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Brooklyn Friends School signs lease at MetroTech, doubling upper school space

Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) today announced that the Brooklyn Friends School has signed a lease to move its Upper School to MetroTech Center, doubling the size of the school and adding to MetroTech’s vibrant academic campus.
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Recycle your old electronics and help support Brooklyn parks

Clean out your desk drawers, closets and office shelves and join thousands of New Yorkers for Upcycle Fest. Bring y … Full Article
 

Prospect Park to close Friday for Obama's visit

Prospect Park will be closed Friday due to a visit by President Barack Obama. The 500-acre park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. Friday when the president visits a nearby high school. Obama is to arrive by helicopter in the park. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn councilmembers to speak at Moreland Commission hearing

Brooklyn politicians have been plagued with reports of corruption, misdealing and other forms of illegal activity. Despite the acts of a few corrupt politicians, two City Council members from Brooklyn have been selected to speak at a hearing on public corruption. … Full Article
 

SUNY presses to keep control of LICH, tells judge, ‘You can’t unscramble the omelet’

In a filled-to-capacity hearing in Downtown Brooklyn, attorneys representing SUNY Downstate Medical Center continued to press their case Tuesday afternoon that state Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest has no basis to reconsider her 2011 order transferring Long Island College Hospital (LICH) i … Full Article
 

Looking at Superstorm Sandy through an artist’s eyes

With the first anniversary of superstorm Sandy approaching, the Brooklyn artistic community is marking the milestone with a special 100,000-square foot exhibition in a Sunset Park gallery featuring the works of more than 3 … Full Article
 

No decision by Landmarks Commission on Brooklyn cinema

It's no go from the LPC. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission decided Tuesday not to vote on a new design for the apartment building that landlord Tom Caruana wants to build on top of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema.  … Full Article
 

So, if You had a million dollars..third-year kickoff for participatory budgeting

We’ve all done it—walked down a block in our neighborhoods on which many of the street trees are dead or dying; looked both ways several times and crossed our fingers at an intersection known to be hazardous; cooled our heels at a bus stop wondering why NYC doesn’t install electronic next-b … Full Article
 

Brooklyn remembers Congressman Major Owens

Tributes poured in yesterday for Major Owens, the Brooklyn Democrat who served 12 terms in the U.S. House and was credited with helping to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, after it was learned that he had died at age 77. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg parents protest city’s plan to co-locate third school inside kids’ building

Parents, teachers and community members in a Hispanic section of Williamsburg say they are shocked and dismayed that the Department of Education (DOE) plans to “shoehorn” another middle school into their kids’ school building which already houses an elementary school and a middle school. … Full Article
 

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