Brooklyn Heights

BPL Awards $25,000 to Entrepreneurs

Local Brooklyn entrepreneurs Elizabeth Bishop and Rebecca Parker received the top prize of $15,000 Tuesday at the Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL’s) eighth annual PowerUP!
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Shutdown of 2 Charter Schools Planned by City

Attorney General Probes Williamsburg Charter HS 
The New York City Department of Education (DOE) has notified two city-authorized charter schools, one in Williamsburg and another in Rockaway Beach, Queens, that it intends to shut them down.
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Toys and a Proclamation on Three Kings Day

On Friday, Jan. 6, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presented donated toys and a proclamation to the Three Kings Day Parade Committee and hosted a reception to celebrate Three Kings Day. BP Markowitz also kicked off the 15th annual Three Kings Day Parade in Williamsburg on Sunday. … Full Article

Historically Speaking: Olga Bloom, the Sound of Bargemusic

The saddest news from 2011 was the Thanksgiving Day death of Olga Bloom, the inspired voice behind Brooklyn’s Bargemusic. Her vision — to convert a 19th-century coffee barge into a floating concert hall — remains a tribute to her memory. … Full Article

Brooklyn Broadside: EPA Superfund for Gowanus Creates Problems for City

The chickens have almost come to roost for those concerned about the EPA plan to clean up the Gowanus Canal. Those who wanted the canal to be cleaned up, but not by the federal EPA, have just discovered reason to worry.
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Modern Spaces Named To Handle Sales at Louver House

Modern Spaces, based in Long Island City, reports it is continuing its expansion into Williamsburg, where it has been selected to handle sales and marketing for The Louver House, a 13-unit luxury condominium at 9193 Metropolitan Ave. … Full Article

Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank To Be Absorbed by Investors Bank

The circa-1880 Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank, which has two branches and an office building in Brooklyn, is being acquired by Investors Bank, identified as Investors Bancorp Inc. and based in Short Hills, N.J. … Full Article

Hot Pizza, Freezing Patrons

Temperatures dipped down into the teens on Wednesday night, but that didn’t prevent these pizza aficianados from waiting on line in front of Grimaldi’s. … Full Article

Brooklyn Shocked at Death of Toddler

Police as of presstime were investigating the death of 2-year-old Cathryn Nwegbo on Friday morning. Police responding to a 911 call on Putnam Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant found Brandis Nwegbo, 29, cradling the child, who had cuts and injuries to her neck and face, and talking incoherently.
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