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Home Sweet Home: Brooklyn's artsiest house is for sale

Gowanus
Brooklyn's hottest house is a real work of art. Really. It's an artwork. Artist Rob Fischer built the enchanting, big-enough-to-live-in glass house in his Gowanus studio. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden boasts one of the largest bonsai collections outside Japan

Prospect Heights
Many people have a bonsai story: a first bonsai, a struggling bonsai. And many of these stories do not end happily, at least for the bonsai. But the very best bonsai stories are about passion and beauty and transformation. … Full Article
 

Gala raises $700,000 for HeartShare

Downtown
HeartShare Human Services of New York raised $700,000 at its Spring Gala and Auction on March 27, an event that also marked the 100th anniversary of the non-profit social services agency based in downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Creating a Theatre for a New Audience

Fort Greene
In 2000, Harvey Lichtenstein, recently retired executive director of BAM, invited Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), a modern classical theatre, to build its first home in what was previously known as the BAM Cultural District. … Full Article
 

First signs of spring appear in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights
Desperately seeking early signs of spring in Brooklyn Heights Tuesday, we came upon these posies at Packer Collegiate Institute. A modest but charming show of flora - what's not to like?
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Committee seeks landmark status for Sunset Park homes

Sunset Park
Thirty years ago, Sunset Park Restoration, a group of preservationists, successfully got the community recognized by the federal government as an historic district. … Full Article
 

St. Francis bio students earn top scores in online competitions

Brooklyn Heights
When is a game not just a game? St. Francis College students are finding out that it’s when winning could lead to amazing medical breakthroughs.
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New footage shows missing Brooklyn fashion designer Ott walking over Williamsburg Bridge

Bushwick
“Missing” signs blanket lampposts throughout neighborhoods across Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, as the mystery of fashion designer James (Jay) Ott deepens. … Full Article
 

Plan for community use of Barclays Center emerges

Downtown
One anticipated—and delayed—element of the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) is a promise to rent the arena “to community groups for at least ten (10) ev … Full Article
 

Issue of wrongful convictions played out on a Brooklyn stage

Brooklyn Heights
Four men who spent a combined 63 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit talked about the consternation they experienced when they realized that they might be surrounded by hardened criminals for decades, the tribulations of denied appeals, and the ultimate relief of being vindicated and … Full Article
 

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