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Adams aims to make Borough Hall green

Downtown
On Sunday Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams promoted his plan to transform Brooklyn Borough Hall, the borough's oldest public building, into an energy-efficient icon by working with the U.S. Green Building Council to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. … Full Article
 

LIU Brooklyn softball is young, but still has championship aspirations

Downtown
While most of Brooklyn was suffering through one of the coldest springs in recent memory, the LIU Brooklyn softball team has spent most of the last two months either down in Florida or out in California. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bar honors employee of 44 years during Judiciary Night

Downtown
Judges, lawyers and court employees packed the Brooklyn Bar Association on Thursday night for Judiciary Night, an event which celebrates Brooklyn judges as well as their collaboration with the bar association.  … Full Article
 

Parents march to Cuomo’s office to demand fiscal equity in education

Downtown
Hundreds of parents from across the city, including a large contingent from Brooklyn, took part in a protest march to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in mid-town Manhattan Thursday afternoon to demand fiscal equity in education. … Full Article
 
 

Rally at BPL protests Chinese censorship of writers

Downtown
It was the perfect setting to talk about the freedom of expression in the literary community. The Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch at Grand Army Plaza was the backdrop for members of the PEN American Center to organize a literary protest for free expression in China. … Full Article
 

Green-Wood to unveil restored monument to pioneer Brooklyn baseball star Creighton

Greenwood Heights
On Tuesday, April 15, at 2:15 p.m., Green-Wood Cemetery will unveil the newly restored monument marking the final resting place of 19th century Brooklyn baseball legend Jim Creighton, who many historians consider to be the game’s first superstar.  … Full Article
 

NYC activist group calls for national protest against Starbucks

Downtown
On Saturday, April 12, New York City workers and 15 Now activists will be participating in a national day of action to demand that Starbucks’s CEO Howard Schultz put his money where his mouth is and pay his employees a minimum wage of $15 an hou … Full Article
 

Levin says budget language change helps homeless

Greenpoint
It was a simple act, but a move by Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove wording from the state budget before the budget was enacted last week will have a positive effect on the city’s effort to help homeless families, according to Councilman Stephen Levin. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's a weekend cure for the wintertime blues

Prospect Heights
Starved for signs of spring after the seemingly endless winter? The Brooklyn Botanic Garden could be your cure. The magnificent magnolias at the century-old sylvan oasis are bustin' out all over. Buds began to flower forth a week ago – and their momentum is gathering strength. … Full Article
 

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