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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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