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Same-sex couple breach of oral contract case allowed to proceed

The Brooklyn appellate court has upheld the oral agreement entered into by former partners in a same-sex relationship to share assets in exchange for one party leaving her job to be a full-time mother.


Brooklyn writer takes on teen tech-addiction

Writer and Brooklyn resident Maddy Lederman has recently released her debut novel, “Edna in the Desert,” which is now available at The Community Bookstore in Park Slope. The coming of age tale chronicles a tech-addicted teen stranded at her grandparents' cabin in the Mojave Desert without cell phone service, Internet or television.


Five new arrests made in $45M cyberheist case

On Monday, five defendants were arrested in connection with their participation in a massive cyberheist campaign that inflicted $45 million in losses on the global financial system in a matter of hours in early 2013. 


Ambassador Marty? Council members want international role for Markowitz

How does Ambassador Markowitz sound? It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

Marty Markowitz has to give up his title of borough president at the end of the year, but Brooklyn’s term-limited chief cheerleader will trade his current job for another role, as an ambassador, if two City Council members get their way.


Transition Of Power: Hynes acquiesces to DA-elect’s request

Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Ken Thompson has begun the process of displaying to Brooklynites that there’s a new sheriff in town. Thompson, who is set to take over as Brooklyn’s top prosecutor in January, has requested that incumbent DA Charles Hynes back down from prosecution in a sex abuse case.


OPINION: A hospital is more than a money drain

This newspaper has been faithfully chronicling the ins and outs of the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and, to a lesser extent, the Interfaith Hospital controversies. Turning our attention to Manhattan, we’re sure most readers are also familiar with the St. Vincent’s Hospital conflict of several years ago.


Paul Auster to launch new memoir in DUMBO

Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in “Winter Journal,” internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in “Report from the Interior.” Auster will appear in Brooklyn to read from his book and to present a slideshow of photos on Thursday, Nov. 21 at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena.


SUNY contempt proceedings on hold; Governor Cuomo gets involved in LICH

Just days before long-anticipated contempt proceedings against SUNY and the state Department of Health were scheduled to take place before state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes, an agreement was reached to put legal action on hold for four weeks to give negotiations to find a new operator for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) a chance to succeed.


Update on Monday about proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park marina, roller skating rink

Responses to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s requests for proposals (RFP) for a marina and a roller skating concession are due on Monday, November 18.

David McCarty, a project manager with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, will be giving an informal public presentation about the proposals on Monday evening at Community Board 2’s Parks and Recreation Committee.



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