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Tearful goodbyes and a tribute to Long Island College Hospital Staff

Roughly 500 staff members at Long Island College Hospital, many who have worked there for decades, tearfully prepared to for their final day at the Cobble Hill hospital on Friday.

Members of the advocacy group Patients for LICH (Long Island College Hospital) marched in tribute on Thursday from Brooklyn Borough Hall to LICH, to honor the departing nurses and other health care workers.


BAM presents David Lynch in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Visionary filmmaker David Lynch—the mastermind behind such critically-acclaimed films as “The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive and the television series “Twin Peaks—will make a rare public appearance at BAM on Tuesday, April 29 to discuss his many passions: from film to painting, music to meditation.


Heights Casino boasts an impressive 29 Junior Gold National squash players

When Isabella Kearns first started going to the Brooklyn Heights Casino she was there to play tennis. She never played squash, but would see other kids her age playing and seemingly having the time of their lives. It wasn’t long until Kearns wanted to be apart of it.


Brooklyn crossing guard injured by car on Atlantic Ave.

Brooklyn school crossing guard Shameeka White, 37, was injured in the line of duty early Wednesday morning when she shoved a child out of the way of a car careening around a stalled bus on Atlantic Avenue, according to her union, Local 372 AFSCME.

Ms. White was struck moments after she pushed the child clear of traffic at the busy intersection of Atlantic and Ralph avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

An NYPD spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle that White was transported to Kings County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The child was not injured.


Noted writers to challenge Chinese Gov’t at Brooklyn Public Library on Thursday

Noted American writers and artists will protest Beijing’s efforts to silence award-winning writer Ilham Tohti and other Chinese writers and artists on the plaza of Brooklyn Public Library on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m.

Tohti is the recipient of the 2014 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. After Tohti was honored by PEN, the Chinese government issued an angry defense of their prosecution of the peaceful Uyghur rights advocate and economist. Two days ago, Tohti’s daughter testified before the Congressional Executive Commission on China.


Greenpoint: Housing stock to cherish

Greenpoint's got an apartment house built by oil tycoon Charles Pratt – yes, the man who started the Pratt Institute – for neighborhood workers in the 1880s.

He produced Pratt's Astral Oil at his Greenpoint refinery, and constructed the Queen Anne-style Astral Apartments at 184 Franklin St. One of the important architecture firms of the day, Lamb & Rich, designed the stately building, which is now a city landmark.


Greenpoint: Foodies flock to waterfront restaurant, the Glasserie

Here's an adaptive reuse that's winning fans.

Ground-floor space in a long-departed Greenpoint glass maker's factory – which is right up the street from the Greenpoint Landing mega-project site – is now a Middle Eastern restaurant.

The Glasserie, which opened last June at 95 Commercial St., has drawn reviewers' raves, especially for its rabbit dishes.


Greenpoint: Has the sale of the former Harte & Co. factory closed?

What will become of a much-admired – and highly polluted – Greenpoint industrial building, the former Harte & Co. factory, which may have just changed hands?

The eye-catching 1930s-vintage Arte Moderne property, located thisclose to mega-project Greenpoint Landing, has been under contract since summer 2012 – and the sale was set to close on or about Feb. 1, a memorandum of contract in city Finance Department records reveals.


Greenpoint: Mammoth waterfront makeover begins

The wheels are starting to turn on the construction of Greenpoint Landing – a mega-project that will fill 20 acres of the Greenpoint waterfront with about 5,000 apartments.

Greenpoint Landing Associates, an entity of Manhattan-based developer George Klein's Park Tower Group, has filed plans with the city Buildings Department for two relatively small residential buildings – a prelude to planned towers of 30 to 40 stories at the site at Commercial and West streets.


Sunset Park drug counseling center expanding its mission

Donna Mae DePola is a busy woman who's about to get a lot busier.

DePola is the president and CEO of The Recovery & Life Coaching Academy, a non-profit Sunset Park-based drug and alcohol counseling center she founded 20 years ago to help addicts and alcoholics get off drugs and drink, reclaim their lives and move forward.



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