Bill de Blasio votes in NYC mayor's race

Democrat Bill de Blasio has voted in the New York City mayoral race. De Blasio's family joined him as he cast his ballot Tuesday at a public library branch in Brooklyn. The candidate said the election offers "a stark contrast" between himself and Republican Joe Lhota. … Full Article

Steve Cohn’s breakfast at Junior’s unites political rivals

Even though this year’s election season has pitted Democrats and Republicans against each other – and, during the primaries, Democrats and Republicans against members of their own parties – officials of all political persuasions were socializing in harmony at Brooklyn attorney Steve Cohn’s  … Full Article

NY referendum rolls dice on expansion of casinos

ALBANY— Voters are holding hold the cards as to whether New York will authorize seven Las Vegas-style casinos following months of debate over the benefits of expanded gambling and the rewording of Tuesday's ballot question. … Full Article

Based in Heights, Yancey was beloved across Brooklyn as extraordinary executive, civic and cultural leader

YANCEY – Mary Anne, 1932-2013, of Brooklyn, NY, passed away unexpectedly October 25.  Born in Walla Walla, Washington to a ranching family, she attended Cottey College, graduated from Whitman College, and moved to New York City in 1954.  She married and raised a family in Brooklyn Heights, earned … Full Article

Golden salutes military veterans at breakfast event

Brooklyn veterans ranging in age from senior citizens who fought in World War II to young men in their 30’s who served in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan enjoyed a big breakfast of eggs, French toast, sausages, bacon and fresh fruit at the Bay Ridge Manor Friday morning, and state S … Full Article

Performance arts center breaks ground at Brooklyn's historic Tobacco Warehouse

After a hotly contested beginning, ground was broken on Thursday for a 25,000-square-foot performing arts center and community hub to be built within the iconic Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO.  … Full Article

Ex-NYC Mayor Dinkins hospitalized, in good spirits

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins remains in the hospital with pneumonia but in good spirits. That's what Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, who served under Dinkins, says after visiting him Thursday night. … Full Article

Library’s Midwood branch to get outdoor plaza

Book lovers who visit the Brooklyn Public Library’s Midwood branch will get to sit in beautiful plaza outside the building, thanks to Councilman David Greenfield, who obtained $250,000 from the city’s budget to fund its construction. … Full Article

Symposium on ‘The Selling Of Public Assets’ Sunday in Brooklyn Heights

In light of the recent wave of the “monitization” of public assets across New York City, on Sunday, Nov. 3, a symposium called “The Selling of Public Assets” will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Chapel at First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights.
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