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Haunted houses, treats and crafts at Packer’s Pumpkin Patch

Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights pulled out all the stops this past Sunday at its 2014 Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival. … Full Article
 

What ever happened to Greenpoint Hospital and other shut-down Brooklyn healthcare institutions?

The afterlife of a closed-down hospital can be complicated. Bureaucracy, bankruptcy and bad financial markets can all slow down the process of putting the real estate that's left behind to new uses. … Full Article
 

State AG and Comptroller sign off on LICH sale to Fortis

The state Attorney General and Comptroller on Tuesday approved SUNY's plan to sell Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to real estate developer Fortis Property Group. … Full Article
 

Accident in Brooklyn Heights brings NYC’s 25-mph speed limit into focus

“That’s why they want to lower the speed limit to 25,” an observer said as FDNY EMTs hoisted a man into an ambulance around 9 p.m. Friday night. … Full Article
 

New NY-centric children’s book follows ‘Cat in the City’

Julie Salamon and Jill Weber, the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator team that brought readers “The Christmas Tree,” introduce  a new animal adventure in the tradition of “A Cricket in Times Square” with “Cat in the City” (Dial) — the tale of a streetwise feline living in  … Full Article
 

Writer to discuss mystery novel in Brooklyn

From the acclaimed author of “Last Things,” Jenny Offill’s “Dept. of Speculation,” newly out in paperback, paints a nuanced portrait of a complicated marriage – weaving in an element of mystery.  … Full Article
 

OPINION: Protecting Brooklyn jobs, environment: Biodiesel fuel plant to open in Greenpoint

Many would be surprised to learn that the oil used to cook french fries can be turned into a safer fuel that can supply diesel vehicles. By spring 2015, we expect to open New York City’s first large scale biodiesel fuel production facility in Greenpoint. … Full Article
 

Green-Wood Cemetery tour digs up fun facts

One of the liveliest places in Brooklyn is a spot where the dead are buried. … Full Article
 

PHOTOS: ‘Ghouls & Gourds’ Halloween celebration at BBG

Ghouls & Gourds, a zany Halloween party at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, entertained hundreds of costumed kids and their parents on Saturday. … Full Article
 

Report: Government still ill-equipped to aid small businesses after natural disasters

The federal government not only failed to effectively and timely provide assistance in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, but also remains ill-equipped to assist distressed business owners in another natural disaster despite reforms that were passed and should have been … Full Article
 

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