Park Slope

St. Francis prof. authors book on James and Esther Cooper Jackson

What began as an undergraduate oral history project is now a freshly published book on a Virginia couple that sat at the vanguard of the black civil rights movement from the 1930s and for decades later. … Full Article

Park Slope author publishes fifth in mystery series

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal delivers her most captivating Maggie Hope mystery to date, blending thoroughly researched WWII historical facts with one-of-kind storytelling and a remarkable, daring heroine. … Full Article

The Gowanus Canal: A neglected and misunderstood waterway

At approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, clean-water advocate Christopher Swain did the unthinkable. He swam the entire length of what is arguably the dirtiest body of water in America: the Gowanus Canal.  … Full Article

'The 'Bern ' at BAM

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders — who was born and raised in Brooklyn — was featured on “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Back to Brooklyn” Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). … Full Article

Anchors aweigh for #GetOnBoard support campaign for the Mary A. Whalen

Carolina Salguero is a woman with a mission. She wants you to share it. She rescued a decommissioned oil tanker, the Mary A. Whalen, and spent a decade nailing down a long-term berth for the historic vessel that's accessible to the public. … Full Article

Overcrowded schools in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens subject of tonight’s meeting

A public meeting to address overcrowding at public elementary schools in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens (District 15) will take place on at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 at P.S. 58, 250 Carroll St. (between Carroll and 1st Place). … Full Article

'The Secret Life of 370 Jay Street' to be revealed in Downtown Brooklyn

For more than 50 years, the 13-story white limestone building at 370 Jay St. housed the headquarters of New York’s evolving transit agencies: first the Board of Transportation, then the Transit Authority, and finally New York City Transit. … Full Article

In Public Service: Richardson relishes role as political upstart

Diana Richardson rocked the political establishment when she won a special election in May to fill the seat in the 43rd Assembly District left vacant by Karim Camara. … Full Article

Cobble Hill shocked at latest change in LICH development proposal

Cobble Hill residents said they were shocked to learn at a recent meeting that Fortis Property Group has changed the “worst-case scenario” of their development plan for the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

Gunfire shatters calm at Brooklyn’s Fulton Ferry Landing

A frightening incident involving what was thought to be semi-automatic weapon fire at Fulton Ferry Landing early Sunday morningwas connected to a music video being filmed on Front Street in DUMBO, where rival gang members converged, according to a report by Capt. … Full Article


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