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Neighbors: What’s under the ground at BAM Park?

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is overseeing the renovation of a long-neglected city-owned park -- dubbed “BAM Park” -- at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Historical Society examines a moment in history of photography

Julie May, the Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) managing director of library and archives, will discuss cartes de visite, the popular 19th-century portraits that are featured in the BHS’ exhibit “Personal Correspondence: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn” during a talk … Full Article
 

Thousands rally in Brooklyn to support ex-cop Peter Liang after conviction in death of Akai Gurley

Ten to 15,000 protesters, the vast majority Asian American, poured into Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday to support NYPD Officer Peter Liang, the rookie cop convicted of fatally shooting Akai Gurley in … Full Article
 

After seniors evicted, fuming Prospect Park Residence families head to Albany

Friends and relatives of seniors who lived at a once-flourishing long term care facility, Prospect Park Residence (PPR) in Park Slope, are headed to Albany on March 1 to push a bill designed to protect the elderly from predatory landlords. … Full Article
 

WCS’ Prospect Park Zoo debuts Bolivian titi monkeys

Two Bolivian titi monkeys are making their public debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo. … Full Article
 

Community Board 2 committee gives thumbs-up to development combining Brooklyn's tallest tower and landmarked Dime Savings Bank

Now that will be an interesting marriage. The tallest tower in Brooklyn is being combined in a single development project with one of the borough's greatest architectural icons, the former Dime Savings Bank. … Full Article
 

St. Francis prof. to share film at BAMKids Fest

A 9-year-old girl walks in to the New York Public Library and steps out on an alphabetical adventure in the short film “A is for Aye-Aye: An Abecedarian Adventure” by Fort Greene filmmaker and St. … Full Article
 

Professional snowboarder who suffered traumatic brain injury to speak at St. Francis College

Professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce was training for Olympic gold when he suffered a traumatic brain injury shortly before the 2010 Vancouver games. Years into his recovery, Pearce will speak about his constant struggle at St. Francis College on Tuesday, February 23 at 11:10 a.m. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting features Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at St. Francis College’s Founders Hall at 180 Remsen St. will feature Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. … Full Article
 

De Blasio lines up support for Brooklyn-Queens streetcar plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal for a new, self-financed streetcar service that would connect the waterfront from Brooklyn to Queens has drawn a chorus of cautious support from Brooklyn officials, transportation advocates and civic organizations. … Full Article
 

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