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Marilyn Verna: 'We Came Because We Were Poor'

Our Lady of Loreto was the immigrants' Madonna. Her church was their refuge. … Full Article

Miriam Robertson: 'We don't even have a movie theater'

There's talk about tearing down Our Lady of Loreto, a historic church building in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville, and constructing affordable housing with space for a ground-floor cultural facility. That idea does not pass muster with Miriam Robertson. … Full Article

Mawuli K. Hormeku: 'The most important thing is the community'

In Mawuli K. Hormeku's tribe, it is customary for the first-born son to take up his father's line of work. That is why Hormeku is a community organizer in Brownsville. … Full Article

A reprieve for Our Lady of Loreto?

Our Lady of Loreto has been waiting for the wrecking ball. But for the moment, at least, she can breathe a little easier. … Full Article

Matt Damon mulling move to historic Brooklyn Heights mansion

Actor Matt Damon is determined to find a nice, cozy home in Brooklyn. The property he’s looking at may be nice and cozy, but it also has the biggest price tag of any house for sale in Brooklyn, $40 million. … Full Article

CVS coming to Neptune/Sixth in Coney Island

A new retail/residential development currently under construction in Coney Island is starting to attract commercial tenants, according to the property developer. … Full Article

Construction Update: The Pierrepont in Brooklyn Heights

There's a gap in the streetscape on Brooklyn Heights' preeminent commercial corridor. But not for long. … Full Article

Construction update: The Caesura in the Brooklyn Cultural District

Everything's coming up roses — or rather, Rose's — at this Brooklyn Cultural District development site. (Yes, that's a reference to the song from the musical “Gypsy.”)  … Full Article

Jonathan F.P. Rose talks about the future of cities

By the end of this century, 85 percent of the world's population will live in cities. The future of civilization depends on whether cities can survive an array of looming threats ranging from climate change to terrorism. … Full Article

Gotham Organization's Brooklyn roots run deep

The developer of The Ashland, the Brooklyn Cultural District's glam new apartment tower, has Brooklyn roots that run deep. “My great-grandfather built the Brooklyn Post Office,” David Picket, president of Gotham Organization, said in a recent interview. … Full Article

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