DUMBO’s P.S. Bookshop, hit with tax bill, turns to crowd-funding

P.S. Bookshop, the iconic DUMBO store that sells used and rare books, is scrambling to raise thousands of dollars to pay five years of real estate taxes that owner Yuval Gans says he wasn’t even aware of.


Brooklyn experts gather at 5X10 Talks to discuss what's next

A few of Brooklyn's biggest tastemakers got together to discuss what's next for the borough during the second annual 5x10 Talks hosted by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) at BRIC Media House on Wednesday night.

So what’s next for Brooklyn?


BAM among 18 cultural groups to receive grants from NYC foundation

Eighteen cultural institutions in New York City have received $200,000 each from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The nonprofit said Thursday that the $3.6 million in grants will fund the organizations' programs in the arts and sciences for children in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Museums, libraries and performing arts and science centers are among the recipients.


Edna’s Soul Food Restaurant workers to receive owed back pay

The owner of a Brownsville soul-food restaurant has been sentenced to prison for failing to pay his employees close to $17,000 in back wages, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned.

The defendant, Earl Davis, resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Davis previously pleaded guilty to one count of an attempted scheme to defraud. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun presided over Davis’ sentencing.


LIU Brooklyn cuts the ribbon on new, high-tech nursing school

LIU Brooklyn cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art nursing school on Wednesday and proudly showed off its modern labs, classrooms and suite of simulated learning environments.

Robotic mannequins remotely controlled by instructors and scenarios with trained actors are some of the teaching tools the new school uses.

The Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing benefits from a $10 million grant from the Heilbrunn family, the largest gift in the history of the campus.


Attorney: Tickets, no charges, in Fort Greene Snowden statue episode

A lawyer for the mystery artists who affixed a bust of Edward Snowden to Fort Greene Park’s war monument says they've been ticketed but not criminally charged.

Attorney Ronald Kuby says the likeness of the exiled National Security Agency whistleblower was returned to the two activist artists Wednesday, ahead of a planned gallery show. He says the two got summonses for being in a park after hours, a non-criminal violation.

The police department hasn't immediately responded to an inquiry about the matter.


‘Minding Our Own’ documentary looks at family caregivers

The hard work done by caregivers who look after frail family members with love and dedication is the subject of a new eye-opening documentary by a young Brooklyn filmmaker.

Inaya Graciana Yusuf, 27, spent two years making “Minding Our Own,” a 40-minute documentary that will have its world premiere at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.

“I’m looking forward to sharing my film and sharing the stories of the families who allowed me to document their lives,” Yusuf, a soft-spoken Cobble Hill resident, told the Brooklyn Eagle on Monday.


Just-sold Williamsburg property slated for environmental cleanup

Lightning fast.

Industrial property in the Hasidic end of Williamsburg was on the sale market for a New York Minute before being snapped up for $7.5 million.

There were a dozen or more contenders for the property, all from the Satmar community, said Neil Dolgin, co-president of Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates.

“It was a question of who's going to come to the table quickest,” said Dolgin, who represented the sellers in the transaction. “The deal closed in 30 days.”


Williamsburg's William Vale, open by New Year's Eve?

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot?

Just imagine — Williamsburg will have a new hotel, the William Vale, in time for New Year's Eve if things go Riverside Developers' way.

“Nobody believes us. It's a very aggressive schedule,” Mordy Steinfeld, Riverside's director of operations and development, told Eye on Real Estate. “It might not happen. But that's the target.”


DOE to meet with parents shut out of Brooklyn’s P.S. 8

Parents at P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights have gathered more than 740 signatures on a petition urging the city to maintain six kindergarten classes there in order to ensure seats for all zoned students.



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