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Architect Bjarke Ingels is transforming the Williamsburg waterfront

The stunning triangular viewing platform that rises out over the East River planned for Pier 6 at the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park is not Bjarke Ingels’ first connection to Brooklyn.


Finding love via a tangled heart, under the Archway in DUMBO

A tangled web of red tubes in the shape of a heart -- a sculpture recently installed in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO -- offers to connect Brooklyn’s lonely hearts.

“Match-Maker,” created by Bryan Young and Noah Marciniak, helps seekers connect to their soul mates via their astrological signs. Young is principal of Young Projects in DUMBO, and Marciniak is the designer.


Blackbirds pick up a split in first NEC series against Wagner

The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are relying heavily on a couple of freshmen in their rotation this season. That's typically not a good sign, but freshman Bobby Maxwell looked like a veteran on Sunday, tossing a complete game even without his best off-speed pitches.

Maxwell gave a lone run in the ninth inning and allowed just four hits as the Blackbirds beat Wagner 11-1 at LIU Brooklyn on Sunday, giving the Blackbirds a split during the four-game weekend series.


Sunset Park Passport lets visitors enjoy neighborhood's charm

Sunset Park isn’t a foreign country, but you’ll enjoy it much more if you have a passport.

No, not a U.S. passport! What you’ll need to get a real sense of the place is the “Sunset Park Passport,” a mock-document that is being issued by the Sunset Park Business Improvement District (BID).

The passport, which is presented by the BID in cooperation with the Facebook page “Sunset Parker,” invites residents to reminisce about “true” Sunset Park icons.


‘Color of Justice’ program presented at Brooklyn Criminal Court

The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) joined with legal research company LexisNexis to present  “Color of Justice,” a program created by NAWJ and designed to expose high school girls to courts and the legal system with the hope of encouraging them to attend law school and/or pursue careers in the law.


Teachers at Park Slope’s P.S. 321 protest ‘horrendous’ Common Core English tests

Teachers and parents marched outside a Park Slope elementary school Friday morning to protest what they call a “horrendous” English Language Arts (ELA) exam given to third, fourth and fifth-graders over three days last week. The test is part of the new Common Core curriculum, but teachers say it’s so poorly designed that it will actually harm students.


Surf's up ... at Urban Outfitters

The Urban Outfitters that opened Friday is taking a page from the "Go Local" playbook - by setting up a collection of merchandise from 40 Brooklyn-based artists and designers in the Williamsburg store.

The collection of Brooklyn goodies serves as the face that the Urban Outfitters at 98 N. 6th St. shows to the world through its front window.


Kings County Criminal Bar Association hosts annual Court of Appeals update

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association hosted its annual Court of Appeals update Thursday evening at the Brooklyn Bar Association.  

Thursday's program, part of the KCCBA's monthly Continuing Legal Education (CLE), was led by Richard E. Mischel, Esq. These events are vital for practicing lawyers, particularly those that practice in the field of criminal law, and turnout, fittingly, was impressive.


Another Brooklyn gang member pleads guilty to murder

A member of the Brooklyn street gang the “Six Tre Outlaw Gangsta Disciples Folk Nation,” pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn federal court to murder in connection with racketeering.


No booze for you! Opening of "Top Chef" winner Ilan Hall's restaurant at Williamsburg Urban Outfitters is delayed

Eat, drink and be merry at Williamsburg's new Urban Outfitters? Not until May Day.

The youth-oriented clothing chain with a bar-restaurant inside it opened Friday - minus the much-anticipated in-store eatery.

The foodie-fave transplant from Los Angeles, which is called The Gorbals and belongs to "Top Chef" Season 2 winner Ilan Hall and his business partner Natan Zion, is now aiming for a May 1 opening.



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