Brooklyn’s college kids are pulling all-nighters with Adderall, Schumer says

Thousands of college students in Brooklyn got through their final exams last month by cramming all night and using stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin to stay awake, according to US Senator Charles Schumer, who is raising the alarm over the misuse of the drugs.

Schumer, who noted that drugs like Adderall and Ritalin are meant for use by patients with attention deficit disorder, are instead being overused by college students trying to cope with the pressure to perform well in class.


OPINION: Who says Brooklynites don't care?

I didn’t see it coming. Not a bus barreling through a red light, but our car breaking down after a Saturday night on the town.

My wife, Susan, and I had celebrated our 18th anniversary, with her sister, Rosemary, at an Indian restaurant on 3rd Avenue at 73rd Street in Bay Ridge. Afterwards, Susan and I headed south on 4th Avenue toward the 17th Street entrance to the Prospect Expressway, and our home off the Fort Hamilton Parkway exit.


Brooklyn-based theatre group to perform Elmer Rice’s ‘Street Scene’ in Park Slope

Brave New World Repertory Theatre is a performing arts company dedicated to all things Brooklyn. Based in Ditmas Park, the organization, which is comprised of Brooklyn-based theatre professionals, is committed to featuring new works by Brooklyn writers, as well as adaptations of classic plays. Its productions take place in unique and historic Brooklyn venues. 


BAMcinématek presents Big Screen Epics

From Wednesday, July 3 through Thursday, July 25, BAMcinématek will present Big Screen Epics, a series of classic Hollywood epics screening in week-long runs on the brand-new Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn’s newest movie palace. Now the largest, grandest movie venue in Brooklyn, the Harvey will showcase five beloved cinematic spectacles considered essential viewing in acclaimed 4K restorations—made to be viewed on the big screen.


Boerum Hill/Gowanus catch phrase: Go slo mo! It’s the law!

 A rectangular grid of streets in Boerum Hill and Gowanus has been designated Brooklyn’s first Neighborhood Slow Zone by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT).  If all goes as planned, signage and street markings will soon be added to the already installed speed bumps and painted street grids to indicate that in this neighborhood the speed limit has been reduced from 30 m.p.h. to 20.


New novel traces Texas history

Philipp Meyer, author of the critically acclaimed “American Rust” and one of The New Yorker’s “20 under 40,” has recently published his second novel, “The Son”, in which he illustrates a slice of Texas history.


Leader’s illness puts brakes on Brooklyn Bike Patrol

The Brooklyn Bike Patrol, which has been active in Sunset Park, Park Slope and nearby areas since September 2011, is now on hiatus because Jay “Rocket” Ruiz, the former bicycle messenger and Army veteran who founded the escort service for women, has been hospitalized with a heart attack.


Protesters to MTA: Bring back B37 bus!

"I am 77 year old activist who uses a walker. I have always used mass transit to live my life and that is what MTA has taken away," said VioletaMaya, who has lived in Sunset Park since 1949 and who charged that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority negatively impacted her life when it eliminated the B37 bus line three years ago.


32-Story ‘BAM South’ wins NYC Council approval

The ‘BAM South’ 32-story mixed use cultural development in Fort Greene won approval at a City Council committee meeting Monday morning. The Two Trees Management project, one of the key remaining pieces in the BAM Cultural District, will include cultural space, affordable housing and a new public plaza which includes a restaurant and retail. The building is designed by Enrique Norten of Ten Arquitectos.


Cobble Hill grocer vows to fight J.Crew eviction

Cobble Hill residents are up in arms at the news that a J.Crew clothing store is looking to take over the site operated by Pacific Green, a beloved local grocer and greenmarket at the corner of 151 Court Street at Pacific Streets since 1999.

As of Monday morning, more than 700 Pacific Green supporters had signed a petition at imploring J Crew to put their store elsewhere.



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