Upcoming book talk to highlight Plymouth Church in Civil War Era

In connection with the Brooklyn Historical Society’s new exhibition, “Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom,” BHS, in partnership with Green-Wood, will host a book talk with Frank Decker to discuss his new book about our nation's greatest struggle.


Brooklyn pols refuse to participate in new SUNY bidding process for LICH

Brooklyn elected officials on Friday rejected SUNY’s invitation to participate in its revamped search for a buyer for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) -- a request one political insider called “bizarre,” considering that these same officials on Wednesday had denounced SUNY’s “last-minute, rushed” RFP-redo.


Dinkins to host book-signing in Bed-Stuy

On Saturday, Feb. 1, former Mayor David Dinkins, seen here, will be signing copies of his new book, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic,” at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (at the Restoration's Skylight Art Gallery, 3rd Floor), 1368 Fulton St.  The book chronicles Dinkins's journey in life and through local New York City politics as an assemblyman, city clerk, Manhattan borough president and as the 106th, first and only, African-American mayor of New York City.


Dr. Eli Friedman to receive lifetime achievement award in hemodialysis

Eli A. Friedman, MD, distinguished teaching professor of medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Hemodialysis (HD), February 8,  at the Thirty-fourth Annual Conference on Dialysis, presented by the University of Missouri School of Medicine, at a ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia.


Improved Robeson high school upsets Westinghouse

For the last few years, the Robeson High School Eagles have kind of been the doormat of the Public School Athletic League's Brooklyn AA Division. They hadn't had a winning record since 2010-11 and it was looking like it would be more of the same this season after being blown out by teams by 20 or 30 points earlier in the year.


It’s official: Party at BAM celebrates Polytechnic’s merger with NYU

Brooklyn officials and civic leaders joined New York University officials at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Thursday to celebrate the merger of NYU-Poly (previously known as Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and Polytechnic University) with NYU.

With this merger, which was officially completed on January 1, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, located in MetroTech Center, becomes NYU’s newest school. The merger brings engineering back to NYU for the first time in four decades, since the closing of its University Heights Campus in the Bronx in 1973.


Night and Day, You Are the One: A first look at Kiehl's new Brooklyn store

Attention Andy Warhol: Your favorite skin-care shop is opening an outpost on Montague Street Friday.

Kiehl's, the East Village apothecary that counted the famed artist as a customer, is unveiling its first Brooklyn store on a prime corner of Brooklyn Heights' Numero Uno retail corridor.

Warhol was a fan of Kiehl's Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion – a skin-care potion that's one of the best-known items in the retailer's skin, body and hair care products lineup.


12 busted for selling crack in Crown Heights

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson and New York Police Commissioner William Bratton announced the arrests of 12 people who allegedly sold crack cocaine, heroin and alprazolam to undercover officers approximately 120 times, beginning in January 2013, often making deliveries near a Crown Heights middle school.


Community of art galleries grows in DUMBO

Two Trees Management Co., the founding developer of the now thriving waterfront community of DUMBO, has recently announced that Folioleaf and Art Dealer Stephen Romano will be joining DUMBO’s art gallery community. Both have leased space at 111 Front Street, joining fellow gallery tenants A.I.R. Gallery, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, Brooklyn Arts Council, Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Klompching Gallery, MINUS SPACE, Mighty Tanaka and United Photo Industries.


Lentol wants city to install 20 mph zones in his district

Pedestrians crossing streets in Northern Brooklyn will be a lot safer if the city reduces the speed limit for vehicles to 20 miles per hour on three main thoroughfares, according to Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, who has reached out to Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to request the slowdown.

Lentol said the three streets he is targeting: McGuinness Boulevard, Kent Avenue and Park Avenue – are notorious for speeding and traffic fatalities.



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