Park Slope

Buyers compete for theater once owned by judge

An auction is scheduled in November for the former Slave Theater on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The theater, which hosted countless African-American political and cultural events, was founded and owned by the late Brooklyn Judge John L. Phillips, who died in 2008. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights synagogue eyes Jewish mysticism

The alphabet has a life of its own.

Congregation B’nai Abraham in Brooklyn Heights this week begins a seven-part "mystical journey" into the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
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St. Paul’s hosts Assumption Feast, filling in for stricken Christ Church

Christ Church-Cobble Hill for many years has hosted summer feast day Eucharist liturgies and cookouts, on the Fourth of July and on Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for the Deanery of St. Mark, a cluster of Episcopal parishes in western Brooklyn. … Full Article

Family slain by drunk cop in 2001 hit-and-run is remembered

Eleven years after four members of the same family were killed by a drunk-driving police officers on Third Avenue, relatives, friends, local residents and elected officials gathered in a park named in their honor to pay them tribute. … Full Article

Barclays Center welcomes lady hoopsters: Arena will host A-10 women's championship game

The nearly complete Barclays Center has already announced a full slate of men's college basketball events for the upcoming 2012-13 season, including four LIU-Brooklyn home games, the Legends Classic Championship Rounds in November, December's much-anticipated Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival and th … Full Article

BP recommends more bike parking, more incentives for developers in downtown parking amendment

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz recommends that more bicycle parking, more affordable housing and more housing for active seniors be tied into a zoning amendment designed to reduce the underutilized parking garages in new Downtown Brooklyn residential buildings. … Full Article

'50 Shades of Grey' packs 'em in at Babeland in Park Slope

You've bought rope for that special someone, picked up a few sex toys and read those "Fifty Shades of Grey" books a time or three. You know who you are. … Full Article

Second building to go up on Red Apple Groups’s Myrtle Avenue property

John Catsimatidis and his Red Apple Group will begin work soon on the second phase of a four-block, four-building development on the firm’s sites along Myrtle Avenue, east of Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

New developer proposes housing, public esplanade, environmental upgrades along Gowanus Canal

New to Brooklyn and New York City, the Lightstone Group, a national real estate development and investment firm with its headquarters in Manhattan, is revisiting a plan for housing along the Gowanus Canal. … Full Article

$6,500 landmarks grant aids Bridge Street African Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal Church

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has awarded the Bridge Street African Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal Church a $6,500 grant to replace the roof over its sanctuary. … Full Article


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