Brooklyn Heights

Packer ‘blindsided’ by further SAT lapses

Brooklyn Heights
Cancellation of makeup test adds to student woes

Further lapses in test-taking procedure were cited by the College Board as justification for canceling the SAT test scores of nearly 200 students last week. The lapses were mentioned in an internal memo obtained by The New York Times.

Dr. Bruce L. Dennis, Packer Collegiate Institute’s head of school, told the Brooklyn Eagle last week that he believed the major procedural problem had been the failure to seat test-takers more than 4 feet apart at the May 5 test — and expressed unhappiness with the College Board’s failure to communicate directly with the school about the lapses.

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Turkish dance and pageantry at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Brooklyn = ‘Turkish Capital of America’

Cries of “La-la-la-la-la-la!” echoed out over Borough Hall Plaza Thursday evening, drawing an audience of curious onlookers from surrounding Downtown Brooklyn to the annual Turkish Cultural Celebration. … Full Article

SAT scores dumped, Packer lawyers up

Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Heights academy rails at ‘monolithic bureaucracy’
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Bossert sold, will reconvert to 302-room transient hotel

Brooklyn Heights
The Jehovah's Witnesses have sold the Bossert Hotel.

David Bistricer, principal of Clipper Equity, confirmed on Wednesday his purchase of the Montague Street landmark from the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society.
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Five women, five men — and five puppets: Shakespeare in Brooklyn Heights

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Not just for kids: Shakespeare himself would have loved this madcap version of his “The Comedy of Errors,” a lively situation comedy about mistaken identity, love and marriage.
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Brooklyn Broadside: There's no stopping 'Silicon Brooklyn'

Many people were surprised to learn last week that Brooklyn has created a high-tech, green-tech creative industry center within a rough triangle that includes the Brooklyn Navy Yard, DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn.
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SUV smashes into Brooklyn Heights building

Brooklyn Heights
A green Ford SUV smashed through a construction shed and into the the Henry Street side of 98 Remsen St. Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m., collapsing the scaffolding and caving in a section of the brick wall. No one was injured.
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Popular Peas and Pickles Expands in Brooklyn Heights

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Jung Sook Lee, the owner of popular Brooklyn Heights market Peas and Pickles, stands proudly inside the store’s new extension, which is opening next door to the main market on Pineapple Walk. Lee said that the new section would eventually hold a deli and a hot and cold salad bar.
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Merry Mayhem as Puppets Parade Through Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
A towering puppet replica of Ronnie Asbell, puppetry teacher at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights, was one of many stars in this year’s Annual Puppet Parade on Monday afternoon.
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High School in Bushwick Removed from Chopping Block at Last Minute

But 24 More City Schools Are History … Full Article


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