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Toys and a Proclamation on Three Kings Day

On Friday, Jan. 6, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presented donated toys and a proclamation to the Three Kings Day Parade Committee and hosted a reception to celebrate Three Kings Day. BP Markowitz also kicked off the 15th annual Three Kings Day Parade in Williamsburg on Sunday. … Full Article
 

Historically Speaking: Olga Bloom, the Sound of Bargemusic

The saddest news from 2011 was the Thanksgiving Day death of Olga Bloom, the inspired voice behind Brooklyn’s Bargemusic. Her vision — to convert a 19th-century coffee barge into a floating concert hall — remains a tribute to her memory. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Broadside: EPA Superfund for Gowanus Creates Problems for City

The chickens have almost come to roost for those concerned about the EPA plan to clean up the Gowanus Canal. Those who wanted the canal to be cleaned up, but not by the federal EPA, have just discovered reason to worry.
 
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Modern Spaces Named To Handle Sales at Louver House

Modern Spaces, based in Long Island City, reports it is continuing its expansion into Williamsburg, where it has been selected to handle sales and marketing for The Louver House, a 13-unit luxury condominium at 9193 Metropolitan Ave. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank To Be Absorbed by Investors Bank

The circa-1880 Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank, which has two branches and an office building in Brooklyn, is being acquired by Investors Bank, identified as Investors Bancorp Inc. and based in Short Hills, N.J. … Full Article
 
 

Hot Pizza, Freezing Patrons

Temperatures dipped down into the teens on Wednesday night, but that didn’t prevent these pizza aficianados from waiting on line in front of Grimaldi’s. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Shocked at Death of Toddler

Police as of presstime were investigating the death of 2-year-old Cathryn Nwegbo on Friday morning. Police responding to a 911 call on Putnam Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant found Brandis Nwegbo, 29, cradling the child, who had cuts and injuries to her neck and face, and talking incoherently.
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You Say You Want A Revolution: Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park

Lefferts Homestead was burned down right before the Battle of Brooklyn. By Americans. Patriot troops didn't want the invading British to get their hands on the family's farm. … Full Article
 

Lutheran Medical Center names Fernaine chief of cardiology

Lutheran Medical Center has a new chief of cardiology. Dr. George Fernaine, a cardiologist who has been an attending doctor at the Sunset Park hospital since 2007, has been tapped to become head of the Cardiology Department. Fernaine officially started his new post on July 1. … Full Article
 

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