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Prospect Park recovering rapidly from massive Sandy damage -- Update

Prospect Park
Just last week large swaths of Prospect Park’s woodlands and most of its drives remained off limits to the public due to damage from Superstorm Sandy. Almost 500 trees were downed in the storm, or so badly damaged that they had to be removed. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn weekend filled with holiday festivals

Downtown
Holiday shoppers headed en mass to numerous craft fairs and winter festivals across Brooklyn this past weekend. Above, a young girl squirts paint onto a spinning canvas at the Winter Festival and Artisan Craft Fair at Brooklyn Friends School. … Full Article
 

A soloist on Smith

Boerum Hill
Violinist Johnny Arco performs in front of the Brooklyn Industries shop at Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street in Boerum Hill. Arco also sings, and is the founder of Greenroom Brooklyn, which promotes performances of local talent.  … Full Article
 

Take it off in Park Slope! NY Methodist Hospital offers weight loss surgery

Park Slope
New York Methodist Hospital’s repertoire of minimally invasive bariatric, or weight loss, procedures recently expanded to include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), an advanced surgical technique designed to help morbidly obese patients lose weight. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Legal Services — 'Brooklyn A' — celebrates 44 years

Downtown
Lawyers, political officials and community advocates came out to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, at the New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge last week. … Full Article
 

DA Hynes: Tips to stay safe while shopping this holiday season

Downtown
Now that the holiday season is upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you all to use extra caution as you prepare for the upcoming celebrations. … Full Article
 

Senator for all the people? Brooklyn's Schumer stays neutral in Nets-Knicks rivalry

Downtown
WASHINGTON — He's a Brooklyn-born fan of the New York Knicks basketball team. And when he's not in D.C., he lives in Park Slope. But he's also a politician. For now, Sen. Charles Schumer says he hasn't chosen sides in the new NBA rivalry between the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. … Full Article
 
 

Don't miss Monday night's Booklyn Bar dinner

Downtown
When the Brooklyn Bar Association holds its annual dinner Monday at the New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, with a cocktail hour starting at 5:30 p.m., just about everyone there will fondly recall the late Court of Appeals Justice Theodore Jones. … Full Article
 

Do we need another Robert Moses?

Brooklyn Heights
We owe the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to Robert Moses, even if it’s not what he set out to build, but rather came about as an unintended com- promise. … Full Article
 

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