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Surf's up ... at Urban Outfitters

The Urban Outfitters that opened Friday is taking a page from the "Go Local" playbook - by setting up a collection of merchandise from 40 Brooklyn-based artists and designers in the Williamsburg store.

The collection of Brooklyn goodies serves as the face that the Urban Outfitters at 98 N. 6th St. shows to the world through its front window.


Kings County Criminal Bar Association hosts annual Court of Appeals update

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association hosted its annual Court of Appeals update Thursday evening at the Brooklyn Bar Association.  

Thursday's program, part of the KCCBA's monthly Continuing Legal Education (CLE), was led by Richard E. Mischel, Esq. These events are vital for practicing lawyers, particularly those that practice in the field of criminal law, and turnout, fittingly, was impressive.


Another Brooklyn gang member pleads guilty to murder

A member of the Brooklyn street gang the “Six Tre Outlaw Gangsta Disciples Folk Nation,” pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn federal court to murder in connection with racketeering.


No booze for you! Opening of "Top Chef" winner Ilan Hall's restaurant at Williamsburg Urban Outfitters is delayed

Eat, drink and be merry at Williamsburg's new Urban Outfitters? Not until May Day.

The youth-oriented clothing chain with a bar-restaurant inside it opened Friday - minus the much-anticipated in-store eatery.

The foodie-fave transplant from Los Angeles, which is called The Gorbals and belongs to "Top Chef" Season 2 winner Ilan Hall and his business partner Natan Zion, is now aiming for a May 1 opening.


Sum, sum, summertime openings expected for Danny Meyer's second and third Brooklyn Shake Shacks

Summer time, when the living is easy ….

You heard it here first: it's looking like both of Brooklyn's new Shake Shack locations will open in mid-summer.

That's what Greg Waters, the spokesman for Danny Meyer's popular burger chain, just revealed to the Brooklyn Eagle.

“At this point it looks like DUMBO will open first, followed by Flatbush Avenue,” Waters told the Brooklyn Eagle via email.


Brooklyn Law School cuts tuition, prioritizes access over profit

Brooklyn Law School’s (BLS) Board of Trustees announced on Thursday a 15 percent across-the-board tuition reduction, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.

A dramatic choice for the 113-year-old legal institution, it is one that follows closely in line with the initiatives put forth by BLS’s Dean Nick Allard. “Brooklyn is on the move. We are out front,” Allard told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in an exclusive interview.


More than 2,000 attend meeting with de Blasio at Brooklyn Bridge Marriott

More than 2,000 faith and community leaders working with the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation filled ballrooms at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday for an assembly to accelerate efforts to improve the standard of living for their fellow New Yorkers. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is familiar with the work of Metro IAF, kept his commitment to attend and respond to the needs addressed at the assembly.


New hospital at LICH: SUNY announces Brooklyn Health Partners' bid for Long Island College Hospital scores highest

SUNY Chairman Carl McCall and Associate Vice Chancellor Lora Lefebvre announced at a trustee meeting on Thursday that a non-profit group proposing a full-service hospital, Brooklyn Health Partners Development Group, was the winner in the bidding war to take over Long Island College Hospital (LICH).


Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s ‘The 5x10 Talks’ to showcase Brooklyn’s greatest innovators

2014 marks a momentous milestone for Downtown Brooklyn — the 10-year anniversary of the rezoning that paved the way for much of the unprecedented growth the neighborhood is experiencing. To commemorate the occasion, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will present a program titled “The 5x10 Talks,” to be held at BRIC Arts | Media House at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6.


New novel explores demands of professional ballet

Maggie Shipstead, whose debut novel “Seating Arrangements” won the the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, will soon release her second novel, “Astonish Me” (Knopf; April 8), a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations.



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