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Sex abuse trial of orthodox Jewish counselor rocks insular Brooklyn community

Williamsburg
A young girl with questions about her ultra-Orthodox Jewish religion was sent to a respected counselor to help her back on a path of faith. Prosecutors say the girl was instead molested by the man for years behind a locked office door starting when she was just 12. … Full Article
 

Manhattan R Train returns to Whitehall St — but not yet to Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
Manhattan residents celebrated on Monday when R train service was extended beyond 34th Street southward to Whitehall Street, near Battery Park. … Full Article
 

'Sound attenuating' hills rising at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights
Despite setbacks delivered by Mother Nature, construction is moving full speed ahead on building 20-30-foot sound attenuating hills at Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. … Full Article
 

Public to tackle toxic Gowanus at Tuesday meeting

Gowanus
Amidst concern about toxic sewage overflows from Superstorm Sandy and the EPA’s Superfund cleanup process, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) will meet with senior officials from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6 to 8 p.m. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn legal community hails new state court system budget

Downtown
The legal community in Brooklyn and throughout New York state yesterday hailed the newly released New York State Unified Court System Budget for 2013-14. … Full Article
 

Interfaith files for bankruptcy

Bedford-Stuyvesant
After several days of speculation, the troubled Interfaith Medical Center has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection\. … Full Article
 

Prospect Park recovering rapidly from massive Sandy damage -- Update

Prospect Park
Just last week large swaths of Prospect Park’s woodlands and most of its drives remained off limits to the public due to damage from Superstorm Sandy. Almost 500 trees were downed in the storm, or so badly damaged that they had to be removed. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn weekend filled with holiday festivals

Downtown
Holiday shoppers headed en mass to numerous craft fairs and winter festivals across Brooklyn this past weekend. Above, a young girl squirts paint onto a spinning canvas at the Winter Festival and Artisan Craft Fair at Brooklyn Friends School. … Full Article
 

A soloist on Smith

Boerum Hill
Violinist Johnny Arco performs in front of the Brooklyn Industries shop at Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street in Boerum Hill. Arco also sings, and is the founder of Greenroom Brooklyn, which promotes performances of local talent.  … Full Article
 

Take it off in Park Slope! NY Methodist Hospital offers weight loss surgery

Park Slope
New York Methodist Hospital’s repertoire of minimally invasive bariatric, or weight loss, procedures recently expanded to include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), an advanced surgical technique designed to help morbidly obese patients lose weight. … Full Article
 

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