Prospect Park

For Safer Crossings

The foot of Atlantic Avenue, where it leads to Pier 6 and Brooklyn Bridge Park, will get more clearly marked crosswalks, new medians, lane barriers, repositioned traffic lights and small other reconfigurations to make it less hazardous for pedestrians.  For instance, right-turning traffic from th … Full Article

Pilar Montero, Founded ‘Dive’ That Became Chic Bar, 90

Pilar Montero, founder of Montero’s Bar & Grill on Atlantic Avenue, died January 14 at 90.

Until fairly recently she had still come into the bar, holding court from a stool near the front. … Full Article

Joseph McLaughlin, Lawyer, Philanthropist, Dies at 67

Joseph T. McLaughlin of Brooklyn Heights, a lawyer with philanthropic interests, especially in the areas of children’s and family welfare, succumbed on January 8 after a short bout with pancreatic cancer.  He was 67.
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BPL Awards $25,000 to Entrepreneurs

Local Brooklyn entrepreneurs Elizabeth Bishop and Rebecca Parker received the top prize of $15,000 Tuesday at the Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL’s) eighth annual PowerUP!
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Shutdown of 2 Charter Schools Planned by City

Attorney General Probes Williamsburg Charter HS 
The New York City Department of Education (DOE) has notified two city-authorized charter schools, one in Williamsburg and another in Rockaway Beach, Queens, that it intends to shut them down.
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Toys and a Proclamation on Three Kings Day

On Friday, Jan. 6, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presented donated toys and a proclamation to the Three Kings Day Parade Committee and hosted a reception to celebrate Three Kings Day. BP Markowitz also kicked off the 15th annual Three Kings Day Parade in Williamsburg on Sunday. … Full Article

Historically Speaking: Olga Bloom, the Sound of Bargemusic

The saddest news from 2011 was the Thanksgiving Day death of Olga Bloom, the inspired voice behind Brooklyn’s Bargemusic. Her vision — to convert a 19th-century coffee barge into a floating concert hall — remains a tribute to her memory. … Full Article

Brooklyn Broadside: EPA Superfund for Gowanus Creates Problems for City

The chickens have almost come to roost for those concerned about the EPA plan to clean up the Gowanus Canal. Those who wanted the canal to be cleaned up, but not by the federal EPA, have just discovered reason to worry.
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Modern Spaces Named To Handle Sales at Louver House

Modern Spaces, based in Long Island City, reports it is continuing its expansion into Williamsburg, where it has been selected to handle sales and marketing for The Louver House, a 13-unit luxury condominium at 9193 Metropolitan Ave. … Full Article

Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank To Be Absorbed by Investors Bank

The circa-1880 Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank, which has two branches and an office building in Brooklyn, is being acquired by Investors Bank, identified as Investors Bancorp Inc. and based in Short Hills, N.J. … Full Article


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