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PHOTOS: Restoration Of Historic Brooklyn Theater Begins

Posted 01.23.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz broke ground Wednesday on the restoration of one of New York's oldest and grand...

Lia Neal, Brooklyn Native And Olympian, Gets Hero's Welcome | Posted 08.11.2012 | New York

YORKVILLE — Lia Neal began swimming when she was six years old. At age 8, with a scholarship from Swim for the Future, the Fort Greene native joi...

Babs Is Coming To Brooklyn!

Posted 05.09.2012 | New York

Attention, people who need people: Barbra Streisand is coming home! Babs will take the stage at Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in October, marking ...

WATCH: The World's Largest Rooftop Farm Is Coming To Brooklyn

Posted 04.06.2012 | New York

Brooklyn will soon to be home to the world's largest rooftop farm. Bright Farms, a company that builds greenhouses, has announced they will build ...

Krisanne Alcantara

Brooklyn Teens Bridge Income, Generational Divides Through Community Restoration | Krisanne Alcantara | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact

One Bed-Stuy man is responsible for putting over 500 Brooklyn teens out on the streets, but not in the way you might be thinking. Barnabas Shakur, ...

Brooklyn's First Gay Wedding Expo Coming This Weekend

Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

This Sunday, Borough Hall is opening its doors for the city's first gay wedding expo, where gay couples looking to tie the knot can weave through over...

Coney Island Casino?

Posted 01.10.2012 | New York

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is pushing the idea of opening casinos in Coney Island, a vision that aligns with Governor Cuomo's plans to...

Matt Sledge

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz's Office Denies Suggestion He Wants Tolls On The BQE | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.14.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- It's a Kings County icon. While not exactly as beloved as the Brooklyn Bridge or Prospect Park, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway carries 160...

Ray Kelly Comments On Racist NYPD Facebook Group

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly broke his silence Tuesday regarding 70 pages-worth of racially charged comments by NYPD officers from the Facebook group...

Lessons From Brooklyn for the LADOT

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.25.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

New York under Bloomberg and his DOT is remaking itself into a city known for its parks, open space and complete streets philosophy that recognizes the role the roads play for drivers, buses, pedestrians and bikers.

Junketeering Brooklyn Boss Should Stick to Street Fairs

Dan Collins | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has been fined $20,000 for taking his wife with him on overseas junkets. He should stay home. Brooklyn needs him for store openings, weddings, sidewalk pavings and street fairs.

Markowitz Fined $20K Letting Countries Give His Wife Things

Posted 09.25.2011 | New York

Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz has been fined $20,000 by the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, CBS News reports, for improperly e...

WATCH: A Gay Couple Gets Married In Brooklyn

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Georgia Kral Email the Author | Posted 09.23.2011 | New York

Barbara Tremblay, 40, and Stacey Minondo, 50, have been together for nearly eight years, but Sunday was the first day their relationship was recognize...

Is Wal-Mart Buying Its Way Into The City's Heart?

Posted 09.10.2011 | New York

Wal-Mart stepped up their New York public relations blitz last week, donating $4-million to a city program that will help more than 1,000 Brooklyn tee...

On the Culture Front: Celebrate Brooklyn Opening Night Gala and New Haven Weekend Getaway

Chris Kompanek | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Celebrate Brooklyn kicked off their season of free outdoor shows last week with an opening gala featuring Andrew Bird. His set was dominated by the excellent songs of his last album, Armchair Apocrypha.

WATCH: Trailer For Atlantic Yards Doc 'Battle For Brooklyn'

Posted 08.15.2011 | New York

Seven years of footage gathered from the beginning of Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards saga in 2003 follows Prospect Heights activist Daniel Goldstein, the l...

WATCH: 15th Annual Brooklyn Pride Parade

Clinton Hill, NY Patch | Marina Stanley | Email the Author | 12:00pm | Posted 08.13.2011 | New York

Brooklynites come out in droves to support LGBT community...

Brooklyn Gay Pride Week Starts Today

Clinton Hill, NY Patch | Ross Barkan | Email the Author | 10:00am | Posted 08.06.2011 | New York

Brooklyn's 15th annual LGBT celebration kicks off today with a weeklong series of events, including an art exhibition, fundraising dance and a multicu...

Hundreds In Brooklyn Mourn Death Of 22-Year Old Council Aide

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Georgia Kral and Kristen v. Brown | Email the Authors | May 1, 2011 | Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

From the hundreds of bodies that packed into Mount Sinai Synagogue in Brooklyn Heights, it was apparent Hope Reichbach -- who passed away on Thursday ...

NYC Should Take a Second Chance on the Census

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

New York's official 2010 Census results came in yesterday far below expectations, stumping politicians and city planners alike.

A Meritless Lawsuit Against the Bike Lanes

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

New Yorkers siding with the bike lane opponents would do well to step back and look at how shortsighted they are being.

Brooklyn BP Markowitz's Atlantic Yards Falsehood (Video)

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

Brooklyn's not close to "1000 percent behind Atlantic Yards." Did Markowitz really think no one would notice such a claim?

Bloomberg and Schumer Face Off in the Great Brooklyn Bike War

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I am an avid cyclist, both for recreation and transportation. But I do not support the new bike lane along Prospect Park West in Brooklyn. It does not make sense, and it is not safe.

Did Marty Markowitz Commit Purjury?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Marty Markowitz either lied under oath, or is very forgetful, according to the New York Post. The Brooklyn Borough President and his aide gave cont...

The Bike Lane Battle of the Bulge

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

Change, like this diet I am on, is hard. But if you want to make over the city for the better, you need to break up the pavement sometimes and envision the possibilities.