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After contentious battle, Fortis officially closes on LICH site in Brooklyn

After a wrenching multi-year legal battle and amid ongoing community discontent, Fortis Property Group has officially closed on the site of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

Style guide delves into Brooklyn’s fashion scene

Brooklyn’s eclectic, creative style has made the New York City borough a global fashion mecca recognized worldwide as the epitome of present-day “cool.”  “BROOKLYN STREET STYLE: The No-Rules Guide to Fashion” explores what has made the borough a fashion trendsetter and presents style advice … Full Article

This way to Mannahatta

Calling Walt Whitman! Somebody out there riding the rails sure loves ya, baby. Perhaps there's a poetry-minded prankster out there thinking of you. … Full Article

Reflections on my first 'semester' as a freshman legislator

From “So, how was it in Albany? Are you loving it? Is it everything you expected/hoped it would be?” to “Tell me, how awful is it up there?” and “Who’s the next indictment?” I have been getting lots of questions. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School hosts first Legal Eats

Students from the Brooklyn Law School converted the courtyard in front of the school on Joralemon Street into Legal Eats, a food festival featuring local food, drink and crafts, on Wednesday afternoon. … Full Article

Two more Brooklyn Democrats sign onto U.S.-Iran deal

As members of Congress prepare to return to work in Washington D.C. next week now that the summer recess has ended, the debate over the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear agreement with Iran is sure to heat up. … Full Article

Draft plan for Brooklyn's P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 rezoning revealed

At last evening’s meeting of CEC13 Brooklyn, planners Greg Whitten and Jonathan Geis from the Dept. of Education (DOE) revealed a map (see photo) of a proposed change to the zone boundaries for P.S. 8 and for neighboring P.S. 307. The area shaded blue on the map is the present P.S. … Full Article

Children of the Gourd: Maine artist shows off her modified gourds in Bushwick

Everyone has heard of genetically modified organisms, but how about artistically modified gourds? … Full Article

Long-time Cobble Hill Association head Roy Sloane resigns amid LICH controversy

After months of growing tension over the fate of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site, on Wednesday Roy Sloane, the acting head of the Cobble Hill Association, tendered his resignation as first vice-president. … Full Article


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