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Drake added to list of VMA performers at Barclays Center

Drake is the latest A-list musician set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

The rapper joins a hefty list of performers, including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Kanye West.

MTV also announced Wednesday that Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kevin Hart will attend the awards show, to air live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead in nominations with six each. Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke — who will also perform — are tied with Bruno Mars with four nominations each.


Commissioners visit high-tech internship program in DUMBO

New York City Small Business Commissioner Robert Walsh and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver on Tuesday visited NYU Poly’s tech incubator at 20 Jay St., DUMBO, to examine a summer internship program for City Tech students.

They spoke to two interns, business owners and others while touring the incubator space.


De Blasio files motion in bankruptcy court in support of Interfaith

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio filed a motion on Tuesday in the Eastern District Bankruptcy Court, located in Downtown Brooklyn, to halt the closure of Interfaith Medical Center. 

The motion asserts that the New York State Department of Health rushed in its approval of Interfaith’s closure plan and failed to provide proper oversight by disregarding the 90-day review period as required under law. Interfaith is currently in bankruptcy proceedings and is slated to begin shutting down operations on Aug. 26.


Brooklyn judge orders SUNY to give Long Island College Hospital back to Continuum

Shock, amazement, relief and confusion greeted the blockbuster announcement on Tuesday that Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest has ruled that SUNY Downstate must give Long Island College Hospital (LICH) back to Continuum Health Partners, or to another operator if Continuum isn't able or willing to take it back.

Continuum issued a statement late Tuesday saying it isn't able to take the hospital back, according to AP.


BAM installs new bike lot at 31 Lafayette Avenue featuring mural

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) will unveil a new BAM Bike Park and BAMart Outdoor installation on Sept. 4 at 31 Lafayette Avenue, directly across the street from the Peter Jay Sharp Building which houses the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House and BAM Rose Cinemas.


SUNY Downstate must return LICH assets, Brooklyn judge rules

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest found that the State University of New York Downstate (SUNY Downstate) violated a contractual obligation in the asset transfer of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) property and has ordered that LICH assets be transferred back to the hospital.

As previously reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, in May 2011, LICH requested and was granted the opportunity to transfer some of its assets to SUNY. The order was granted under the express declaration that “SUNY Downstate will continue [LICH’s] operation as a hospital.”


Cumbo picks up support from Clarke, Jeffries

As the race to succeed Councilwoman Letitia James entered its final three weeks before the Democratic Primary, candidate Laurie Cumbo picked up endorsements from a couple of major political figures in Central Brooklyn.


Plastic bags in grocery stores will cost you, if new bill passes

That plastic bag your grocer puts your eggs and bread in at the checkout counter will cost you 10 cents, if a new bill introduced on Tuesday wins the City Council’s approval.

Lander (D-Park Slope-Cobble Hill) and Councilwoman Margaret Chin (D-Lower Manhattan) have introduced a bill that would require grocery stores to charge customers 10 cents for each plastic bag. There would also be a charge for paper bags, under the proposed legislation.


Brooklyn federal judge finds stop-and-frisk of parolee illegal

A few days after Manhattan Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin’s landmark stop-and-frisk ruling in Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al., a Brooklyn federal judge entered a ruling on Aug. 15 that the stopping and frisking of a Brooklyn parolee constituted an illegal search.


'Night Film' is gothic thriller

When reclusive director Stanislas Cordova's beautiful 24-year-old daughter Ashley is found dead under mysterious circumstances, grizzled investigative journalist Scott McGrath takes up the case in Marisha Pessl's gothic thriller "Night Film" (Random House). The author will appear in Brooklyn at DUMBO's powerHouse Arena for a book launch party on Aug. 20.



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