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Brooklyn Public Library’s Annual Gala honors Brooklyn’s literary luminaries

Brooklyn Heights
The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) on Tuesday hosted its 17th Annual Gala, honoring Brooklyn-based novelist and essayist Martin Amis; Chairman of the Brooklyn Public Library Board of Trustees Anthony Crowell; and The Char … Full Article
 

Shoppers go forth on Fifth in Sunset Park

Sunset Park
Fifth Avenue Brooklyn – it's a tale of three Business Improvement Districts. The retail corridor snakes like a spine through brownstoners' bailiwick Park Slope, through immigrant magnet Sunset Park, through middle-class and increasingly Middle Eastern Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Up All Night: Cuban coffee and cake 24-7 at La Gran Via Bakery

Sunset Park
La Gran Via Bakery is a night owl's best friend, serving up Cuban coffee and cake 24-7. “People come at all hours from very far away for the coffee,”said Royd Leyva, 29, a third-generation owner of the bakery at 4516 Fifth Ave. with sister Betsy, 33. … Full Article
 

Schumer wants New York to host another Super Bowl

Downtown
The Denver Broncos probably didn’t think Super Bowl XLVIII was much fun, not after the 43-8 drubbing they suffered at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. But to U.S. Senator Schumer, the event was a smashing success. … Full Article
 

Prayer breakfast and forum for struggling SUNY Downstate

Prospect Heights
On Thursday, Feb. 6, faith leaders from Central Brooklyn will hold a forum and prayer breakfast to plan an interfaith fast and future actions to save health care services in Central Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn BP Adams to broadcast LICH Q & A on Wednesday

Cobble Hill
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said that developers bidding on Long Island College Hospital (LICH), in a redo of SUNY’s controversial RFP (Request for Proposals) process, would be answering questions during a Wednesday broadcast. … Full Article
 

Supermarket mogul Catsimatidis backs a proposal developing LICH as smaller hospital in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
John Catsimatidis, owner and CEO of the Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, has submitted a proposal to the State University of New York (SUNY) which would develop Long Island College Hospital (LICH) as a smaller, but full-service hospital side-by-side with ambulatory medical services and commer … Full Article
 

Developers submit second round of LICH bids to SUNY

Cobble Hill
Details of responses from five developers invited by the State University of New York (SUNY) to submit revamped responses in the controversial bidding war for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) were made public on Tuesday. … Full Article
 

‘My Life in Middlemarch’: Can life imitate fiction?

Fort Greene
“I loved 'Middlemarch', and I loved being the kind of person who loved it,” writes Brooklynite Rebecca Mead in her new book, “My Life in Middlemarch,” published last week by Crown. In this insightful work — part memoir, part biography, part literary criticism — Mea … Full Article
 

State grant helps two Sunset Park after-school sites

Sunset Park
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest executive budget, according to the governor’s office, supports “an innovative program designed to transform schools into community hubs that integrate social, health and other services, as well as after-school programming.”  … Full Article
 

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