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Novelist reveals how teaching in Brooklyn has shaped his work

Williamsburg
Following his acclaimed debut “Sacrifice Fly,” New York City public school teacher Tim O’Mara’s new novel “Crooked Numbers” (Minotaur Books) returns to the Williamsburg neighborhood to tell the story of Raymond Donne, a middle school teacher who has taken a break from his job to solve a mys … Full Article
 

Price tag for 141 Willoughby St. is $28 million

Downtown
A Downtown Brooklyn development site across the street from the massive City Point project fetched a nice price: $28 million. … Full Article
 

Own a piece of Fifth Ave. for $2.95 million

Sunset Park
Here's your chance to join the ranks of Sunset Park's Fifth Avenue landlords. The price of admission won't come cheap, though. Kenby Pharmacy owner Gilbert Zuckerman is selling the building his drugstore's in, 6024 Fifth Ave. … Full Article
 

Madonna, Pussy Riot star in Brooklyn human rights concert

Downtown
Instead of singing, Madonna and Pussy Riot spoke with passion about human rights issues at a Brooklyn concert for Amnesty International on Wednesday night at the Barclays Center. … Full Article
 

Technical glitch torpedos LICH Q & A; Brooklyn BP Adams promises show to air

Cobble Hill
They learned about bowties. And onions. And kindergarten.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Public Library’s Annual Gala honors Brooklyn’s literary luminaries

Brooklyn Heights
The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) on Tuesday hosted its 17th Annual Gala, honoring Brooklyn-based novelist and essayist Martin Amis; Chairman of the Brooklyn Public Library Board of Trustees Anthony Crowell; and The Char … Full Article
 

Shoppers go forth on Fifth in Sunset Park

Sunset Park
Fifth Avenue Brooklyn – it's a tale of three Business Improvement Districts. The retail corridor snakes like a spine through brownstoners' bailiwick Park Slope, through immigrant magnet Sunset Park, through middle-class and increasingly Middle Eastern Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Up All Night: Cuban coffee and cake 24-7 at La Gran Via Bakery

Sunset Park
La Gran Via Bakery is a night owl's best friend, serving up Cuban coffee and cake 24-7. “People come at all hours from very far away for the coffee,”said Royd Leyva, 29, a third-generation owner of the bakery at 4516 Fifth Ave. with sister Betsy, 33. … Full Article
 

Schumer wants New York to host another Super Bowl

Downtown
The Denver Broncos probably didn’t think Super Bowl XLVIII was much fun, not after the 43-8 drubbing they suffered at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. But to U.S. Senator Schumer, the event was a smashing success. … Full Article
 

Prayer breakfast and forum for struggling SUNY Downstate

Prospect Heights
On Thursday, Feb. 6, faith leaders from Central Brooklyn will hold a forum and prayer breakfast to plan an interfaith fast and future actions to save health care services in Central Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

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