Bellissimo! Montague Street palazzo could be ready for residents in August

Here's a new way for people to live in Brooklyn Heights — inside a bank that looks like a palazzo in Romeo and Juliet's hometown.

We're talking about the condos being created on the upstairs floors of the Brooklyn Trust Company Building at 177 Montague St., an individual city landmark designed a century ago by distinguished bank architecture firm York & Sawyer.


Fortis reveals first look at LICH development plans

Developer Fortis Property Group presented its first look at plans for the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) at a standing-room-only meeting of the Cobble Hill Association (CHA) on Monday.

Dave ‘Paco’ Abraham, president of CHA, worked to keep things civil as many in attendance made it clear they were still seething about the loss of their historic hospital after a wrenching two-year battle.


Judge extends TRO on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse project

To the disappointment of developers, a Brooklyn judge on Monday extended a partial Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the Pierhouse development at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel extended the TRO on the penthouse of “Parcel B,” the shorter section of the project, pending his decision on a lawsuit filed by the preservationist group Save the View Now (STVN).


Professor marks 100th birthday at Brooklyn Law School

When Brooklyn Law School professors and alumni refer to an "institution," they might very well be talking about Professor Joseph Crea.

He's taught generations of students over more than six decades, instilling legal precepts along with some pithy tenets of his own, such as "Never drop your briefcase and run."


Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project to hold gala at BAM

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is holding its 25th anniversary celebration on May 20 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Carroll Gardens Association to honor local leaders at 44th anniversary celebration

The Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. (CGA) will host its 44th anniversary celebration on May 28 at Marco Polo Ristorante at 345 Court St. This year, CGA will be honoring exceptional public servants and businesses that have been at the forefront of community leadership and service in Carroll Gardens and nearby areas.


Sunset resident cleans park, one piece of glass at a time

If Jeff Walker Wilcox had to come up with a slogan for Sunset Park, it might be: No glass in the grass! Wilcox, a police officer who moved into Sunset Park a year ago, has quietly adopted the park the neighborhood is named after and has made it his business to pick up pieces of glass he finds in the grass and removes them before the sharp objects can cut children’s feet.

Wilcox serves as an example of the type of resident that can be found in neighborhoods all over Brooklyn; a person who doesn’t complain about a quality of life condition but instead does something about it.


NYU Lutheran experts applaud mayor’s mental health stance

Mayor Bill de Blasio is on target when he speaks about the city’s need to expand mental health services according to officials at Brooklyn’s NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers, who said that the mental health of children and families demands more attention from city government.


Jewish women gather in Prospect Park to make challah

Challah if you hear me.

Nearly 300 Jewish women from all over brownstone Brooklyn packed into the Prospect Park Picnic House to learn the spiritual secrets and customs of making challah bread during Challah On The Park on Thursday night.

Separating challah is a sacred tradition among the Jewish people and one of three mitzvot uniquely connected to women.



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