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‘A Bintel Brief’ brings to life popular advice column from early 20th century

“A Bintel Brief” (Yiddish for “A Bundle of Letters”) was the name of the enormously popular advice column The Forward newspaper began running in 1906. … Full Article

Veteran-owned companies to get preference in New York state contracts

New York is establishing a program to give preferential treatment to veteran-owned companies when awarding state contracts, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol said. … Full Article

Theatre for a New Audience to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), New York’s pre-eminent classical theatre company, will celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday with a special performance of its critically acclaimed production of “King Lear,” featuring Michael Pennington in a cast of 22. … Full Article

Brooklynites fund schools, libraries, gardens in participatory budgeting vote

Schools, playgrounds, gardens and libraries were the big winners in the latest round of participatory budgeting voting in neighborhoods from Williamsburg to Sunset Park. … Full Article

Rescue Me: Shuttered Greenpoint Catholic schools are resurrected as apartment houses

Malky Landau and Meir David Tabak have excellent taste in ecclesiastic architecture. … Full Article

Coignet Building in a cocoon: Lonely little Gowanus landmark will emerge as white butterfly after renovation

A shroud has descended on Gowanus' little lost landmark – the one that's nearly engulfed by a neighboring Whole Foods store. … Full Article

Court Street Funeral Home property sells for $4.55 million

From house of mourning to house of healing. Developer Stuart Venner is turning a Cobble Hill funeral parlor location into a doctors' office – and as a step forward in that plan, he just closed on the property purchase, city Finance Department records reveal. … Full Article

Slumping Nets still up in the air

Jason Kidd sounded as if he could care less where the Nets will be this weekend when the NBA playoffs begin. … Full Article

Heights Groups: Close Joralemon Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park attracts a steadily increasing number of visitors, and Brooklyn Heights civic groups are pushing for the city Department of Transportation (DOT)  to close Joralemon Street to vehicles at Furman Street, near the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article


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