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High-heeled horticulture: Gardening with flair pays off for Sterling Street

Take a tip from the winningest gardeners in Brooklyn: High-heeled shoes make perfect planters.

Alicia Boyd's 4-inch red patent-leather pumps with posies peeking out of them, perched on her stoop, helped her and her Sterling Street neighbors score the 19th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn award.


Gillibrand looks to add Navy Yard to 'historic places' list

After touring the New Lab high-tech design space and the Crye Precision military manufacturing facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced her support for the Brooklyn Navy Yard to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This federal distinction would allow Navy Yard businesses access to historic tax credits to help invest in these industries, which have helped generate more than 6,400 jobs.


Running On Real Estate for August 8

Brooklyn is a destination, not a default, when it comes to selecting where to live in New York. While the sights, sounds and excitement of New York City are magnetic, many of us prefer the calm and cool of Brooklyn. The city that never sleeps is great fun to visit, but isn't always our first-choice location in which to live. 


Thompson: Low student test scores show Bloomberg's failure

The poor showing of New York City public school students on the new, more rigorous standardized exams in English and math demonstrates the failure of the Bloomberg Administration’s educational policy, according to Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson.

Thompson, the former comptroller, who also served as president of the New York City Board of Education before the state education law was changed to give the mayor sole power over the city’s school system, released a statement on Aug. 7, the day the test results were released.


St. Ann’s Church hosts screening of documentary ‘My Brooklyn’

This weekend, a landmark Brooklyn church will present a viewing of the documentary My Brooklyn, a story of the tensions between revitalizing neighborhoods and protecting the well-being of citizens who already live and work in those communities.


SUNY provides financial records, another hearing in Brooklyn Supreme Court for LICH

In the protracted battle to keep Long Island College Hospital (LICH) open, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (SUNY Downstate) finds itself ordered to appear in yet another courtroom.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest ordered SUNY to provide the court with a report regarding property transactions between LICH and SUNY. As previously reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, in May 2011, LICH requested and was granted the opportunity to transfer some of its assets to SUNY.


Romance tests friendship in Brooklynite's debut novel

“This is a story about love, but not the kind of love you think. You’ll see,” explains the narrator of Sarah McCarry’s new novel “All Our Pretty Songs” (St. Martin’s Griffin; July 30). The Brooklyn-based author’s debut novel, set in the Pacific Northwest, is the enchanting beginning of a trilogy about two teenage girls who are inseparable. They’ve grown up together, both without fathers, and though dissimilar in many ways – Aurora an outgoing beauty and the narrator an utterly devoted, more introverted friend – the girls share a sisterly bond.   


Legendary LIU Men's Basketball Coach Roy Rubin passes away

LIU Brooklyn Athletics Hall of Fame member Roy Rubin passed away Monday at the age of 87. Rubin served as the head men's basketball coach at LIU for 11 seasons, helping lead the Blackbirds to national prominence during the 1960s.


Wrongly convicted of robbery, man files suit in Brooklyn Federal Court

A Staten Island man wrongly convicted of a 2008 robbery has filed a civil suit in Brooklyn federal court against New York City and the New York City Police Department, alleging that his 4th Amendment protection from malicious prosecution and his right to a fair trial were violated.


BAM Fisher certified LEED Gold for energy conservation

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) announced on Wednesday that its newest venue, the Richard B. Fisher Building, has been LEED¨ Gold certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first theater in New York City to receive such recognition in the New Construction category. The honor confirms BAM’s goal to create a unique, world-class arts facility while conserving resources and reducing its environmental impact.



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