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.


Hillary Clinton woos donors visiting Brooklyn Heights campaign headquarters

Hillary Rodham Clinton is wooing an early group of major donors to her presidential campaign and visiting her Brooklyn campaign headquarters for the first time since getting into the White House race.

Hundreds of people who have raised at least $2,700 for Clinton's campaign received a series of briefings Thursday on polling, strategy and communications.


This Weekend: ‘Please Touch the Art’ exhibition coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

“Please Touch the Art,” a new exhibition by Danish artist Jeppe Hein featuring 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction, is coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) this weekend.


New novel brings to life a small Long Island town

New Yorker Christopher Bollen brings his personal life into his fiction writing as he ventures into the world of Long Island in his newest book, “Orient.”

Image courtesy of Harper Collins


A roof grows in Brooklyn: Barclays Center to get grassy lid

A roof grows in Brooklyn.

One of the nation's biggest green roofs on a sports arena is taking shape atop Brooklyn's Barclays Center, where cranes are hoisting tons of steel beams and decking that will provide the base for an urban prairie in the sky.

Some sections of green are already sprouting. And when the project is complete by the end of September, the 3-acre curving rooftop is expected to be a hardy, verdant dome of grasses, flowers and plants.


Calling all art lovers: Try out this Bushwick gallery crawl

You don't have to be a hipster to have fun in Bushwick.

There's a good time to be had in its galleries, regardless of your age or lifestyle choices.

The Brooklyn Eagle suggests a Bushwick gallery crawl like the one this reporter took on a recent Sunday, since that's the only day of the week some favorite spots are open to the public.


Brooklyn’s ‘LICH Act’ inches through NYS legislature

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, called the Local Input in Community Healthcare (LICH) Act, is inching its way through both houses of the state legislature.

The bill would require an assessment of community health needs and more transparency when hospitals are threatened with closure. The measure is meant to ensure that what happened to Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) won’t play out at other hospitals across New York state.


Stringer to Brooklyn Bridge Park: Shine a light on park finances

It’s a great park; now open up the books.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has joined the list of city officials urging Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) to shed more light on its finances.

The park is required to support itself through revenues from development within the site. Advocacy groups and local officials, however, maintain that the park has presented incomplete or even misleading financials to justify building two towers at Pier 6.



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