Crown Heights

NYU Lutheran joins nationwide colon cancer fight

Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in America — right behind prostate and lung cancer in men and breast and lung cancer in women — according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In 2014, 137,000 cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed in the U.S.


Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 public comment deadline is Monday

The deadline for the public to comment to the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) on the proposed Pier 6 development in Brooklyn Bridge Park is Monday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m.

The board of the ESD will have a major decision on their hands. While the city says two high-rise towers at the park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance are financially necessary and provide a spot for affordable housing, opponents – including neighborhood organizations, officials and local residents -- have presented a nearly solid wall of opposition.


Group to present art installation, performances at Brooklyn Community Gardens

As part of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s and New York Restoration Project’s Arts in the Gardens program, Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary arts organization LEIMAY is sponsoring an art installation, “Qualia Skyhole,” in the Gil Hodges Community Garden at 534 Carroll St. in Gowanus through Sept. 9.

LEIMAY creates string installations that use tension and suspension in order to create a sense of expansion and collapse of space to present outdoor space as places of contemplation, rebirth and regeneration.


Last week for ‘Rachel’ and ‘Las Meninas’ in Fort Greene

Two gripping plays written by African-American women, “Rachel” and “Las Meninas,” will be wrapping up Aug. 29 at the New Brooklyn Theatre, in the Irondale Center in Fort Greene.

Both works push buttons, portray the wreckage produced by unstifled power, and reclaim the lost histories of black lives.

The moving “Rachel,” Angelina Weld Grimké's lynching drama written in 1916, was the first play ever staged by an black woman playwright.


Battle of Brooklyn heroes may be one step closer to getting new memorial

The Revolutionary War’s Battle of Brooklyn is in the late August air. History lovers are going to ceremonies and reenactments all over the borough just as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s staff is making initial moves that could result in building a park dedicated to a special unit called the Maryland 400 that fought in the battle. The Park Slope site would honor this group of elite American soldiers from Maryland, most of whom died while holding off the British long enough for General George Washington and his men to retreat across the East River.


Cobble Hill Association torn over leader as LICH development looms

Tensions at the Cobble Hill Association (CHA) have reached the boiling point just as the community group struggles with negotiations over the development of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site.

The target of the dissent is First VP Roy Sloane, who has been acting as president since Dave “Paco” Abraham moved out of town. (Sloane is barred from the presidency by virtue of having served two terms already.)


The Great Outdoors, on Montague Street

This is an ode to the Great Outdoors — our version of the Great Outdoors.

Some people demand mountain peaks or sun-bright beaches as their open-air scenery. We prefer places  like Montague Street where we can stroll, high-calorie ice cream cone in hand, or plop down and order blintzes made with fresh blueberries.

The Brooklyn Heights commercial corridor has been endlessly photographed. So we're throwing in a few off-kilter images, like the dollar signs on the fence outside Flushing Bank.


Clark Street eyesore slapped with Buildings Department violations

Eyesore alert!

This, too, is 100 Clark St.

The half-demolished historic house at 100 Clark St. has been slapped with new notices of city Buildings Department violations.


When, O beloved Bossert?

Will the Bossert be back in operation before the snows fly in B'LYN?

Last March, an owner of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District hotel at 98 Montague St. told us he was aiming for a summer re-opening. It's August now, in case you hadn't noticed, and the historic property is not yet ready to receive guests.


The rent for Brooklyn Heights' 'Asphalt Jungle' house is $30,000 per month

There are no asphalt shingles on this house now.

Genteel 113 Willow St., a piece of historic Brooklyn Heights that was built when Andrew Jackson was President, is all fixed up and newly arrived on the leasing market.

The asking rent is $30,000 per month.

That is not a typo.

What's it like inside a home with a price tag like that?

We got a first-hand look. It's very tasteful. And very tranquil.



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