Escapee Starts in Brooklyn Heights

As I walked west on Schermerhorn around 6:30pm tonight, I passed a scene nearly identical to the photo in this Brooklyn Paper story and barely gave it a second thought. If I’d known what was going on, I’d have paid more attention. Aiden Graham reports that a man being transported to Central Booking on Schermerhorn […]

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I Scream, You Scream…

…and we all scream because Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is coming to the neighborhood, per Brooklyn Bridge Parents. Van Leeuwen already has three shops nearby, in Boerum Hill, Prospect Heights, and Park Slope, but now scoops will be just a short walk away, at the old Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory/Ample Hills spot on the Fulton […]

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At Brooklyn Cat Cafe, Love Conquers All–And Earns A $50,000 Grant

Money can’t buy you love, but love can get you money– $50,000 to be exact. Andrew grew up afraid of animals, so the Brooklyn Cat Cafe was not exactly a dream date location for him. But when his girlfriend Colleen suggested that they visit, he reluctantly went along. A petite dilute Tortoiseshell with a badly […]

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Meet The New Elevators, Same As The Old Elevators

On the evening of Friday, Jan. 20, the entrance to the center elevator at the Clark St. station was barricaded by a yellow folding gate, and a nearby sign informed riders that the elevator would be out of service for the next several days. If you’re feeling a little déjà vû all over again…you’re not […]

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Welcome back, B&N

Local literary luminary Hernan Diaz was on hand earlier this week to re-open the neighborhood’s big box bookstore Barnes & Noble, recently relocated from Court St. to Atlantic Avenue. As reported by Mary Frost at the Brooklyn Eagle, also present were Kelly Carroll, executive director of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District and store manager […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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