James McBride NYU’s Distinguished Writer-In-Residence and Red Hook native JAMES MCBRIDE will travel to Clinton Hill on Thursday, October 19, to be the featured speaker at St. Joseph’s College’s annual Founders Day event. The free lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Brooklyn College. McBride is the author of The Color of..
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Alison JaggarPhoto courtesy of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus As an incredibly diverse college that also has a majority of women students, Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus is an ideal platform for guest speaker ALISON JAGGAR. A professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Jaggar is a leading feminist philosopher who will give an..
Allen Burdowski Congrats to ALLEN BURDOWSKI, the new associate dean for Graduate and Professional Studies at St. Francis College in the Heights. At the self-professed “small college of big dreams” since 2001, Dr. Burdowski is leaving big shoes to fill since he is currently chairman of the Biology Department and the IT Department as well..
Peter NeufeldPhoto courtesy of Daylife.com Heights resident PETER NEUFELD testified Tuesday in Manhattan at a public hearing of the Assembly Committee on Codes. Neufeld is co-founder and co-director of The Innocence Project, a non-profit legal clinic that only handles cases where postconviction DNA testing of evidence can yield conclusive proof of innocence. The purpose of..
Canoers at Gowanus Dredgers’ Blues Cruise earlier this month. Photo by Jonathan Barkey (c)2006 If you don’t want to be in DUMBO this weekend, a different waterfront experience can be had on the shore of the Gowanus Canal. Ellie Hanlon, Erik Baard, Owen Foote and the rest of the GOWANUS DREDGERS invite you to Oktoberfest..
Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2006-2007 season Oct. 28 with an evening of Bernstein, Mozart and Stravinsky at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn Heights. The orchestra’s Artistic Director Nicholas Armstrong also doubles as performing arts department head at Poly Prep Country Day School.
Brooklynites reach into their pockets year round to give back to the institutions they cherish. Celebrating tonight at the 17th ANNUAL SPIRIT OF LIFE CELEBRATION at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge will be Kendall Christiansen, chairman of the board of directors of the New York Congregational Home for the Aged Foundation. A public..
Elizabeth Hand and Joanne Esposito Heights residents may find themselves succumbing to impulse buys more frequently due to a new home furnishings boutique at 309 Henry Street, between Atlantic Avenue and State Street. Called ABITARE (“inhabit” in Italian), the chic store is the brainchild of Carroll Gardens resident Elizabeth Hand and Joanne Esposito, an Upper East..
John Doman Seen recently at the Clark Street Subway: HBO series “The Wire” star JOHN DOMAN. A resident of the Heights for over 25 years, Doman was an advertising executive for two decades before making the switch to acting full time. He admitted to having some anxious moments when he left the ad business for..
Jeff Koinange CUNY’s Kingsborough Community College (KCC) has another reason to celebrate famed alumnus JEFF KOINANGE: the CNN correspondent was awarded an Emmy last month for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story. He and celebrity journalist Anderson Cooper won the honor for “Starving in Plain Sight,” which highlighted the under-reported crisis of famine..