In the wake of the avalanche of news coverage of Bill de Blasio’s press conference at City Hall, during which the Democratic candidate for mayor promised to give undocumented immigrants identification cards, Republican Joe Lhota sought to draw media attention to his position on the controve … Full Article
Literary Brooklynites convened at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library on Monday evening as the Friends of Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, Inc. (FBHBL) celebrated their 20-year anniversary with a gala fundraiser. … Full Article
On Thursday, charges were unsealed against Romanian fugitive Nicolae Popescu, the leader of an international organized crime syndicate that ran a multimillion-dollar cyber-fraud scheme, and six other fugitives charged with participating in the same scheme. … Full Article
Following a three-week trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn on Thursday returned a verdict convicting James Rosemond, also known as “Jimmy Henchman,” of being the leader of a continuing criminal enterprise (the “Rosemond Organization”) that distributed thousands of pounds of cocaine, the major … Full Article
New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Thursday announced a settlement of more than $40,000 with MMG Butler Street LLC, a Delaware-based corporation that operates the Holiday Inn Express hotel at 279 Butler St. in Gowanus. … Full Article
Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) today announced that the Brooklyn Friends School has signed a lease to move its Upper School to MetroTech Center, doubling the size of the school and adding to MetroTech’s vibrant academic campus.
Prospect Park will be closed Friday due to a visit by President Barack Obama.
The 500-acre park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. Friday when the president visits a nearby high school.
Obama is to arrive by helicopter in the park. … Full Article
Brooklyn politicians have been plagued with reports of corruption, misdealing and other forms of illegal activity. Despite the acts of a few corrupt politicians, two City Council members from Brooklyn have been selected to speak at a hearing on public corruption. … Full Article