Design show returns to DUMBO

After two years, the BKLYN DESIGNS show came back to Brooklyn this past weekend, specifically to St. Ann’s Warehouse.

The show, which features exhibits by more than 35 Brooklyn-based furniture, lighting, ceramics, tabletop and other home-based designers, was sponsored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, with support from the West Elm furniture store, New York magazine, inHabitat magazine and others.


Congregation's new series examines the Ten Commandments

How many readers can recite the Ten Commandments from memory?

Congregation B’nai Avraham offers, in conjunction with its Shavuot celebration — which begins Tuesday night, May 14 — a ten-week series on the Ten Commandments.

Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah to Moses at Mount Sinai. Jews customarily study at joy-filled nocturnal learning sessions and celebrate by eating dairy foods.


Museum of the City of New York to open 175th anniversary exhibit of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery

 On May 15th, the Museum of the City of New York will open A Beautiful Way to Go: New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery to mark the 175th anniversary of this National Historic Landmark located in Brooklyn. The exhibition will feature more than 200 objects, ranging from original artifacts, sculptures, architectural drawings, and paintings to historic documents and vintage and newly commissioned photographs, in an installation that lays the cemetery’s landscape plan beneath visitors’ feet.


Old Brooklynites elect new president

A man with a strong background in history has been elected president of an organization promoting the importance of Brooklyn’s history. Borough Historian Ronald Schweiger was elected as the 48th president of the Society of Old Brooklynites. The borough-wide civic organization has a rich history of its own. It was founded in 1880 when Brooklyn was an independent city and the third largest in the US.


City Settles With federal government over accommodations for disabled 9/11 firefighter

Loretta E. Lynch, United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, announced the filing of a settlement agreement with the City of New York regarding allegations that the Fire Department violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to reasonably accommodate a disabled firefighter.


Brooklyn Real Estate Summit: Brooklyn is hot, getting hotter

Attendance surpassed all expectations at the 2013 Brooklyn Real Estate Summit held on Thursday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Downtown Brooklyn.

“It was insane,” Chris Havens, director of commercial property for told the Brooklyn Eagle. “Over 600 registered and more than 525 people attended – our biggest yet.”


Columbian Lawyers Association holds final meeting under President Codispoti

The Honorable Robert J. Miller, Associate Justice from the Appellate Division Second Department, spoke at the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn’s latest monthly meeting on Tuesday. His message was a simple one – know the rules of the appellate court before trying a case in that court.

“It’s something so simple, but a lot of people argue before our court without knowing the rules,” Miller said. “Our court covers the broadest jurisdiction in the state so we are very busy and the key is to get to the point and be prepared.”


Carroll Gardens senior sky-dives successfully, defying warnings

Carroll Gardens great-grandma Carolyn Meiselbach checked off an item from her wish list when she leapt from a plane 13,500  feet above upstate New York.
“I’ve had six strokes, I’ve beat cancer twice, and I’ve got osteoporosis, arthritis and diabetes,” says the feisty Ms. Meiselbach. “I served six years in the U.S. Navy [during the Korean War era] and I raised my two sons as a single mother. I figured if I could survive all that, letting someone push me from an airplane would be a piece of cake.”


High-Tech manufacturing hub opens at Navy Yard

A giant, loft-like manufacturing space known as New Lab will open at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2015, and its future tenants were so eager to move into the huge space that its developer opened a Beta Space more than a year ahead of schedule to accommodate them.


Brooklyn Supreme Court unveils renovation, Court remembers Judge Jones

After an hour long ceremony, the Brooklyn Supreme Court, Civil Term, unveiled the renovated courthouse wing, during a Law Day event at the courthouse on Wednesday. A plaque commemorates the memory of the late Judge Theodore T. Jones

“This is a fitting tribute to Judge Jones,” said Janice E. Taylor, Jones’ former law clerk. Jones’ family was unable to attend the ceremony and Taylor accepted the plaque on their behalf. “Judge Jones was a wonderful jurist and loved Brooklyn.”



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