Details of the pre-restoration Concert Grove Pavilion. Photo by C. Paul Martinka, courtesy of Prospect Park AlliancePROSPECT PARK –The historic Concert Grove Pavilion in Prospect Park will be undergoing a renovation, Prospect Park Alliance announced on Monday, and should be restored to its former glory within the year. Prospect Park
CLINTON HILL – Despite the pouring rain, fans of rapper/lyricist Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” jammed St. James Place at busy Fulton Street where his mother, Voletta Wallace, her family, musicians, and elected officials announced that the intersection— where the rapper once lived—was officially renamed Christopher “Notorious B.I.
FORT GREENE – Last Thursday, January 31, The Brooklyn Hospital Center [https://www.tbh.org] (TBHC) kicked off the first event of a three-year celebration to honor the medical facility’s 175th anniversary. Gary G. Terrinoni, TBHC President & CEO; Julian Macrone, Fort Greene Park Conservancy; Sandra Chapman, Chief of Staff, Brooklyn
FORT GREENE – Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes [https://www.gangstamackin.com] (G-MACC) celebrated the opening of its second Brooklyn office at 349 Myrtle Avenue (between Carlton Avenue & Adelphi Street) with a ribbon-cutting on Friday, January 18. Photo by Ill Flix via Council Member Laurie Cumbo | Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – Helen Keller Services [https://www.helenkeller.org/hks/about-hks] for the Blind held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning to celebrate the opening of a new 44,000 square-foot headquarters at 180 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn. After 65 years at 57 Willoughby and a $500,000 grant from
CLINTON HILL – At a general board meeting Wednesday evening, November 14, Brooklyn Community Board 2 [https://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb2/index.page] voted to approve co-naming St. James Place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street “Christopher Wallace Way” in honor of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. The
PROSPECT PARK – Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver were joined Thursday afternoon by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council Member Laurie Cumbo in a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction on a major improvement project on the Flatbush Avenue side of the
CLINTON HILL – At an event kicking off a $7 million initiative to promote urban farming education in Brooklyn classrooms, Borough President Eric Adams joined students of Clinton Hill’s PS 56 Lewis H. Latimer and Urban Assembly Unison School on Tuesday to tour the site of a “future state-of-the-art greenhouse.
CROWN HEIGHTS – At a City Council land use subcommittee meeting on Tuesday, November 21, Council Member Laurie Cumbo (District 35) announced that a modified agreement for the controversial Bedford-Union Armory [/one-way-crown-heights-feel-armory-decision-communitys-hands/] project has been reached, with the removal of 60 market-rate condos that were previously proposed and the inclusion of
Council Member Laurie Cumbo and Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley (Courtesy Fort Greene Focus/Justin Fox)Council Member Laurie Cumbo [/?s=cumbo] and Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley [/?s=mosley] took a stand alongside activists at the Whitman Houses following the killing of an unidentified woman last week. Cumbo and
300 Ashland Place (Courtesy Instagram/cityrealty [https://www.instagram.com/p/BHSX4zVhxdw/])Affordable housing at 300 Ashland Place will be discussed at a seminar taking place later this week. The Fifth Avenue Committee is hosting a seminar on applying for affordable housing that will take place at Brown Memorial Baptist
l. to r., Officer Sargent, Public Advocate James, Officer Brathwaite, Council Member Cumbo, 88th Precinct Council President Delia M. Hunley-Adossa, 88th Precinct Council Vice President John Harrison (Courtesy Fort Greene Focus/Michael Randazzo)After two decades of faithful service to Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Officer Varlos Brathwaite is retiring
Council Member Laurie Cumbo spoke briefly about the new New York City budget. (Courtesy Fort Greene Focus/Justin Fox)Community Board 2 [/?s=community+board+2]‘s most recent meeting was focused heavily on the future of Downtown Brooklyn given the massive development of its recent past. The meeting took
(courtesy NYC Department of Transit [http://nycdotfeedbackportals.nyc/content/project-proposal])Amidst a sea of opposition from local residents, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has decided to withdraw its plan to change Clinton Avenue from a two-way street to a one way street [/blog/2016/01/20/first-look-dots-proposed-buffered-bike-lane-for-lafayette-avenue/] in order to
(Courtesy Brooklyn Borough President Adams)“A baby does not arrive in the delivery room with an instruction manual,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Adams, as part of his recent initiative to encourage breastfeeding in New York City, was speaking at the Brooklyn Hospital Center [/?s=brooklyn+hospital+center] on