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Crown Heights Tenants Union protests for protections

Tenants took to the streets on Saturday to tell their landlords that they were fed up with a cycle of displacement and rent overcharges. The Crown Heights Tenant Union (CHTU), an alliance of long-term residents and recently-arrived tenants, marched through the neighborhood to fight the rapid loss of affordable housing while demanding that building owners assent to a number of legally binding protections for the future.


Fort Greene event empowers women to speak out against street harassment

As temperatures climb with the onset of summer, so do rates of street harassment, effectively limiting women and girls from contributing and participating in various aspects of civic and community life.

An event in Fort Greene park–mixing street art and protest–aimed to alter the equation.


Inquiry required when sex offender represents himself

A lower trial court erred in allowing a convicted sex offender the ability to represent himself at a civil confinement hearing without inquiring further into the defendant’s ability to serve as his own legal counsel, Brooklyn’s appellate court ruled.


As LICH lawsuits fly, Brooklyn patients must travel farther

It was a scene that has played out numerous times since Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was placed on ambulance diversion.

A man collapsed, unconscious, in his apartment in Brooklyn Heights. His girlfriend called 9-1-1. An ambulance from Brooklyn Hospital Center (BHC) arrived and EMTs assessed the patient, who was unresponsive. Eventually, he was wheeled downstairs, and EMTs gave the girlfriend a choice: Bring him to BHC, or New York Methodist?


Regina Opera's 45th season brings Verdi classic to Sunset Park

On Saturday, May 24, we attended Giuseppe Verdi’s great opera “Rigoletto” at Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium on 59th St. and 6th Ave., in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn.

This opera tells the story of Rigoletto, a court jester, who seeks revenge against the Duke who seduced his daughter, Gilda.  However, Rigoletto has been cursed and his plan for revenge is foiled.


PHOTOS: Fire disrupts Court Street traffic

Sirens blared and FDNY fire trucks raced down Court Street on the wrong side of the road Monday morning as a fire caused a commotion on the busy Brooklyn thoroughfare. Sarah Dunham of Brooklyn Street Beat took a couple of photos to capture the scene.


OPINION: 2016 Democratic Convention at Barclays Center? Bring it on!

Downtown Brooklyn would have everything to gain and nothing to lose from a 2016 Democratic National Convention in Barclays Center.

The Democratic Party would find itself in friendly territory, with about 90 percent of the people in the surrounding neighborhoods being Democrats (those people who register to vote, that is, but that’s a story for another day).


Architects propose ‘alternatives’ to Atlantic Yards construction

A gallery exhibit offers five intriguing designs–scaled models and all–as alternatives to the current construction scheme proposed for the Atlantic Yards site.

‘Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards’ opened Thursday evening at Warehouse623 in Prospect Heights. The brainchild of architect Thomas Barry, the exhibit features more unconventional plans from five teams of designers.


Fractious board meeting pulls Pier 6 in different directions

At a meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation Thursday, a majority of board members expressed their interest in moving forward with construction of towers on the Pier 6 waterfront. But vociferous opposition from members of the public (along with a several board members aligned with a Community Advisory Council) resulted in the Board’s decision to reconvene in August and discuss the issue further. As responses to the park’s request for development proposals are due July 21, the outcome of Pier 6 remains unclear.


Levin, other Brooklyn notables celebrate HOPE graduates

On Wednesday, June 4, The HOPE Program was joined by hundreds of HOPE students, graduates and community members for the Annual Achievement Ceremony.  Joining the event was NYC Council Member Steve Levin as well as Brooklyn Heights notables Elizabeth Bailey, Richard Moore and Carla Shen.



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