Eighteen cultural institutions in New York City have received $200,000 each from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The nonprofit said Thursday that the $3.6 million in grants will fund the organizations’ programs in the arts and sciences for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Museums, libraries and performing arts and science centers are among the recipients. Read More →

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An economic report released on Thursday by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) finds that cultural institutions in the Brooklyn Cultural District and greater Downtown Brooklyn generated nearly $310 million in economic activity in the borough last year. The report, which analyzed data gathered by the Partnership and the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance from 37 of Read More →

De Blasio announces funding for ‘Brooklyn Strand,’ new parks, street overhauls Bring on the cash and let’s get this party started! Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a package of investments for Downtown Brooklyn Wednesday to stimulate neighborhood economic development — with plans to remake “Brooklyn Strand,” which is 21 acres of underused green space from Read More →