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Brooklyn native’s book divulges universities’ troubling ties to slavery

American institutions of higher education have long been considered a path to progress – a college education is the first step along the road to the American Dream. … Full Article
 

Show me the money: A tally of the Watchtower's Brooklyn property sales

As developers set their sights on the Watchtower's remaining Brooklyn holdings, it's high time we tallied the group's recent sales. … Full Article
 

Landmarks Preservation Commission approves 200 Water St. plans

Developer Shelly Listokin's plans to turn a former DUMBO Watchtower building into condos have cleared a significant hurdle – by winning city Landmarks Preservation Commission approval to add two floors to the top of 200 Water St. and rebuild its back facade. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Law School professor enters fight to bring back stop-and-frisk judge

Retired judges and a number of law professors have submitted legal briefs in support of the reinstatement of Manhattan federal Judge Shira Scheindlin to the stop-and-frisk cases. … Full Article
 

New legal center to assist Brooklyn entrepreneurs

When Nick Allard took over as the president and dean of Brooklyn Law School in 2012, he was determined to expand on Brooklyn’s entrepreneurial trend and expressed hopes to create business boot camps that would allow law students to assist Brooklyn’s start-up business owners in forming corpo … Full Article
 

'Last Great Site In DUMBO' makes developers drool, crunch numbers

Jehovah, hear our prayer! Eager developers have been trying to convince the Jehovah's Witnesses to sell the biggest bulldozed-and-ready-to-build development site in DUMBO – for a princely sum. … Full Article
 

Debut novelist spoke to crowd in Cobble Hill

A retired sales executive and former U.S. Navy navigator in Vietnam, writer James Whitfield Thomson was not always on the path to becoming an author. … Full Article
 

Hackers of all stripes gather in Downtown Brooklyn for NYU-Poly’s 2013 Cyber Security Awareness Week

Downtown Brooklyn was Ground Zero for white-hat hackers over the past week, as cyber security professionals, researchers and students gathered for the 10th annual Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) Cyber Security Awareness … Full Article
 

Brooklyn non-profit receives $200,000 award

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named The Hope Program (HOPE) as a 2013 Neighborhood Builders award recipient. … Full Article
 

Same-sex couple breach of oral contract case allowed to proceed

The Brooklyn appellate court has upheld the oral agreement entered into by former partners in a same-sex relationship to share assets in exchange for one party leaving her job to be a full-time mother. … Full Article
 

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