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LICH patients pay tribute as they await hospital decision

As supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) await a decision by Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes about the closure of the hospital, expected on Friday, a group of grateful patients held a silent tribute to LICH’s doctors, nurses and staff in front of the Adams Street courthouse on Thursday.


Hynes, Thompson square off in debate at St. Francis College

Incumbent Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and challenger Ken Thompson squared off in a candidates’ forum Wednesday evening at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.

The forum, sponsored by VOCAL-NY, the Brooklyn Reform Coalition and the Brooklyn Young Democrats, focused on issues of public safety, drug policy, public health and civil rights.


Brooklyn clothing store cited for Labor Department violations

Pretty Girl Inc., the Brooklyn-based women’s apparel chain, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exit access, electrical, sanitary and housekeeping hazards at its 441 Knickerbocker Ave. store in Brooklyn. It faces $43,890 in proposed fines.


Rain stops work, to protect Promenade soil

Promenade Garden volunteers were a little disappointed when the rain on Tuesday morning forced Matthew Morrow, community coordinator and gardener, to cancel this week’s scheduled volunteer session. But why? What’s a little mud between friends? Isn’t rain good for the plants? What if we walk on our tiptoes? 


Murals enliven BQE overpasses in DUMBO

The mural “The Preciousness of The Hunt", by a South African artist Faith 47, can be seen on an underpass on Pearl Street near York Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

The work is just one of eight in a project called “DUMBO Walls,” a project of The DUMBO Improvement District and Two Trees Management in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation Urban Art Program and the Jonathan LeVine Gallery.


Water main hit during lux hotel construction at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Work on a luxury hotel and condo complex at Brooklyn Bridge Park was put on hold Tuesday after the contractor hit a buried water main during excavation.

A complaint was filed on Monday, Department of Buildings spokesperson Gloria Chin told the Brooklyn Eagle. After the site was inspected Tuesday, a partial stop work order was issued. “It was partial to allow for repairs,” she said.


Re-Purposing historic structures on Sidney Place

Soon, students will read “Catcher in the Rye” where Catholic priests rested their weary heads.

The former rectory of St. Charles Borromeo Church at 21 Sidney Place in Brooklyn Heights is in the final weeks of its transformation into a Quaker school for teens with learning disabilities.

As part of the project, the Brooklyn Heights rectory's second-floor bedroom, whose most recent occupant was the Rev. Edward Doran, is being transformed into a high-school English classroom.


Broadway musicians sing de Blasio’s praises

Things are going so well for Bill de Blasio these days that even musicians are playing his tune.

De Blasio and a leading musician’s union in the city are making sweet music together. The newly crowned front-runner for the Democratic nomination in the mayor’s race was endorsed on Monday by the Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802, representing musicians playing in Broadway musicals, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and in nightclubs, restaurants, and hotels in New York.


Brooklyn Supreme Court interns participate in mock trial

The attorneys filed into the courtroom followed by their clients, witnesses and spectators. All rose when Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Gloria Dabiri entered the courtroom and took her seat that on the bench.  

It was a seemingly normal day in the Brooklyn courtroom except the lawyers, the clients, and the witness — all players in the trial — were student interns taking part in a simulated or mock trial exercise.


Famed science writer to speak about new book at Nerd Nite Global Festival in Park Slope

There is enough DNA in a single cell to stretch six feet, but it coils down to fit into a space a thousandth of an inch wide. There is enough DNA in a human body to reach from Pluto to the sun. Within this DNA are stories that have been buried for millions of years. DNA reveals truths about sports, music or Machiavellian microbes, and these tales collectively tell a larger and more intricate story: why humans are one of nature’s most absurd creatures, as well as its crowning glory.



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