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Brooklyn federal court recognized by FEMA

Downtown
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the Eastern District of New York opened its doors to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with court personnel being utilized to assist FEMA first responders and the judicial process, both in the early days and the weeks and months that followed th … Full Article
 

Jesse Eisenberg to join award-winning novelist Teddy Wayne in DUMBO

DUMBO
Whiting Writers’ Award-winner Teddy Wayne will be visiting DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on Jan. … Full Article
 

Afghanistan veteran to launch wartime memoir in DUMBO with NY Times' James Dao

DUMBO
In his new book "Afghan Post," The New York Times blogger and veteran Adrian Bonenberger conveys the unforgettable emotional reality of his military experience through the cracked lens of his wartime correspondence. On Jan. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn community groups refute SUNY figures, call for new LICH operator search

Cobble Hill
SUNY’s search for a developer to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH) is invalid and the RFP (Request for Proposals) process needs to start from scratch, say six community groups fighting in court to prevent SUNY Downstate from selling the embattled hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn to Fortis  … Full Article
 

Boys and Girls High basketball team attacked after game at Grady High School

Bedford-Stuyvesant
As Boys and Girls coach Ruth Lovelace was walking out of Grady High School with her team just behind her Thursday night, she saw two cars idling just outside the building. She didn't think much of it at first, but two seconds later all hell broke loose. … Full Article
 

R train riders benefit from ferry service extension, pols say

Sunset Park
The decision by Mayor Bill de Blasio to extend the Sunset Park-Wall Street ferry service into the spring will help R train riders coping with the loss of direct service to Manhattan, according to southern Brooklyn lawmakers. … Full Article
 

Gov. Cuomo’s mixed LICH message falls flat in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
Just one day after Governor Andrew Cuomo called the perilous state of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn part of “a s … Full Article
 

Bed-Stuy – buy or die?

Bedford-Stuyvesant
As I approached the corner of Throop Avenue and Van Buren Street in early summer 2013, I couldn't help but notice the giant "Murder — $50,000 Reward" sign that loomed over the intersection, emblazoned with the photo of a dead businessman. … Full Article
 

City’s tourism arm promotes Park Slope, Fifth Avenue to visitors

Park Slope
When tourists visit New York City, they tend to visit certain well-known spots: the Empire State Building, the Museum of Natural History, Yankee Stadium, the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Center site, Grand Central, Madison Square Garden. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg store owners allowed to demand modest dress code

Williamsburg
The New York City Human Rights Commission (HRC) has dropped its challenge against seven Hasidic stores with mandatory dress codes promoting modesty. … Full Article
 

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