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‘Please Touch the Art’ exhibition coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

“Please Touch the Art,” a new exhibition by Danish artist Jeppe Hein featuring 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction, is coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP). … Full Article
 

Park Slope PTA protests student-handcuffing incident

Parents at a Park Slope secondary school are protesting what they say was the uncalled for handcuffing of a student on Thursday by NYPD officers who acted despite protestations from witnesses that the boy had done nothing wrong. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Gentrification, a holdup of Crown Heights

The first time I had an indirect encounter with a holdup was in 2010. I saw his tall figure standing at the end of the hallway. He had a buzz cut, wore army-green cargo pants and a white graphic T-shirt that was soiled a murky yellow in the armpits and neckline. … Full Article
 

Met Council to distribute food for Passover

To enable families in financial difficulty to celebrate Passover this year, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will distribute 2.2 million pounds of kosher-for-Passover food to community-based organizations in the five boroughs, council officials announced this week. … Full Article
 

Live at BAM: ‘The Tallest Tree in the Forest’ recreates, celebrates Paul Robeson

Mary McLeod Bethune, the renowned early 20th century African-American educator and advocate, once called Paul Robeson "the tallest tree in our forest." You'll be forgiven if Robeson's name isn't immediately familiar; he's not a big name in contemporary music and theater. … Full Article
 
Ideas Aired At First Brooklyn Heights Library Workshop

Ideas aired at first Brooklyn Heights Library workshop

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and Marvel Architects held the first of two workshops on Monday evening which allowed the community to contribute ideas for a new library that will replace the present Brooklyn Heights branch located on Cadman Plaza West. … Full Article
 
 

Three Brooklyn finalists for 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H. Revson Foundation announced on Monday the 10 finalists for the 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, which celebrate the crucial role of local libraries in serving New York City’s diverse communities. The Awards — unique in honoring individ … Full Article
 

Greenpoint development site for sale

An apartment building could be coming soon to a corner site in Greenpoint that has been a parking lot for more than a half-century. … Full Article
 

Owner's rep gives us the 411 on the Harte & Co. factory

At least a piece of this fine façade will survive the wrecking ball, possibly. That's the word from the development consultant for the new owners of the handsome — and polluted — former Harte & Co. factory. … Full Article
 

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