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Elizabeth A. Sackler elected first woman board chair of Brooklyn Museum

The Members of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum have elected Elizabeth A. Sackler, Board member since 2000, as the Museum's Chair. Dr. Sackler, the first woman in the nearly 200-year history of the Museum to serve in that position, is the founder of the Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. She succeeds retiring chair John S. Tamagni, who has served as Chair since 2011 and will continue to serve as an active Board member.


Minority officials and religious groups to call on state to halt LICH sale

Unrest over SUNY's sale of Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital (LICH) continues, this time with New York's minority leaders, who are demanding an investigation into the state’s process in choosing a buyer for the shuttered Cobble Hill hospital.

A press conference is planned for 9:30 a.m. Friday on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan.


PHOTOS: DUMBO cheers on the U.S. World Cup soccer team

Soccer fever swept DUMBO on Thursday as hundreds of fans gathered before a giant screen in the Manhattan Bridge Archway to cheer on the United States in the 2014 World Cup match with Germany. Despite a 1-0 loss, the U.S. advanced to the Knockout Round, which only 16 teams make, to be held on Tuesday against an as-yet-undetermined opponent. The crowds should be even bigger then as the U.S. tries to advance to the Field of Eight, and the DUMBO Improvement District and ESPN will again bring the event to the Archway.


Brooklyn Family Court celebrates LGBTQ families during Pride Month

Back in February, the Kings County Family Court held its first-ever Black History Month celebration.  More recently, it celebrated another first-ever event. On Tuesday, the Family Court honored LGBTQ families for its first Pride Month event at the Brooklyn courthouse.


St. Ann’s Housing Forum: Widespread struggle for affordability, but few solutions

“I don’t recognize my neighborhood anymore,” said Victor Li of Kensington. “No one can stop the developers.”

“I live on Franklin Avenue, and our landlord has pulled one maneuver after another,” offered Elisa Holland of Bed-Stuy. “They want the rent-controlled tenants out, and will do anything to make it happen.”

“Who can even afford a studio for $1800 a month?”


Brooklyn Bridge Park announces new board member Amelia Wilson

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is pleased to announce the election of Amelia Wilson to the organization’s Board of Directors. The election took place at the Conservancy’s June 22 board meeting.
“It is our pleasure to welcome Amelia Wilson to the Conservancy’s team. Her fresh perspective, energy and enthusiasm will greatly enrich our efforts to support Brooklyn Bridge Park,” said Nancy Bowe, Chairman of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.


Brooklyn toll collector charged with stealing more than $24,000 by replacing it with fake money

A temporary Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridge and Tunnel officer who worked on the Brooklyn side of the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel has been charged with stealing approximately $24,270 in cash tolls and replacing the stolen cash with counterfeit bills, according to the Brooklyn DA’s Office.

“Public tolls are supposed to go into the public treasury – not the pockets of the toll collector,” District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said. “We simply cannot allow employees in positions of trust to rip off the public that they are supposed to serve.”


$90,000 in cash and contraband seized in Brooklyn bust

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned of a high-stakes contraband seizure in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The New York  State Department of Taxation and Finance announced  that its Cigarette Strike Force arrested a Brooklyn resident for illegally storing, trafficking, and selling contraband cigarettes.

Tragic accident in Cobble Hill Wednesday feet from closed LICH in Brooklyn

Police and emergency units on Wednesday swarmed the off-ramp of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) at Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street, just feet from the now-shuttered Long Island College Hospital (LICH), after a gruesome accident where a car plowed into the back of a large flatbed truck after a police chase.



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