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Is Cobble Hill doomed to Manhattanization?

It will be tough for Cobble Hill to avoid Manhattanization, a preservation expert told the Cobble Hill Association's spring meeting. … Full Article
 

Push to rename State Street park for Brooklyn Heights' MCA

A drive to name a Brooklyn Heights playground after the late Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who grew up in the neighborhood, has taken a new turn and has gotten the support of Beastie Boys’ management.
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P.S. 8 Paddlewheeler coming up in Brooklyn Heights

P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights is holding its annual Paddlewheeler festival on Saturday, June 4 from noon-4 p.m.
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Packer ‘blindsided’ by further SAT lapses

Cancellation of makeup test adds to student woes

Further lapses in test-taking procedure were cited by the College Board as justification for canceling the SAT test scores of nearly 200 students last week. The lapses were mentioned in an internal memo obtained by The New York Times.

Dr. Bruce L. Dennis, Packer Collegiate Institute’s head of school, told the Brooklyn Eagle last week that he believed the major procedural problem had been the failure to seat test-takers more than 4 feet apart at the May 5 test — and expressed unhappiness with the College Board’s failure to communicate directly with the school about the lapses.

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Turkish dance and pageantry at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Brooklyn = ‘Turkish Capital of America’

Cries of “La-la-la-la-la-la!” echoed out over Borough Hall Plaza Thursday evening, drawing an audience of curious onlookers from surrounding Downtown Brooklyn to the annual Turkish Cultural Celebration. … Full Article
 

SAT scores dumped, Packer lawyers up

Brooklyn Heights academy rails at ‘monolithic bureaucracy’ … Full Article
 

Bossert sold, will reconvert to 302-room transient hotel

The Jehovah's Witnesses have sold the Bossert Hotel.

David Bistricer, principal of Clipper Equity, confirmed on Wednesday his purchase of the Montague Street landmark from the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society.
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Five women, five men — and five puppets: Shakespeare in Brooklyn Heights

Not just for kids: Shakespeare himself would have loved this madcap version of his “The Comedy of Errors,” a lively situation comedy about mistaken identity, love and marriage.
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Brooklyn Broadside: There's no stopping 'Silicon Brooklyn'

Many people were surprised to learn last week that Brooklyn has created a high-tech, green-tech creative industry center within a rough triangle that includes the Brooklyn Navy Yard, DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn.
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SUV smashes into Brooklyn Heights building

A green Ford SUV smashed through a construction shed and into the the Henry Street side of 98 Remsen St. Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m., collapsing the scaffolding and caving in a section of the brick wall. No one was injured.
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