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Judge orders ‘bouncy’ Squibb Bridge design firm to allow Brooklyn Bridge Park access to key software

Attorneys representing Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) won a legal skirmish last week in the ongoing lawsuit against the engineering firm that designed the broken-down Squibb Park Bridge. The once-popular “bouncy” bridge connected Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

Ortiz: Don’t dump homeless in Sunset Park hotels

More than 200 homeless people are currently being housed by the city in hotels in Sunset Park, a situation Assemblymember Felix Ortiz says is causing a “homeless housing crowding crisis” in his Brooklyn district. … Full Article
 

Fortis files plans for another tower on the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site

The controversial redevelopment of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill continues with another tower announced on Thursday. … Full Article
 

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership announces holiday lights to stay lit through January

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) announced on Thursday that for the first time, due to popular demand, the neighborhood’s holiday lights installation will remain lit throughout January.  Downtown Brooklyn residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the holiday lights along the distr … Full Article
 

Sunset Park BID starts ‘beautiful’ revolution

Shoppers hurrying in and out of stores on Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park in recent weeks might have noticed new signs on the streets reading, “You are Beautiful.” The signs, which started going up before Christmas, are not part of an advertising campaign. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights native getting rave reviews for role in Manchester by the Sea

Brooklyn Heights native Lucas Hedges is receiving critical acclaim and Oscar buzz for his powerful performance as Patrick in writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea.” The film, produced in part by Matt Damon, is about the troubled Lee Chandler, played by Casey Affleck, a B … Full Article
 

Jehovah’s Witnesses sell 85 Jay St. to Jared Kushner-led partnership

On Tuesday, Jehovah’s Witnesses sold 85 Jay St. to an investment partnership led by Kushner Companies, CIM Group and LIVWRK. … Full Article
 

NYU Lutheran names new dialysis unit director

In a move to help patients have more success in combating kidney disease, NYU Lutheran Medical Center has hired a new director for its dialysis unit. Dr. Elizabeth S. … Full Article
 

World's best sports photographers gather at Brooklyn Museum for roundtable discussion

While the majority of Brooklynites were cozying up in front of the fire during last week’s arctic blast, hundreds of people braved the cold to attend a roundtable discussion at the Brooklyn Museum featuring a group of renowned photographers who have shot some of the most iconic moments in sports  … Full Article
 

Proponents of Bushwick Inlet Park triumphant as final piece falls into place

A promise longstanding from City Hall to the residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg was finally fulfilled as Mayor Bill de Blasio joined other elected officials, business leaders and neighborhood activists on Saturday to formally announce the purchase of an 11-acre parcel that comprised the fin … Full Article
 

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