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Email confirmation of oral settlement suffices as signature, says court

The Appellate Division, 2nd Department, has ruled that a closing salutation in an email suffices as an signature valid enough to enforce an agreement. … Full Article
 

Study finds NYU-Poly incubators have generated $251M in economic activity

Three technology incubators operated by Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) have generated $251 million in economic activity since 2009, created more than 900 jobs and contributed $31.4 million in tax revenue, according to  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO residents urged to sign up for 9/11 health program

People who lived, worked or attended school in much of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO during the September 11, 2001 terror attacks may be surprised to learn they have are eligible for a government program that will monitor their health and provide benefits should they become sick from the attack. … Full Article
 

With Interfaith on verge of closing, leaders call on DOH to consider restructuring plan

Brooklyn is in the midst of an “epidemic of hospital closures,” Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said at a Borough Hall press conference on Friday, as the news spread that Interfaith Medical Center could close at any moment. … Full Article
 

In ‘My Education,' desire blurs boundaries

Clinton Hill resident Susan Choi, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award-nominated author of “A Person of Interest” and “American Woman”, earlier this month has released her latest novel, “My Education” (Viking).  … Full Article
 

Gang Leader sentenced in Brooklyn federal court

A former leader of the violent international gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as “MS-13,” was sentenced to a term of 30 years imprisonment  for racketeering and murder conspiracy charges. … Full Article
 

Lady Gaga to perform at MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center

Lady Gaga will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards next month. It will be one of her first appearances since having hip surgery in February. … Full Article
 

‘Disaster’ in Downtown Brooklyn: CERT volunteers train on Cadman Plaza East

Bodies littered a street in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday evening, and incoherent victims screamed in pain and begged rescuers to come to their aid. … Full Article
 

Amidst LICH chaos, 81-year-old patient falls through the cracks

An 81-year-old man suffering from dementia, Celso Heredia, disappeared from Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, on Wednesday, on a day when 650 staffers there were placed on administrative leave by SUNY Downstate, which is trying to close down LICH.  … Full Article
 

Usdan Center to collaborate with BAM on creative writing programs

A new collaboration will take place this summer between Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, and the new Youth Summer Programs of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). … Full Article
 

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