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Velazquez gets federal funds for fair housing advocates

Two Brooklyn organizations that advocate for affordable housing in New York are getting financial help from the federal government to do their work, thanks to U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who obtained $975,000 in funding for the groups. … Full Article
 

LICH bidder drops lawsuit against SUNY, says ‘prepared to close’ on Brooklyn hospital deal

The group negotiating to buy Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) withdrew their lawsuit against SUNY late Friday after being told by state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes that they had filed for an injunction prematurely. … Full Article
 

Teachers at International HS boycott mandatory exam

A group of teachers at the International High School at Prospect Heights refused to administer a city-mandated writing test they say is unsuitable for their students, many of whom are recent immigrants learning English. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg couple’s marriage is full of ‘Nunsense’

Alex Farlow and Alyssa Somers Farlow enjoy a good laugh together, as many happily married couples do. But they’re letting you in on the fun, too. … Full Article
 
Bike Lane Expansion Plan Proposed in Brooklyn

VIDEO: Brooklyn bike lanes getting makeover

Bike lanes in Brooklyn are getting a makeover. Safer, broader and away from pedestrian sidewalks, bike lanes in Williamsburg will help reduce the injuries and accidents that occur from collision driven paths. … Full Article
 
 

Manbeck’s ‘Disappearance of Patricia Murphey’ is a hardboiled Heights thriller

In the early 1930s, the recently opened Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant on Henry Street was a nice, picturesque eatery with white tablecloths and waitresses in gingham dresses that was known for its fluffy popover pastries. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s Revolutionary War shrine could become national monument

A 149-foot-high shrine to American Revolutionary War POWs that stands majestically over Fort Greene Park could be on its way to becoming a national monument to be maintained by the U.S. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Conservatives oppose plan for municipal ID cards

The City Council is moving forward with a history-making bill co-sponsored by Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) that would create the largest municipal ID card program in the nation after hearings took place on April 30. … Full Article
 

LICH case back to court in Brooklyn Friday: Bidder seeks injunction against SUNY

Brooklyn Health Partners (BHP), the group negotiating with SUNY to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH) will be in court Friday morning before state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes to seek an injunction against SUNY. … Full Article
 

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