Crown Heights

'Hot tea’ case against Park Slope Barnes and Noble moves forward

Evidence of an improperly secured lid and a wobbly table was enough to allow a Brooklyn Supreme Court justice to grant the continuation of a personal injury case against a Brooklyn Barnes and Noble.


Court Street funeral chapel may soon be dearly departed

Dominic Cusimano might want to call in a feng shui expert – or a shaman, maybe.

How else is he going to turn the first floor of 230 Court St. into a doctors' office that doesn't give Cobble Hill residents the creeps? It's a funeral parlor.


Bed-Stuy actress stars in ‘The Crucible’

Actress Rebekah Madebach, a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident, will tackle one of the theater’s most challenging roles when she stars as Abigail Williams in a production of Arthur Miller’s classic American drama “The Crucible,” presented by the St. Bart’s Players opening on Nov. 14.

The play will be presented at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Ave. in Manhattan.


Bishop Ford loses to Mount but still clinches AA playoff spot

Bishop Ford had its five-game winning streak snapped on Sunday when it lost 22-12 to Mount St. Michael at Aviator. However, that loss is but a blip for the Falcons, as they have clinched the CHSFL AA playoffs for the first time in the program’s 15-year history.


Swiss Family Robinson sets sail for Montague Street

It started with a coffee table, a console and two desks, half a world away.

That's the first line of furniture a merchant who's making his Montague Street debut designed back in 1996 when he and his wife launched their showroom Atmosphere – in Geneva.


Allen School students sponsor a “Pink Time Out” from all things breast cancer

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of a group of students at Brooklyn Heights’ Allen School for Health Sciences, Christmas will come early this year for a woman recently out of active treatment for breast cancer

On Aug. 9, students presented their former teacher, Jean Campbell, now executive director of a tax-exempt, nonprofit breast cancer organization, with a check for $1,344, which reflected what they raised in the Students Learning for a Cause Program, and a matching donation from Allen School.


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.



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