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Brooklyn hospitals welcome first babies of 2017

The first baby born at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in 2017 arrived just a few short hours into the New Year. At 4:10 a.m. on Jan. 1, little Helen Zhu made her big debut at the hospital at 150 55th St. in Sunset Park. … Full Article
 

Techno-thriller author Tom Avitabile to speak at Brooklyn Heights Library

Tom Avitabile, the author of a series of best-selling political techno thrillers, will speak at the Brooklyn Heights Library’s interim branch and sign his fifth and newest book “Give Us This Day.” The book is his third best-seller. … Full Article
 

Adams backs Sunset Park Library proposal, but has changes in mind

Borough President Eric Adams has come out in support of a controversial proposal to tear down the Sunset Park Library and build an eight-story apartment complex at the site, but he also called for significant changes in the floor plans for the project. … Full Article
 

FDNY 9/11 victims honored at Hanukkah celebration in Downtown Brooklyn

Hundreds gathered at the FDNY’s Brooklyn headquarters at 9 MetroTech Center on Wednesday night to celebrate the fifth night of Hanukkah and to pay tribute to three FDNY members who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. … Full Article
 

Buildings Dept. OKs plans for lux tower at site of Brooklyn Heights Library

A new 36-story luxury tower at the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library edged one step closer on Tuesday with the Department of Buildings’ (DOB) approval of plans filed by Marvel Architects. … Full Article
 

Full speed ahead for leasing efforts at Industry City

Two million five hundred thousand square feet. That's how much space the leasing team at Industry City has rented since August 2013,  a spokeswoman for the mammoth waterfront Sunset Park complex told the Brooklyn Eagle via email. … Full Article
 

Industry City: See it like a tourist

It's a waterfront wonderland for history-minded folks who feel nostalgic about Brooklyn's industrial past. The artisanal furniture makers and chocolatiers who now occupy the complex are pretty cool, too. … Full Article
 

Judge orders ‘bouncy’ Squibb Bridge design firm to allow Brooklyn Bridge Park access to key software

Attorneys representing Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) won a legal skirmish last week in the ongoing lawsuit against the engineering firm that designed the broken-down Squibb Park Bridge. The once-popular “bouncy” bridge connected Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

Ortiz: Don’t dump homeless in Sunset Park hotels

More than 200 homeless people are currently being housed by the city in hotels in Sunset Park, a situation Assemblymember Felix Ortiz says is causing a “homeless housing crowding crisis” in his Brooklyn district. … Full Article
 

Fortis files plans for another tower on the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site

The controversial redevelopment of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill continues with another tower announced on Thursday. … Full Article
 

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