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Obituary: Mary-Chilton Winslow Mead dies, known for her gracious wit

Mary-Chilton Winslow Mead, of Brooklyn and Stillwater, N.J., died peacefully on Wednesday, May 7, at The Nathaniel Witherell Nursing Center in Greenwich, Conn. She was 79.

Born in Manhattan, Mead, known affectionately as Mimi, lived in Brooklyn Heights for many years. She and her husband Bill were longtime members of Grace Church-Brooklyn Heights, serving in leadership positions. They particularly loved singing in the Parish Choir together. Above all, she was respected for her elegance, wit and compassion.


SUNY releases closure details for LICH in Brooklyn

Despite Brooklyn officials’ entreaties to SUNY Chairman H. Carl McCall to put the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) on hold until a new operator can step in, SUNY says it will shut LICH’s doors on May 22.

The case continues in Brooklyn on Tuesday before state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes.


Affordable units planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park, but opposition remains

Two luxury residential towers planned for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) will include a substantial percentage of affordable housing, according to BBP’s Request for Proposals (RFP), issued on Tuesday.

In synch with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ten-year plan to build or preserve 200,000 affordable units, BBP said the development would incorporate approximately 130,000 square feet of housing affordable to middle- and moderate-income residents.


Temporary transfer will help G train riders during summer shutdown

A temporary improvement meant to make things easier for G train riders during the five-week summer suspension of the northern part of the line has been hailed by elected officials and transit advocacy groups. However, some said that the measure should be continued on a year-round basis.

The MTA announced this Wednesday that from July 26 to Sept. 1, a free “walking transfer” will be available between the G train’s Broadway station and the J/M lines nearby Lorimer Street station.


Speaking at BAM, Alison Bechdel recalls anniversary of mother's death

Alison Bechdel, creator of the critically-acclaimed comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For,” was featured as part of the latest installment of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series, co-presented by the National Book Awards, that took place at the BAMCafe on Wednesday night.


Couples who planned weddings at ReBar consider lawsuit for lost deposits

Preparing the details for one’s wedding—a monumental milestone in the lives of many couples—is as tedious and cumbersome as it is exciting. Couples create back-up plans for the inclement weather, but what about when the wedding venue itself closes without notice? A number of New York couples are scrambling to find an alternate venue to host their weddings after the unexpected closing of popular Brooklyn venue reBar last week.


Top LICH bidders discuss joint purchase of hospital

State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes astounded a courtroom filled with lawyers, litigants and residents on Thursday when he asked attorneys for three competing bidders for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to gather behind closed doors to try to work out a joint plan to keep the embattled hospital in operation.

The unusual settlement negotiations could break through a logjam of burgeoning litigation threatening to tie up SUNY’s sale of the hospital for months or even years.


Brooklyn half marathon pre-party brings thousands to Brooklyn Bridge Park

This Saturday’s Brooklyn Half Marathon, beginning near the Brooklyn Museum and extending to the Coney Island boardwalk, is expected to draw 25,000 runners to the borough. But before the athletes set out on their journey, they must pick up their race materials…and party.


Little legal recourse for shut out ReBar employees

Brooklyn was dealt a sensational blow when popular restaurant, bar and wedding venue reBar abruptly shut its doors with only a trite email from owner Jason Stevens stating to employees: “ReBar is bankrupt and closed. Please dispose of your keys and do not enter the premises. Please forward to any staff not included."  Now out of a job, many former reBar employees are wondering where to turn. 


Artist uses his talent to create loving tribute to late wife

Artist Joe LoGuirato has been a painter and a sculptor for all of his adult life. But it’s safe to say that he has never poured as much emotion into his work as he did when he created the 26 pieces featured in his latest exhibition, now showing at the Urban Folk Art Gallery on Smith Street.



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