Brooklyn Heights

Novelist reveals how teaching in Brooklyn has shaped his work

Following his acclaimed debut “Sacrifice Fly,” New York City public school teacher Tim O’Mara’s new novel “Crooked Numbers” (Minotaur Books) returns to the Williamsburg neighborhood to tell the story of Raymond Donne, a middle school teacher who has taken a break from his job to solve a mys … Full Article

Price tag for 141 Willoughby St. is $28 million

A Downtown Brooklyn development site across the street from the massive City Point project fetched a nice price: $28 million. … Full Article

Own a piece of Fifth Ave. for $2.95 million

Here's your chance to join the ranks of Sunset Park's Fifth Avenue landlords. The price of admission won't come cheap, though. Kenby Pharmacy owner Gilbert Zuckerman is selling the building his drugstore's in, 6024 Fifth Ave. … Full Article

Madonna, Pussy Riot star in Brooklyn human rights concert

Instead of singing, Madonna and Pussy Riot spoke with passion about human rights issues at a Brooklyn concert for Amnesty International on Wednesday night at the Barclays Center. … Full Article

Technical glitch torpedos LICH Q & A; Brooklyn BP Adams promises show to air

They learned about bowties. And onions. And kindergarten.  … Full Article

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

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

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

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

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

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


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