Brooklyn Historical Society announces greater access to its famed archives

The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), which holds the most extensive collections of Brooklyn-based materials in the world, has announced two new ways for educators and the general public to access its archives and collections.


Scissura to City Hall: Pay attention to small business owners

The de Blasio administration’s move to give workers paid sick leave is admirable, but the city should also be looking out for the needs of small business owners, according to Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.


The 13th floor to host writing workshop with tattooist, musician

The 13th Floor, a writing community that provides creative inspiration and feedback to writers of all experience levels, is teaming up with artist and tattooist Steven Avalos of Evil and Love Tattoo in Greenpoint to create an immersive, artistic experience for creative writers in the neighborhood. 

Hosting a writing workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 7-10 p.m., The 13th Floor will bring in Mieka Pauley, a singer/songwriter who will perform and share insight about her writing process.


Sen. Montgomery breaks with other Brooklyn pols, drops support for LICH

Three days after standing  with a half-dozen other federal and state officials in Brooklyn “against SUNY's latest attempt to turn LICH into a luxury condo deal,” state Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-25) broke with the group on Friday and sent SUNY Chairman H.


Upcoming book talk to highlight Plymouth Church in Civil War Era

In connection with the Brooklyn Historical Society’s new exhibition, “Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom,” BHS, in partnership with Green-Wood, will host a book talk with Frank Decker to discuss his new book about our nation's greatest struggle.


Brooklyn pols refuse to participate in new SUNY bidding process for LICH

Brooklyn elected officials on Friday rejected SUNY’s invitation to participate in its revamped search for a buyer for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) -- a request one political insider called “bizarre,” considering that these same officials on Wednesday had denounced SUNY’s “last-minute, rushed” RFP-redo.


Dinkins to host book-signing in Bed-Stuy

On Saturday, Feb. 1, former Mayor David Dinkins, seen here, will be signing copies of his new book, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic,” at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (at the Restoration's Skylight Art Gallery, 3rd Floor), 1368 Fulton St.  The book chronicles Dinkins's journey in life and through local New York City politics as an assemblyman, city clerk, Manhattan borough president and as the 106th, first and only, African-American mayor of New York City.


Dr. Eli Friedman to receive lifetime achievement award in hemodialysis

Eli A. Friedman, MD, distinguished teaching professor of medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Hemodialysis (HD), February 8,  at the Thirty-fourth Annual Conference on Dialysis, presented by the University of Missouri School of Medicine, at a ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia.


Improved Robeson high school upsets Westinghouse

For the last few years, the Robeson High School Eagles have kind of been the doormat of the Public School Athletic League's Brooklyn AA Division. They hadn't had a winning record since 2010-11 and it was looking like it would be more of the same this season after being blown out by teams by 20 or 30 points earlier in the year.


It’s official: Party at BAM celebrates Polytechnic’s merger with NYU

Brooklyn officials and civic leaders joined New York University officials at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Thursday to celebrate the merger of NYU-Poly (previously known as Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and Polytechnic University) with NYU.

With this merger, which was officially completed on January 1, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, located in MetroTech Center, becomes NYU’s newest school. The merger brings engineering back to NYU for the first time in four decades, since the closing of its University Heights Campus in the Bronx in 1973.



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