Brooklyn’s all-night love affair with philosophy at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) Night of Philosophy and Ideas — an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings and music — drew more than 7,000 people to the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza on Jan. 27.   … Full Article
DA Eric Gonzalez Partners with Youth in Anti-Bullying Storytelling Project

DA Gonzalez partners with youth in anti-bullying storytelling project

A culmination of District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s work with youth communities to prevent bullying came together at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Wednesday night as kids presented anti-bullying short films they made. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce wins $750,000 grant to help small business

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, has even more reason to break out the champagne. … Full Article

Brooklyn student wins 4-H Council’s highest honor

A college student from Brooklyn has won national recognition for her work in the community. Kyra-Lee Harry, a freshman at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, has been named the winner of the National 4-H Council’s Youth in Action Citizenship Pillar Award for 2018. … Full Article

Brooklyn Criminal Court sergeant admits to sex abuse in court stairwell

A former Brooklyn Criminal Court sergeant pleaded guilty to public lewdness and was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge on Wednesday after he forced a woman to perform a sex act on him in a court stairwell. … Full Article

Marcy Library reopens after renovation

Book lovers in Bedford-Stuyvesant have their library back. After a major renovation project, the Marcy Library recently reopened to great fanfare on a day that included a ceremony enjoyed by Brooklyn Public Library officials, local lawmakers and a group of young school children.  … Full Article

Thurston becomes winningest head coach in St. Francis College women's basketball history

John Thurston already holds the most impressive achievement in St. Francis Brooklyn basketball history. The only hoops coach in the Remsen Street school’s history to lead a team to an NCAA Tournament added yet another one Monday night in Emmitsburg, Maryland. … Full Article

Swimming in the Stars: Downtown Brooklyn tower will have highest pool in Western Hemisphere

Brooklyn may soon be losing its pop-up pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park, but the borough is gaining another place to swim.   … Full Article

After two trials a Brooklyn man gets 20 years for killing innocent mother in a shootout

After a guilty verdict came in exactly 10 years since the death of an innocent Brooklyn mother and nurse, who was killed in crossfire, the victim’s family told her killer they wished he’d spend life in prison. … Full Article

Suskind warns of dangers of Trump bashing media

“Journalists are used to being hated, but we’re in a totally different place now,” Ron Suskind told the audience at the “Unrig the System Summit” in New Orleans on Feb. 2. … Full Article


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