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NYCFC, UAE embassy, Groundswell celebrate new soccer field and mural at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park

It’s been a busy summer for soccer between the U.S. hosting the Copa America and the Euros taking place across the pond in France. … Full Article
 

Joy Of Brooklyn: Joy Behar inducted into Welcome Back to Brooklyn Walk of Fame

Multi-talented renaissance woman Joy Behar is this year’s inductee to the Celebrity Path at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The initiation will serve as the highlight of the “Welcome Back to Brooklyn” celebration.  The event is presented by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. … Full Article
 

Sunset Parker urges city to save old police precinct

A 130-year-old landmark building in Sunset Park that formerly housed a police precinct is being eyed as a site for an elementary school, but a neighborhood civic group is urging the de Blasio administration to save the structure and construct a school at an alternative location in the commu … Full Article
 

Million-dollar house sales in Crown Heights South

Million Dollar Baby. Or Babies, actually. Some Crown Heights South houses have been selling for $1 million or thereabouts, public records reveal: … Full Article
 

Witches' hats and other Crown Heights South eye candy

They look like witches' hats. One of our favorite blocks in Crown Heights South has a row of bow-fronted houses with cone-shaped roofs. The houses are on Union Street between Albany and Kingston avenues. … Full Article
 

What's your favorite house on Doctor's Row?

If you were a surgeon at the House of St. Giles the Cripple a century ago, you might have lived in a Doctor's Row mansion. The same goes if you were a healer of yesteryear at Kings County Hospital or Brooklyn Jewish Hospital. … Full Article
 

Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn coming to Park Slope

Brooklyn-Puppetry Arts New York will host its annual Puppetry Arts Festival in Park Slope this year with an array of crafts, puppet shows and special guests. The festival takes place on June 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the J.J. … Full Article
 

Clergy lead poignant prayer vigil for victims of Orlando mass shooting

About 70 members of the faith communities in Brooklyn Heights attended an Interfaith Prayer Vigil on Monday that promoted an end to gun violence in response to the June 12 Orlando massacre. … Full Article
 

Nearly 100 volunteers from Forest City Ratner companies join Rebuilding Together NYC to renovate Bed-Stuy high school

Just fewer than 100 volunteers from Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) joined Rebuilding Together NYC on June 17 to renovate the Gotham Professional Arts Academy in Bedford-Stuyvesant, as part of the companies’ Community Day. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honor of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn

Amid a whirl of interest in the Revolutionary War, thanks to “Hamilton,” Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is set to display two versions of the rare Revolutionary War-era “Ratzer” map from June 29 to Aug. … Full Article
 

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