BHA hosts online library branch survey

On Dec. 12, as the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has reported, the Brooklyn Public Library unveiled seven proposals for the redevelopment of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library.

Now, the Brooklyn Heights Association has prepared an online survey for its members and neighbors about the various proposals.


Brooklyn jury awards $62M in med-mal case

A Brooklyn jury awarded $62 million to a woman who lost her hearing and both of her limbs after a seemingly routine surgical procedure at a Long Island hospital.

Stacey Galette was awarded $58 million for pain and suffering and over $3million in special damages on Friday following a three-month trial in Brooklyn's Supreme Court. Galette sued Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island and three doctors after the 2009 laparoscopic removal of an ectopic pregnancy.  


PHOTOS: Jay-Z rocks Barclays Center

Jay-Z was back in Brooklyn for two shows (Jan. 12 and 13) at Barclays Center and we considered it a homecoming! Jay-Z’s legacy at Barclays Center was commemorated with gifts that represent his journey in his personal life and career. 


Best Buy cited by OSHA for blocking emergency exit at Brooklyn store

After receiving a complaint about a blocked exit at the Brooklyn Best Buy store at 625 Atlantic Ave., in the Atlantic Center mall, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the national electronics chain for one repeat violation of a workplace safety standard. The retailer, which had previously been cited for the same condition, faces a proposed fine of $27,500.


OPINION: The real truth about Menachem Stark and Hasidic culture

Shiva has just ended for the Stark family and the media frenzy has moved on to new targets. We have not. The horrific abduction and murder of Menachem Stark continues to shock our entire community to its core, and rightfully so.


LICH supporters slam SUNY's Fortis-NYU plan as 'smoke and mirrors'

Doctors fighting to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn say that SUNY's plan to sell LICH's real estate to Fortis Property Group with an NYU-supplied "free-standing Emergency Department" is "smoke and mirrors." 
The proposal calls for LICH's valuable real estate to be developed into condos, with NYU-Langone and Lutheran Medical Center offering outpatient medical services and the free-standing ED.

Revised Proposal for LICH unveiled amid dire warnings

With a backdrop of threats to SUNY institutions and dire predictions, a revised proposal to purchase Long Island College Hospital (LICH) that now includes two well-respected health institutions was displayed at a SUNY Board of Trustees meeting on Monday.

The original proposal, submitted by Fortis Property Group, would have leased the hospital’s main building to ProHealth for a “medical mall” and developed the other LICH buildings as condos.


Velazquez disputes reports of mayor getting Mark-Viverito elected speaker

The conventional wisdom following the election of Melissa Mark-Viverito as the new council speaker is that Mayor Bill de Blasio had such a strong hand in her candidacy, she might not have won without his help.

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez is seeking to blow that theory out of the water.

Velazquez (D-Brooklyn-Manhattan) said the elevation of Mark-Viverito wasn’t just de Blasio’s doing and that a group of elected officials had been pushing for her to succeed Christine Quinn for more than two years.


Menchaca takes oath of office

Freshman Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) took his oath of office on Sunday, telling hundreds of supporters who attended the ceremony that the time had come to take the progressive ideals that he and other victorious candidates ran on and put them into practice in city government.

“The goals of our progressive agenda need to move away from theory,” he told a packed auditorium of cheering supporters at Sunset Park High School shortly after he was sworn into office by Judge Analisa Torres, a US district judge for the Southern District of New York.


Edwidge Danticat to speak at Brooklyn Public Library

Edwidge Danticat, the renowned Haitian-born author who immigrated to Brooklyn at age 12, will be returning to the borough to discuss "Haiti Noir 2" (Akashic Books; Jan. 7, 2014), a compilation of the writer's hand-picked selections from the canon of Haitian literature. The book is a follow-up to the widely acclaimed "Haiti Noir," which earned rave reviews from The New York TimesLA Times and other publications. 



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