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Brooklyn Friends School opens new high school facility in MetroTech

Three hundred people representing Brooklyn Friends School’s (BFS) past, present and future celebrated the opening of the school’s new, 40,000-square-foot facility for the 9th through 12th grade Upper School at 116 Lawrence St. in Downtown Brooklyn on Sept. 8.

The new facility, which welcomes 200 students and 40 faculty members this September, is a stand-alone “building within a building” at the first three floors of One MetroTech Center — the first building in MetroTech). It is just one block away from the school’s main building at 375 Pearl St.


Steeped in tradition, colorful energy, West Indian Parade struggles to shed heavy crown of violence

On Labor Day, a day dedicated to respite from work and school, some don their swim clothes and make a valedictory trip to the beach, desperately clinging to summer as it slips away. But for more than one million, the destination par excellence is as landlocked as one can imagine. So it was for the massive crowd of participants and spectators who lined Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights for the annual West Indian American Carnival Day.  


NYPD releases sketch of suspect in Cuomo aide shooting

The New York City Police Department is asking the public's assistance identifying a male wanted for questioning in regards to an assault within the confines of the 71 Precinct. Details are as follows:


Brooklyn BP Adams 'disapproves with conditions' Brooklyn Heights Library development

On Wednesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams "disapproved with conditions" the development project proposed for the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library at 280 Cadman Plaza West, as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process.

The response was issued following months of hearing from passionate local residents and community activists and a public hearing Adams held in the courtroom of Brooklyn Borough Hall on August 18.


U.S. News ranks St. Francis a Top Regional College

As hundreds of new St. Francis College students attended a block party to meet their classmates this week, they learned that once again, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the school as a Top Regional College in the North. St. Francis was also ranked fourth for ethnic diversity in the region.


BAM to present tribute to legendary actress Ingrid Bergman, celebrating centennial of her birth

Marking the centennial of Ingrid Bergman’s birth, her daughter Isabella Rossellini will perform a theatrical tribute to one of the 20th century’s most iconic actresses. The event will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m.


Menchaca to constituents: You decide how to spend $2 million

Residents of Sunset Park and Red Hook will have a chance to decide how to spend approximately $2 million to be set aside from the next city budget, thanks to the Participatory Budget Process, which their councilman is an active proponent.


Complex Fortis closing on LICH site in Brooklyn partially complete

Fortis Property Group has completed the initial closing on a large chunk of the site of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, but the final closing on the property may be years down the road.

The complex plan was overseen by state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes. It includes developing residential towers on the site of the former hospital, paying off debt and establishing a stand-alone Emergency Department and other medical services, and will roll out in three tranches.


Landmarks Preservation Commission approves condo plan for LICH jewel Polhemus Memorial Clinic

The ink is barely dry on LICH sale-closing documents — but condo-construction planning is already moving forward.

Fortis Property Group, which just purchased Long Island College Hospital's Cobble Hill complex for $240 million, showed off its residential-conversion plans for a prime former LICH building on Tuesday.



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