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Anchors aweigh for #GetOnBoard support campaign for the Mary A. Whalen

Carolina Salguero is a woman with a mission. She wants you to share it. She rescued a decommissioned oil tanker, the Mary A. Whalen, and spent a decade nailing down a long-term berth for the historic vessel that's accessible to the public. … Full Article
 

Overcrowded schools in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens subject of tonight’s meeting

A public meeting to address overcrowding at public elementary schools in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens (District 15) will take place on at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 at P.S. 58, 250 Carroll St. (between Carroll and 1st Place). … Full Article
 

'The Secret Life of 370 Jay Street' to be revealed in Downtown Brooklyn

For more than 50 years, the 13-story white limestone building at 370 Jay St. housed the headquarters of New York’s evolving transit agencies: first the Board of Transportation, then the Transit Authority, and finally New York City Transit. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Richardson relishes role as political upstart

Diana Richardson rocked the political establishment when she won a special election in May to fill the seat in the 43rd Assembly District left vacant by Karim Camara. … Full Article
 

Cobble Hill shocked at latest change in LICH development proposal

Cobble Hill residents said they were shocked to learn at a recent meeting that Fortis Property Group has changed the “worst-case scenario” of their development plan for the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article
 

Gunfire shatters calm at Brooklyn’s Fulton Ferry Landing

A frightening incident involving what was thought to be semi-automatic weapon fire at Fulton Ferry Landing early Sunday morningwas connected to a music video being filmed on Front Street in DUMBO, where rival gang members converged, according to a report by Capt. … Full Article
 

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer to visit Park Slope, discuss new book on Salem Witch Trials

In 2010, Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Stacy Schiff released her universally celebrated No. … Full Article
 

St. Francis welcomes Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella

The St. Francis College Women's Poetry Initiative Series welcomes Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella to read her work and answer questions on Monday, Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the college’s Founders Hall. … Full Article
 

Satellite Sisters to talk up new book in DUMBO

The powerHouse Arena in DUMBO will host a launch party for “You’re the Best” by the Satellite Sisters Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan and Sheila Dolan and the next generation on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. “You’re the Best” (Prospect Park Books; Oct. … Full Article
 

Landmarking agency blesses Pavilion Theater condo-conversion plan

Go forth and build condos. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) gave its blessing Tuesday to Hidrock Realty's plan to turn a 1920s-vintage Park Slope movie house into a big condo development with a small cinema.  … Full Article
 

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