Supreme Court issues victory for gay rights, strikes down DOMA

The United States Supreme Court issued two rulings on Wednesday that have been cited as a major victory for the gay rights movement in America.

The court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that prevented same sex couples from receiving federal benefits akin to heterosexual couples, and found technical flaws in the challenge against the repeal of Proposition 8, California’s controversial ballot initiative defining marriage as between a man and a woman.


Annual Senior Fair at St. Francis College on June 28

From reduced fare MetroCards to affordable health care, many seniors are unaware of the many options and special discounts available to them. To remedy this, Assemblywoman Joan Millman will be holding a Senior Resource Fair this Friday that will bring more than 50 non-profit organizations and government agencies together under one roof for the benefit of seniors.

The free event, co-sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Senator Daniel Squadron, will take place at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights on Friday June 28th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Will Boneheads turn around sedate, quirky Court Street site?

On Court Street in Downtown Brooklyn there's a skinny little office and retail building squeezed in between the two properties that house Bruno's Hardware.

Wispy 93 Court St. seems like it slipped in from someplace like Forest Hills where the buildings are Tudor-style.

Its quirky look catches the eye – and so does the sign in the third-floor window above the locked-up storefront of long-departed Evergreen Gourmet.

“SPACE AVAILABLE,” it announces in big red letters.


WHODUNNIT? Brooklyn’s first outdoor Mystery Theatre Adventure celebrates the intrigue of Brooklyn Heights

“Enigma”, an immersive theatre experience that celebrates the historically rich culture and mystery of the brownstone-beautied neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, debuts this summer in New York City.  “Enigma” is an interactive, migrating mystery theatre performance that leads audiences on a clue-laden journey throughout Brooklyn Heights, and uncovers the seemingly sleepy neighborhood as a place of spellbinding mystery, magic, and intrigue.  The show opens Saturday, June 29, and runs Fridays through Sundays to October.  


Smith Street Stage brings Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” to Carroll Park

“Julius Caesar,” one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, will be mounted in a family-friendly production in front of the park house in Carroll Park from June 28-July 2, July 5-7, and July 11-14.  This is the fourth summer that the energetic Brooklyn company has brought Shakespeare’s work to the local park with the assistance of Friends of Carroll Park.  Last summer Brooklyn crowds were delighted by the hijinks of “Twelfth Night.”  The comedy was preceded by two tragedies, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Macbeth.”  This past December, the


Ambulance service to LICH ER still ‘up in the air’

The fate of ambulance service to Long Island College Hospital (LICH), banned by LICH’s overseer SUNY Downstate, is still “up in the air,” said Dr. Toomas Sorra, spokesperson for a group of physicians – Concerned Physicians of LICH – working to keep the Cobble Hill Hospital open.


LICH’s Black Tie rally cancelled

Supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill cancelled a “Black Tie Rally” planned to take place outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s spring gala at the Plaza Hotel on Tuesday night.

Supporters cited rumors that LICH’s ER may reopen by the end of the week as the reason the rally was cancelled, but the Brooklyn Eagle received no official confirmation of that at this time.


Supporters of Brooklyn’s Interfaith and LICH hospitals to rally in Bed-Stuy

Supporters of two Brooklyn hospitals were set to march on Tuesday evening to bring attention to the plight of financially troubled Interfaith Medical Center, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill.

Marchers said they planned to march from Interfaith and rally at King Emanuel Baptist Church, with Rev. Al Sharpton as the keynote speaker.


As TKTS turns 40, applause for Brooklyn booth

The famed TKTS booth in Times Square, where New Yorkers and tourists alike wait in line for same-day discount Broadway and off-Broadway tickets, turned 40 on Tuesday.

Many ticket buyers, however, prefer the TKTS booth at MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn because of its smaller lines. Yelp, the customer-review website, has 19 entries about the Brooklyn TKTS, and every single reviewer gave it five stars – the highest rating.


Williamsburg waterfront site hits market priced at $210 million

One of the last remaining large-scale residential development sites located along the East River waterfront in Williamsburg at 462-490 Kent Avenue is on the market for sale through Eastern Consolidated priced at $210 million.



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