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Brooklyn Public Administrator cited for job performance failure

 New York City Comptroller John Liu’s office conducted an audit of the Kings County Public Administrator (KCPA) and found that the KCPA mishandled many of the estates under its supervision as well as uncovering more than $2.6 million in stolen funds.


Red Hook comes to life in Brooklyn native’s novel

Set in Red Hook, Brooklyn native Ivy Pochoda’s new novel “Visitation Street” (Ecco/Dennis Lehane Books) paints an intricate portrait of the neighborhood as its community grapples with tragedy.


The road ahead for Brooklyn Law School

(This is a condensed reprint of a message sent to the Brooklyn Law School community by Dean Nick Allard.)

One year ago I became your dean, and what a year it's been. There is something about anniversaries that prompts one to take stock of the past and think about the future. This note will be the first of regular communications from me to you to discuss opportunities and challenges for our Law School.


Firm helps make 'Brooklyn Tech Triangle' a reality

Awhile back, this newspaper reported on the “Brooklyn Tech Triangle” initiative to develop the area between Downtown Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and DUMBO to make it the largest cluster of high-tech activity outside Manhattan.

Part of the plan involves reactivating key buildings such as the Empire Stores, office buildings currently owned by the Watchtower, unusual government offices near Cadman Plaza and long-unused space above stores in the Fulton Mall.


Small brewers — including Brooklyn — are growing

In once rundown urban districts across the country, craft breweries have helped to transform the neighborhoods around them.

This Associated Press report looks at six such businesses, including Brooklyn Brewery.

Small business owners tackled the hard work of transforming industrial buildings, many of which had sat empty as demographic changes pulled manufacturers and residents to the suburbs.


Gonzalez wins DC 37’s endorsement

Two days after she was spurned by the Detectives Endowment Association (DEA) for her votes in favor of two bills cracking down on the New York Police Department’s controversial stop and frisk policy, Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) bounced back, winning the endorsement of District Council 37, the city’s largest municipal union.


Residents fear the worst as Brooklyn ER crisis drags on

Josephine Musarella, owner of the Made 4 Me boutique in Cobble Hill, was eating dinner on Sunday, June 23, when she choked on a bite of food. “I was suffocating, I passed out,” she told the Brooklyn Eagle on Wednesday. “My eyes rolled back in my head, my hands were shaking and I slid down in my chair. My mother was terrified.”

An ambulance arrived within five minutes, she said. “Thank God I came out of it. But I couldn’t walk into the ambulance. When I slid down from the chair I put pressure on my foot. I must have broken my ankle.”


H&M opening completes Fulton Mall revitalization

The crowds came to Fulton Mall last Wednesday to celebrate the arrival of one of the world's biggest fashion chains, but the festivities were about something even bigger – the revitalization of a historic shopping street that was once America's fourth largest shopping center.

The unveiling of the glam glass box at 497-501 Fulton St., built by developer Albert Laboz, was the latest milestone in a campaign by landlords and merchants to upgrade the image of Downtown Brooklyn's 17-block retail corridor from its gritty, gaudy iteration of recent years.


Now that senate passed immigration reform, Clarke to draft house bill

Calling the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the senate “a significant step forward for millions of Americans,” US Rep. Yvette Clarke said she's prepared to draft a similar bill in the house.


Greenpoint Youth Court finds new home after lease expires

A Greenpoint program that helps troubled young people lost its lease and was threatened with closure when Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Greenpoint-Williamsburg) stepped in on its behalf and secured a new space within the same building. The Greenpoint Youth Court will still be housed in the Polish Slavic Center at 176 Java St., according to Lentol, who said the program’s directors are signing a long-term lease for the space.



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