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Brooklyn legal services provider receives recognition

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A has received a huge honor from the New York legal community. The organization’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Program and the program’s founder, Paul J. Acinapura, have been awarded the New York Law Journal Impact Award for the creation of a legal model and for promoting and sustaining community economic development.


Heights writer, model celebrates debut novel at Red Gravy

Brooklyn is chock-full of unique and talented writers, but Chris Campanioni stands out. He began his career as a journalist, which is not particularly unusual, but he also works as a model by day and teaches fiction writing and literature in the evening as a professor at the City University of New York. The Brooklyn Heights author, who recently released his debut novel “Going Down,” will appear in Brooklyn Heights to discuss his book this Sunday, Nov. 3, at Red Gravy.


Catsimatidis urges mayoral candidates to keep Kelly at NYPD

The next mayor, whether it is Democrat Bill de Blasio or Republican Joe Lhota, will likely make a lot of changes in city government after he takes office in January. But former mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis is calling on whoever the new mayor is to keep Raymond Kelly at the helm of the New York Police Department.


Cobble Hill Association seeks to answer: ‘What the heck is going on at LICH?’

Groups and individuals working to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH) from closure by SUNY Downstate were presented with awards and heartfelt applause at the Cobble Hill Association’s (CHA) Fall General Meeting, held at the Cobble Hill Health Center on Monday night.


'Judge Judy’ Sheindlin to speak at naturalization ceremony in Brooklyn

Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon of  U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York announced recently that Judge Judith Sheindlin, best known to many the longtime host of TV’s “Judge Judy,” will be speaking at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse Naturalization ceremony on Friday, Nov. 1. 


‘Writers on War’ to feature veteran and civilian authors

Words After War, a non-profit literary organization that provides high-quality literary programming for veterans, their families and civilian supporters, has partnered with Togather, a Brooklyn-based organization that links authors to their readers through a variety of digital and in-person events, to present an exciting new reading series that will debut on Nov. 2 in Williamsburg.


Boerum Hill slow zone is vetted; Heights sure to watch closely

Concerned by the number of vehicular accidents within its borders, some involving pedestrians and some even resulting in fatalities, the transportation committee of the Boerum Hill Association set about researching successful slow zone programs abroad about four years ago. What committee members found was encouraging; newly implemented slow zones in London resulted in a 46 percent reduction in fatal and severe injury crashes compared to untreated areas. Impressive results had also been documented in Berlin, Zurich, Dublin, Stockholm, Helsinki and in the Netherlands.


The Heights Players presents ‘Twelve Angry Men’ : A timeless drama

For the first time in its 57-year history, The Heights Players will present “Twelve Angry Men,” a classic drama that helped usher into America a new age of civil rights and social justice. Written by Reginald Rose, this play was originally staged for television in the late 1950s, starring Robert Cummings. After actor Henry Fonda saw the show, he partnered with director Sidney Lumet and turned it into an award-winning film.  Today, almost 50 years later, “Twelve Angry Men” still packs an emotional wallop.


UNIQLO apparel store opens In Downtown’s Atlantic Terminal

A UNIQLO outlet opened on Friday at the Atlantic Terminal Mall, mall owner Forest City Ratner announced. This new location is the Japanese-owned apparel chain’s first store in Brooklyn. 

The new store occupies more than 14,000 square feet in a high-traffic location next to the mall’s anchor tenant, Target.

UNIQLO celebrated the opening last weekend with in-store giveaways and live performances by Japanese taiko drummers in the mall’s public plaza.


SUNY’s plans to lay off 500 LICH employees halted, for now

SUNY Downstate’s plan to lay off 500 employees of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) came to a halt on Monday afternoon, just hours after LICH supporters including Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and 1199 Healthcare Workers vowed to seek an injunction in court -- and go after individual SUNY board members.

“NYSNA has taken this matter to arbitration and we are abiding by the process,” said SUNY spokesperson Bob Bellafiore.



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