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‘The Drunken Botanist’ Comes to Greenpoint

Who knew that horticulture was such an intoxicating subject? … Full Article
 

‘The Spoon River Project’ returns to Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery

The Green-Wood Historic Fund and Variations Theatre Group will present this month the return engagement of The Spoon River Project, a play with music staged among spectacular 19th-century graves in the heart of Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery. … Full Article
 

OPINION: DUMBO needs more traffic lights

Every day on the way to work, I pass by Front Street in DUMBO. It is a busy street, with trucks, a cab dispatcher nearby, and many private cars. Yet, if you want to cross the street you have to look around, wait until there are no cars, and then cross. … Full Article
 

Debt disputes need not be in writing, court determines

The United States 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses New York,  has ruled that the Fair Debt Collection Act (FDCA) does not require a notice of a disputed debt to be in writing to be deemed valid. … Full Article
 

Thousands expected at Lubavitcher Rebbe's grave

Thousands of people are arriving at the grave of a revered New York City rabbi to mark the 19th anniversary of his death. Rabbi Menachem Schneerson led the Chabad Lubavitch movement based in Crown Heights for more than 40 years. … Full Article
 

High school students hit the big time with art exhibit

Twelve New York City high school students are getting to see what Andy Warhol must have felt when his painting depicting Campbell soup cans first went on display in a gallery. … Full Article
 

McCarren Park visitors have new pathways to enjoy

Visitors to McCarren Park in Greenpoint can enjoy it even more than they did before, thanks to a renovation of the recreation area done by the parks Department with funds obtained from the city budget by Councilman Stephen Levin. … Full Article
 

Successful ‘iMentor’ year wraps up with picnic in Brooklyn

High school students and their mentors celebrated a year of successful “iMentoring” on Saturday with games, lunch from Panera, and fun activities like funny dress up and T-shirt making at a picnic in Cadman Plaza Park, Downtown Brooklyn.  … Full Article
 

P.S. 8 Paddlewheeler helps make up for city budget cuts

Families packed Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights on Saturday for the annual P.S. 8 Paddlewheeler Festival. … Full Article
 

Lentol demands crackdown on ‘deceitful’ mortgage lenders

The state should be doing more to assist homeowners whose houses are in foreclosure proceedings, according to Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, who said that at the very least they should be protected from  … Full Article
 

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