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Cornegy hosts Gift of Life Day in Thompson’s memory

Councilmember Robert Cornegy Jr. has found a unique way of paying tribute to the memory of the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. … Full Article
 

St. Francis College criminal justice professor goes beyond blurred lines

Over the past several years, the concept of “rape culture” has become a common framework for understanding a range of behaviors, including street harassment, online gendered harassment, sexual assault and rape, says St. Francis College sociology and criminal justice Professor Nickie D. … Full Article
 

New report suggests Pier 6 tower project could present construction challenges

A new wrinkle appeared in the decade-long battle between neighborhood associations and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation over the construction of two residential towers in Brooklyn Heights’ Pier 6 as the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council hosted CUNY Distinguished Professor  … Full Article
 

Fortis files plans to build towers on two sites at former Long Island College Hospital (LICH)

The much-debated and highly-litigated redevelopment of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill is rolling ahead. … Full Article
 

Bushwick nightclub ‘House of Yes’ to host Oakland warehouse fire fundraiser

Although Oakland, California is more than 2,900 miles away from Brooklyn, that isn't stopping a group of courageous club owners from raising money for the victims and families of the Dec. 2 Oakland warehouse fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. … Full Article
 

Success Story: NYU Tandon startup bought by Uber

Uber announced on Monday that it purchased an NYU Tandon startup that will serve as the basis for the driving company’s AI (artificial intelligence) Labs. … Full Article
 

Menchaca marches to Trump Tower

Hours after the City Council passed a resolution re-affirming New York as a sanctuary city for immigrants, Councilmember Carlos Menchaca led a march to Trump Tower on Tuesday serve public notice to President-elect Donald Trump that city officials will stand up for the rights of immigrants. … Full Article
 

Police Commissioner O’Neil talks crime stats, promises to fix Atlantic Ave. permit problem in Brooklyn

Police Commissioner James O’Neill updated Brooklyn’s business community on the city’s improving crime statistics, took questions and promised to solve a nagging neighborhood issue at Tuesday’s Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's Newsmakers event. … Full Article
 

After 35 Years, Cobble Hill’s BookCourt to close

In the spring, Cobble Hill residents were saddened to hear of the news that, after 30 years, the Community Bookstore would be closing its doors. … Full Article
 

Clarke blasts GOP over Planned Parenthood probe

Charging that Republicans in the House of Representatives are wasting their time and taxpayer dollars on an endless round of investigations into Planned Parenthood, U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke said she voted against a new bill to double the funding to continue the probe. … Full Article
 

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