Crown Heights

NAACP president calls council members 'heroic'

The 34 City Council members who voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the Community Safety Act – legislation that creates an inspector general to monitor the New York Police Department – performed a heroic act, the president of the NAACP said Thursday. … Full Article

Calling all bookworms! Brooklyn Book Festival announces 2013 program

On Thursday, Aug. 22, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Literary Council announced programming for the eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, supported by AT&T, to be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. … Full Article

Heights congregation receives 'sacred sites’ grant

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has given a $10,000 Sacred Sites grant for facade restoration to Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights, part of a total of $275,000 award … Full Article

The Aging In New York Fund to celebrate Grandparents’ Day at Prospect Park with its first-ever charitable walk for seniors

To enhance the quality of life for all our seniors, the Aging in New York Fund (ANYF) has created a unique fundraising experience on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Prospect Park. … Full Article

Levin wants city to produce data on movie shoots

New York is starting to rival Hollywood as a place where movies and television shows are filmed. Hundreds of films and television shows are shot on city streets each year, according to the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater, and Television. … Full Article

More changes in historic Heights

Are high-profile builders Tom and Fred Elghanayan looking to make their big development site on Livingston Street even bigger? … Full Article

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists to discuss ‘Enemies Within’ in Brooklyn

After the 9/11 attacks, most Americans were prepared to tolerate a more powerful, secretive government that kept a close watch on its citizens. … Full Article

De-viners work in PromGarden: Divine results

The De-Viners were out in full force on Tuesday morning in the Promenade Garden. … Full Article

Sigh of Relief: Bloomberg extends Brooklyn ferry service through January

R train riders received some “ferry” good news on Wednesday. … Full Article

Drake added to list of VMA performers at Barclays Center

Drake is the latest A-list musician set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. The rapper joins a hefty list of performers, including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Kanye West. … Full Article


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