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'Spaceship' fails to launch on Flatbush Avenue Extension

Plans for a 21-story spaceship-shaped building planned for 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn have been greatly downsized, Brownstoner reports. … Full Article
 

First Babies of New Year

One can never be sure where the first local baby born in the New Year was born, but two Brooklyn hospitals are strong contenders.  Baby boy Orane Clarke was born Jan. 1 at 12:12 am at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital in Central Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Attorneys brace for problems caused by Sandy’s destruction of evidence

Brooklyn's 2013 Criminal Term may face several hurdles in the new year due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to evidence stored in warehouses. … Full Article
 

Cuomo’s Ed Commission recommends full day pre-K, teacher ‘bar exams’

An education commission appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a package of sweeping school reforms on Wednesday that included the creation of statewide full-day pre-kindergarten. … Full Article
 

Hello Brooklyn! Goodbye Avery!: Reactionary Nets fire Johnson amidst disastrous December

The Eastern Conference's Coach of the Month in November couldn't stay employed until the new year. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn `A' kicks off new years with arrival of new staff

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, more commonly known as “Brooklyn A,” the long-term provider of free legal services to low-income residents and community organizations in the neighborhoods of North and East Brooklyn, is celebrating the new year with the arrival of an extraordinary group of  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Publisher Ben Schrank's new novel depicts life in Brooklyn today

Ben Schrank has long been tied to both Brooklyn and the publishing industry, and these worlds now collide in his new novel "Love is a Canoe … Full Article
 

Councilwoman helps rent control tenants avoid eviction

When she heard that an elderly woman and her son were involved in a tenant-landlord dispute with their building owner, Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) reached back into her past as a tenant rights advocate to help them. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn business library to abandon Downtown; future of Brooklyn Heights and Carnegie branches in doubt

UPDATED AT 6 PM ON JAN. 15 TO INCLUDE COMMENT BY LIBRARY SPOKESPERSON … Full Article
 

Green-Wood Cemetery gets funds to restore landmark Weir Greenhouse

A 19th century greenhouse that fell into disrepair will be getting a makeover, thanks to a $500,000 grant from New York State.  … Full Article
 

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