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Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO residents urged to sign up for 9/11 health program

Brooklyn Heights
People who lived, worked or attended school in much of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO during the September 11, 2001 terror attacks may be surprised to learn they have are eligible for a government program that will monitor their health and provide benefits should they become sick from the attack. … Full Article
 

With Interfaith on verge of closing, leaders call on DOH to consider restructuring plan

Bedford-Stuyvesant
Brooklyn is in the midst of an “epidemic of hospital closures,” Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said at a Borough Hall press conference on Friday, as the news spread that Interfaith Medical Center could close at any moment. … Full Article
 

In ‘My Education,' desire blurs boundaries

Fort Greene
Clinton Hill resident Susan Choi, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award-nominated author of “A Person of Interest” and “American Woman”, earlier this month has released her latest novel, “My Education” (Viking).  … Full Article
 

Gang Leader sentenced in Brooklyn federal court

Downtown
A former leader of the violent international gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as “MS-13,” was sentenced to a term of 30 years imprisonment  for racketeering and murder conspiracy charges. … Full Article
 

Lady Gaga to perform at MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center

Downtown
Lady Gaga will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards next month. It will be one of her first appearances since having hip surgery in February. … Full Article
 

‘Disaster’ in Downtown Brooklyn: CERT volunteers train on Cadman Plaza East

Downtown
Bodies littered a street in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday evening, and incoherent victims screamed in pain and begged rescuers to come to their aid. … Full Article
 

Amidst LICH chaos, 81-year-old patient falls through the cracks

Cobble Hill
An 81-year-old man suffering from dementia, Celso Heredia, disappeared from Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, on Wednesday, on a day when 650 staffers there were placed on administrative leave by SUNY Downstate, which is trying to close down LICH.  … Full Article
 

Usdan Center to collaborate with BAM on creative writing programs

Downtown
A new collaboration will take place this summer between Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, and the new Youth Summer Programs of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). … Full Article
 

Prospect Park South woman dedicates her life to helping kids

Prospect Park
Her dedication to improving the lives of schoolchildren has earned Prospect Park South resident Patricia Carbo-Leon recognition from Learning Leaders, a non-profit group whose mission is to foster close ties between schools and communities. … Full Article
 

In the Heights: A garden spacious, precious, almost unimaginable today

Brooklyn Heights
Back in the day, before there was a Promenade, moms took their children to play in Miss White's garden. But first they had to pass muster with Miss White. … Full Article
 

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