Last week, we announced our plan to take down unsightly sidewalk sheds and reclaim our streets. Sidewalk sheds — which many New Yorkers also known as scaffolding — are the ugly green and metal boxes that cover our sidewalks. They block the sunlight, keep pedestrians

As Mayor of New York, I know just how important public safety is to our city, and how important the right leadership is in achieving it. Over the last 18 months, this Administration has made major progress in driving down major crime, and last week I

One of my most sacred obligations as Mayor is keeping our children safe from harm. And one of the leading risks to their health is nicotine-based products, including cigarettes and e-cigarettes, also known as vapes. We have made great progress, as a city and nation,

Police have arrested and charged a North Carolina man in connection to the murder of Breukelen Houses resident Zamel Myers on July 10, 2022. Following a yearlong investigation, Leo Lewis, 43, of Greensboro, was arrested on Tuesday, July 25th, within the confines of the 69th

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted in connection to an armed robbery that took place at the Brooklyn campus of the Leaders of Tomorrow International Churches last summer. Two individuals – Juwan Anderson, 23, and Sayquan Pollack, 23,

A second suspect was arrested in the homicide of Dennis Morgan, a resident of East New York, who was shot to death in a gang-related shooting incident on Wednesday, June 28th. Joseph Black, 39, of East New York, was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter,

Canarsie residents made their cries louder than ever by organizing a rally at the Canarsie Pier on Sunday, demanding a fast ferry route that would connect Canarsie to Manhattan and offer additional transportation options for commuters. A group of organizers from numerous organizations, such as

On Saturday, July 22nd, the works of Vernon Lee Pouncey were displayed at the Flatlands Reformed Church Art Exhibition.  In the group photo, Pouncey is pictured on the left. For more info on the artist’s paintings, contact  Flatlands Reformed Church is located at 3931

Yoga students of all levels have been taking advantage of free summer classes in Marine Park for years. Now – for the first time ever – the program has come to Canarsie Park, and the classes are gaining popularity each week. Both yoga classes are

When longtime Brooklynite Jerry Del Priore composed his first article for the Canarsie Courier in 1995 – a health and fitness piece he volunteered to write while working at an outpatient substance abuse clinic in the neighborhood – he had no idea he had embarked

Adults have really enjoyed the free outdoor concerts in Marine Park this summer, but it was time for the kids to “jump, wiggle and shake” with The Fuzzy Lemons last week. The Fuzzy Lemons, “the juiciest family-friendly rock band ever,” got kids of all ages

Free Yoga in Canarsie Park Presented by Assemblywoman Jaime Williams Meet in front of the flagpole Seaview Avenue and East 88th Street entrance Saturday, July 29th All sessions start promptly at 9 a.m. Please bring water and a mat. For more info, call 718-252-2124. Free

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Four days of curated events and life-changing experiences honored the memory of Canarsie’s young rap star, “Pop Smoke.” The late rapper, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was killed while in California on a music business trip in February 2020. The rising star would

Police are looking for two suspects who fled the Omar Convenience Corp., at 104-08 Flatlands Avenue, after grabbing approximately $2,550 worth of products last weekend. The robbery took place around 9:05 a.m. on Saturday, July 22nd. Police said an unidentified individual entered the store and displayed