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NYC helicopter deal would reduce but not eliminate tourist choppers

Helicopter operators flying tourists over the waterfront will be reducing the number of flights from Pier 6’s Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH) by 50 percent, the city said on Sunday. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Borough Board to delay Heights Library vote

Brooklyn’s Borough Board will not be voting as planned on Tuesday on the contentious issue of the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library site to a developer. … Full Article
 

Russ & Daughters to anchor ground floor of Brooklyn Navy Yard’s largest building

The Brooklyn Navy Yard announced Monday that New York City food institution Russ & Daughters will anchor the ground floor of Building 77, the Navy Yard’s new public food hall and manufacturing space. … Full Article
 

From growing up in Sunset Park to administrative judge of the family court

When the Hon. Jeanette Ruiz was growing up on the streets of Sunset Park, there weren’t any judges who looked like her: both female and Hispanic. … Full Article
 

NYC pilot program aims to foster greater school diversity

Gentrification has been coming fast to Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. The influx of wealthier, white residents is being reflected in the hallways of P.S. 705. … Full Article
 

DUMBO’s Dock Street middle school to open Sept. 2016

On Thursday, officials announced that applications for a middle school in DUMBO – dubbed The Dock Street School for STEAM Studies -- are now being accepted for the fall semester. … Full Article
 

Velázquez gun bill wins praise from Bratton

A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez aimed at reducing gun violence has won praise from New York’s top cop. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Law School hosts Buckley v. Valeo discussion for case’s 40th anniversary

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) recently hosted a conversation on the landmark case Buckley v. Valeo in observance of its 40th anniversary with three of the major figures who helped bring forth its First Amendment challenge. … Full Article
 

Fariña: New middle school coming to Atlantic Yards / Pacific Park

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced on Thursday that a large capacity, district-level middle school is headed to Prospect Heights. … Full Article
 

Is 1 Pierrepont Plaza a smart move for Brooklyn Family Court?

Brooklyn’s Family Court is considering an expansion of its current offices at 350 and 330 Jay St. to 1 Pierrepont Plaza. The news of a possible expansion surfaced following Gov. … Full Article
 

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