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Brooklyn Law School honors former Mayor Dinkins, seven others at Icons Gala

Brooklyn Law School went all out with a night of stories, dinner and fireworks to honor some of its most famous professors and alumni including former Mayor David Dinkins during its Icons Gala on Ellis Island Thursday night.

“The women and men who are going to take this stage here tonight have all helped Brooklyn Law School's national reputation, have made significant contributions in their fields. They represent a legacy and share a spotlight with many Brooklyn Law School greats,” said the evening’s master of ceremonies, Brian T. Sullivan.


City Tech project to trace history of print industry in NYC

In February, The New Yorker dedicated its cover to illustrate Condé Nast’s move from Times Square to 1 World Trade Center — an acknowledgement of just how central the print industry has been to the economic, social and cultural history of the city.


OPINION: In support of end-of-life options

“Death comes creeping in my room, what should I do O’ Lord, O’ Lord?” (African American Spiritual).

The “D” word — no one likes to talk about it, but all of us will face it.  As a pastor for 50 years, helping people face death has been a central part of my life in the church.

For some, death comes suddenly and unexpected. For others, like the terminally ill, death comes slowly — as if approaching from over the horizon. It can be seen coming and even be predictable.


Forest City Ratner volunteers partner on Red Hook Revitalization Day

More than 115 Forest City Ratner Company (FCRC) volunteers on Thursday joined forces with Rebuilding Together New York City (RT NYC), Red Hook Initiative (RHI) and Good Shepherd Services to provide on-the-ground improvements to Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood.


Acclaimed novelist Rachel Kushner concludes BAM’s 2015 Eat, Drink & Be Literary program

Where is the line between fact and fiction? It can be a blurry one even in fiction, where fact isn't even fact. And ultimately, trying to know everything about another person's history and circumstances borders on the absurd, even, suggests novelist Rachel Kushner, if that person is someone you've created.


Source of worrisome gas leak in DUMBO discovered, repaired

National Grid has successfully tracked down the source of a persistent gas leak near 51 Jay St. in DUMBO. The leak, which at times emitted a pervasive odor, has alarmed residents and workers for months.

On Wednesday, workers discovered that the gas was escaping from a previously patched gas main buried under Jay Street near Water Street. The gas had traveled underground and was venting from a nearby sewer grate, making finding the actual location of the leak tricky, the National Grid crew said.


Brooklyn Marriott finishes first phase of $43M restoration

The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge was the first full-service hotel to open in Brooklyn in 64 years when it first welcomed visitors in 1998. Now, with other hotels entering the competition in Downtown Brooklyn, the Marriott has completed the first phase of a $43 million restoration, in an attempt to hold onto its premier spot.


‘Wild Things’ invade Maurice Sendak School

The life and legacy of Brooklyn native Maurice Sendak was celebrated on June 10, the late author’s birthday. Brian Selznick — the world-renowned illustrator and creator of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” — read Sendak’s masterwork “Where the Wild Things Are” to Maurice Sendak Community School students in Park Slope. 


‘Make It in Brooklyn’ summit to discuss borough’s growth

Make it in Brooklyn

The inaugural Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Summit  —  an event that will explore the borough’s development  —  will be held on June 25 at locations throughout the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership recently announced. 


Students and mentors celebrate year of ‘iMentoring’ in Brooklyn

High school students and their mentors celebrated a year of successful “iMentoring” on Saturday with games, lunch from Panera Bread, and fun activities like tug-of-war and group dancing at a picnic in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn.

“This is the culminating event at the end of a very long year where iMentor mentors and mentees are able to interact outside of their typical classroom settings,” Danielle Smith, managing director of communications for iMentor, told the Brooklyn Eagle.



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