Amidst concern about toxic sewage overflows from Superstorm Sandy and the EPA’s Superfund cleanup process, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) will meet with senior officials from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6 to 8 p.m. … Full Article
Just last week large swaths of Prospect Park’s woodlands and most of its drives remained off limits to the public due to damage from Superstorm Sandy. Almost 500 trees were downed in the storm, or so badly damaged that they had to be removed. … Full Article
Holiday shoppers headed en mass to numerous craft fairs and winter festivals across Brooklyn this past weekend.
Above, a young girl squirts paint onto a spinning canvas at the Winter Festival and Artisan Craft Fair at Brooklyn Friends School. … Full Article
Violinist Johnny Arco performs in front of the Brooklyn Industries shop at Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street in Boerum Hill. Arco also sings, and is the founder of Greenroom Brooklyn, which promotes performances of local talent.
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New York Methodist Hospital’s repertoire of minimally invasive bariatric, or weight loss, procedures recently expanded to include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), an advanced surgical technique designed to help morbidly obese patients lose weight. … Full Article
Lawyers, political officials and community advocates came out to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, at the New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge last week. … Full Article
WASHINGTON — He's a Brooklyn-born fan of the New York Knicks basketball team. And when he's not in D.C., he lives in Park Slope.
But he's also a politician.
For now, Sen. Charles Schumer says he hasn't chosen sides in the new NBA rivalry between the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. … Full Article