‘Slow Zone’ rolling out in Brooklyn Heights

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun implementing a Slow Zone in Brooklyn Heights.

The Slow Zone will lower the speed limit in the Heights to 20 mph, and install 21 speed humps, according to the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA).


Author to speak about new ‘Motown Sound’ book in Fort Greene

“Rhythm Ride” (Roaring Brook Press) is the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world. Brooklyn-based writer Andrea Davis Pinkney has captured the celebration, controversy and ultimate success that encapsulated this pivotal era of “Motown Sound” in our country’s musical history.


Report: Higher ed pumps nearly $3 billion annually into Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn’s colleges, universities and law school annually pump nearly $3 billion into the local economy, generate nearly $17 million in state and local tax revenue, and provide more than 22,000 jobs, a study released by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has found.

The results, released Tuesday night, represent the first analysis of the combined impact and benefits of Downtown Brooklyn’s nine institutions of higher education.


PHOTO: Marty Markowitz leads Brooklyn Heart & Stroke Walk

The Brooklyn Heart & Stroke Walk took place on Sept. 20 at Cadman Plaza Park. With 750 people attending the event, the walk raised more than $110,000 to help fight heart disease and stroke, America’s number one and number five killers. Seen at the starting line are former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (grey Brooklyn shirt), a heart disease survivor; Mr. G (yellow jacket), meteorologist at WPIX-TV; Dr. Warren Wexelman (red shirt, next to Mr.


Renowned author Margaret Atwood to speak in Brooklyn Heights

Margaret Atwood, the acclaimed author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Oryx and Crake” and numerous other works, will come to St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights to share her new novel, “The Heart Goes Last” (Bloomsbury), on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the college's Founders Hall (180 Remsen St.).

Atwood will appear in conversation with Buzzfeed Books' editor Isaac Fitzgerald, the co-founder of Pen & Ink, and answer questions from the audience.


Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Bushwick

The American Red Cross will be in Bushwick on Saturday, Oct. 3, to install free smoke alarms.

The free installation is part of the organization’s new campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years.

“In New York, we have set aggressive goals for smoke alarm installations and fire safety training,” Red Cross spokesperson Abigail Adams told the Brooklyn Eagle.


Clarke calls for U.S. to welcome more Syrian refugees

In response to an announcement by the Obama Administration that the U.S. will increase the number of refugees allowed to resettle here in America, U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke said the nation should also step up and accept more people who are fleeing the violence in Syria.

The Obama Administration recently announced that the number of refugees from all nations that the U.S. will accept will rise from 70,000 a year to 100,000 a year.


Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus holds open auditions for 60th year

The Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, the borough’s oldest community chorus, is looking for new singers. The chorus is holding open auditions for its 60th year on Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St. in Brooklyn Heights.

“We welcome anyone who has an interest in singing the Great Composers, and more, in joining us,” said Choral Director Doug March.

The chorus rehearses on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. (with a 15-minute refreshment break).


Thousands walk for St. Jude kids in Brooklyn

Roughly 3,000 people from across the tri-state area gathered in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday to kick off the inaugural St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.

The event, which featured a 5K walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, music and games in the park, raised funds to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital find cures for children battling cancer. St. Jude never charges families for treatment, and the majority of funding for the hospital comes from contributors.


Autumn Moon Festival brings Chinese arts, culture to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Lion dances, moon cakes, a children’s lantern parade and tabletop diplomacy were some of the highlights of the Autumn Moon Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and attended by numerous Chinese dignitaries.

The Better Chinatown USA, which organized the event, called the celebration “the largest pan-Asian event on the East Coast.” Adams said that Brooklyn is home to the biggest Chinese population in New York City.



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