New Navy Yard building to support creative, tech industries

A joint initiative of Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP), Rudin Development and WeWork, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC), is developing a new 675,000-square-foot building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to cater to the rapidly emerging technology and creative industries in Brooklyn.


Clarke says U.S.-Cuba thaw offers hope for future

President Obama’s decision to re-establish diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba is being closely watched in Brooklyn’s Caribbean-American community. U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, a Caribbean-American, praised the move as an important and necessary step toward making life better for everyone in North America.


Details & choice of developer for Brooklyn Bridge Park brings out critics, questions about surplus cash

The public announcement by Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation earlier this week, naming the developer to build two new towers at the park entrance in front of Pier 6, brought forth a number of comments from local residents and elected officials who question the scale of the project.


Kids use art to raise awareness of asthma

A dozen New York City area students, including four from Brooklyn, were winners of a poster contest sponsored by HealthPlus Amerigroup to raise awareness of asthma. The kids will have the honor of seeing the posters they created used in a special calendar.

The contest was part of HealthPlus Amerigroup’s Keeping Kids in School Asthma Program, a project that seeks to use innovative approaches to promote asthma awareness to improve the quality of life for children living with asthma.


PHOTOS: Flag burning at Fort Greene Park

An activist group called Disarm NYPD organized a flag burning at Fort Greene Park on Wednesday to raise awareness of racist violence in the United States, according to the Associated Press.

The event took place right before the 4th of July holiday weekend and just after the national conversation focused on the Confederate flag.


More cops may be headed to Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently agreed to add 1,300 new cops to the city’s payroll – and some of them may be headed to Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct.

In a letter to Brooklyn officials, NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton left the door wide open to adding more officers to the streets of Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

While the crime rate is down in many categories under 84th Precinct Captain Sergio Centa, officials say, the area has undergone explosive growth.


Legally blind mother of three to celebrate paperback release of memoir in Park Slope

Brooklyn author Nicole C. Kear’s memoir “Now I See You,” which focuses on Kear’s journey as a legally-blind mother of three, will be released in paperback July 14 — and the author will celebrate with an event at Community Bookstore (143 7th Ave. in Park Slope) at 7 p.m. on July 15.


Brooklyn Law School professor addresses religious freedom in wake of recent marriage equality decision

In Obergefell v. Hodges, marriage equality became the law everywhere in the United States. That decision had long been anticipated. Many people also expected that Justice Kennedy would write the opinion, as he did, and that he would rely on a blend of liberty and equality considerations. So the opinion was viewed by many as welcome but unsurprising.


OPINION: Brooklyn parent: Charter school helped my children

Like thousands of other Brooklyn parents this month, I find myself the mother of a proud high school graduate. My daughter is on her way to a bright future in college—the path here hasn’t always been clear, and this road hasn’t been easy—but I am so thankful for the support along her journey to this day.


Plans unveiled for Pier 6 residential buildings at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) on Tuesday announced plans for a joint venture of RAL Development Services (RAL) and Oliver’s Realty Group to develop two residential buildings at the Pier 6 uplands site. If approved by the BBP Board of Directors, the new project will ensure the long-term financial stability of BBP, add new park space, bring much-needed affordable housing and pre-K seats to the community and generate hundreds of good union jobs.



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