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Outdoor dining in Brooklyn will return next summer
The Mayor announced the Open Restaurants program which currently includes over 9,000 participants in the city will return next summer. Outdoor dining (curbside and sidewalk) will return to Brooklyn on June 1, 2021, and run through October 31. The 2021 program will continue to be combined with Open Streets, which ... (read more).
BKI Middle School: We’ve Got A Plan. (sponsored)
At Brooklyn Independent, middle school matters. BKI will use a hybrid learning model in the fall to ensure the most crucial years of a child’s development are not lost. Our four day in-person school model includes: Consistent 10-person class pods Virtual elective course offerings Seamless in-person & distance classroom assignment navigation Friday virtual Field ... (read more).
Jay-Z launching school with Downtown Brooklyn’s LIU
Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z, and Long Island University (LIU) have collaborated to form the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment, enrolling students at LIU Brooklyn in Downtown Brooklyn beginning fall 2021. The school will also offer weekend programs for students 10+ ... (read more).
Reopening plan for public schools announced
Mayor de Blasio and School Chancellor Carranza held a press briefing discussing the protocol for public schools to reopen in the fall, what happens when a COVID-19 case occurs in a classroom, how fast students will receive test results, what they Mayor thinks about outdoor learning and how lunch will ... (read more).
Protocol announced regarding corona cases at public schools when buildings reopen
“Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza have announced health and safety protocols, including guidance for testing and tracing, for schools for the start of the 2020-21 school year. These protocols will apply to all school communities and will help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In preparation for ... (read more).
Jay Street busway pilot announced for late summer
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing to make Jay Street—between Tillary and Livingston streets—a busway, only buses, trucks and bicycles will be permitted to enter Jay Street from North and South. Signs will direct northbound and southbound passenger vehicles to use alternative routes, and “Bus and ... (read more).
The Ashland Offering Up to 3 Months Free in Downtown Brooklyn (sponsored)
Discover Elevated Living at The Ashland, located at the intersection of Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene. This 53-story luxury rental tower offers a collection of Studio, 1-, 2- and 3 Bedroom rentals in the heart of Fort Greene. Starting prices range from $2,392 for a studio, to $6,579 for a ... (read more).
How individual public schools are planning their reopening in September
Principals and staff members at schools are working relentlessly on reopening details for their schools and have started to share first details with families. Every public school seems to have a certain amount of freedom on how to structure blended learning in their building while respecting social distancing and all ... (read more).
Local summer activities for Brooklyn families in 2020
This summer in Brooklyn is different to any other summer our kids have experienced before. We have put together an overview of outdoor activities nearby you can enjoy with children 1 to 10 years old including a trip to Governors Island, visiting the zoo, a new water lab, the local ... (read more).

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