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Brooklyn Museum presents ‘Inside Out’

In a new exhibit, “Inside Out: Perceptions and Reflections of Self,” at the Brooklyn Museum, 12 artists with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), explore the concept of self — both internally and what is projected. This is the ninth ICL artist exhibition on view in the first floor education galleries at the Brooklyn Museum, and it will run through May 18.


Williamsburg student wins national essay contest

A Williamsburg fifth grader has won a national contest by using his writing skills to highlight the importance of kindness.

Noah Fequiere, a student at PS 196, was the first place winner in a nation-wide essay contest sponsored by The Be Kind People Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the nation’s educational environment.

Thousands of students across the country entered the contest and wrote essays with the theme “Kindness is the Key to Unlocking Good Character.” 


Rejected LICH bidder to sue SUNY on Tuesday in Brooklyn

The development team whose bid to buy Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was rejected by SUNY said they are going to court on Tuesday to stop SUNY from starting negotiations with the second-place bidder.


SUNY ends negotiations with LICH hospital bidder BHP

The State University of New York (SUNY) ended negotiations on Monday to sell Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to Brooklyn Health Partners Development Group (BHP).

SUNY spokesperson David Doyle said in a statement, “Following good faith negotiations over the last thirty days, The State University of New York is unable to execute a satisfactory contract agreement with Brooklyn Health Partners. SUNY remains unwavering in its commitment to protecting community health care services and a viable long-term solution for Long Island College Hospital.


Team bidding for LICH delivers $25 million, but contract not in the bag

The team that won the bidding war for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) says they put it all on the line on Monday afternoon by delivering to SUNY and state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes a check for $25 million and all the signed commitments demanded by SUNY.

Brooklyn Health Partners Development Group (BHP) spokesperson Donnette Dunbar told the Brooklyn Eagle on Monday, “We sent out everything that SUNY required to SUNY, and the same to Justice Baynes, and we are delivering a check for $25 million to Justice Baynes.”

Velazquez gets federal funds for fair housing advocates

Two Brooklyn organizations that advocate for affordable housing in New York are getting financial help from the federal government to do their work, thanks to U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who obtained $975,000 in funding for the groups.


LICH bidder drops lawsuit against SUNY, says ‘prepared to close’ on Brooklyn hospital deal

The group negotiating to buy Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) withdrew their lawsuit against SUNY late Friday after being told by state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes that they had filed for an injunction prematurely.

“Don’t jump the gun in my court,” Justice Baynes told attorneys for Brooklyn Health Partners Development Group (BHP), led by California developer Merrell Schexnydre. Justice Baynes allowed BHP to withdraw without prejudice.


Teachers at International HS boycott mandatory exam

A group of teachers at the International High School at Prospect Heights refused to administer a city-mandated writing test they say is unsuitable for their students, many of whom are recent immigrants learning English.

The test, called the Measures of English Language Arts Performance Assessment, is essay-based and aligned to Common Core standards. Students took a similar test in the fall and were scheduled to take a spring version on Thursday. The results, used by the city to measure student progress, are to be used as one part of teachers’ new mandatory evaluation plan.


Williamsburg couple’s marriage is full of ‘Nunsense’

Alex Farlow and Alyssa Somers Farlow enjoy a good laugh together, as many happily married couples do. But they’re letting you in on the fun, too.

The Williamsburg husband and wife are working together in the Saint Bart’s Players’ production of the smash hit musical “Nunsense,” which opened April 30 at the Chapel of St. Bartholomew Church in Manhattan.


VIDEO: Brooklyn bike lanes getting makeover

Bike Lane Expansion Plan Proposed in Brooklyn

Bike lanes in Brooklyn are getting a makeover. Safer, broader and away from pedestrian sidewalks, bike lanes in Williamsburg will help reduce the injuries and accidents that occur from collision driven paths. The Brooklyn Eagle's Dipti Kumar take a closer look at how Brooklyn's cyclists will be impacted by the changes.



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