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New NY-centric novel to launch in Brooklyn

Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. … Full Article
 

SUNY fights back against recent LICH court orders

Last week, a Brooklyn Supreme Court justice issued an order allowing Brooklyn community groups and the New York City Public Advocate to assist in the selection of a new operator for the struggling Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article
 

Community Links brings troubled young people out of their shells

Community Links, a service of Baltic Street AEH (Advocacy, Employment and Housing), with headquarters at 250 Baltic St. in Cobble Hill, is a kind of “outward bound” for urban youth striving for mental health and a life free of substance abuse.  … Full Article
 

New principal takes over at Bishop Ford High School

There is a new team at the top at Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School. The school recently welcomed a new principal, Thomas P. Arria Jr., and a new chairman of its board of directors, Myles Davis. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn federal court employees are deemed 'essential'

As the United States government continues its stalemate on the federal budget and negotiations on the raising the debt ceiling, the government remains in shutdown, forcing hundreds of thousands of U.S. federal employees home from their jobs without pay. … Full Article
 

Forest City and Greenland Group sign memorandum of understanding to form joint venture for Atlantic Yards

Brooklyn-based Forest City Ratner Companies, LLC (“FCRC”), the New York-based subsidiary of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and CEB), and Shanghai-based Greenland Group Co. … Full Article
 

Residential skyscraper to share BAM-area block with new Shakespearean theater

Here's the gleaming tower that will keep the Bard company. Shakespeare's new home in Downtown Brooklyn, the soon-to-open Theatre for a New Audience, will share its Ashland Place block with a 52-story skyscraper the Gotham Organization is constructing.  … Full Article
 

‘Wordbirds’: A new book for word nerds

If you’re a word nerd like me, and you care more about your Words With Friends stats than the score of the Super Bowl, chances are you’ll be excited about Liesl Schillinger’s new book, “Wordbirds” (Simon & Schuster; Oct. 15). … Full Article
 

Nate Fish: From Brooklyn artist to a leader of Israeli baseball

It may seem like a stretch for someone who was once a Williamsburg-Bushwick visual artist to now be living in Israel and to call himself "The king of Jewish Baseball." … Full Article
 

Bushwick Inlet Park opens

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation cut the ribbon on its newest and greenest facility, an innovative 15,500 square foot multi-use building serving North Brooklyn’s waterfront. … Full Article
 

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