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Man killed at Brooklyn crosswalk, NYPD increases jaywalking tickets

Greenpoint
A 47-year-old motorcyclist was killed on Sunday in a crash in Brooklyn at a busy intersection in Greenpoint. … Full Article
 

Bestselling author to launch ‘Pete Rose’ in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
On Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m., New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Kostya Kennedy will be signing copies of “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” at BookCourt in Cobble Hill. … Full Article
 

Local groups get grants from Greenpoint oil spill settlement

Greenpoint
A church, a well-known conservation group, a boat club, a middle school and a community garden are among the 18 entities that have been chosen to receive the first environment-related grant awards from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn's future legal minds participate in WWII Event

Bushwick
In recognition of Black History Month, students at Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology explored the topic of civil rights through a program offered by Optimum Power to Learn, in conjunction with the Smithsonian Channel. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn DA announces dismissal of charges against Sam Kellner

Williamsburg
Brooklyn’s new district attorney has stayed true to his campaign promise to dismiss criminal charges against a Brooklyn father caught up in a questionable sex abuse case. … Full Article
 

Acclaimed writers to appear in conversation in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
Esteemed author Therese Walsh will appear in Brooklyn on March 10 to discuss her new novel, “The Moon Sisters,” with fellow author Barbara O’Neal, who recently published “The All You Can Dream Buffet.” The two will speak at BookCourt in Cobble Hill at 7 p.m., after which they will sign book … Full Article
 

Ken Burns, Fred Armisen, John Oliver, ‘Questlove’ headline star-studded event for Brooklyn’s 826NYC

Park Slope
While tutoring centers are no rarity in New York City, Park Slope’s 826NYC — also known as the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company — is unique in its quirky setup and programming. … Full Article
 

Sidewalk isn’t a dangerous instrument: judge dismisses prosecution’s argument

Williamsburg
A New York City sidewalk was deemed an innocuous object by a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge after prosecutors tried to label the sidewalk a dangerous instrument used in an assault case. … Full Article
 

Pols want de Blasio to make North Brooklyn a top Vision Zero priority

Williamsburg
The death of a 21-year-old woman who was hit by a city bus in Williamsburg is spurring calls for the de Blasio Administration to install safety measures on the streets of that neighborhood as well as other North Brooklyn communities. … Full Article
 

St. Francis bio professor in forefront of plant-associated antiviral research

Brooklyn Heights
New research from Steven M. Lipson, Professor of Biology and Health Promotions at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, could pave the way to use plant chemicals to prevent thousands of children from being killed each year by an intestinal virus.  … Full Article
 

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