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Kenn Lowy took over the Brooklyn Heights Cinema in 2011 after its previous owner was indicted in a financial scandal. Despite a successful three-year stint, the building was recently sold to a new developer, who has no plans to keep the theater intact. The cinema’s infrastructure, including its chairs and new digital projectors, now sits in storage, and the clock is ticking Read More →

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Restaurant Owners Fondly Recall Decades in the Community For all the rapid in change in Brooklyn, some streets have delightfully stayed the same. On Henry Street in North Brooklyn Heights, many restaurant owners fondly recall their decades in the community and the tight bonds they have created with generations of customers since they first hung their shingles. Read More →

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Brooklyn Coffee Roasters and Smorgasburg Named as Retail Tenants A Community Advisory Council meeting Tuesday evening revealed new information about the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Public Library, along with a fresh round of criticism regarding its recently approved sale to the Hudson Companies. The meeting, at Borough Hall, was moderated by Linda E. Johnson, president of the Brooklyn Read More →

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Selling Vanity Plates to Raise Awareness, Funding for Childhood Cancer For families afflicted by the cruel menace of childhood cancer, the devastating disease is only compounded by a dearth of funding and dated treatments that are not only painful, but also risky. A group of concerned advocates and local officials hope to change that reality, lighting up Read More →

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A sale of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to real estate developer the Hudson Companies for $52 million will be recommended when the library’s board convenes Tuesday evening as a method to finance necessary renovations, improve service and create new housing (both market rate and affordable units). The recommendations come after a request for Read More →

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SOURCE360 Expo, a three-day hip-hop festival, will have its inaugural run later this month across multiple venues throughout Downtown Brooklyn. Panel discussions, conferences and other activities will be topped off by a Barclays Center reunion concert of the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as performances by Diplomats and Lil’ Kim, among others. Borough President Eric Adams convened a press conference Wednesday morning to Read More →

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Amidst the borough’s housing crisis, proposed solutions have often left out an important element: Making sure eligible residents know how to apply for newly-constructed affordable units, and that residents are doing so correctly. Various trivialities have been leading to denied or dismissed applications.  Some disqualifying hindrances include a white out on an application; two estranged partners claiming their child Read More →

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“New York City is super dense,” said Mark Prommel, partner and director of the design firm Pensa, at his DUMBO office. “There are constant traffic constraints, but also an ebb and flow. We wanted to design a bike that accommodated a rider jockeying in this space with a tight, simple, nimble ride.” He was explaining his Read More →