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Chief Judge Lippman announces creation of Legal Hand in Crown Heights

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman was in Crown Heights on Monday to announce the creation of a new program call Legal Hand that will provide free legal advice and referrals to low-income residents from its storefront location on Kingston Avenue. … Full Article
 

Landmarks Preservation Commission says respect that tea porch at 8 Montague Terrace

Bring out the Earl Grey in the good bone china cups, and drink a toast. The tea porch at 8 Montague Terrace is going to be restored. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Historical Society celebrates Brooklyn Heights as first designated landmark district

It was a world-class gathering of leaders in preservation. Monday night the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), serving Brooklyn for 150 years, hosted a bright, upbeat celebration of the 50th anniversary — to the exact day — of the city's designation of Brooklyn Heights as the first Landmark … Full Article
 

OPINION: The St. Francis approach to ending the tobacco epidemic

How do you make a 40 year old public health message relatable to young people? How do you inform young people that the lies told to them by Big Tobacco about vaping and e-cigarettes today are mirror images of the lies their grandparents were told by Big Tobacco decades ago? … Full Article
 

Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo debuts red panda cubs

Two red panda cubs, one male and one female, were born at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo this summer and have made their public debut.    … Full Article
 

Brooklyn serial rapist sentenced to 100 years to life in prison

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced on Monday that a 26-year-old Brooklyn serial rapist has been sentenced to 100 years to life in prison for committing four rapes within a one-week period, including one of a 15-year-old girl.
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84th Precinct cops honored for catching motorcycle thief

The 84th Precinct Community Council honored two NYPD officers, Gustavo Jaramillo and Alex Guess, with its Cop of the Month award, for their role in the arrest of a perp responsible for multiple motorcycle thefts at its most recent meeting at Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights last … Full Article
 

DOE to present final plan to rezone P.S. 8 and P.S. 307

The city’s Department of Education (DOE) will present its final plan for the rezoning of Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8 and Vinegar Hill’s P.S. 307 to the District 13 Community Education Council (CEC) on Monday, Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m. … Full Article
 

Levin pushes for bigger Brooklyn Heights Library at City Council hearing

During a packed four-hour City Council subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Councilmember Stephen Levin said he would not support the sale and redevelopment of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library branch unless he was convinced “it’s a good deal for the local community and Brooklyn Public Libra … Full Article
 

Controversial music festival moves from Crown Heights to Sunset Park following public protest

The show must go on for the Time Warp Music Festival — just not at its originally planned location. … Full Article
 

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