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Dr. Maurice T. Lewis House is landmarked to prevent its demolition

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In a dramatic move, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously to designate Sunset Park's only freestanding mansion as an individual landmark.  … Full Article
 

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll discusses latest book at Brooklyn Historical Society

Last Thursday, after being introduced by the president of the Brooklyn History Society, author Steve Coll took the stage to discuss his latest book “Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016.” … Full Article
 

Hoan to leave Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Andrew Hoan, who took the helm as president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in December 2016, plans to leave the post in May, the Chamber announced on Friday. … Full Article
 
Abolitionist Place: a piece of African-American history in Brooklyn

VIDEO: Abolitionist Place: A piece of African-American history in Brooklyn

Overshadowed by the relentless movement of the Fulton Mall District, a small street tries to survive in the memory of Brooklynites by keeping the history of the anti-slavery movement and its leaders who led hundreds of slaves to freedom using their houses on the block. … Full Article
 

Repairs to Brooklyn Heights BQE & Promenade hit home at BHA Annual Meeting

NYC Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner and Chief Bridge Officer Robert Collyer was the featured speaker at the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) Annual Meeting Wednesday night at St. Francis College. … Full Article
 

City Council vows to fight workplace sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement has come to City Hall. Two City Council committees held a join hearing Wednesday to learn the scope of the sexual harassment problem in the workplace and to highlight the need for legislation to combat the crime in both the government and private employment sectors. … Full Article
 

Nightlife vs. Gentrification: Brooklyn as a cultural breeding ground

Dozens of Brooklynites gathered Tuesday at The Bushwick Starr, a community arts center in Bushwick, for a panel discussion with several influential nightlife professionals. The gathering, dubbed "Because The Night," focused on Brooklyn as a cultural breeding ground. … Full Article
 

Do you know the way to philanthropist Cornelius Heeney's Cobble Hill grave?

An Irish immigrant who donated the land where St. Patrick's Cathedral stands is buried at a church — but not the world-famous one on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. … Full Article
 

Winston Churchill's mother was born in Cobble Hill, and James Bond star Daniel Craig reportedly bought a house here

Winston Churchill's mother was born in Cobble Hill. Did you know that? And reportedly James Bond, AKA actor Daniel Craig, bought a rowhouse in Cobble Hill last year. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg resident Emma Gray releases feminist handbook

“The 2016 presidential election felt, in some ways, like a referendum on the value of women (and people of color and immigrants and refugees and Muslims … the list goes on), one that we had lost. On the evening of Nov. … Full Article
 

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