Domestic violence victims get help from feds, state government

Victims of domestic violence will be getting much-needed assistance from the government – at both the federal and state levels – as a package of legislation and a grant make their way to local officials. … Full Article


The Palmetto Playground at Columbia Heights and State Street in southwestern Brooklyn Heights could be renamed as the Adam Yauc … Full Article

29th Brooklyn Heights House Tour attracts happy hordes to homes in first historic district

While the privacy and sanctity of homes and gardens are always protected, once a year five historic Heights restorations are put on view to the public. On Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., the esteemed Brooklyn Heights Association, founded in 1910, will host its 29th House and Garden Tour. … Full Article

Rev. Dr. David C. Fisher of Plymouth Church announces retirement

In a message mailed to the Plymouth Church congregation last week and delivered from the pulpit on April 28, the Rev. Dr. David C. Fisher has announced his retirement. … Full Article

Debut novelist celebrates launch in Brooklyn

Set in 1920s Manhattan, Suzanne Rindell’s much anticipated debut novel “ … Full Article

HUNT BEGINS FOR LICH SAVIOR: SUNY issues 'Request for Information'

The State University of New York's (SUNY) issued a public Request for Information (RFI) on Wednesday, to formally solicit interest from hospital operators or others to take over Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill. … Full Article

Bloomberg’s wrong on stop and frisk, DA candidate claims

Brooklyn District Attorney candidate Ken Thompson charged that Michael Bloomberg is dead wrong on the issue of stop and frisk and said the mayor should stop police from employing the controversial procedure. … Full Article

PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN: Wage-and-hour lawsuits mount at Brooklyn Federal Court

Federal courts around the country are seeing a rise in the number of lawsuit filed for wage and hour violations. … Full Article

NY ethics board: Lopez sex report will be public — eventually

ALBANY — The state ethics board says its report into accusations that Assemblyman Vito Lopez sexually harassed young, women staffers will soon be made public. … Full Article

NYC: Citi Bike will generate $36M in economic activity

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan on Tuesday announced Citi Bike is expected to create 170 jobs and generate $36 million in local economic activity annually.  … Full Article


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