A former Borough Hall staffer who now heads Borough President Marty Markowitz’s “Best of Brooklyn” charity is now seeking Vito Lopez’ former 53rd District (Williamsburg-Bushwick) seat in the state Assembly. … Full Article
Acclaimed novelist Lauren Beukes, who resides in South Africa, will be appearing at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on Thursday, June 13, to promote her new book “The Shining Girls” (Mulholland Books). … Full Article
The Green-Wood Historic Fund and Variations Theatre Group will present this month the return engagement of The Spoon River Project, a play with music staged among spectacular 19th-century graves in the heart of Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery. … Full Article
Every day on the way to work, I pass by Front Street in DUMBO. It is a busy street, with trucks, a cab dispatcher nearby, and many private cars. Yet, if you want to cross the street you have to look around, wait until there are no cars, and then cross. … Full Article
The United States 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses New York, has ruled that the Fair Debt Collection Act (FDCA) does not require a notice of a disputed debt to be in writing to be deemed valid. … Full Article
Thousands of people are arriving at the grave of a revered New York City rabbi to mark the 19th anniversary of his death.
Rabbi Menachem Schneerson led the Chabad Lubavitch movement based in Crown Heights for more than 40 years. … Full Article