• Brooklyn Public Library Approves $52 Million Sale of Brooklyn Heights Branch to Developer Hudson Co.

    The sale of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to real estate developer the Hudson Companies for $52 million was approved Tuesday evening at the library’s board meeting.  BPL has said the sale of the desirable Heights site [...]

  • Borough “Going Gold” and Selling Vanity Plates to Raise Awareness & Funding for Childhood Cancer

    For families afflicted by the cruel menace of childhood cancer, the devastating disease is only compounded by a dearth of funding and dated treatments that are not only painful, but risky. A group of concerned advocates and local officials hope to change that reality, [...]

  • Monday “Fund”-Day! Millions in New Allocations for Arts & Education Announced Across Borough

    Significant new funding for a variety of arts and educational programs were announced in a duo of press conferences Monday and in a separate event by the Mayor last week, to the delight of local elected leaders and advocates who had long championed [...]

  • Rebuilt WWI Monument Dedicated at Bed-Stuy Park

    A stolen and vandalized World War I monument in Bed-Stuy’s Saratoga Park was restored Wednesday, thanks to the help of some local politicians. “It was my pleasure and honor to have participated in [this] very moving unveiling of the restoration of the [...]

  • Cablevision’s Brooklyn Technicians Reject Union; CWA Slams ‘Sham Vote’

    A slim majority of Cablevision’s Brooklyn Technicians elected against continued representation by the Communication Workers of America (CWA) in a “voluntary poll” Wednesday, but Union officials were quick to denounce the hastily-arranged “sham vote” as illegal, filled with voting irregularities and intimidation [...]

Council Member Vincent Gentile convened a press conference at Borough Hall Monday evening (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Borough “Going Gold” and Selling Vanity Plates to Raise Awareness & Funding for Childhood Cancer

For families afflicted by the cruel menace of childhood cancer, the devastating disease is only compounded by a dearth of funding and dated treatments that are not only painful, but risky. A group of concerned advocates and local officials hope to change that reality, [...]

Looking north from southbound platform of en:Ditmas Avenue (IND Culver Line) as F train descends into tunnel (Wikimedia Commons via Jim Henderson)

standard Coalition Urging MTA to Restore “Express” F Train Service

A coalition of elected officials have urged the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to restore express F train service in Brooklyn in a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendengast. The correspondence, which was signed by a bipartisan group of fourteen city, state [...]

Council Member Laurie Cumbo (Podium) announcing new funding initiatives with supporters at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Monday “Fund”-Day! Millions in New Allocations for Arts & Education Announced Across Borough

Significant new funding for a variety of arts and educational programs were announced in a duo of press conferences Monday and in a separate event by the Mayor last week, to the delight of local elected leaders and advocates who had long championed [...]

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standard Yes Yes Y’all! Hip Hop Festival Coming to Brooklyn

“SOURCE360 Expo,” a three-day hip-hop festival, will have its inaugural run later this month across multiple venues throughout Downtown Brooklyn. Panel discussions, conferences, art, fashion, film, and other activities will be topped off by a Barclays Center reunion concert of the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as performances [...]