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Flying robots, 3-D printing in Downtown Brooklyn this Saturday

Downtown Brooklyn will become a hot spot for science and technology enthusiasts of all ages this Saturday, June 1 with the return of the World Science Festival to two locations: NYU-Poly’s MetroTech campus and Brooklyn Bridge Park. (Update: See photos of the 2013 World Science Festival in Brooklyn here.)


Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association celebrates at 95th annual dinner

Brooklyn’s legal community came out in full force at the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association’s 95th annual dinner Wednesday evening. Held at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Palm House, the evening was rife with celebration for the association, its members and this year’s award recipients. 


An evening of South African story, song and cuisine in Fort Greene

Madiba, the only South African restaurant in Brooklyn, will host next week what promises to be a poignant evening of South African literature, music, and cuisine. The program, which will begin at 7 p.m. on June 5, will provide an enriching and intimate view on a country that has faced great adversity in its struggle for social justice.


How the M train Is gentrifying Bushwick

In the summer of 2009, City Limits spent several weeks in the 11237 ZIP code in Bushwick, Brooklyn—the area that contains the geographic center of New York City—to gauge how the neighborhood had changed, for better or worse, during Mayor Bloomberg's first two terms.

This spring a group of students at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism went back to Bushwick for a set of stories you can read here. This article about the role of the transit system in channeling gentrification is one of their reports.


A charmed city, slated for ruin

“Any City gets what it admires, will pay for, and ultimately, deserves… we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed.” 

The New York Times Editorial Board uttered those fateful words in 1963 upon the demolition of a grand, renowned Pennsylvania Station. The soulless underground network of dreary tubes and uninspiring mall-like plazas that took its place was met with near-universal derision, continuing to the present day.


Zombies to attack Williamsburg on Sunday

Zombies are returning to Williamsburg on June 2 for another Zombie Apocalypse and it’s not gonna be pretty.

Hoards of Zombie-wannabes will meet at the Knitting Factory, a Williamsburg bar, to get bloody. Professional zombie technicians -- for a fee -- will make participants’ eyeballs appear to leak out of their heads and cut their hearts out.


Brooklyn lawyer blatantly ignores court orders, cited for contempt

A federal judge has cited Brooklyn solo practitioner Joel Gluck for contempt and possible disciplinary action for failure to follow court orders.


Brokers predict Bossert rebirth to bring new tenants, rent hikes on Montague

The Bossert, once the haunt of Dodgers and debutantes and Brooklyn’s most fabulous folk, is coming back to life as a luxury hotel, which will bring big spenders – and potentially big changes – to the Montague St. retail corridor.

Look for higher revenues for many merchants – plus rent hikes and an influx of new tenants, real estate executives predict.

“The Bossert will change the energy and create magic on Montague Street,” said Glenn Markman, a Cushman & Wakefield leasing broker with a big stake in Brooklyn Heights.


WATCH OUT: Bridezillas come to Brooklyn

The Bridezillas are coming to Atlantic Avenue – and merchants say the more the merrier.

Dozens of shop owners on the Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill retail corridor are gladly gearing up for an onslaught of fiercely fussy brides-to-be at a June 1 event showcasing their wares.

“We’re looking to get the secret out that Atlantic Avenue is the place to come for all things wedding,” Boerum Hill gown designer Michelle Fields told the Brooklyn Eagle.


Hynes picks up endorsements from 3 Democratic clubs

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, running for an unprecedented seventh term in office, has picked up endorsements from three Democratic Party clubs in Brooklyn. The Independent Neighborhood Democrats (IND), the Shorefront Democratic Club, and Brooklyn Democrats for Change all announced their endorsements of Hynes last week.



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