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Obituary: Carol Chapin, Carroll Gardens resident, Music Together director, dies at 65

Carol Chapin, a long-time Carroll Gardens resident, passed away on May 3. She was 65. 

Ms. Chapin was the founder and co-director of Heartsong Kids, where she taught Music Together classes for young children in Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, and formerly at other locations in Brooklyn and Queens.

A service will be held on Saturday, June 21, at 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Carroll Street Church, 199 Carroll Street, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231


'For Locals, by Locals’ wraps series in Crown Heights

“It’s been a great season,” Avi Werde said, reflecting on the third series of ‘For Locals, by Locals,’ a weekly talent showcase in Crown Heights. “Being able to interview and photograph all of the performers, before their event, has been the real treat for me this time.”


State legislature passes ‘Expedited Missing Persons Act’

The NY State Senate passed a bill today that will help ensure the speedy identification of a recovered body in case of a tragic event. The ‘Expedited Missing Persons Act’ was introduced after the brutal kidnapping and murder of prominent Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark, where it took law enforcement hours to piece together the recovered body in Nassau County with the ongoing search in Brooklyn.


84th Precinct is ready for Fourth of July Fireworks

This Fourth of July, for the first time since 2009, the fireworks have moved back to the East River -- and that means great views at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Even with huge crowds expected, the 84th Precinct, which patrols those areas, is ready encouraging everyone to come out to enjoy the event.


Inn of Court celebrates with annual dinner, installation ceremony

The Nathan R. Sobel Kings County American Inn of Court celebrated its annual dinner and installation ceremony Monday, June 16 at Red Gravy restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. Cheryl Chambers, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, 2nd Department, administered the oath of office.  


Two Trees announces DUMBO Cultural Space Subsidy Program

Two Trees Management Co. on Monday announced the launch of the Cultural Space Subsidy Program, a new program to open below-market space in DUMBO to a wide group of arts and culture tenants. For more than 30 years, arts, culture and non-profit organizations and professionals have found a home in DUMBO thanks to greatly reduced or free rent in Two Trees buildings. As the neighborhood grew in desirability, Two Trees’ commitment to supporting these groups did not waver, with roughly 10 percent of its commercial space in DUMBO provided at below market rates.


OPINION: Patients for LICH call on de Blasio to support return of hospital to northwest Brooklyn

On Monday, the advocacy group Patients for LICH released the following statement regarding Long Island College Hospital following SUNY’s announcement that an agreement had been reached to sell the hospital to Fortis Property Group for development into condos:


City approves zoning variance for New York Methodist expansion in Park Slope

The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) unanimously approved on Tuesday New York Methodist Hospital’s application for a zoning variance for a controversial expansion in Park Slope.

NY Methodist spokesperson Lyn S. Hill said the hospital was “most gratified by the unanimous decision.”

“For nearly a year, the Hospital has worked with our community to advance this project, which will enhance outpatient healthcare for Brooklyn residents, and we have incorporated numerous suggestions and revisions as a result of community input," she said.


LICH closure causing growing political backlash in Brooklyn

A political rift appears to be growing between top officials and their constituents over the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH).

Brooklyn residents and local officials have aligned themselves against the State University of New York (SUNY) -- and by extension against Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio --  following the announcement of the sale of LICH to a developer who has no plans to operate a hospital at the site.


‘Taste of Bushwick’ brings together restaurants, artists and the performing arts

The first annual ‘Taste of Bushwick’ was a smashing success, with overflow crowds rejoicing in food and drink from some of the hottest restaurants in the neighborhood, all while providing donations that will benefit the performing arts.

“The event is essentially a fundraiser for the Bushwick Starr, while also showcasing the great food scene in the neighborhood,” said Rachel Levens, an intern for the theater. “We work with Bushwick vendors and artists to bring the community together in support of a great cause.”



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