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Heights Groups: Close Joralemon Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Bridge Park attracts a steadily increasing number of visitors, and Brooklyn Heights civic groups are pushing for the city Department of Transportation (DOT)  to close Joralemon Street to vehicles at Furman Street, near the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn author Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize in poetry

Carroll Gardens
Brooklyn resident Vijay Seshadri has been chosen as the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection “3 Sections” (Graywolf Press). The announcement was made on Monday. … Full Article
 
 

Bishop Ford High School to close

Park Slope
Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School, which for many years was a leading educational institution in Brooklyn, is closing, school officials announced Monday. … Full Article
 

Council eyes term limits for community board members

Sunset Park
Community board members would face term limits if a resolution introduced in the City Council is adopted by boards across the city. … Full Article
 

Adams aims to make Borough Hall green

Downtown
On Sunday Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams promoted his plan to transform Brooklyn Borough Hall, the borough's oldest public building, into an energy-efficient icon by working with the U.S. Green Building Council to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. … Full Article
 

LIU Brooklyn softball is young, but still has championship aspirations

Downtown
While most of Brooklyn was suffering through one of the coldest springs in recent memory, the LIU Brooklyn softball team has spent most of the last two months either down in Florida or out in California. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bar honors employee of 44 years during Judiciary Night

Downtown
Judges, lawyers and court employees packed the Brooklyn Bar Association on Thursday night for Judiciary Night, an event which celebrates Brooklyn judges as well as their collaboration with the bar association.  … Full Article
 

Parents march to Cuomo’s office to demand fiscal equity in education

Downtown
Hundreds of parents from across the city, including a large contingent from Brooklyn, took part in a protest march to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in mid-town Manhattan Thursday afternoon to demand fiscal equity in education. … Full Article
 
 

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