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Manbeck’s ‘Disappearance of Patricia Murphey’ is a hardboiled Heights thriller

In the early 1930s, the recently opened Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant on Henry Street was a nice, picturesque eatery with white tablecloths and waitresses in gingham dresses that was known for its fluffy popover pastries. And within walking distance was the luxurious Hotel Margaret, one of the grand hotels of Brooklyn Heights.


Brooklyn’s Revolutionary War shrine could become national monument

A 149-foot-high shrine to American Revolutionary War POWs that stands majestically over Fort Greene Park could be on its way to becoming a national monument to be maintained by the U.S. Department of the Interior if a bill approved by the House on April 28 is passed by the senate and signed into law by President Obama.


Brooklyn Conservatives oppose plan for municipal ID cards

The City Council is moving forward with a history-making bill co-sponsored by Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) that would create the largest municipal ID card program in the nation after hearings took place on April 30.


LICH case back to court in Brooklyn Friday: Bidder seeks injunction against SUNY

Brooklyn Health Partners (BHP), the group negotiating with SUNY to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH) will be in court Friday morning before state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes to seek an injunction against SUNY.

BHP claims SUNY is attempting to undermine contract negotiations before Monday’s deadline. The California-based group says it is ready to provide a $25 million non-refundable deposit and proof of financing for the hospital and residential development project. BHP's bid to purchase LICH from SUNY was $250 million.


Walk On By: A gallery crawl near Downtown Brooklyn

Everybody loves pub crawls. A gallery crawl can be a good thing, too.

Booze breaks can be part of it, if that makes the art more entertaining for you. Or there's always brunch to brighten the day.

With so many artsy areas in Brooklyn to choose from, we decided, for starters, last Saturday to stick with spots that are strolling distance from Downtown B'KLYN.


Adam Youch Fans: Saturday is MCA Day in Brooklyn

Two years after his death, fans of Beastie Boys co-founder Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch will be paying tribute to his artistic legacy and celebrating his life on Saturday with a party in Gowanus.

“Grab your favorite Beastie shirt, lace up the shelltoes, head to Littlefield and get ready to spread some Gratitude,” organizers say. The party will feature break-dancers, art exhibits and live musical performances from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Littlefield Performance and Art space.


Cuas pitches Grand Street to its biggest win of the year

Having homered once already that day, Juan Rodriguez stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth to try to extend Telecomm's 4-3 lead when Grand Street Campus made the decision to remove starting pitcher Emanuel Castellano from the game.

With the wind blowing hard and the rain increasing, Grand Street manager Steve Martinez went with his best pitcher with the game on the line — the 6-foot-2 senior Alexander Cuas.


BAM presents ‘Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation’

Paying homage to the roots and political relevance of the South Bronx-born hip-hop movement, BAM will present a one-night-only performance on Friday, May 9, titled “Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation.” 


Mayor de Blasio calls on SUNY to ditch BHP, open negotiations with additional bidders for LICH in Brooklyn

Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday afternoon lobbed a bomb onto the ongoing negotiations over the ownership of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn.



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