PARKING IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN and the surrounding brownstone neighborhoods has been an insoluble problem that worsens every year. But in a small corner of the civic center plot where the state Supreme Courthouse was built more than half a century ago, several dozen cars have been taken off the street, freeing up spaces for residents..
Month: June 2008
NEARLY 46 YEARS AFTER HIS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION, JACKIE ROBINSON received a new plaque — a Hall of Fame rarity — with new details about the full impact he had on both baseball and the country as the first black major league player. His color is something the late Brooklyn Dodger asked to be..
KAREN LOEW has been a member of Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights for 15 years, although she moved away from her Concord Village home in 2006. She now resides an hour and 10 minutes away in Hudson Heights, but attends Grace regularly, serving as lay reader and usher, tied to the church’s deep sense of..
BROCHURES ARE TYPICALLY noteworthy for the news they hold, but the in-house designers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) have produced a beautiful summer catalogue as enticing to flip through as to read. Led by Director CLARA CORNELIUS, a longtime Brooklyn resident who lives in Midwood, the design squad shows us again that there..
OPENING NIGHT OF MACBETH AT DUMBO’S TOBACCO WAREHOUSE Thursday went off with nary a hitch, despite, as St. Ann’s Warehouse Creative Director SUSAN FELDMAN reminded the expectant crowd, the myriad superstitions surrounding the play. The opportunity for technical mishap was there aplenty, with fiery special effects, a headset per guest and a mesmerizing, two-story, open..
BROOKLYN’S IMAGE, or “brand,” might be as diverse as its population, not quantifiable in a single sentence or image. That seems to be one of the conclusions of a seminar orchestrated by ROSALIE RANCE and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast sponsored by Con Edison and attended by Con Edison’s STU LEFFLER. A..
YULIYA TALANOVA, a journalism major at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University, has won a Kruglak Fellowship in International news reporting that will enable her to work as an intern in the Moscow Bureau of the New York Times in July and August. As she is a native of Russia, her responsibilities will include..
AS OF 11 A.M. MONDAY MORNING, 18 people were already in line with sleeping bags and tents outsde the Red Hook IKEA, set to open on Wednesday. The opening-day events (beginning 6 a.m.!) will offer more freebies than previously mentioned. The first 35 adults in line at the 9 a.m. opening will receive an EKTORP..
THE CHIEF NURSE EXECUTIVE AT NEW YORK HARBOR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, CYNTHIA CAROSELLI, PhD., has good reason to be proud of her team. The ever-important Combined Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at the Brooklyn Campus of the NYHHS, run by the Department of Veterans Affairs, was recently presented with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence for..
ON JUNE 16, DIANA J. SZOCHET will be sworn in as the Brooklyn Bar Association’s 93rd president and its sixth female president. She is taking over from RoseAnn Branda, who has served for the last year. In addition to her executive-board functions, Szochet is involved with numerous BBA committees, including the Pro Bono Committee and..