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Brooklyn’s CB6 bouncing back after District Manager Hammerman takes a leave

Long-time Community Board 6 District Manager Craig Hammerman will be taking a medical leave for 60 days, beginning on May 17th, CB6 Chair Sayar Lonial told the Brooklyn Eagle. … Full Article
 

Teens lobby state legislature to lower NY voting age

More than 30 teenagers trekked from New York City up to Albany to lobby the state Legislature for passage of a bill that would lower the voting age from 18 to 17. … Full Article
 

Consul-General of France presides over centennial of Prospect Park’s Lafayette Monument

“Lafayette, nous voila!” became the rallying cry of the American Expeditionary Forces as they landed in France a century ago to join the republic in her desperate bid to maintain liberty. … Full Article
 

NYC Council seeks to stop foam from flying at construction sites

Winter isn’t the only season in which New Yorkers see snow. … Full Article
 

Tony winner Lena Hall, plus icons of Brooklyn’s new century highlight St. Ann’s Warehouse gala

On the first Monday in June, St. Ann’s Warehouse will bring together, within its historic walls, some of the most iconic and transformative forces of Brooklyn in the new century. … Full Article
 

A new kind of music conference is born at Brooklyn Bowl

Relix Magazine, a 43-year-old music rag born in a Grateful Dead concert parking lot, hosted its first ever Live Music Conference at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg on May 10. … Full Article
 

Prediction: 74° and sunny for Brooklyn Public Library’s ‘Bike the Branches’

Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) Bike the Branches 2017 is set to roll Saturday, May 20, and BPL wants everyone to know that the weather is predicted to be just about perfect. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights Casino celebrates Walt Whitman at age 198

Walt Whitman’s May 8 birthday party (his actual birthday falls on the 31st) was a reading officiated by Nate Chura. Nate is the moderator of The Heights Casino Speakers Program, in addition to his career as a professional tennis player and writer. … Full Article
 

Jared Kushner's company sold 27 Monroe Place to a trust

Welcome to the neighborhood. The new owner of 27 Monroe Place, a landmarked Brooklyn Heights rowhouse that belonged to Jared Kushner's company, is a trust with wealth-management executive Jillian Barbati as a trustee, city records reveal. … Full Article
 

Jehovah's Witnesses close on the sale of 107 Columbia Heights

Done deal! The Jehovah's Witnesses have closed on the sale of 107 Columbia Heights, a gated, L-shaped building in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District that the religious group's world headquarters staff members called home for more than a half-century. … Full Article
 

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