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Officials break ground for Brooklyn Public Library Greenpoint Branch

An impressive array of Brooklyn political and cultural leadership gathered at the corner of Norman and Leonard avenues on Monday to break ground for construction of a new Greenpoint branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. … Full Article
 

Hotels, academic facilities and big stores planned for Industry City

Industry City's owners want to build two hotels, academic facilities and big stores. They want to expand the Sunset Park manufacturing and techie-friendly office complex's size by about 1.27 million square feet. … Full Article
 

De Blasio announces car-free Prospect Park in pre-election Brooklyn blitz

Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked off his weeklong occupation of Brooklyn Borough Hall with the announcement that Prospect Park will soon be permanently car-free. … Full Article
 

NYU Langone hires breast reconstruction surgeon

Women who have undergone mastectomies and are in need of breast reconstruction surgery will have more options at NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn, according to hospital officials, who announced the appointment of a surgical expert to join their staff. … Full Article
 

De Blasio doles out crowd pleasers at Brooklyn Heights town hall

With Councilmember Stephen Levin at his side, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new investments in local parks, new schools, a doubling of the Boerum Hill Historic District and funds to reopen the Gowanus Houses Community Center, among other projects at Wednesday’s town hall held at St. … Full Article
 

NYC Together second annual gala raises funds to keep kids out of prison

Dana Rachlin wasn’t joking around when she named the organization dedicated to disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline “NYC Together.” The first thing a supporter attending the nonprofit’s annual gala encounters when entering the Wythe Hotel is a table offering samples of Laphroaig Single Malt S … Full Article
 

State: No slave or soldier remains found at Gowanus lot

Abandoned lots in Brooklyn are filled with many unique things, namely graffiti, rats and drug paraphernalia. One vacant property in Gowanus, however, was thought to contain something a bit more noteworthy: the remains of 19th-century slaves and Revolutionary War soldiers. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Law School's CUBE program offers students new ways into the legal field

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) has become one of the preeminent law schools in the country in sending students into alternative legal career paths. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg man gets max prison sentence in hit-and-run death of cyclist

A Williamsburg man was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison Wednesday and ordered a lifetime revocation of his driver’s license after he fatally struck a cyclist and fled. … Full Article
 

NYC charter schools send 14 tons of supplies to Puerto Rico

Students and teachers from 27 of New York’s charter schools, including one in Bedford-Stuyvesant, came to the aid of hurricane-ravaged victims in Puerto Rico by collecting 14 tons of emergency supplies to be sent to the island, according to New York City Charter School Center. … Full Article
 

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