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Legendary LIU Men's Basketball Coach Roy Rubin passes away

LIU Brooklyn Athletics Hall of Fame member Roy Rubin passed away Monday at the age of 87. Rubin served as the head men's basketball coach at LIU for 11 seasons, helping lead the Blackbirds to national prominence during the 1960s.


Wrongly convicted of robbery, man files suit in Brooklyn Federal Court

A Staten Island man wrongly convicted of a 2008 robbery has filed a civil suit in Brooklyn federal court against New York City and the New York City Police Department, alleging that his 4th Amendment protection from malicious prosecution and his right to a fair trial were violated.


BAM Fisher certified LEED Gold for energy conservation

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) announced on Wednesday that its newest venue, the Richard B. Fisher Building, has been LEED¨ Gold certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first theater in New York City to receive such recognition in the New Construction category. The honor confirms BAM’s goal to create a unique, world-class arts facility while conserving resources and reducing its environmental impact.


Battle to save LICH plays out in Brooklyn Supreme Court

“This is the largest courtroom I could find and we’re still going to have some overflow,” Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes commented on Wednesday as the hearing room at 360 Adams Street filled to capacity with supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH), reporters and a small army of attorneys.

The crowd was there to witness the ongoing legal battle as SUNY Downstate and the state Department of Health (DOH) move to shut down LICH, a 155-year-old hospital in Cobble Hill, in the face of vehement opposition from staff, patients and local representatives.


All-day LICH hearing packs Brooklyn courtroom

A first look at today's court action:

In a courtroom packed with supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH), lawyers and reporters, Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Wednesday peppered attorneys for SUNY Downstate and the state Department of Health with questions probing the process of closing LICH, and urged all involved to consider “any possibility of a settlement.”


Downtown's 84th Precinct sponsors 'Night Out' at Borough Hall Plaza

The National Night Out Against Crime took place Tuesday night, and the 84th Precinct celebrated its version of it on the steps of Borough Hall with more than 700 people enjoying live music, food and entertainment.

“This is a time to celebrate the success of the relationship between the NYPD and the community,” said Leslie Lewis, president of the 84th Precinct Community Council. “I thought we had a great turnout this year. It’s bigger than in years past.”


Heights Church, undergoing renovation, wins Landmarks Conservancy Grant

Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights was among three historic religious properties receiving Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grants.

The church, on Hicks St. and Grace Court, is undergoing a multi-million dollar capital renovation and repair project, including roof replacement, rewiring and new lighting. Grace Church received a $30,000 grant.


Brooklyn Navy Yard leads 3-D printing movement

Manufacturing is coming back to New York, but not in a shape anyone's seen before. And it's in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where a lot of the new-age 3D printing innovation is taking place.

Where warships were once built to supply the Arsenal of Democracy, there's a "New Lab," which serves as a collaborative workspace for designers, engineers and 3-D printers. The movement to take 3-D printing into the mainstream has found a home in one of the most expensive cities in the country.


Radio City Rockettes to kick up their heels in Park Slope

Christmas in August? Not quite, but the world famous Rockettes will be visiting Park Slope next week to promote this year’s version of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

The Rockettes will make a summertime appearance at People’s Pops, an ice pop store at 808 Union St., on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 5:30 p.m. to introduce “Rox Pops,” a new apple and cranberry flavored ice pop that was inspired by the precision dancers.

The dancers will join the store’s owners as they hand out free Rox Pops to customers from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Scaling the Heights: Rare assets of light & air

The sunrises are really something at Jean-Paul Noens' house, even though it faces west.

The long rear yard behind his historic house at 115 Columbia Heights lets the dawn right in through the back windows.

“When the sun rises, the whole house is lit up,” said Noens, who picked out the Brooklyn Heights property in 1997 and uses it as his primary residence. “I'm fortunate to have a corner house, so I get light the entire day.”



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