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Report: Arts and culture bring $310 million to Downtown Brooklyn, Cultural District

An economic report released on Thursday by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) finds that cultural institutions in the Brooklyn Cultural District and greater Downtown Brooklyn generated nearly $310 million in economic activity in the borough last year. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights parents demand something be done about overcrowding at P.S. 8

There was a time when P.S. 8, Brooklyn Heights’ only elementary school, was unloved and undersubscribed. … Full Article
 
DOING IT IN STYLE: 75 YEARS OF THE HEIGHTS PRESS

VIDEO: Highlights from the Brooklyn Heights Press 75th Anniversary Bash

The Brooklyn Heights Press celebrated 75 years at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Nov. 5 and we were there to celebrate the people that make the news day in and day out.  … Full Article
 

Bush Terminal Piers Park opens

Brooklyn has a brand new waterfront park. City officials and Sunset Park residents came together Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of Bush Terminal Piers Park, a 23-acre recreation area located on the waterfront behind Bush Terminal. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn District 13 CEC meeting to focus on middle and high school choice

School District 13’s Community Education Council (CEC) will be holding its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. … Full Article
 

BAM, Greenlight conclude 4th season of Unbound Lit series

Wrapping up its fourth season, Unbound — a unique literary series presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore — most recently featured famed comedian John Cleese, who spoke with writer John Hodgman on Nov. 5.  … Full Article
 

PHOTOS: "Gotham" filming in DUMBO

BATMAN, WHERE ARE YOU?

Gotham City is a real place, and Adams Street is on its map.

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NY Festival of Light crowds overwhelm DUMBO

The Belgian-block streets of DUMBO became so jammed with spectators hoping to take in a spectacular light show Saturday night that organizers had to shut it down two-and-a-half hours early. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn student named to Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

A Brooklyn student is on her way to becoming a cub reporter for a national news service that has millions of readers. … Full Article
 

Riverside Houses parking garage permit granted, but may be revoked

Controversy over the proposed construction of a parking garage within the courtyard of the Brooklyn Heights Riverside Houses is heating up again. A Department of Buildings (DOB) permit was recently granted, but sources say it may be revoked by officials.  … Full Article
 

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