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There's so much to love about 'Much Ado'

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah.

She's just got an odd way of showing it.

Beatrice, one of the Bard's most brilliant It Girls, is a tart-tongued marvel, a wizard with the one-liners.

Benedick, who can hold his own when it comes to slinging zingers, is her prime target.

She says four of his five wits have fled him and left behind a fellow who's just barely brighter than a horse. He calls her Lady Disdain.

They're obsessed with each other.


Job fair gives youths a chance to impress employers

It was a match made in heaven. Young people looking for jobs were given the chance to meet with representatives of companies looking to hire employees at a Bushwick job fair sponsored by the non-profit organization Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT).

The job fair, which OBT organized in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor, took place Wednesday at OBT’s Bushwick site, 25 Thornton St., and included training sessions as well as meet and greets with prospective employers.


New memoir traces a fall from grace

Christina McDowell was born Christina Prousalis. After her father, Tom Prousalis, was arrested and imprisoned in the wake of the conviction of  

Jordan Belfort (the “Wolf of Wall Street”) she had to change her name to be legally extricated from the trail of chaos that followed.  

McDowell has penned a memoir, “After Perfect” (Gallery Books), which traces her trajectory, and she will appear in Brooklyn on Aug. 3 to read from and discuss the book at BookCourt at 163 Court St. in Cobble Hill.


Pavilion Theater condo-conversion plan heads for Aug. 4 Landmarks hearing

One Park Slope resident thinks it looks like “a penitentiary in Sunset Park.”

Another believes it's “more appropriate to SoHo” because of the “grid” of industrial-style windows that covers its façade.

Hidrock Realty heads towards an Aug. 4 city Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing with a condo-conversion plan for the Pavilion Theater that some Park Slope residents really don't like.


Brooklyn judge finalizes sale of Long Island College Hospital

On Thursday, a Brooklyn judge signed an order finalizing the State University of New York’s (SUNY) sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Group.

The approval, after years of litigation and community opposition, clears the way for the development of the former hospital site in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The site includes roughly 20 properties bounded by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Atlantic Avenue, Clinton Street and Congress Street.


‘The Fence’ returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park, featuring photographers from around the world

Wondering what all those huge photos are along the fences at Brooklyn Bridge Park? The Fence is an annual, summer-long photo installation by United Photo Industries that showcases 40 photographers from around the world as they explore important themes through a series of six images intended to tell a story.


Statement from Elected Officials, CB 6 and the Cobble Hill Association regarding the future of the LICH site

Today NYC Council Member Brad Lander, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYS Senator Daniel Squadron, NYS Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, NYC Council Member Stephen Levin, Brooklyn Community Board 6, and the Cobble Hill Association issued the following statement regarding the future of the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) Site:

“Local elected officials, Community Board 6, and the Cobble Hill Association are working together to involve the community in the future of the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site.


Fortis Property Group partners with local elected officials and civic leaders to convene working group

Fortis Property Group today endorsed the formation of a working group that will meet over the coming months to discuss redevelopment options for the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site. Fortis was selected to purchase the site through an RFP process administered by the State University of New York (SUNY), after SUNY’s decision to close the hospital in 2013.

The group was established in partnership with City Council Member Brad Lander, Borough President Eric Adams and other local elected officials, Community Board 6, and the Cobble Hill Association.


NYPD meets with religious leaders over paintball shootings

New York Police Department officials sat down with religious leaders and lawmakers to discuss how to respond to a series of shocking attacks targeting Hasidic Jews in South Williamsburg in which the attackers have fired paintballs at victims, thrown bottles and physically assaulted them.

The meeting, which took place last week at the headquarters of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn, was requested by Rabbi David Neiderman, the group’s director.


Leasing surge brings jobs to the Brooklyn Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard welcomed new tenants working in beverage manufacturing, apparel, architecture and design in the first half of 2015, contributing to its thriving ecosystem of small businesses as new space becomes available for the first time in decades.



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