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From wind to electricity on the Brooklyn waterfront

On the Brooklyn waterfront, “everyone knows it’s windy,” as the old song goes. So what better place to harness the power of the wind to generate electricity? … Full Article
 

Take a virtual tour of Empire Stores with interactive 3-D floor plans

Can't wait to get inside Empire Stores? While renovations are ongoing, try the next best thing — interactive three-dimensional floor plans that let you do a virtual walk-through of DUMBO's iconic former coffee warehouses. … Full Article
 

Jack Skillman, former headmaster of the Packer Collegiate Institute, dies at 80

John F. Skillman, Jr. “Jack” of Falmouth, ME, a former Headmaster of the Packer Collegiate Institute and life-long educator, died December 15th in Scarborough, ME at the age of 80.  … Full Article
 

Maloney says terror risk insurance law extended for six years

U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-North Brooklyn-Manhattan) is hailing the senate’s passage of a bill to help business buy insurance against terrorism. … Full Article
 

City tosses Sunset Park waterfront development plan overboard

A $115 million plan to redevelop the Sunset Park waterfront was torpedoed after a dispute erupted between Councilmember Carlos Menchaca and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) over the details of the project. … Full Article
 

Prospect Park’s LeFrak Center wins prestigious architecture award

American Institute of Architects (AIA) has honored the Samuel  J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park with a 2015 Honor Award, a prestigious honor in the field of architecture. The LeFrak Center was selected for this award from a pool of nearly 500 candidates.   … Full Article
 

NYU Langone helps Lutheran HealthCare expand pediatric services

The Emergency Department at Lutheran Medical Center will be expanding its services for children, including having some of its doctors and nurses dedicated to pediatric care 24/7 under an agreement with NYU Langone Medical Center, officials announced this week. … Full Article
 

BAM announces 2015 kids programming

Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced its 2015 BAMkids winter/spring programming — a full line-up of international theater, dance and film for kids and families. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn judge organizes viewing of historic St. Francis of Assisi manuscripts

A group of Brooklyn judges and lawyers had an opportunity to check out a historic exhibition about St. Francis of Assisi and a presentation by Brooklyn College professor Paul Moses at Borough Hall on Tuesday night. … Full Article
 

Author of ‘Jewish Soul Food’ book to speak in Brooklyn Heights

Laura Silver, author of “Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food” (Brandeis Univ. Press, 2014), will speak at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library on Jan. 13. … Full Article
 

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