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NY Restoration Project expands events in Brooklyn gardens

Throughout September, the New York Restoration Project is bringing unique programming to two of its Brooklyn community gardens. As part of the organization’s commitment to activating outdoor spaces and encouraging community engagement, two of NYRP’s gardens will host free, interactive performance-experiences by the Indie-Ballet Collaborative, a New York City-based dance company aimed to create a synergetic relationship between dance and other art forms.


Bloomberg announces the selection of Midtown Equities to redevelop the Empire Stores and St. Ann's Warehouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Mayor Bloomberg announced today that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Board of Directors has selected Midtown Equities, in partnership with Rockwood Capital and HK Organization, to redevelop Empire Stores, vacant warehouse buildings in DUMBO. The adaptive reuse plans call for commercial uses including restaurant, event, retail and office space. This development selection marks another major milestone for the park’s long-term financial model with an additional source of revenue to be directed to the park’s maintenance and operations. In addition, the board also approved a long-term lease with St.


Brooklyn federal judge awards $3.7 million in attorney’s fees in FDNY suit

The lawyers representing defendants in a discrimination suit against the Fire Department of New York have been granted a multimillion-dollar attorney’s fee award. Brooklyn Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis found that the attorneys were entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees in accordance with the law.


Contracts for LICH doctors expiring, no renewals coming from SUNY

Doctors at Long Island College Hospital (LICH), who were previously notified by SUNY Downstate that they would be terminated on September 9, have not yet received contract extensions, hindering efforts to resume critical services at LICH as ordered by state Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest.


BEAT Festival to feature Civil Rights stories

After a successful inaugural season, the BEAT Festival returns this September to celebrate Brooklyn’s emerging artists in theater, dance, and voice. With pop-up performances taking place across the borough from September 12-21, this year’s festival will focus on site-specific, journey-based events in non-traditional Brooklyn venues.  



Horton Foote’s ‘Dividing the Estate’ celebrates a Brooklyn premiere

Acclaimed playwright Horton Foote’s knowing comedy about family, money, power and greed is having its Brooklyn premiere at the Heights Players this September.  Considered a “must for discriminating theatergoers” by The New York Times, “Dividing the Estate” will delight with its laughs and yet captivate with its page-turning drama about a rapacious Southern family tangling over finances.


Squadron lays out vision for public advocate's role

“When you call 311 and they can’t assist you, you need someone to turn to who can help you,” state Sen. Daniel Squadron said, as he talked about his reasons for running for public advocate.

Squadron said he sees the public advocate’s office as that of being a voice for average New Yorkers who feel the city bureaucracy has failed them and who believe they have nowhere to turn.

“The public advocate can’t do everything, but the office can do a lot to improve the lives of New Yorkers,” Squadron told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in a phone interview on Aug. 31.


WEST INDIAN PARTY! Mayoral candidates join Brooklyn's giant parade

 The city's West Indian Day Parade rolled through the streets on Monday with politics in the air and a child's death on marchers' minds.

Big crowds gathered along one of Brooklyn's busiest streets to watch the annual parade, the largest in the city. The festivities were raucous, highlighted by sweat-soaked elected officials furiously pressing the flesh with crowds just a little more than a week before Primary Day.


Owners of fraudulent Mr. Softee trucks are sued in Brooklyn federal court

Owners of suspected fake Mister Softee ice cream trucks are being asked to explain themselves in Brooklyn Federal Court. 

The Mister Softee brand is a federally protected trademark and the company provides franchises to various entities and individuals for the exclusive right to sell ice cream in a signature Mister Softee truck.

Four trucks have been spotted on the streets of Queens that the company alleges are unlawfully utilizing and benefiting from the Mister Softee brand.



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