Prospect Park

Former DA sullied by report of desperate campaign tactics

A report by the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) is being used to levy probable criminal charges against a politician, expose ethical violations by a respected jurist and raise serious questions on judicial ethics and political campaigns. The 27-page report accuses former Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes of misusing public funds and improperly using the office as a pseudo-campaign headquarters with staff members acting as campaign staffers.


Renowned writer David Sedaris to speak in Cobble Hill

David Sedaris, one of today’s most influential  writers, is coming to Brooklyn to discuss his latest collection, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” (Back Bay Books), on-sale in paperback June 3. Sedaris —the acclaimed author of numerous #1 New York Times bestsellers, including “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Naked” — will appear in Brooklyn on June 5 to discuss his recent work at BookCourt in Cobble Hill.


SUNY fast-tracks Fortis-NYU bid for Long Island College Hospital

After just five days of negotiations, SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman H. Carl McCall said on Monday that SUNY was “making good progress” with developer Fortis Property Group’s proposal to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH).


Brooklyn cyclist injured by rope trap in Prospect Park

A mischievous rope trap in Prospect Park was a local cyclist’s undoing.

“My friend and I drove to the park with our bikes strapped to the back of the car,” Michael Wilhelm said, laughing. It was all he could do, a Midwood father of five, now indefinitely out of work, saddled with multiple rib fractures and some glaring bruises to the knees and arms.

“I always tell my kids: ‘the streets are dangerous,” Wilhelm said. “‘Use the park, that’s where you’ll be safe.’” He shook his head.


Lutheran Medical Center wins national award

Lutheran Medical Center has won national recognition for its stroke treatment center.

The Sunset Park-based hospital won the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for meeting stroke treatment measures, including reducing the time between hospital arrival and treatment.

The hospital administers the clot-buster tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain types of strokes.


LICH case back to Brooklyn court for hospital ranking showdown vs. SUNY

Advocates for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) say they’re contesting what they call RFP “manipulations” by the State University of New York (SUNY) that have led to the closure of the Cobble Hill hospital.

Attorney Jim Walden, of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, told the Brooklyn Eagle that the LICH community filed a motion at state Supreme Court on Friday to throw out rankings by six of the hospital bid evaluators.


Two daring Brooklyn novelists to converse in Greenpoint

Susan Choi and Sarah McCarry, two acclaimed Brooklyn novelists, will appear at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint on June 12 to discuss their recent work.


Traffic signals approved for Kent Avenue near Bushwick Inlet Park

After a months-long campaign, new traffic signals have been approved along two intersections of Williamsburg’s Kent Avenue to increase safety for pedestrians, State Assemblyman Joe Lentol (D-Brooklyn) announced today.

“It’s been a long wait, when you’re talking about the safety of kids,” Lentol said.


Williamsburg Buzzkill: Cops target bicyclists exiting the Bridge

On the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge, trouble awaits riders ready to rejoice at their pedaling prowess and continue westward along Delancey Street through Manhattan.

The local authorities are sticking to the traffic pattern, which allows bicyclists to go north and south only. They are ticketing anyone who deviates.


Personal letters read at Boerum Hill adoption event

Members of the adoption community gathered in Boerum Hill on Wednesday for a special event. Adult adoptees, adoptive parents, first parents, adoption activists and allies read personal letters to express different view points and collectively give voice and expand the adoption narrative.



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