New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd on Tuesday encouraged community groups, non-profits and property owners to apply for the more than $5 million in new funding that the department is making available for green projects through the 2014 Green … Full Article
Before Etsy, there was the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange.
The cozy shop, which houses the oldest continuously-operated women's charitable organization in Brooklyn, celebrated its 160th Anniversary on Monday. … Full Article
Once again, the sun shone on Betsy as she sat on Boerum Place. A double decker bus dating from 1931, Betsy was part of this year’s display at the New York Transit Museum’s 21st Annual Bus Festival this past Sunday. … Full Article
BROOKLYN — Neil Diamond Performs at His Former Brooklyn High School: Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond performs at his former high school, Erasmus Hall High School, for his first-ever performance in his hometown in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Monday. … Full Article
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio— George "Shotgun" Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89. … Full Article
A Gravesend street corner now bears the name of a firefighter who worked on the recovery effort at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and who later contracted cancer. … Full Article
NEW YORK — Tunnel to Towers Run Honors Deceased Brooklyn Firefighter: Runners pass 1 World Trade Center during the annual "Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers" memorial run on Sunday in New York. The run honors New York firefighter Stephen Siller who on Sept. … Full Article