Brooklyn Borough Hall bathed in green to honor victims of Boston Marathon bomb

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz said on Tuesday that Borough Hall, in Downtown Brooklyn, would be bathed in green lights all week to commemorate the victims of Monday’s bombing in Boston.


CBS postpones Hynes’ reality show

The CBS television network has decided to postpone the airing of a reality show showcasing the work done by the District Attorney and prosecutors in the Brooklyn DA’s Office. 

The show, titled “Brooklyn DA,” was scheduled to premier on May 21. The new proposed air date is May 28.


As Washington mulls reform, Bishop DiMarzio honors immigrants

On any given Sunday, mass is celebrated in 32 different languages in Catholic churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn, according to diocese officials, who said immigrants settling here have brought from their native countries a strong religious tradition.

On April, 14, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated mass in honor of immigrants at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint James in downtown Brooklyn. Called a Catholic Migration Mass, the event took place as lawmakers in Washington DC were considering comprehensive immigration reform legislation.


Brooklyn Heights Promenade gets a new gardener

Courthouse workers and visitors to Downtown Brooklyn often stroll over to the world-famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade for lunch. In good weather a take-out lunch on a Promenade bench means dining with one of the greatest vistas in the world: New York Harbor. But more and more visitors are noticing that the Promenade Gardens are quite an attraction, too. What they might not realize is the great volunteer effort that it takes to maintain these gardens.


Brooklyn Bookbeat: Brooklyn-based foodies reinvent the nacho with 84 inventive recipes

Nachos are the ultimate comfort food, the extreme guilty pleasure and the perfect dish for Cinco de Mayo parties. In “Ultimate Nachos: From Nachos and Guacamole to Salsa and Cocktails” (Griffin; May, 2013), Brooklyn-based authors Lee Frank and Rachel Anderson are on a mission to reinvent the nacho and elevate it from its status as neon-yellow-cheese-smothered bar food to delectable gooey treats to dig into and share with friends.


English Professor George Guida named City Tech 2013 Scholar On Campus

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has chosen English Professor George Guida as its 2013 Scholar on Campus for his outstanding work as a poet, fiction writer, critic, editor and teacher. He will deliver his Scholar on Campus lecture, “Creativity, Language and Life,” and read from his poetry, on Monday, April 22, at 5 p.m., in Namm Hall 119, 300 Jay Street (at Tillary Street), in Downtown Brooklyn. Sponsored by City Tech’s Professional Development Advisory Council, the lecture is free and open to the public.


Cuomo: Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston

In the wake of the horrific bombings in Boston on April 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement expressing solidarity with the people of that city. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and Massachusetts as reports come in on the horrific tragedy at the Boston Marathon,” Cuomo stated. 


Comedy is king at Markowitz’s Barclays gala

Borough President Marty Markowitz threw a goodbye party for himself Thursday night at Barclays Center, the signature accomplishment of his 12 years in office.


Brooklyn Bookbeat: Acclaimed writer previews latest novel at St. Francis College

Award-winning writer Colum McCann (“Let the Great World Spin,” “Zoli”) will offer a preview of his forthcoming novel “Transatlantic” as the next author to speak for the Walt Whitman Writers Series on Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30pm in St. Francis College’s Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education.


Boston Marathon blasts put world's cities on alert

The deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon reverberated on both sides of the Atlantic as cities from Los Angeles to London saw a surge in security.

The White House, New York's Times Square, and the preparations for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral in London all had enhanced and intensified law enforcement presence after Monday's two blasts in Boston.



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