Brooklyn Tech High School evacuated after fire

Brooklyn Tech High School in Fort Greene was evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at 29 Fort Greene Place. No injuries were reported, according to the New York Fire Department, and the students returned to the building as of Noontime on Wednesday.


Brooklyn Bookbeat: Fort Greene bookstore to host World Book Night kickoff tonight

On Tuesday, April 23, specially selected Givers all over the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, and Germany will give away great books to those who might not otherwise encounter them. Now in its third year, World Book Night is a celebration of reading, made possible by authors, publishers, readers, and bookstores and libraries around the country and around the world.

'Family Guy' did not predict Boston bombing: MacFarlane

Fox has pulled from websites a recent episode of "Family Guy" that depicts mass deaths at the Boston Marathon, and has no immediate plans to air it again.

Fox spokeswoman Gaude Paez said Tuesday the episode has been removed from and

In the episode, which originally aired March 17, protagonist Peter Griffin is asked by sports announcer Bob Costas about his performance at the marathon. A flashback shows Peter mowing down runners with his car.


New York stands in solidarity with rival Boston

A stadium full of Yankees fans stood arm in arm at the bottom of the third inning in the Bronx, singing along to "Sweet Caroline," the Boston Red Sox anthem. Irony and sarcasm were absent. Sincerity was the mood of the night.

In Brooklyn on Monday night, an Occupy Wall Street group, the Illuminator, projected in large neon lights on the walls of the Brooklyn Academy of Music the two teams' logos, a heart inserted in between them, to read "NY(heart)B." The image has gone viral.


Brooklyn Borough Hall bathed in green to honor victims of Boston Marathon bomb

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz said on Tuesday that Borough Hall, in Downtown Brooklyn, would be bathed in green lights all week to commemorate the victims of Monday’s bombing in Boston.


CBS postpones Hynes’ reality show

The CBS television network has decided to postpone the airing of a reality show showcasing the work done by the District Attorney and prosecutors in the Brooklyn DA’s Office. 

The show, titled “Brooklyn DA,” was scheduled to premier on May 21. The new proposed air date is May 28.


As Washington mulls reform, Bishop DiMarzio honors immigrants

On any given Sunday, mass is celebrated in 32 different languages in Catholic churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn, according to diocese officials, who said immigrants settling here have brought from their native countries a strong religious tradition.

On April, 14, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated mass in honor of immigrants at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint James in downtown Brooklyn. Called a Catholic Migration Mass, the event took place as lawmakers in Washington DC were considering comprehensive immigration reform legislation.


Brooklyn Heights Promenade gets a new gardener

Courthouse workers and visitors to Downtown Brooklyn often stroll over to the world-famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade for lunch. In good weather a take-out lunch on a Promenade bench means dining with one of the greatest vistas in the world: New York Harbor. But more and more visitors are noticing that the Promenade Gardens are quite an attraction, too. What they might not realize is the great volunteer effort that it takes to maintain these gardens.


Brooklyn Bookbeat: Brooklyn-based foodies reinvent the nacho with 84 inventive recipes

Nachos are the ultimate comfort food, the extreme guilty pleasure and the perfect dish for Cinco de Mayo parties. In “Ultimate Nachos: From Nachos and Guacamole to Salsa and Cocktails” (Griffin; May, 2013), Brooklyn-based authors Lee Frank and Rachel Anderson are on a mission to reinvent the nacho and elevate it from its status as neon-yellow-cheese-smothered bar food to delectable gooey treats to dig into and share with friends.


English Professor George Guida named City Tech 2013 Scholar On Campus

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has chosen English Professor George Guida as its 2013 Scholar on Campus for his outstanding work as a poet, fiction writer, critic, editor and teacher. He will deliver his Scholar on Campus lecture, “Creativity, Language and Life,” and read from his poetry, on Monday, April 22, at 5 p.m., in Namm Hall 119, 300 Jay Street (at Tillary Street), in Downtown Brooklyn. Sponsored by City Tech’s Professional Development Advisory Council, the lecture is free and open to the public.



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