NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn has changed its name to NYU Tandon School of Engineering after receiving a $100 million donation. Photo by Mary Frost

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in Downtown Brooklyn has changed its name to NYU Tandon School of Engineering after receiving a $100 million donation from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon, the university announced on Monday. The gift will support faculty hiring and academic programs at the engineering school historically known as Polytechnic University, NYU said. The Read More →

Eighth-graders from Achievement First Bushwick Middle School were among the thousands who walked for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Saturday. Photo by Erika Petersen

Roughly 3,000 people from across the tri-state area gathered in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday to kick off the inaugural St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. The event, which featured a 5K walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, music and games in the park, raised funds to help St. Jude Children’s Research Read More →

The Brooklyn Strand plan would link green spaces together from Borough Hall to Downtown Brooklyn to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Courtesy of WXY Studio

Community Board 2 and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership are hosting a presentation and workshop on the Brooklyn Strand proposal this Monday, September 21, at 6 p.m. at the Willoughby Senior Center, 105 North Portland Avenue, between Park and Myrtle avenues. The Brooklyn Strand plan would link green spaces together from Borough Hall to Downtown Brooklyn Read More →

Hudson Companies Inc. hopes to build a 36-story residential tower, shown center right, on the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library.  Rendering courtesy of Marvel Architects

On Wednesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams “disapproved with conditions” the development project proposed for the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library at 280 Cadman Plaza West, as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process. The response was issued following months of hearing from passionate local residents and community activists and a Read More →

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Members of the advocacy group Brooklyn For Peace demonstrated on Court Street in Downtown Brooklyn in support of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday. “We believe there’s no alternative to this, and that those who urge us to go back and negotiate a better deal will go back alone,” said member Ken Diamondstone. Read More →