October, 2014

Bed-Stuy Foundation Hosts Star-Studded Benefit

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The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation hosted the Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit Dinner at the Time Warner Center Monday evening, honoring Rosie Perez, the Honorable William Thompson Sr. and Bruce Gordon with a special performance by Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele. The evening’s presenters included director Spike […]

Author & Illustrator Hosts Large-Scale Painting Collaboration Project With Children at BPL

standard Author & Illustrator Hosts Large-Scale Painting Collaboration Project With Children at BPL

Hervé Tullet, the best-selling author and illustrator of Press Here, took his imagination off the page and into the main hall of Brooklyn Public Library. On Sunday, Tullet joined 200 of Brooklyn’s fledgling artists and readers to paint a lively and colorful mural. The event […]

Local Politicians Pleased But Concerned Over Arrest in Antisemitic Barclays Center Attack

standard Local Politicians Pleased But Concerned Over Arrest in Antisemitic Barclays Center Attack

Despite Arrest, No ‘Hate Crime’ Charges Local officials showed mixed reactions after police announced the arrest of a suspect in an alleged anti-Semitic attack. While officials were pleased with the arrest, they were also concerned about the failure to charge the suspect […]

Private 'Campus' Roadway for Medgar Evers College Scaled Back

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Crown Street to Remain Open to Public Officials at Medgar Evers college have partially retreated on plans to convert a public roadway into a campus-style plaza, according to community leaders who opposed the measure. Crown Street, between Bedford and Franklin Avenues, is also known […]

Joseph Sweeney, Creator of "The Doors of Brooklyn," Dies at 76

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Joseph Lee Sweeney, a retired architect and photographer who chronicled “The Doors of Brooklyn” in an iconic poster, is dead at 76. He passed away on September 22nd after a brief illness, family members said. As chronicled a decade ago in the Daily News, Sweeney sought to compile imagery of Brooklyn’s exquisite […]