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Recycle your old electronics and help support Brooklyn parks

Clean out your desk drawers, closets and office shelves and join thousands of New Yorkers for Upcycle Fest. Bring your outdated electronics to Prospect Park, Sunday, Oct. 27th, and Monday, Oct.


Prospect Park to close Friday for Obama's visit

Prospect Park will be closed Friday due to a visit by President Barack Obama.

The 500-acre park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. Friday when the president visits a nearby high school.

Obama is to arrive by helicopter in the park.

The president is scheduled to visit Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Crown Heights. He praised the school in his State of the Union address this year for its innovative program.


Brooklyn councilmembers to speak at Moreland Commission hearing

Brooklyn politicians have been plagued with reports of corruption, misdealing and other forms of illegal activity. Despite the acts of a few corrupt politicians, two City Council members from Brooklyn have been selected to speak at a hearing on public corruption.


SUNY presses to keep control of LICH, tells judge, ‘You can’t unscramble the omelet’

In a filled-to-capacity hearing in Downtown Brooklyn, attorneys representing SUNY Downstate Medical Center continued to press their case Tuesday afternoon that state Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest has no basis to reconsider her 2011 order transferring Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill to SUNY Downstate.

“This transaction has been consummated and can’t be undone,” argued attorney for SUNY David Dunn, adding, “you can’t unscramble the omelet.”


Looking at Superstorm Sandy through an artist’s eyes

With the first anniversary of superstorm Sandy approaching, the Brooklyn artistic community is marking the milestone with a special 100,000-square foot exhibition in a Sunset Park gallery featuring the works of more than 300 artists who were hit by the hurricane and then inspired by it.


No decision by Landmarks Commission on Brooklyn cinema

It's no go from the LPC.

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission decided Tuesday not to vote on a new design for the apartment building that landlord Tom Caruana wants to build on top of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema.


So, if You had a million dollars..third-year kickoff for participatory budgeting

We’ve all done it—walked down a block in our neighborhoods on which many of the street trees are dead or dying; looked both ways several times and crossed our fingers at an intersection known to be hazardous; cooled our heels at a bus stop wondering why NYC doesn’t install electronic next-bus signs.

Now there’s a way that citizens can make changes to improve their neighborhoods by becoming involved in a program called Participatory Budgeting.  


Brooklyn remembers Congressman Major Owens

Tributes poured in yesterday for Major Owens, the Brooklyn Democrat who served 12 terms in the U.S. House and was credited with helping to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, after it was learned that he had died at age 77.

Owens died Monday night at NYU Langone Medical Center of renal failure and heart failure, his son Chris Owens, who is also active in local politics, said.


Williamsburg parents protest city’s plan to co-locate third school inside kids’ building

Parents, teachers and community members in a Hispanic section of Williamsburg say they are shocked and dismayed that the Department of Education (DOE) plans to “shoehorn” another middle school into their kids’ school building which already houses an elementary school and a middle school.

Hundreds at P.S. 196 and M.S. 582, at 207 Bushwick Ave.,  rallied in protest before a hearing Monday evening, calling the city’s plan outrageous and even racist. Roughly 80 percent of the students at the schools are Hispanic, while the rest are mostly black.


Battle of Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt will take history buffs along Washington’s route

Now you can relive one of the largest battles of the American Revolution by joining the Battle of Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, October 26 at noon.

The start of a campaign that gave the British control of the port New York, the Battle of Brooklyn (aka Battle of Long Island) took place on August 27, 1776 in areas around modern-day Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery.



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