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OPINION: Gentrification, a holdup of Crown Heights

The first time I had an indirect encounter with a holdup was in 2010. I saw his tall figure standing at the end of the hallway. He had a buzz cut, wore army-green cargo pants and a white graphic T-shirt that was soiled a murky yellow in the armpits and neckline. … Full Article
 

Met Council to distribute food for Passover

To enable families in financial difficulty to celebrate Passover this year, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will distribute 2.2 million pounds of kosher-for-Passover food to community-based organizations in the five boroughs, council officials announced this week. … Full Article
 

Live at BAM: ‘The Tallest Tree in the Forest’ recreates, celebrates Paul Robeson

Mary McLeod Bethune, the renowned early 20th century African-American educator and advocate, once called Paul Robeson "the tallest tree in our forest." You'll be forgiven if Robeson's name isn't immediately familiar; he's not a big name in contemporary music and theater. … Full Article
 
Ideas Aired At First Brooklyn Heights Library Workshop

Ideas aired at first Brooklyn Heights Library workshop

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and Marvel Architects held the first of two workshops on Monday evening which allowed the community to contribute ideas for a new library that will replace the present Brooklyn Heights branch located on Cadman Plaza West. … Full Article
 
 

Three Brooklyn finalists for 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H. Revson Foundation announced on Monday the 10 finalists for the 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, which celebrate the crucial role of local libraries in serving New York City’s diverse communities. The Awards — unique in honoring individ … Full Article
 

Greenpoint development site for sale

An apartment building could be coming soon to a corner site in Greenpoint that has been a parking lot for more than a half-century. … Full Article
 

Owner's rep gives us the 411 on the Harte & Co. factory

At least a piece of this fine façade will survive the wrecking ball, possibly. That's the word from the development consultant for the new owners of the handsome — and polluted — former Harte & Co. factory. … Full Article
 

LICH litigation continues in Brooklyn courts

The long legal battle surrounding the State University of New York’s (SUNY) sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill to a developer is not over. … Full Article
 

Trifecta! Crown Heights North gets a third historic district

Trifecta for Crown Heights North preservationists! … Full Article
 

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