Lentol wants next mayor to lower fees at parks

While Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota are presenting their cases to the public on who should be the city’s next mayor, one north Brooklyn lawmaker said he wants whoever is elected to give park users a break. … Full Article

Party like it’s 1720 at the Waterfront Barge’s 'Pirate Ball'

Get yourself to Red Hook and get your pirate on. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge sanctions insurance company for failure to follow ethics rules

An employee of an insurance company embroiled in a personal injury lawsuit was sanctioned $10,000 for an attempt to make contact with plaintiffs without the plaintiff’s attorney. … Full Article

Bishop names Msgr. Harrington rector of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral

As of this year, Brooklyn’s Catholic community has two cathedrals – the traditional seat of the bishop. Saint James, in downtown Brooklyn, has been a cathedral since the founding of the Brooklyn Diocese in 1853. … Full Article

Kerouac's 'Mexican Girl' brought to life in ‘Mañana Means Heaven’

As Jack Kerouac described her, she was "the cutest little Mexican girl" who happened across his path at a bus stop in Bakersfield, Calif., and became "Terry" in his classic novel, "On the Road." In reality, Kerouac scholars knew she was a woman named Bea Franco, but despite many efforts over the  … Full Article

Gonzalez provides funding for psychosocial treatment program

Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) announced that she has obtained $268,000 in City Council funding to support a program at Lutheran Family Health Centers that helps people suffering from serious mental illnesses to lead productive lives. … Full Article

Levin calls on city to develop a ‘cultural plan’

“Art isn’t easy,” is the lyric from a number in the Stephen Sondheim musical “Sunday in the Park with George,” about the artist George Seurat’s struggles with creativity and commerce. … Full Article

Head of Kings County Criminal Bar Association weighs in on diminishing use of 18-b panel attorneys

One of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s missions during his three-term stint as mayor was to eliminate, or at least reduce, the use of private attorneys to defend indigent criminal defendants where a conflict exists. … Full Article

Outdoor fun: 'Summer Space' comes to Montague Street on Sunday

Take a free yoga class, play a game of life-sized chess, or send the kids on a scavenger hunt at the first of two Summer Space events on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday, September 15. … Full Article


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