Brooklyn Heights

Fox wins support of unions in council bid

City Council candidate Ede Fox, one of several Democrats looking to succeed Councilwoman Letitia James (D-Fort Greene-Clinton Hill-Prospect Heights), is hoping that endorsements from unions will move her to the head of the pack.

Fox, former chief of staff to Councilman Jumaane Williams, recently received endorsements from the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1181, ATU 1056, and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 9. She officially accepted the endorsements during an announcement outside of her Prospect Heights campaign office.


Chic Park Slope boutique hotel property seeks new owner

Sacre bleu! Park Slope's Hotel Le Bleu is for sale.

CPEX Real Estate has the exclusive listing for the seven-story, 48-room boutique hotel, which opened in 2007 at the beginning of a wave of lodging construction in Park Slope and Gowanus.

The asking price is $12 million for the building and the ground beneath it. The independent operator of the hotel, Gangeshwar LLC, has a 99-year hotel net lease that began in November 2007 with a rent that escalates 3% every five years.


Emergency room crisis spreads across Brooklyn with second hospital on 'diversion'

The emergency room crisis in Brooklyn expanded as high temperatures knocked out Brooklyn Hospital Center’s ER Monday afternoon. Combined with a controversial ambulance ban imposed on Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill by its parent institution, SUNY Downstate, the diversion took out most of the emergency capacity in northwestern and Downtown Brooklyn and in Fort Greene.


Brooklyn house members call on feds to investigate Zimmerman

Outraged by the acquittal of George Zimmerman, House members representing Brooklyn districts were among the lawmakers calling on the US Department of Justice to conduct “a thorough investigation” into whether the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to death violated civil rights laws.

Representatives Hakeem Jeffries, Nydia Velazquez, Jerrold Nadler, and Yvette Clarke, joined by representatives Charlie Rangel, Gregory Meeks, and José Serrano, issued the demand for a full investigation.


Brooklyn medical supply co. owner, staff nabbed for $3.2M Medicaid fraud

Nkem Udeh, the owner of Advance Medical Supply Inc. in Crown Heights; her brother and store manager Humphrey Udeh; two of her employees, Keva Johnson and Yolane Fouche; and the store itself have been accused by the state Attorney General’s Office of fraudulently billing Medicaid over $1.7 million and billing HealthFirst, a health insurer for Medicaid recipients, for another $1.5 million.


Brooklyn journalist uncovers story of Topsy the elephant

Brooklyn-based journalist Michael Daly has recently published “Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked-Tailed Elephant, P. T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison" (Atlantic Monthly Press), in which he uncovers the truth surrounding the story of Topsy,  a baby elephant who was smuggled into the U.S. and fraudulently named the first American-born elephant.


‘Dancing of the Giglio’ in Williamsburg

Each year, the Italian-American community of Williamsburg re-enacts a fourth-century pageant which commemorates the return of the Bishop of Nola, San Paolino (Paulinus), from captivity. He returned to Italy in a Moorish galleon ship, and once he returned, the people of Nola held lilies in their hands as a sign of homage to San Paolino.


LICH supporters take hospital protests to SUNY

As the SUNY Downstate Council met on Monday to discuss their financially troubled medical center’s sustainability plan, supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and Interfaith Medical Center rallied at Downstate to oppose SUNY’s move to close LICH, and called for a moratorium on hospital closures in Brooklyn.


Brooklyn reacts to Zimmerman verdict

State Sen. Eric Adams, a retired New York police captain who is running for borough president, said the verdict in murder trial of George Zimmerman could be felt after in Brooklyn, even though the borough is thousands of miles away from Florida.


Landmark Church names Fr. John E. Denaro as Rector

The Church of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity has named its current Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. John E. Denaro, as rector. The announcement was made public in the Sunday, July 14 edition of the parish’s Good News.



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