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NYC Trashion Fashion Show set to hit the runway at Brooklyn Navy Yard

There’s no doubt that New York City has its fair share of trash. We do our best to ignore it when we see it on our street corners and in mammoth piles in front of our apartments. Maybe that’s where our trash thought process ends – out of sight out of mind, right?

That’s not the case at The NYC Trashion Fashion Show – an outlet for artists, fashion designers and students to make art out of clean waste from the community that would otherwise be tossed into landfills.


Water nymph graces Brooklyn Heights window

Passers-by on Montague Street did double-takes when they realized that the beautiful water nymph sitting in the window of M.A.C. makeup store was a living human.

Angela Nicole Patmon, a model, dancer and actress who bears a remarkable similarity to the "Alluring Aquatic" makeup line model, said she would be posing at the Brooklyn Heights shop on Saturday, May 24, and also  next Friday and Saturday.

The shimmering colors of Alluring Aquatic makeup were inspired by water, Ms. Patmon said.


Apartments planned at Harte & Co. factory site

Prepare to say So long to an iconic – and pollution-plagued – Greenpoint waterfront industrial property, the former Harte & Co. factory building.

The sale of the 1930s-vintage Arte Moderne property at 280 Franklin St. has closed – and the buyer plans to build a 400-unit apartment building with 200 parking spaces,  Berel Nagel of Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates, who served as the broker for buyer and seller, told the Brooklyn Eagle.


Save Pier 6 campaigns for more proportional development in Brooklyn Bridge Park

“The petition is very open-ended,” Lori Schomp explained to a woman strolling through Saturday’s Willowtown Fair. “We’re just asking for the community to be involved. As these decisions are evolving and happening very fast, we’d like the park to slow down so neighbors can have an input.”

And just like that, another initially wary visitor to the Save Pier 6 table was quickly won over.


ReBar owner pleads not guilty to tax fraud charges

The owner of a popular DUMBO restaurant that closed abruptly and left dozen of couples without a wedding venue has pleaded not guilty to tax fraud charges.

Jason Stevens, the owner of reBar, is charged with failing to pay more than $1 million in taxes on the business from 2009 to 2012.

Prosecutors were negotiating with Stevens and a settlement was expected by the next court date on June 12.

His attorney told the Wall Street Journal that Stevens surrendered voluntarily. He said the wedding venue allegations were separate from Stevens' court appearance Thursday.


Brooklyn Youth Chorus Gala honors Peter M. Meyer, Bryce Dessner

The 2014 Brooklyn Youth Chorus Gala, held at 501 Union in Gowanus on May 20, presented a fine evening of cocktails, a buffet dinner, and music by Brooklyn Youth Chorus (BYC) with acclaimed Brooklyn-based musician Bryce Dessner and NYC-based musician Caroline Shaw.

Dessner, a guitarist, composer and curator, was honored at the Gala, along with Peter M. Meyer, President, NYC Market, TD Bank.


Brooklyn judge approves plan to sell LICH to developer Peebles

State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Thursday signed off on an agreement that would keep an emergency department and ambulatory care in operation at Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH).

If the deal is concluded with the State University of New York, developer Peebles Corp. would maintain a walk-in ER at the site, and resume ambulance service by July 15. Peebles plans a mixed use development of the LICH campus.

The deal offers much less healthcare than community advocates and officials have been fighting for.


NYPD rescues Brooklyn Bridge jumper in dangerous mission

On Thursday at about 1:40 p.m., police responded to an emotionally disturbed male on the Brooklyn Bridge.. Upon arrival, members of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit observed a male atop a metal stress beam on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge wearing duct tape and a mask over his face. The ESU officers donned rescue equipment -- including harnesses and ropes -- and climbed to the man's location, facing the East River, approximately 20 feet above the vehicular roadway.


Assembly passes anti-slur bill for sports teams

What’s in a name?

William Shakespeare wasn’t the only person who has ever pondered that question.

Sports teams with names that some find insulting are finding themselves on the receiving end of heavy criticism these days.



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