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Brooklyn judge rules against first-place bidder for Long Island College Hospital

Telling a packed Brooklyn courtroom that “a serious decision has to be made,” state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes ruled against Brooklyn Health Partners’ attempt to force the State University of New York (SUNY) to accept their bid for Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bridge Park announces 2014 summer lineup of free events

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (BBPC) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) are kicking off summer with an exciting array of free events, offering to visitors unique cultural, educational and recreational activities, as well as expanded opportunities to volunteer and support the world-class waterf … Full Article
 

Willowtown’s Spring Fair to feature pet parade and karaoke

A pet parade and more than two hours of karaoke are new features of this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair, sponsored by the Willowtown Association.  The fair will take place Saturday, May 17, from 12-5 p.m. the full length of Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights.  … Full Article
 

Etsy leases huge space in Kushner's Watchtower complex

Online retailer Etsy is leasing 200,000 square feet in Jared Kushner's re-branded DUMBO Heights, formerly known as the Watchtower buildings, the company officially posted on its blog. … Full Article
 

Bike helmet giveaway Tuesday at Brooklyn Public Library

Getting ready for this Saturday's "Bike the Branches" in Brooklyn? The Brooklyn Public Library and the NYC Department of Transportation are pairing up on Tuesday, May 13 from 4:30-6 p.m. to give away free bicycle helmets at BPL's Central branch, at 10 Grand Army Plaza. … Full Article
 

Firefighters scramble after truck decapitates gas lamp in Brooklyn Heights

The smell of gas filled the northern end of Brooklyn Heights on Saturday afternoon after a passing truck knocked the head off one of the charming gas lamps lining Poplar Street. … Full Article
 

New apartment tower at 172 Montague St. springs up above construction fence

No need to peek through the tiny windows in the construction fence now. The new apartment tower at 172 Montague St. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed cherry blossoms are a Mom magnet

Worth The Wait. The puffy pink blossoms of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed Cherry Esplanade are perfection. You're lucky – the iconic trees hit their peak later than usual. You can get a good look for yourself if you go soon. … Full Article
 

‘Bring back our girls!’ Brooklyn vigil for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

“Something terrible has happened,” sang the young members of the New York African Chorus Ensemble. “Find my sister, find my brother . . . cry for the land.” … Full Article
 

Dancing against domestic violence on Mother’s Day in Brooklyn

The weather was warm and the music was hot on Sunday, as families partied and picnicked at Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn for Milagros Day Worldwide’s third annual Mother's Day walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. … Full Article
 

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