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Gala raises $950,000 for HeartShare Human Services

HeartShare Human Services of New York celebrated its 25th Annual Spring Gala and Auction by honoring five members of the community and raising more than $950,000, according to organizers. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn-born Richie Havens, singer who opened Woodstock, 72

Richie Havens, the Brooklyn-born folk and rock singer-songwriter who was best known for his performance at Woodstock in 1969, where he sang “Freedom,” has died at 72.

His family said in a statement that Havens died Monday of a heart attack. … Full Article
 

Bulls shut down Nets 90-82, even series at 1-1

Chicago evened its playoff series the only way it knows how: with bruising Bulls defense. … Full Article
 

Proposals for DUMBO’s Empire Stores include green roofs, retail, office space

Ten design firms have submitted ambitious proposals for the development of the long-empty Empire Stores coffee warehouses on the waterfront in DUMBO, Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights resident releases enchanting debut novel

Lucy – the bewitching narrator of Julie Sarkissian’s debut novel “Dear Lucy” – has an unusual if sometimes eerie voice. … Full Article
 

TONIGHT: Nets look to take commanding 2-0 series lead against Bulls

After Saturday night's dominant 106-89 over the Chicago Bulls, the Brooklyn Nets once again look to put a beating on the Bulls in tonight's game two of the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals (8 p.m., WWOR, TNT, WFAN).  … Full Article
 

OPINION: Philanthropists needed amidst library controversy

Who built New York City’s library branches? One of the first groups of libraries built in New York City, including Brooklyn, was funded by Andrew Carnegie. … Full Article
 

Pro Bono Barrister for April 22

Conditions in Bronx Criminal Courts have always been more challenging, according to veteran attorneys. Some point out that with more poverty comes more crime allegedly committed by people who can’t afford attorneys. A vicious cycle. … Full Article
 

Women’s choir sings at Brooklyn federal courthouse despite Boston bombings

After she heard about the bombings in Boston last week, the Willow Interfaith Women’s Choir’s director Farah Chandu said the group never had second thoughts about performing in the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse because, as they say, the show must go on. … Full Article
 

Markowitz welcomes consuls to Borough Hall

On Thursday, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz welcomed to Borough Hall honorary consuls general from across the world, with representatives from Turkey, Jamaica, Indonesia, Norway, Nigeria, Brazil, Cyprus, Lithuania, Serbia, Zambia, Malta and Albania.  … Full Article
 

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