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‘Taste of the Caribbean’ celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Caribbean-American Heritage Month wrapped up with a festival at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Thursday, with a Grand Bazaar featuring Caribbean businesses, art and heritage, a “Taste of the Caribbean,” and a concert on Borough Hall Plaza showcasing English, French and Spanish talent from the Caribbean region.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, reminding the crowd that Brooklyn is the “Caribbean capital of America,” said, “No one exemplifies diversity more than the Caribbean-American community.”


OPINION: Training facility will help Sunset Park as well as Nets

The Brooklyn Nets’ plans for a new training facility in Sunset Park’s Industry City will not only help the Nets become an all-Brooklyn team, it will help raise the profile of Sunset Park, too.


SKETCHES OF COURT: $5 million verdict in motor vehicle accident trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Karen Rothenberg listens as plaintiff attorney Norman Gershon (standing), sole practitioner, conducts a cross examination of neurologist Daniel Feurer (seated, right) in the motor vehicle accident trial of Mark Mungo v. Angel Travieso that took place last week in Kings County Civil Term.


Minority leaders to Cuomo: ‘Do the right thing’ for LICH

Minority leaders on Friday called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to “do the right thing” and halt the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Group. The groups also want SUNY’s sales process to be investigated by Brooklyn District Attorney Thompson, Attorney General Schneiderman and the state Senate.

SUNY chose Fortis over two higher-ranked minority developers after a convoluted and much-litigated process. Fortis is expected to sign a contract to buy the Cobble Hill hospital on Monday.


Menchaca spearheaded drive for municipal ID cards

Councilman Carlos Menchaca, a driving force behind the City Council’s historic June 26 vote to establish a municipal identification card program to help undocumented immigrants obtain city services, predicted that the program would become the most successful of its kind in the nation.


Elizabeth A. Sackler elected first woman board chair of Brooklyn Museum

The Members of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum have elected Elizabeth A. Sackler, Board member since 2000, as the Museum's Chair. Dr. Sackler, the first woman in the nearly 200-year history of the Museum to serve in that position, is the founder of the Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. She succeeds retiring chair John S. Tamagni, who has served as Chair since 2011 and will continue to serve as an active Board member.


Minority officials and religious groups to call on state to halt LICH sale

Unrest over SUNY's sale of Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital (LICH) continues, this time with New York's minority leaders, who are demanding an investigation into the state’s process in choosing a buyer for the shuttered Cobble Hill hospital.

A press conference is planned for 9:30 a.m. Friday on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan.


PHOTOS: DUMBO cheers on the U.S. World Cup soccer team

Soccer fever swept DUMBO on Thursday as hundreds of fans gathered before a giant screen in the Manhattan Bridge Archway to cheer on the United States in the 2014 World Cup match with Germany. Despite a 1-0 loss, the U.S. advanced to the Knockout Round, which only 16 teams make, to be held on Tuesday against an as-yet-undetermined opponent. The crowds should be even bigger then as the U.S. tries to advance to the Field of Eight, and the DUMBO Improvement District and ESPN will again bring the event to the Archway.


Brooklyn Family Court celebrates LGBTQ families during Pride Month

Back in February, the Kings County Family Court held its first-ever Black History Month celebration.  More recently, it celebrated another first-ever event. On Tuesday, the Family Court honored LGBTQ families for its first Pride Month event at the Brooklyn courthouse.



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