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Botanic Garden creates pine barrens, prairie in Brooklyn

Prospect Park
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is showing its love for native New Yorkers – the leafy, flowering ones. … Full Article
 

Getting a passport in Brooklyn just got a lot easier

Prospect Heights
Getting a passport can be a drag, but Brooklyn Public Library is making it much easier with an expanded passport center at the Central Library in Prospect Heights. … Full Article
 

Atlanta writer to launch novel at BookCourt

Cobble Hill
“A Place at the Table” (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster; June 4, 2013) promises to be the break-out book for Susan Rebecca White, whose work has already received the highest praise from renowned Southern authors including Kathyrn Stockett, Lee Smith, and Clyde Ed … Full Article
 

Today’s "up and down" market environment

Downtown
We made it through the predicted Mayan apocalypse and the transition from the fourth "sun" to a fifth. But now scientists are warning that the sun is out to get us. According to NASA, the sun's current cycle, known as Solar Cycle 24, is expected to reach its peak in early to mid 2013. … Full Article
 

Help is on the way for disintegrating Kosciuszko Bridge

Greenpoint
The Kosciuszko Bridge is crumbling, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce says the state’s move to accelerate a massive repair project is vital to Brooklyn’s economic growth. Groundbreaking on the new bridge has been moved up to the fall, a full 18 months earlier than originally planned.  … Full Article
 

Lebanese food fest in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
Music and dancing, carnival games, and delicious Middle Eastern food drew crowds to Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral’s annual Flavors of Lebanon food festival on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights this past weekend.  … Full Article
 

$10M donation to LIU Brooklyn Nursing School is largest ever

Downtown
LIU Brooklyn’s School of Nursing has received a naming gift of $10 million from Helaine Lerner and Joan Rechnitz, daughters of Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn; the donation will fund a state-of-the-art Learning Resources Center at the school. … Full Article
 

Actress releases novel exploring immigrant life in Brooklyn

Greenpoint
In 1981 when Martial Law was declared in Poland, Dagmara Dominczyk’s father, a founding member of the workers’ union Solidarity, was imprisoned.  One year later, upon his release, Dagmara and her family were deported and with only two suitcases in hand, they found themselves in Flatbush, Br … Full Article
 

Albanese, a former teacher, says evaluation plan a good start

Park Slope
Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese, a former public school teacher, said he agreed with the new teacher evaluation system unveiled by New York State Education Commissioner John King on June 1, but he also stated that the Bloomberg Administration and the United Federation of Teachers  … Full Article
 

Widely published young author debuts new novel in DUMBO

DUMBO
Among America’s most brazen contemporary writers is former Brooklynite Tao Lin. Just shy of 30, the prolific author already has published six books of fiction and poetry, and his seventh book, a novel titled “Taipei,” will be published by Vintage on June 4. … Full Article
 

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