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BKLYN DESIGNS moves to Greenpoint and is bigger than ever

Brooklyn's creative community gathered together on Friday for the 13th annual BKLYN DESIGNS, a three-day showcase of local artists and designers at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn man tells how he went from couch potato to 5K runner

Three years ago, Donald Stankalis weighed 440 pounds and was a confirmed couch potato. But now, after losing an astonishing 250 pounds, he is no longer a slave to his couch. In fact, he’s so physically fit, he runs in 5K races and plans to take part in half-marathons. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights Association’s Landmark House and Garden Tour this Saturday

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) will hold its 31st Annual Landmark House and Garden Tour this Saturday, May 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. The tour will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law and historic district designation of Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article
 

DUMBO’s P.S. Bookshop, hit with tax bill, turns to crowd-funding

P.S. Bookshop, the iconic DUMBO store that sells used and rare books, is scrambling to raise thousands of dollars to pay five years of real estate taxes that owner Yuval Gans says he wasn’t even aware of. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn experts gather at 5X10 Talks to discuss what's next

A few of Brooklyn's biggest tastemakers got together to discuss what's next for the borough during the second annual 5x10 Talks hosted by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) at BRIC Media House on Wednesday night. So what’s next for Brooklyn? … Full Article
 

BAM among 18 cultural groups to receive grants from NYC foundation

Eighteen cultural institutions in New York City have received $200,000 each from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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Edna’s Soul Food Restaurant workers to receive owed back pay

The owner of a Brownsville soul-food restaurant has been sentenced to prison for failing to pay his employees close to $17,000 in back wages, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned. … Full Article
 

LIU Brooklyn cuts the ribbon on new, high-tech nursing school

LIU Brooklyn cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art nursing school on Wednesday and proudly showed off its modern labs, classrooms and suite of simulated learning environments. … Full Article
 

Attorney: Tickets, no charges, in Fort Greene Snowden statue episode

A lawyer for the mystery artists who affixed a bust of Edward Snowden to Fort Greene Park’s war monument says they've been ticketed but not criminally charged. … Full Article
 

‘Minding Our Own’ documentary looks at family caregivers

The hard work done by caregivers who look after frail family members with love and dedication is the subject of a new eye-opening documentary by a young Brooklyn filmmaker. … Full Article
 

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