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U.S. Dept. of Commerce invests $2M to support manufacturing in Brooklyn Navy Yard

To celebrate Manufacturing Day this past Friday, the Brooklyn Navy Yard announced at a press conference that it received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) that will go toward the restoration of Building 77. … Full Article
 

Squadron: ‘DOE has pitted neighbor against neighbor’ in rezoning battle

At the Sept. 30 Community Education Council for District 13 (CEC 13) meeting, held at P.S. 307, Department of Education (DOE) planners presented their proposal to change the zones of P.S. 8, located in Brooklyn Heights, and P.S. … Full Article
 

Be of good cheer — IHOP is here

How did we live without it? Comfort food for a crummy-weather day. It has returned to Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn. To hell with calorie-counting. … Full Article
 

Brooklynite’s new book explores history of Gowanus Canal

Earlier this year on Earth Day, environmental activist Christopher Swain did his best breaststroke in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. … Full Article
 

‘Slow Zone’ rolling out in Brooklyn Heights

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun implementing a Slow Zone in Brooklyn Heights. The Slow Zone will lower the speed limit in the Heights to 20 mph, and install 21 speed humps, according to the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA). … Full Article
 

Author to speak about new ‘Motown Sound’ book in Fort Greene

“Rhythm Ride” (Roaring Brook Press) is the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world. … Full Article
 

Report: Higher ed pumps nearly $3 billion annually into Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn’s colleges, universities and law school annually pump nearly $3 billion into the local economy, generate nearly $17 million in state and local tax revenue, and provide more than 22,000 jobs, a study released by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has found. … Full Article
 

PHOTO: Marty Markowitz leads Brooklyn Heart & Stroke Walk

The Brooklyn Heart & Stroke Walk took place on Sept. 20 at Cadman Plaza Park. … Full Article
 

Renowned author Margaret Atwood to speak in Brooklyn Heights

Margaret Atwood, the acclaimed author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Oryx and Crake” and numerous other works, will come to St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights to share her new novel, “The Heart Goes Last” (Bloomsbury), on Friday, Oct. … Full Article
 

Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Bushwick

The American Red Cross will be in Bushwick on Saturday, Oct. 3, to install free smoke alarms. The free installation is part of the organization’s new campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. … Full Article
 

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