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Nets and NYPD Youth Police Academy to put on clinic in Bed-Stuy

The Brooklyn Nets Basketball Clinic and Bedgear Sleep Education event for the NYPD Youth Police Academy tomorrow, August 9 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The event will take place at Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Approximately 150 students ages 10-14 will participate in the clinic with Nets player Tyshawn Taylor, Nets superhero BrooklyKnight and Nets and Bedgear staff.

The NYPD Youth Police Academy will be treated to several exciting group activities including:


Get nerdy in Park Slope: Nerd nite coming to Brooklyn Lyceum

Nerd Nite, the monthly presentation series held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-to-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines—while the audience drinks along—has announced the full program for its first annual Nerd Nite Global Festival, Aug. 16-18, 2013, at the Brooklyn Lyceum. The global fest’s agenda features nearly 20 of Nerd Nite’s greatest hits presentations from across the globe, plus games, trivia, mingling with fellow nerds and lots of free beer and cheap wine. 


Faith In Brooklyn for August 8

Ramadan and Elul Offer Chance to Reflect, Learn from Each Other

Passersby on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on Wednesday morning observed a group of people from the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue who gathered to usher in the Hebrew month of Elul, against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.


Appeals rebuffed, court orders SUNY to keep LICH open

At a hearing on Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes told attorneys that the Appellate Division had dismissed SUNY Downstate’s appeal of temporary restraining orders (TROs) prohibiting the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH).

The news sent a quiet rustle through the capacity crowd of LICH supporters and media jammed into the fourth-floor courtroom for the second day of the hearing pitting SUNY Downstate and the state Department of Health against several different groups suing to keep the hospital open.


High-heeled horticulture: Gardening with flair pays off for Sterling Street

Take a tip from the winningest gardeners in Brooklyn: High-heeled shoes make perfect planters.

Alicia Boyd's 4-inch red patent-leather pumps with posies peeking out of them, perched on her stoop, helped her and her Sterling Street neighbors score the 19th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn award.


Gillibrand looks to add Navy Yard to 'historic places' list

After touring the New Lab high-tech design space and the Crye Precision military manufacturing facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced her support for the Brooklyn Navy Yard to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This federal distinction would allow Navy Yard businesses access to historic tax credits to help invest in these industries, which have helped generate more than 6,400 jobs.


Running On Real Estate for August 8

Brooklyn is a destination, not a default, when it comes to selecting where to live in New York. While the sights, sounds and excitement of New York City are magnetic, many of us prefer the calm and cool of Brooklyn. The city that never sleeps is great fun to visit, but isn't always our first-choice location in which to live. 


Thompson: Low student test scores show Bloomberg's failure

The poor showing of New York City public school students on the new, more rigorous standardized exams in English and math demonstrates the failure of the Bloomberg Administration’s educational policy, according to Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson.

Thompson, the former comptroller, who also served as president of the New York City Board of Education before the state education law was changed to give the mayor sole power over the city’s school system, released a statement on Aug. 7, the day the test results were released.


St. Ann’s Church hosts screening of documentary ‘My Brooklyn’

This weekend, a landmark Brooklyn church will present a viewing of the documentary My Brooklyn, a story of the tensions between revitalizing neighborhoods and protecting the well-being of citizens who already live and work in those communities.


SUNY provides financial records, another hearing in Brooklyn Supreme Court for LICH

In the protracted battle to keep Long Island College Hospital (LICH) open, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (SUNY Downstate) finds itself ordered to appear in yet another courtroom.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest ordered SUNY to provide the court with a report regarding property transactions between LICH and SUNY. As previously reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, in May 2011, LICH requested and was granted the opportunity to transfer some of its assets to SUNY.



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