Brooklyn photographer celebrates opening in Crown Heights

Stop by Crown Heights’ Nimba Café on Oct. 3 for some wine (or BYOB) and enjoy danceable African beats and the photography of Brooklynite Natalie Ingle. Ingle’s work features images from Ghana, Tanzania, and her “Deconstructing” insect series. The opening party will last from 8 to 10 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Nimba is located at 619 St. Johns Place (at Franklin Ave.) in Crown Heights.


Arrest in pipe attack on Bed-Stuy subway rider

Police have made an arrest in connection with a pipe attack on a man as he sat on a bench in a Brooklyn subway station.

The NYPD says Leon Sims of Brooklyn was arrested Tuesday on assault charges. The name of his attorney was not immediately known.

The victim fell onto the tracks after he was hit in the head repeatedly with the pipe on Sunday. He was attacked while waiting on the northbound side of the platform of the Ralph Avenue station.

He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

The suspect initially escaped by running down the tracks.


READ NYC Community Festival coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Saturday, Oct. 5, United Way of New York City & Skanska USA will present the 5th annual READ NYC Community Festival, family-friendly event at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1. Featuring live entertainment, delicious grub and a variety of games, this year’s event, titled “A Festival of Brighter Futures,” will focus on the importance of helping children learn and love to read through interactive activites.


Pols want MTA to extend B37 route

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority didn’t go far enough when it decided to re-instate the B37 bus. That’s what three lawmakers who represent constituents along the bus route are saying.

State Sen. Marty Golden, Assemblywoman Joan Millman and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to restore the Bay Ridge-to-downtown Brooklyn bus (the line was eliminated in 2010), are now teaming up to fight for the bus route to be extended.


DUMBO Arts Festival: Arts from many cultures, and zany fun

Art in its myriad forms took over DUMBO’s streets, garages, galleries and studios this weekend at the DUMBO Arts Festival, and thousands visited the neighborhood to take in the sights and sounds.

Arts from different cultures mixed in the streets, while video, musical performances and poetry readings filled the Manhattan Bridge Archway and Plaza. The Ship of Tolerance anchored in the harbor, StoryCorp’s trailer collected attendees’ stories, a joyous Bubbles of Hope procession spilled over the entire neighborhood, and local artists opened their seldom-seen studios to the public.


St. Francis College celebrates St. Clare and St. Francis Week

In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, is reaffirming its belief in the ideals and values of the college’s patron saint with a series of events under the umbrella of St. Clare and St. Francis Week beginning Monday, Sept. 30 and running through Friday, Oct. 4, the day of the feast.


Myths reimagined in ‘xo Orpheus’

Icarus, Persephone, Odysseus and Poseidon are names that reverberate with familiarity. Now these and many other figures from mythology live again as their tales are reimagined in “xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths” (A Penguin Original), edited by Kate Bernheimer. Bringing figures from Greek, Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, Persian and Aztec traditions to the fore, the stories in “xo Orpheus” come from some of today’s most exciting contemporary fiction writers.


Menchaca sets out progressive vision for Red Hook, Sunset Park

Mother Nature pushed Carlos Menchaca into politics. “I ran for public office because of Hurricane Sandy,” he said.

In the wake of his stunning victory over longtime Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez in the Democratic Primary in the 38th Council District, Menchaca, 33, spoke to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about his plans for the Sunset Park-Red Hook district and how he came to run for public office.


Parole officer’s presence was not sufficient for search of parolee’s home

The Brooklyn Appellate Division has granted the suppression of evidence found in a parolee’s home after it was determined that the presence of a parole officer alone, without any reason for the visit, was not sufficient to justify a search.


SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s STAR program receives $1.5 million award to educate and train physician assistants in HIV care

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received an award of $1.5 million from the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to educate and train physician assistants (PAs) in HIV/AIDS care and treatment. 



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