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Daughter of prominent civil rights pastor says the church must re-commit to social gospel

The institutional church, which has largely embraced the prosperity gospels, must return to its original social justice commitment, says Jennifer Jones Austin. … Full Article
 

Robotic surgery makes its debut at NYU Lutheran

Robots are now assisting surgeons in the operating room at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, thanks to a clinical upgrade fostered by the NYU Langone Health System. … Full Article
 

City pumps $64 million into cultural institutions

Many of the city’s best-known cultural institutions, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), will be getting a financial shot in the arm thanks to a new funding initiative announced by City Council leaders. … Full Article
 
 

L train between Manhattan and Brooklyn to close for 18 months starting in January 2019

An East River tunnel that carries one of New York City's most crowded subway lines will be closed for a year and a half starting in January 2019. … Full Article
 

Hark! Mark your calendars for 'Twelfth Night' at the Old Stone House in Park Slope

If music be the food of love, play on. That's the opening line of “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” as Shakespeare-savvy readers know. … Full Article
 

Affordable housing and community gardens preserved in Columbia District deal

The sale of a long-vacant lot will generate the funds to preserve 28 units of existing affordable housing in the Columbia Waterfront District, seed the creation of up to 70 new units of affordable housing in Red Hook, and protect two local community gardens. … Full Article
 

Velázquez to MTA: Not so fast on F express

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shouldn’t introduce express service on the F subway line in Brooklyn until it finds out what riders think, according to U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

What Pollution? Gowanus thrives along Superfund canal

It could be a postcard for Brooklyn's hip resurgence: a shimmering new building of modern apartments renting for $5,000 a month, a gourmet grocery with a rooftop greenhouse, and a funky barbecue joint with drinks flowing on the outdoor deck. … Full Article
 

New-York Historical Society to explore Battle of Brooklyn

This fall, to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the largest single battle of the American Revolution, the New-York Historical Society will present “The Battle of Brooklyn,” on view from Sept. 23, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017. … Full Article
 

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