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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters! It's makeover time at the Fulton Mall Macy's

It's makeover time for the Fulton Mall Macy's.

The retail giant wants to win over the 30-and-under set with an upgrade of the aging department store at 422 Fulton St., CEO Terry Lundgren revealed in a Wall Street Journal interview published Wednesday.

It won't be a routine remodeling, he told the newspaper.


Esteemed writers to converse, launch books in Cobble Hill

When New York-based writer Therese Walsh began writing “The Moon Sisters: A Novel” (Crown Publishers; March 4, 2013), she was fascinated with telling the story of a young woman’s curious quest to carry out her deceased mother’s unfulfilled dream. She didn’t intend to write a book that drew deeply from the premature death of her father, or her own and her younger sisters’ struggles to carry on after the gravest of life-altering events.


Let the bidding begin: New Long Island College Hospital RFP launches on Wednesday

A new, revised Request for Proposals (RFP) for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn was issued by the State University of New York (SUNY) and goes into effect on Wednesday.

Designed with the input of advocates for LICH, the new RFP is meant to attract bids from parties looking to operate LICH as a full-service hospital, and who can offer other services "consistent with the health needs of the community."


Mary Pat Thornton, former Brooklyn Heights Association president, elected to SCO board of directors

Mary Pat Thornton, a founder and partner of Putnam, Lovell & Thornton, Inc. and former president of the Brooklyn Heights Association, has been elected to SCO Family of Services’ Board of Directors. SCO, which was recently listed as the 10th largest New York area nonprofit in Crain's New York Business, delivers vital human services each year to more than 40,000 children, families and individuals in Brooklyn and thousands more throughout New York City and Long Island.


The Heights Players shake the winter doldrums with ‘As Bees in Honey Drown’

Nothing cures the winter doldrums better than a good comedy, and The Heights Players are ready to shake off winter with the madcap pace of Douglas Carter Beane’s sophisticated satire, “As Bees in Honey Drown.”

Beane, an American playwright and screenwriter, has penned many notable plays and screenplays, including “The Nance,” “The Little Dog Laughed” and “Sister Act — the Musical.” Well-known and highly praised, Beane won an Outer Critics Circle Award for “As Bees in Honey Drown” in 1997-’98.


DNA and criminal record ruled enough probable cause for Brooklyn man’s arrest

A Brooklyn man who was arrested, charged and acquitted of burglary has been prevented from following through with his suit against the city for false arrest and malicious prosecution.

Given the defendant’s past criminal record and DNA evidence found at the scene of the crime, the police had probable cause to arrest and the prosecutor authority to prosecute a Brooklyn federal judge ruled.


Scissura urges de Blasio to create small business ombudsman

Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, called on the City Council Mayor Bill de Blasio to create a new post within the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs to help owners of mom and pop businesses.

Scissura, who said the chamber has hundreds of small business owners on its membership roster, said he would like to see the creation of a small business ombudsman in city government.


Interfaith Medical Center supporters rally in Brooklyn for Medicaid waiver funds

Elected officials and Interfaith Medical Center advocates rallied on Monday in Bedford-Stuyvesant to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to use recently-approved Medicaid waiver funds to keep the threatened hospital open.

In 2011, Interfaith filed for bankruptcy and has fended off closure several times.

After an intense push by Gov. Cuomo, on February 13 the Obama administration okayed $8 billion in funds to go towards health restructuring in New York. The Governor promised that close to a billion dollars could go towards helping to stabilize Brooklyn’s crumbling health care system.


Brooklyn Boys & Girls Club receives book donations from local McDonald's owner

On Friday, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Elaine Diekmann was joined by Ronald McDonald at the Navy Yard Boys & Girls Club, where they donated 600 Happy Meal Books for children ages 6-9 who are learning how to read.

The Happy Meal books include four titles:  The Goat Who Ate Everything, Doddi the Dodo Goes to Orlando, Deanna’s Big Dreams and Ant Can’t. Each book features animals that eat right and lead active lifestyles.



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