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Duke headlines 2014 Coaches Vs Cancer field in November in Brooklyn

On Nov. 21 and 22, perennial Top Ten team Duke University will join Stanford University, Temple University and the University of Nevada Las Vegasat Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the championship rounds of the 2014 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic®, an annual basketball event hosted by the Coaches vs. Cancer program, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society® and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.  The event will benefit the American Cancer Society to support their mission to save more lives and help finish the fight against cancer.   


Women’s Bar Association reads Dr. Seuss to Brooklyn kids

It's not every day that you get to meet a judge dressed up as a character from a Dr. Seuss book, but that's exactly what some first graders from P.S. 274 in Bushwick were treated to on Monday morning.

The Honorable Joanne D. Quinones — a graduate of P.S. 274 — donned a "Thing 2" costume Monday morning at the same elementary school that she graduated from as the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association took part in the 17th Annual Read Across America program.


SKETCHES OF COURT: Justice Lewis hears dispute over Crown Heights synagogue

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Yvonne Lewis listens as petitioner’s attorney Mitchell C. Shapiro (standing) of the law firm Shapiro Tamir Law Group, PLLC, conducts a direct examination of Bruce Yisroel Karp (seated, lower left) during a contempt hearing in the case of Congregation Ahavas Moische v. Joseph Katzoff. The case concerns a dispute over the management of the religious institution (aka Maple Street Synagogue), in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Karp is chairman of the board at the synagogue.


Traffic safety and library branch hot topics at Heights Association meeting

The Brooklyn Heights Association held its annual meeting at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Pierrepont Street on Thursday night. Most of the meeting went smoothly, but it ended with some members of the audience shouting “shame on you” and holding up signs that read “don’t sell our libraries.”


Hospital for sale: Panel members chosen to consider LICH bids

The process of selling Long Island College Hospital (LICH) moved ahead over the weekend as long-time LICH supporters chose representatives to sit on a panel which will review proposals to buy the historic Cobble Hill hospital.


Brooklyn Federal Court honors African-Americans for “Breaking Barriers”

The Eastern District of New York dedicated two hours on Thursday for a program commemorating the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 and trailblazing members of the African-American community for breaking through barriers and achieving great accomplishments, both personal and for society at large.


Finding the Forgotten: An urban exploration of Red Hook’s Grain Terminal

Time, by that point, had begun to dissolve. Over the last three days, we had already trekked through a train tunnel, trudged through a dilapidated military complex and scavenged an abandoned mental hospital.

Our biggest challenge—an abandoned grain terminal—stood 20 stories above us.

This is the exhilarating life of an Urban Explorer. Urban Exploration, or “Urbex,” is a hobby where groups of people share an obsession with exposing the hidden city that lies above and below the known one around them.


St. Francis to host acclaimed author and poet

Emphasizing the importance of women entrepreneurs, the St. Francis College Center for Entrepreneurship and the Women's Studies Program are coming together to bring a series of successful women to campus to teach others about overcoming obstacles and building a solid business.


Jeffrey Eugenides reads, draws laughs at BAM

"It’s great to be here, back in Brooklyn," Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides told a jam-packed room at the BAMCafé Wednesday night. Eugenides, a former Brooklynite, was the featured speaker at "Eat, Drink & Be Literary," an extraordinary reading series organized by BAM and the National Book Awards that invites literary folk to wine and dine alongside their favorite writers.


I'll Drink to That, Too: Events venue launches in Wburg's former Williamsburgh Savings Bank

The other Williamsburgh Savings Bank – the one with two domes rather than the tower crowned with four clock faces – started operating as an events venue called Weylin B. Seymour's.

The venue at landmarked 175 Broadway in Williamsburg drew neighbors' opposition to its liquor license application – including hundreds of petition signers – because of fears it would snarl traffic. In December, Community Board 1 refused to support the license application.



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