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New footage shows missing Brooklyn fashion designer Ott walking over Williamsburg Bridge

“Missing” signs blanket lampposts throughout neighborhoods across Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, as the mystery of fashion designer James (Jay) Ott deepens.

NYPD Detective Nell told the Brooklyn Eagle on Monday that there is still no sign of Ott more than a week after his disappearance, and the search is continuing.

Late on Sunday, according to a friend of Ott, the NYPD found new surveillance footage showing Ott walking over the Williamsburg Bridge towards Manhattan at 5:02 a.m. on Sunday morning, Match 23.


Plan for community use of Barclays Center emerges

One anticipated—and delayed—element of the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) is a promise to rent the arena “to community groups for at least ten (10) events per year, at a reasonable rate, with net proceeds from such events to be used to support nonprofit community organizations.”


Issue of wrongful convictions played out on a Brooklyn stage

Four men who spent a combined 63 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit talked about the consternation they experienced when they realized that they might be surrounded by hardened criminals for decades, the tribulations of denied appeals, and the ultimate relief of being vindicated and released from prison.

This past Friday evening, St. Francis College presented a play titled “The Exonerated,” featuring the stories of individuals wrongly placed on death row.


‘A Taste of Fifth’ presents best bars, restaurants of Park Slope’s 5th Ave.

Celebrated restaurants and bars from Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue will be serving up savory food and drink demonstrating Fifth Avenue’s amazing array of choices at A Taste of Fifth, the annual festival of fine food and complementary wine and beer. Slated for April 9, the event will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope. Nearly half of every ticket purchased will go directly to one of 14 participating local not-for-profits, as designated by the purchaser. Tickets are $45 online ($50 at door) with $20 of every ticket going to charity.


Vision Zero town hall at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday

Seven Brooklynites from ages 11 to 82 died in bloody traffic accidents during March. Families and friends join the huge network of mourners citywide emanating from more than 250 preventable deaths in traffic accidents last year.


Google connects seniors to Gmail at Brooklyn Public Library

“I’m here to learn how to use a tablet and Gmail,” said Dotty, a student at Google’s “Age EngAge” Gmail class for older adults at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) on Friday morning.

“I have a computer, but not one of these tablet gizmos,” she said, pointing to a blue Galaxy Nexus Android device. “This is terrific; I hope they keep doing this. Because it’s one-on-one. In other classes you get a lot of people but only one instructor who ten minutes into the class goes crazy. So far, Alex has not gone crazy.”


Brooklyn Hospital Foundation to honor financier, physician at Founders Ball

Bruce E. Mosler, chairman of global brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield, will be honored as the 2014 Founders Medalist at The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation’s Founders Ball on Tuesday, June 10 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Dr. Patrick Leblanc, director of neonatology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center will receive the foundation’s Walter E.


Brooklyn legal community presents notable ‘Ruthie’ awards

The Kings County Supreme Court Gender Fairness Committee and the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association joined together once again, on Thursday, to acknowledge the accomplishments and achievements of distinguished female members of the Brooklyn legal community.

Four women—Lizette Colon, Charmaine Henderson, Izetta Johnson and Arlene Markarian—were  presented with the annual Ruth E. Moskowitz award for their dedication to judicial independence and civil rights.


Famed author Meg Wolitzer to speak in DUMBO

Celebrated author and Brooklyn native Meg Wolitzer will be launching her latest novel, “The Interestings,” on Monday, March 31 at the powerHouse Arena in DUMBO. Set in 1970s America, “The Interestings” follows six teenagers who form intense friendships at a summer camp for the arts.


Outcry over Prospect Park Residence prompts move to stop more closures

The outcry over the impending closure of an assisted living facility in Park Slope has prompted Assemblywoman Joan Millman to introduce legislation that would halt future closures while a state commission studies the effects of closing these types of long term care facilities.

Earlier this month, Prospect Park Residence, an assisted living facility located on prime real estate in Park Slope, gave its 130 residents just 90 days to find new places to live. The state Department of Health approved shuttering the residence after it received a closure plan in January.



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