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Bushwick fire latest blow to NYC area's once-thriving pigeon keepers

A Brooklyn fire last week that wiped out a pigeon keeper's flock of 500 birds was the latest blow to a working-class pastime that has dwindled from the days it was a passion of a young Mike Tyson and Marlon Brando's character in "On the Waterfront." … Full Article
 

John Jay students’ cooking skills win over contest judges

Two ninth-graders who are members of NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers Project Reach Youth Track program at their high school showed off their culinary skills and came out winners when they recently competed in the 2016 Recipe Rescue cooking competition hosted by the New York City Departme … Full Article
 

Long Live The Kings at BAM

Brooklyn's being washed away in a sea of Shakespeare, nay, a tidal wave. The Royal Shakespeare Company, based in the Bard's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, has arrived on our shores to offer total us immersion in the Henriad plays. … Full Article
 

Menchaca blasts budget shortfalls in immigration services

The proposed city budget shortchanges immigration services to the point where nonprofit organizations will be left with an unfair heavy burden when it comes to assisting foreign-born New Yorkers, according to Councilmember Carlos Menchaca. … Full Article
 

Parents invited to help design ‘M.S. OneBrooklyn,’ new Prospect Heights middle school, on Saturday

Mom and dad, sharpen your pencils. Parents and representatives of community groups in Brooklyn’s District 13 will have the opportunity to meet with designers and planners at 1 p.m. on Saturday to brainstorm the design of their kids’ new middle school. … Full Article
 

‘Blue Bloods’ star wins HeartShare award

Actress Abigail Hawk, who co-stars in the CBS hit “Blue Bloods,” was a guest of honor at the Spring Gala of HeartShare Human Services of New York, where more than $600,000 was raised for programs for the developmentally disabled. … Full Article
 

Touro Law Center to give Adams honorary degree

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams can add another honor to the list of awards he has received since he took office in January of 2014. Touro Law Center announced this week that it will give Adams an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at its commencement ceremony on May 29. … Full Article
 

Cobble Hill still awaiting answers from Fortis, NYU about LICH plans

Despite several meetings with NYU Langone Medical Center and City Hall, community groups in Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights say that they are still awaiting answers about Fortis Property Group’s plans for a new medical facility on the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article
 

BAM will host ‘Olympic Trials of Ballet,’ world’s largest scholarship auditions

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will host in April the annual finals week of the world’s largest student ballet scholarship auditions. … Full Article
 

Trade Brooklyn comes to Marriott April 13

Trade Brooklyn, one of the largest business-to-business exhibitions in the tristate region, will take place on April 13 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, its sponsors announced. … Full Article
 

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