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Park Slope’s CB6 sends NY Methodist expansion plan back to drawing board

After hearing from representatives of New York Methodist Hospital and close to 50 speakers during a four-hour hearing in Park Slope on Thursday night, Community Board 6's Landmarks/Land Use Committee rejected NY Methodist’s request for a zoning variance to construct a new, outsized ambulatory cen … Full Article
 

Empire Stores project seeks big-time chefs, artisanal food producers

Developer Midtown Equities is trying to draw top-flight foodies to a “large open marketplace” planned for the first floor of long-abandoned Empire Stores in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

Carnegie Mellon grad program coming to Brooklyn Navy Yard's Steiner Studios

Steiner Studios has scored another big one: The brainiacs from Carnegie Mellon University are bringing a new techie master's degree program to its Brooklyn Navy Yard film and TV production complex.  … Full Article
 

Awards and accolades given at 84th Precinct community council meeting

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the 84th Precinct Community Council at the precinct house on Gold Street, P.O. Donavan Hunt was named Cop of the Month. … Full Article
 

Carnegie Mellon to open master's program in Brooklyn Navy Yard

Carnegie Mellon University will start a master's program focusing on technology and media in New York City. The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon says its Integrative Media Program will open in August 2015 at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn native’s book divulges universities’ troubling ties to slavery

American institutions of higher education have long been considered a path to progress – a college education is the first step along the road to the American Dream. … Full Article
 

Show me the money: A tally of the Watchtower's Brooklyn property sales

As developers set their sights on the Watchtower's remaining Brooklyn holdings, it's high time we tallied the group's recent sales. … Full Article
 

Landmarks Preservation Commission approves 200 Water St. plans

Developer Shelly Listokin's plans to turn a former DUMBO Watchtower building into condos have cleared a significant hurdle – by winning city Landmarks Preservation Commission approval to add two floors to the top of 200 Water St. and rebuild its back facade. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Law School professor enters fight to bring back stop-and-frisk judge

Retired judges and a number of law professors have submitted legal briefs in support of the reinstatement of Manhattan federal Judge Shira Scheindlin to the stop-and-frisk cases. … Full Article
 

New legal center to assist Brooklyn entrepreneurs

When Nick Allard took over as the president and dean of Brooklyn Law School in 2012, he was determined to expand on Brooklyn’s entrepreneurial trend and expressed hopes to create business boot camps that would allow law students to assist Brooklyn’s start-up business owners in forming corpo … Full Article
 

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