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Small Business Administration calls Hoan ‘Small Business Champion’

Andrew Hoan is leaving his post as president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce next month, but he is receiving a nod from the federal government as he heads for the exit. … Full Article

Pratt Institute names vice president for diversity

With an eye toward making its campus more inclusive, Pratt Institute has named Nsombi B. Ricketts as its new vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, officials announced this week. … Full Article

Landmarks Preservation Commission blocks planned demolition of historic Carroll Gardens kindergarten

You wanna tear down a historic Brooklyn kindergarten and build condos? Fuhgeddaboudit. … Full Article

Pulitzer Prize-winning DUMBO author pens highly anticipated nonfiction book

Gilbert King’s “Devil in the Grove,” winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, was a landmark work of investigative nonfiction. … Full Article

Holocaust survivor will share her story on being aboard the ill-fated ship St. Louis

Holocaust survivor Sonja Maier Geismar will share her journey escaping the Nazis on Wednesday, April 11 as the keynote speaker for St. Francis College’s annual Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, event. … Full Article
New Bushwick Cafe Where You Can Get a Healthy Meal & Not Go Broke

VIDEO: Meet the new Bushwick cafe where health and affordability intersect

Francesca Chaney was raised by a nutritionist mother in a plant-based home. … Full Article

Landmarks Preservation Commission takes a step toward protecting historic Carroll Gardens kindergarten from demolition

There's encouraging news for Carroll Gardens residents who are campaigning to save Brooklyn's first freestanding free kindergarten from being torn down and replaced with a condo building. It's on the docket at the city Landmarks Preservation Commission. … Full Article

Domino Park will open in June on Williamsburg waterfront

Come walk for the first time through Domino Park. There are 80-foot-tall cranes and 36-foot-high syrup tanks, a waterfront esplanade — and playground equipment that looks like a miniature sugar refinery. … Full Article

Stolen checks, credit info ‘fished’ by thieves from NYC mailboxes

Think twice before dropping your mail into the corner mailbox. An old trick called mailbox fishing is back, and thieves have been making off with checks, money orders and credit card accounts stolen from mailboxes around the city, including Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Heights Players perform Neil Simon’s ‘The Gingerbread Lady’

At the time of the creation of “The Gingerbread Lady,” Neil Simon, its writer, was the hottest, funniest writer on Broadway. He wrote this play to prove that under all that “Odd Couple” comedy, he had serious balls.  … Full Article


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