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Levin’s council colleagues endorse his re-election bid

Members of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus have endorsed one of their own for re-election. Councilman Stephen Levin (D-Williamsburg-Greenpoint), who is running for his second term in office, was hailed as “true progressive” by council members Jumaane Williams, Brad Lander, and Melissa Mark-Viverito during an endorsement announcement outside City Hall on Aug. 27.


Priceless On Pier 6: Brooklyn Bridge Park unveils stunning renderings

Here's a first look at a new recreation area planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park, on the two-thirds of Pier 6 that is currently undeveloped.

BBP honchos unveiled design drawings at a Community Board 2 meeting Monday night – revealing plans for an inviting piece of parkland where visitors will sit or stroll, with a vast lawn, generous helpings of shade trees and a big field of meadow flowers.


Tickets available for 4th annual ‘TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint’

Advance tickets for the 4th Annual TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint have officially gone on sale via The outdoor, waterfront tasting event will take place at the East River State Park in Williamsburg on Sunday, September 22nd, showcasing a curated selection of the best bites and beverages from the emerging culinary capital of North Brooklyn.


Interfaith Medical Center shutdown postponed

Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, which was slated to begin shutting down on Monday, has received a reprieve until at least September 11, following a legal action by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio last week in Federal Bankruptcy Court.

“Today was supposed to be the beginning of the end for Interfaith, but I’m proud to say that’s not happening today. Once again, we’ve won a major victory in court,” said de Blasio, backed by Interfaith staff and patients and Council Member Letitia James at Brooklyn Borough Hall.


SUNY asks for another week to restore ambulances, ICU to LICH

SUNY Downstate has asked Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest for another week to reopen the Intensive Care Unit, restore full operation of the Emergency Department and restore ambulance service to Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill.

“We’ve asked the judge for more time and are in conversations with the physicians’ group to identify doctors for safe staffing,” SUNY spokesperson Robert Bellafiore told the Brooklyn Eagle on Monday.


Man banned from Brooklyn federal court

A Brooklyn federal judge has banned a man from entering the federal courthouse except for purpose of filing court documents.

After a hearing conducted on Aug. 23, it was found that the safety of individuals inside the Brooklyn federal courthouse on Cadman Plaza East was at issue by the presence of Brooklyn resident David Hester-Bey.

Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein has banned Hester-Bey from “accosting, stalking, following, or threatening any judge or member of the staff of this court inside or outside of the courthouse.”


Conditions at Brooklyn Central Booking, lack of medical attention blamed for woman’s death

The family of a Brooklyn woman who died while in police custody has filed a wrongful death suit against New York City and the New York City Police Department, citing failure to provide medical attention as the proximate cause of death.


Bushwick student wins Gates Millennium Scholarship

Remember the name Tyreece Santana. He’s going to be famous someday. Years from now, he’s either going to be delivering the nightly news on television or winning an Oscar for his performance in a hit movie.

That’s a bold prediction. But Santana, an 18-year-old Bushwick resident, is one determined young man. And others have recognized his immense potential.


OPINION: LICH: Not just for 'Heights and Hill'

In Justice Carolyn Demarest’s recent ruling asking SUNY Downstate to forfeit control over Long Island College Hospital (LICH), there’s an interesting sentence saying that LICH is not only the hospital for the nearby residential areas, it’s also the closest hospital for the people who work in Downtown Brooklyn – including the court system.


Brooklynite releases thrilling tribute to mystery writers

Many recognize Gillian Flynn and Sue Grafton as two of today’s bestselling authors, lauded for their command of the crime fiction genre. But would their captivating stories and characters exist without the pioneering women authors who created and nurtured the psychological thriller?



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