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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.


Brooklyn Law School announces 15 percent tuition cut

Brooklyn Law School’s (BLS) Board of Trustees today announced a 15 percent across-the-board tuition reduction, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. The cost reduction program further enhances an evolving package of student-centric initiatives designed to address the national challenges of law school accessibility, affordability and quality. 


Prospect Park opening weekend: Little League parade, food truck rally

If you haven’t visited Prospect Park for a while, this weekend’s official opening might be an eye-opener.

LeFrak Center at Lakeside –- with a “green roof,” -- has replaced the venerable Wollman Rink, and thousands of square feet of parkland have been added to the park by the restoration of Chaim Baier Music Island and the Shelby White and Leon Levy Esplanade.


Vision Zero issue packs Brooklyn Borough Hall

An overflow crowd of Brooklyn residents and community organizers packed a town hall on Tuesday at Borough Hall to hear about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and injuries.

It’s an issue that “has brought all New Yorkers together,” said City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez (Washington Heights, Inwood), who chairs the Transportation Committee.

Grieving mother Rochelle Charles, whose five-year-old son Rashard was killed March 16 on Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights, shared the dais with officials and commissioners as the human face of the tragedy.


Crowdfunding saves Brooklyn Heights Cinema

Crowdfunding has saved the Brooklyn Heights Cinema – at least for now.

Fans of the beloved neighborhood movie house, a fixture in the Heights since 1970, stepped up with pledges for cash donations on money-raising website Indiegogo.

The cinema's supporters – 402 of them at last count – pledged $30,000, which was theater owner Kenn Lowy's cash-raising goal, and then kept going from there, to pay for a desperately needed digital projector.



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