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In the Heights: A garden spacious, precious, almost unimaginable today

Back in the day, before there was a Promenade, moms took their children to play in Miss White's garden. But first they had to pass muster with Miss White. … Full Article
 

Park Slope parents explored through one’s fiction

Park Slope parents have a reputation. Often mocked as kale-loving yogis who cannot help but intervene in every minute detail of their child’s actions and interactions, the stereotype is easily recognizable. … Full Article
 

Heights author, Promenade gardener, returns to roots

She’s a Promenade Gardener gone global. That’s Ellie Levinson, an avid volunteer in the green-thumb group, setting a shovel to the soil of her South African homeland in dramatic photos from a recent visit to loved ones. … Full Article
 

Hanging of posters constitutes harassment, verbal threats may not, says Brooklyn judge

Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Michael Gerstein ruled that an artist’s hanging of posters accusing a fellow artist of child molestation is enough to constitute aggravated harassment while verbal threats may not.
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Levin says: Turn vacant lots into public gardens

Calling on New Yorkers with green thumbs! … Full Article
 

Fathers ‘& Sons’ struggle to connect in new novel

The ghost of J.D. Salinger hovers over David Gilbert's new novel, "& Sons” (Random House). Set amid the wealth and privilege of Manhattan's toniest neighborhood, the novel centers on A.N. Dyer, a reclusive author best known for his coming-of-age story set in a boys' prep school. … Full Article
 

What price light & air from a neighboring lot?

How much value do prospective renters or purchasers put on light and air – access to some sunshine to keep the back of a building from feeling cave-like and breezes to reduce the need for air-conditioning, at least a little? … Full Article
 

SUNY Downstate under investigation by Brooklyn DA

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on Tuesday that Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes has  scheduled a hearing for next Monday to consider holding SUNY Downstate Medical Center in contempt for violating an order keeping Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in operation. … Full Article
 

Cumbo reaches $100,000 mark in fundraising

City Council hopeful Laurie Cumbo, who made news when she filed an astounding 10,000 petition signatures with the Board of Elections to secure a place on the ballot for the September Democratic Primary, is now boasting that her campaign has raised an impressive $100,000 in donations. … Full Article
 

De Blasio: SUNY contempt hearing set in LICH court order violation

State Supreme Court Justice Baynes set the date for a hearing to hold SUNY Downstate Medical Center in contempt for violating a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) keeping Long Island College Hospital (LICH) open, according to the Public Advocate’s office. … Full Article
 

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