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

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.

The protesters charged that the state’s newly enacted budget favors funding for charter schools at the expense of traditional public schools.

The march was organized by CEC/Citywide Working Group, a coalition of community education council members from school districts around the city.


VIDEO: Over 200 rally for Chinese literary freedom at BPL

PEN America Protests Restrictions of Freedom of Expression

More than 200 rallied and protested for literary freedom in China at the Brooklyn Public Library on Thursday. The PEN American Center organized the event at Grand Army Plaza and the Eagle's Dipti Kumar was there to film and take in the scene.


Rally at BPL protests Chinese censorship of writers

It was the perfect setting to talk about the freedom of expression in the literary community. The Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch at Grand Army Plaza was the backdrop for members of the PEN American Center to organize a literary protest for free expression in China.

More than 200 supporters turned up with placards in one hand and cameras in another. “Where’s my passport” read one of the placards.


Green-Wood to unveil restored monument to pioneer Brooklyn baseball star Creighton

On Tuesday, April 15, at 2:15 p.m., Green-Wood Cemetery will unveil the newly restored monument marking the final resting place of 19th century Brooklyn baseball legend Jim Creighton, who many historians consider to be the game’s first superstar.

Special guests will include Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman, baseball historian Tom Gilbert and special guest John Thron, major league baseball’s official historian.


NYC activist group calls for national protest against Starbucks

On Saturday, April 12, New York City workers and 15 Now activists will be participating in a national day of action to demand that Starbucks’s CEO Howard Schultz put his money where his mouth is and pay his employees a minimum wage of $15 an hour.


Levin says budget language change helps homeless

It was a simple act, but a move by Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove wording from the state budget before the budget was enacted last week will have a positive effect on the city’s effort to help homeless families, according to Councilman Stephen Levin.


Brooklyn Botanic Garden's a weekend cure for the wintertime blues

Starved for signs of spring after the seemingly endless winter?

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden could be your cure.

The magnificent magnolias at the century-old sylvan oasis are bustin' out all over. Buds began to flower forth a week ago – and their momentum is gathering strength.


De Blasio: From mayor of Park Slope to mayor of New York

I have seen him all over my girlfriend’s Brooklyn community: in a restaurant, the gym, by the subway. 


Tearful goodbyes and a tribute to Long Island College Hospital Staff

Roughly 500 staff members at Long Island College Hospital, many who have worked there for decades, tearfully prepared to for their final day at the Cobble Hill hospital on Friday.

Members of the advocacy group Patients for LICH (Long Island College Hospital) marched in tribute on Thursday from Brooklyn Borough Hall to LICH, to honor the departing nurses and other health care workers.


BAM presents David Lynch in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Visionary filmmaker David Lynch—the mastermind behind such critically-acclaimed films as “The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive and the television series “Twin Peaks—will make a rare public appearance at BAM on Tuesday, April 29 to discuss his many passions: from film to painting, music to meditation.



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