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St. Joseph’s overcomes slow start to beat Medgar Evers

The St. Joseph’s College Bears got off to a slow start, but rallied in the second half behind strong performances by David Louison and Michael Megafu to beat Medgar Evers College 88-71 in Clinton Hill Wednesday night. … Full Article
 

Author pens post-apocalyptic novel to be published in February

Author Sandra Newman transports readers into a dystopian world in her newest work “The Country of Ice Cream Star,” which will be released on Feb. 10 and has been described as “unbearably beautiful.” … Full Article
 

New book brings food-focused discussion to BookCourt

“The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment — and Who Is Responsible,” by Shushana Castle and Amy-Lee Goodman, will be featured at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at BookCourt — just in time for February Heart Health Month.   … Full Article
 

Lentol withdraws bid to become Assembly speaker

Brooklyn Assemblymember Joseph Lentol, who on Wednesday announced that he would seek the Assembly speakership, suddenly withdrew from the race on Thursday, citing the need for a united front in Albany in the wake of the scandal surrounding Speaker Sheldon Silver. … Full Article
 

Mariinksy Ballet graces BAM with ‘Chopin: Dances for Piano’

The Mariinsky Ballet performed three different interpretations of Frédéric Chopin's music last week at a show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) titled Chopin: Dances for Piano. … Full Article
 

DOB issues stop work order on section of Brooklyn's Pierhouse development

The Department of Buildings has issued a partial stop work order halting construction on and above the second floor at 130 Furman Street, the southern portion of the Pierhouse project at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg construction checklist: 19 Kent Ave. and more

Going, going, gone soon. The city Buildings Department issued a demolition permit in December for 19 Kent Ave., Williamsburg's spec office site. … Full Article
 

Grammy Award-winning spoken word artist to visit Brooklyn Museum for book talk

J. Ivy, a Grammy and Peabody award-winner who has collaborated with Jay-Z, Kanye West, John Legend, The Roots, The Black Crowes, Bob Dylan, and many more will be at The Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, Feb. … Full Article
 

This Williamsburg tower's got a ferry fine location

Faster than a New York minute. The apartments at new waterside Williamsburg apartment tower One North Fourth are being rented really quickly. … Full Article
 

Houses — built and unbuilt — for sale near the Domino Sugar Refinery

Well done, Halstead. The brokerage has nailed down buyers for big-ticket Williamsburg townhouses that exist solely as architectural plans. … Full Article
 

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