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Round One victory in Landmarks fight goes to angry neighbors of 115 Lincoln Place


A nearly pristine Park Slope garden core won praise this week from the city Landmarks Preservation Commission.

They told the designers of a proposed multi-floor rear-yard addition at 115 Lincoln Place to go back to the drawing board and come up with something less intrusive to the block's cherished green space, which provides light and air – and a sense of peace – to residents.


Weir waiting for a fix-up, aren't we?

Green-Wood Cemetery wants to demolish one-third of the landmarked Weir Greenhouse before restoring the rest of it – and surrounding it with a big new building for a visitors center.

Tuesday, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission said Not so fast.

“Destroying the building to 'save' it can't be countenanced,” Commission Chairman Robert Tierney said at a hearing in Lower Manhattan.


Snow? S'no problem! But watch out for the ice on Wednesday

The sun is out but so are city salt-spreaders as the frozen remains of Tuesday’s snowmelt is expected to cause slippery conditions throughout Wednesday’s commute.

The New York City Office of Emergency Management issued a Travel Advisory for Tuesday evening and Weddnesday morning's rush.

Shown: Brooklyn Heights resident Veronica Arvelo, age 4, played in the snow in Cadman Plaza Park on Tuesday with her mom Laura Arvelo.

“I like to run around and make footprints, ice skate, make snow balls and make snow men,” she said.


Report: Starbucks to Williamsburg

Williamsburg may soon be getting its first Starbucks, according to the CBS Local site

The site quoted Eater NY as reporting that job postings have appeared on the Starbucks Corporation jobs website for a Brooklyn location at 405-409 Union Ave., on the ground floor of the 65 Ainslie St. luxury condo building near the G train’s Metropolitan Avenue station.

The ad  says Starbucks is seeking a barista and a supervisor at the new location, according to CBS Local.


Riverhead Books and Flavorwire co-sponsor Williamsburg holiday party for PEN American Center

In the borough of all things literary, Riverhead Books (an imprint of Penguin Group) and Flavorwire are partnering to co-sponsor a “Celebrate the Holidays” party on Thursday, Dec. 12. The party will fundraise for PEN American Center, the international and literary human rights organization whose mission is to promote literature and writing and to defend free expression.


Will Green-Wood Cemetery turn greenhouse into visitors' center?

Will Green-Wood Cemetery get the go-ahead to turn the magnificent but crumbling Weir Greenhouse into a visitors center? The city Landmarks Preservation Commission will have its say on the matter on Tuesday.


A weekend of craft fairs brings out holiday shoppers in Brooklyn

Brooklyn was full of holiday craft fairs and carnivals this past weekend, and locals took advantage of them not only to shop, but to meet up with friends, let the kids work off steam and help fundraise for good causes.

While parents loaded up on jewelry and handmade T-shirts at the Brooklyn Friends School Winter Festival in Downtown Brooklyn, kids enjoyed carnival rides and games, a book sale and entertainment like Rizzo’s Reptile Show.


City doesn’t need to return child to birth mother’s care, Brooklyn judge rules

A mother accused of repeatedly neglecting her child is not entitled to the benefit of reasonable efforts being exerted for the safe return of the child to the parental home.

The New York City Administration for Children Services (ACS) filed a petition in Brooklyn’s Family Court to have a 9-month old child removed from her parental home on account of neglect and abuse. ACS believed that Cashmina A.E. was not properly cared for by her mother, Dominique A.E., and alleged that Cashmina was lacking for “adequate food, clothing and shelter.”


Council newcomers want Sandy recovery committee formed

Two of the young guns who will be joining the City Council in January aren’t waiting to get into office to make their voices heard. They’re already trying to shake things up at City Hall.


Memorial for Nelson Mandela in Brooklyn this Sunday

A memorial for Nelson Mandela will be held on Sunday, December 8 at 1 p.m. in Brooklyn at The House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Avenue.



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