Cobble Hill Association meeting to focus on LICH development guidelines

Guidelines for the future development of the former site of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) will be the hot topic at the spring general meeting of the Cobble Hill Association (CHA).

The meeting takes place on Monday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Cobble Hill Health Center, 380 Henry St.

CHA was one of six neighborhood associations that fought for two years to save LICH, which is being sold by the state for $240 million to developer Fortis Property Group in what many called a “rigged” process.


St. Francis College basketball starting over in 2015-16

It’s been two months since the men’s basketball team at St. Francis College saw its final prayer for an NCAA Tournament berth go unanswered. 

Senior Lowell Ulmer’s desperation half-court heave at the Pope Center hung up in the air for what seemed like an eternity after bounding off the rim as time expired on the Terriers’ hard-to-swallow 66-63 loss to Robert Morris on the night of March 10 on Remsen Street.


Lander visits storytime at Windsor Terrace Library, a finalist for NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

City Councilmember Brad Lander and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) President and CEO Linda Johnson joined preschoolers and parents at BPL's Windsor Terrace branch on Monday in celebration of the branch’s recent nomination for the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. They visited the branch’s popular story time program to recognize its service to the neighborhood. 


Brooklyn native wins creative writing scholarship

Vincenzo Ciccone used his experience of growing up in Brooklyn Heights as his inspiration for a poem that won him the 2015-16 Truman Capote Scholarships for creative writing at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Ciccone, a senior at the university, and fellow student Huda Afandeh each won $14,000 in scholarship support for the following academic year.

His poem is titled "Deaf," and references him looking out across the East River at the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.


Schumer announces $2M for Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Monday announced that after his push, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will provide a commitment letter for $2 million in federal grant funding for the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s jobs expansion project, which will go toward renovating two floors of Building 77 to create move-in ready 3,000-5,000-square-foot units for small- and medium-sized businesses.


Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws

Hundreds of men, women and children, including fashion designer Donna Karan, marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed.


School technology project heads budget wish list in 38th Council District

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca asked constituents in his Sunset Park-Red Hood district to name the project they most wanted to see get funding in the new city budget and the answer he got could be summed up in three words: technology for schools.


VIDEO: Uber slashes rides to $2.75 for final weekends of L train closure

Uber Rides For $2.75 During L Train Weekend Work

In April, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the L train closures between Eighth Avenue in Manhattan and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg. The five-week closure is now in its final week, and we checked in with local businesses to see how they have been coping.


BKLYN DESIGNS moves to Greenpoint and is bigger than ever

Brooklyn's creative community gathered together on Friday for the 13th annual BKLYN DESIGNS, a three-day showcase of local artists and designers at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint.

“We want to thank Joe Lentol and the entire Brooklyn Assembly Delegation for allowing us to put together things like this, because they understand that BKLYN DESIGNS is not an event — they get that it's an economic development program,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Carlo Scissura.


Brooklyn man tells how he went from couch potato to 5K runner

Three years ago, Donald Stankalis weighed 440 pounds and was a confirmed couch potato. But now, after losing an astonishing 250 pounds, he is no longer a slave to his couch. In fact, he’s so physically fit, he runs in 5K races and plans to take part in half-marathons.

"Now, I am 190 pounds!" Stankalis said as he held up a wide-length pant leg and sported a beaming smile during a presentation at an open house at the NYU Lutheran Weight Loss Surgery Institute.



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