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Schumer calls for emergency alert system for identity theft

In the wake of major data breaches at nationwide chain stores, government agencies, banks and hospitals, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer said he has come up with a plan to alert consumers quickly so that they can take action to protect themselves from identity theft.

Under Schumer’s plan, the country’s three major credit reporting agencies — Experian, Equifax and Transunion — would issue a “credit inquiry alert” that would immediately notify consumers whenever access to their credit is requested.


‘Invisiball’ coming to Brooklyn this week

“Invisiball,” an inventive, comedic performance about the world’s most popular sport, is coming to Brooklyn from June 24 to 26.


Brooklyn judge orders Prospect Park Residence to turn on the AC

A Brooklyn judge on Monday ordered the operator of an assisted living facility in Park Slope to turn the central air conditioning back on in residents' rooms.

State Supreme Court Justice Wayne Saitta issued a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) to cool off the Prospect Park Residence (PPR), just as temperatures were predicted to hit 93 degrees in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

The TRO expires on June 30, when attorneys for the seniors are due back in court.


BAM hosts ‘Into the Woods’ original cast reunion

Amid frequent and uproarious applause from a packed house, Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine and several members of the original "Into the Woods" cast took to the stage for a reunion Sunday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Between live performances of songs from the award-winning Broadway musical, its creators and cast members, with Mo Rocca as moderator, shared memories about its making nearly three decades ago.


Peter L. Bray named executive director of Brooklyn Heights Association

Peter L. Bray has been named the new executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) and will assume the role effective Sept. 1, 2015. The Board of Governors of the BHA announced the news, adding that Bray comes to the BHA with extensive experience and recognition in the community development field and a successful track record advocating on behalf of communities throughout New York City.  


First-time dads celebrate Father's Day at Brooklyn Bridge Park

First-time, low-income fathers and their families gathered in Brooklyn Bridge Park Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day at an event organized in part by Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s (VNSNY) Children and Family Services. The nonprofit aids the Bronx Fatherhood Program and Queens’ Fathers First Program to help young, low-income fathers become active, important people in their sons’ and daughters’ lives.  


ESD meeting Monday to consider affordable housing at Brooklyn Bridge Park

A public board meeting will be held at the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) on Monday, June 22, at 3 p.m. to consider changes to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Park Plan (GPP).

The park hopes to change the GPP to allow affordable housing in two high-rise towers planned for Pier 6, and possibly increase the number of residential units in Parcel B, the shorter tower.

The meeting is a result of a recent settlement between Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) and People for Green Space Foundation, a neighborhood group fighting two high-rise towers planned for Pier 6.


Montague Street BID honors Judy Stanton at annual meeting

The Montague Street BID held its 18th annual meeting in the back of 132 Montague Bar and Grill on Wednesday where it honored “the Mayor of Brooklyn Heights,” Judy Stanton, for her lifetime of work helping the local community.


Brooklyn Heights Library CB2 hearing ends in stalemate after hours of testimony

A passionate crowd filled the seats and spilled out into the hallway outside Dibner Auditorium at NYU-Poly in Downtown Brooklyn Wednesday night for the first public hearing regarding the controversial sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library branch, required under the city’s ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) process.

The four-and-a-half hour hearing ended in a stalemate, as Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee failed to reach an affirmative vote.


First gala in new St. Ann’s Warehouse honors collaborators, raises $650K

St. Ann’s Warehouse presented its 2015 gala “Lights Up,” in the organization’s highly anticipated, nearly complete new theater at the historic waterfront Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Tuesday.



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