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Brooklyn Artists Ball honors Museum Director Arnold Lehman and artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Takashi Murakami and Kiki Smith

The Brooklyn Museum hosted the Brooklyn Artists Ball to honor its retiring director, Arnold Lehman, and three contemporary artists who had exhibitions during his tenure, at the fifth annual fundraiser gala Wednesday night.

The museum invited artists featured in years past for the event, including Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw, FAILE, Fernando Mastrangelo, OLEK, Duke Riley, Situ Studio, Swoon and Dustin Yellin, for its famous and lavish table installations.


Junot Díaz: ‘Read more rebelliously’

Junot Díaz fans spilled out onto Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights Thursday evening, eager to hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning author speak about his work at a St. Francis College event. While the fortunate ones packed the school's Founders Hall, Díaz generously treated the crowd that was turned away to an impromptu discussion before the event began, expressing his gratitude that so many people turned up. The "overflow room," as he called it, was able to watch the event live on St. Francis College's Periscope channel. 


Gunfire in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Two arrested following Pier 2 Melee

Cops from Brooklyn's 84th Precinct arrested two men following the shocking outbreak of gunfire in Brooklyn Bridge Park late Wednesday afternoon.

The shots scattered crowds enjoying the basketball courts and other exercise facilities on Pier 2 at roughly 5:30 p.m.

Akeem Reed, 17, and Legrant Foster, 20, were apprehended by police while still in the park, an NYPD spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle.


Brooklyn’s NY Methodist Hospital designated as a trauma center

New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope has received designation from the state Department of Health (DOH) as a trauma center, meaning the hospital is certified to handle severe, life-threatening injuries like gunshot wounds, stabbings and car accidents.

DOH awarded the designation following a year’s worth of preparation and facility upgrades by Methodist, according to Dr. Bashar Fahoum, trauma surgeon and medical director of trauma services at the Hospital. 


Jane Goodall plants seeds of hope at BAM

Jane Goodall spends about 300 days out of every year traveling because she has a message to share. The renowned primate scientist told an absolutely packed house at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Wednesday night that a big part of that message was that the indomitable human spirit was her reason for hope.


NYC kindergarten waitlists drop – but not for Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8

The number of New York City schools with kindergarten waitlists dropped by nearly 25 percent this year, according to the city’s Department of Education (DOE). But that offers scant comfort to the 50 families whose young children have been put on a waitlist for P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights.

According to figures released Tuesday by DOE, overcrowded P.S. 8 has the largest number of waitlisted kindergarten-aged children in Brooklyn. Second on the list is P.S. 39 in Park Slope, with 34 kids on the waitlist.


Brooklyn Borough Hall to join Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone

Brooklyn's Brooklyn Borough Hall is joining the citywide Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone movement.

Borough President Eric Adams said Thursday that a comfortable and accessible lactation room will be designated for public use. The planned opening date is Mother's Day.

There are about 200,000 children under the age of 5 living in Brooklyn. That figure is higher than the state average.


Ninth incarnation of Trade Brooklyn is the largest ever

More than 150 businesses from Brooklyn and all over New York City got together for the largest-ever Trade Brooklyn show at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday. This year's show put an emphasis on small business owners, and its theme was "Year of the Entrepreneur."


Stock of online marketplace Etsy surges in trading debut

The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock.

Shares of arts and crafts retailer Etsy, which is based in DUMBO, surged in opening trading on the Nasdaq Thursday. After pricing at $16 late Wednesday the stock opened at nearly double that, and hit a high of $35.73 in morning trading. The company is valued at $3.33 billion, based on afternoon trading just shy of $30.


Bklyn Designs: All systems go for dynamic Greenpoint show

With less than four weeks until show time, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is putting the finishing touches on an all-new, three-day exhibition of design creativity in the borough. BKLYN DESIGNS — the internationally renowned juried exhibition of contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories and art from Brooklyn — will take place May 8 to 10 at the Brooklyn Expo Center, the event's new location in Greenpoint.

It will be the first design show to officially kick off NYCxDESIGN — New York City's weeklong design festival. 



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