Greenwood Heights

EPA to update public on state of contaminated Red Hook ball fields

The Red Hook ball fields have long been plagued by uneven playing surfaces, puddles of water and trash. Student-athletes who utilize the fields are all too familiar with the miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, used contraceptives and broken glass that litter the grounds. … Full Article

An interview with Bushwick-based playwright Jaclyn Backhaus on her new play ‘Men on Boats’

The most exuberant, clever, frisky, ingenious, inventive and audacious play of the season, Jaclyn Backhaus’ “Men on Boats,” is currently being presented by Playwrights Horizons and Clubbed Thumb at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater on the far west side of 42nd Street. … Full Article

Judge throws out Brooklyn Bridge Park Pierhouse lawsuit

State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel on Thursday threw out a lawsuit attempting to block construction of part of the Pierhouse residential/ hotel complex at 130 Furman Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park seeks to move Pier 6 lawsuit from Manhattan to Brooklyn court

Construction of two controversial residential towers on Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park won’t begin until at least Dec. 1 as a court mulls a request by the park to change the venue of a lawsuit seeking to block the development. … Full Article

‘Off-Broadway in the Boros’ bringing ‘Ghost Quartet’ to Bushwick

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) is presenting its inaugural “Off-Broadway in the Boros” event on Friday, July 29, featuring a free outdoor performance of award-winning chamber musical “Ghost Quartet” in Bushwick’s Maria Hernandez Park. … Full Article

Online finance school opens branch in downtown Brooklyn

A school that teaches students financial literacy and investment strategies is investing in Downtown Brooklyn. The Online Trading Academy has opened a new education center at 2 Hanson Place, across the street from Barclays Center. … Full Article

Writer’s debut novel tells story of Irish immigrants in Brooklyn

Kathleen Donohoe’s debut novel “Ashes of Fiery Weather” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, on sale Aug. 30), tells the story of another Brooklyn — one of hardworking and displaced Irish immigrants coming to find a new start in its less glamorous neighborhoods. … Full Article


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