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Brooklyn Heights resident releases enchanting debut novel

Cobble Hill
Lucy – the bewitching narrator of Julie Sarkissian’s debut novel “Dear Lucy” – has an unusual if sometimes eerie voice. … Full Article
 

TONIGHT: Nets look to take commanding 2-0 series lead against Bulls

Atlantic Yards
After Saturday night's dominant 106-89 over the Chicago Bulls, the Brooklyn Nets once again look to put a beating on the Bulls in tonight's game two of the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals (8 p.m., WWOR, TNT, WFAN).  … Full Article
 

OPINION: Philanthropists needed amidst library controversy

Brooklyn Heights
Who built New York City’s library branches? One of the first groups of libraries built in New York City, including Brooklyn, was funded by Andrew Carnegie. … Full Article
 

Pro Bono Barrister for April 22

Downtown
Conditions in Bronx Criminal Courts have always been more challenging, according to veteran attorneys. Some point out that with more poverty comes more crime allegedly committed by people who can’t afford attorneys. A vicious cycle. … Full Article
 

Women’s choir sings at Brooklyn federal courthouse despite Boston bombings

Downtown
After she heard about the bombings in Boston last week, the Willow Interfaith Women’s Choir’s director Farah Chandu said the group never had second thoughts about performing in the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse because, as they say, the show must go on. … Full Article
 

Markowitz welcomes consuls to Borough Hall

Downtown
On Thursday, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz welcomed to Borough Hall honorary consuls general from across the world, with representatives from Turkey, Jamaica, Indonesia, Norway, Nigeria, Brazil, Cyprus, Lithuania, Serbia, Zambia, Malta and Albania.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: ‘Vagina Monologues’ playwright to release memoir

DUMBO
Eve Ensler has devoted her life to enlightening the world about the female body—how to talk about it, how to protect and value it. Yet, she spent much of life disassociated from her own body, a disconnection brought on by her father’s sexual abuse and her mother’s remoteness. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Address community needs before closing hospitals

Cobble Hill
The need to reduce healthcare costs and insure the uninsured has led to a most important and massive undertaking of healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act. … Full Article
 

City retains teen’s brain, court reduces family award

Brooklyn Heights
A family was awarded $1 million for the pain and suffering they endured after discovering that their son’s brain was held by the Staten Island Medical Examiner without notification. … Full Article
 

More than half of TimeOut NY’s ‘Best New Bookstores’ in Brooklyn

Vinegar Hill
Brooklyn has long boasted a particularly literary crowd. From Walt Whitman and Norman Mailer to Paul Auster, Jennifer Egan and Jonathan Safran Foer, some of America’s most esteemed writers come from the borough. … Full Article
 

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