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Brooklyn Museum appoints Anne Pasternak as director

The Brooklyn Museum announced on Tuesday that it has named Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of Creative Time, as its new director.

Pasternak will succeed Arnold L. Lehman, who plans to retire after 17 years as the Brooklyn Museum’s director. Pasternak will assume the directorship on September 1.


Casa Duse hosts musical performances in Park Slope

During the weekend of May 8 to 10, the Casa Duse on Prospect Park West in Park Slope and host Robert Krakovski offered three special musical events.


A new look at an old Brooklyn Heights icon, 166 Montague St.

It's one of the glories of Montague Street.

And some people who purchase condos at the Brooklyn Trust Company Building are going to get great views of it.

We're talking about 166 Montague St., a Romanesque Revival building that was itself converted to condos several years ago.


Bellissimo! Montague Street palazzo could be ready for residents in August

Here's a new way for people to live in Brooklyn Heights — inside a bank that looks like a palazzo in Romeo and Juliet's hometown.

We're talking about the condos being created on the upstairs floors of the Brooklyn Trust Company Building at 177 Montague St., an individual city landmark designed a century ago by distinguished bank architecture firm York & Sawyer.


Fortis reveals first look at LICH development plans

Developer Fortis Property Group presented its first look at plans for the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) at a standing-room-only meeting of the Cobble Hill Association (CHA) on Monday.

Dave ‘Paco’ Abraham, president of CHA, worked to keep things civil as many in attendance made it clear they were still seething about the loss of their historic hospital after a wrenching two-year battle.


Judge extends TRO on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse project

To the disappointment of developers, a Brooklyn judge on Monday extended a partial Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the Pierhouse development at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel extended the TRO on the penthouse of “Parcel B,” the shorter section of the project, pending his decision on a lawsuit filed by the preservationist group Save the View Now (STVN).


Professor marks 100th birthday at Brooklyn Law School

When Brooklyn Law School professors and alumni refer to an "institution," they might very well be talking about Professor Joseph Crea.

He's taught generations of students over more than six decades, instilling legal precepts along with some pithy tenets of his own, such as "Never drop your briefcase and run."


Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project to hold gala at BAM

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is holding its 25th anniversary celebration on May 20 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Carroll Gardens Association to honor local leaders at 44th anniversary celebration

The Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. (CGA) will host its 44th anniversary celebration on May 28 at Marco Polo Ristorante at 345 Court St. This year, CGA will be honoring exceptional public servants and businesses that have been at the forefront of community leadership and service in Carroll Gardens and nearby areas.



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