Pratt Institute held its 126th commencement ceremonies at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, May 15. Joseph V. Melillo, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) executive producer, delivered the graduate ceremony commencement address on behalf of BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins, who received an honorary degree in absentia. Holland Cotter, co-chief art critic and a senior writer at The Read More →


Toaster-sized robots, team-building, problem-solving in Brooklyn Heights “It was a good day” at the recent FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, said P.S. 8 robotics coach Brandie Hayes. The Brooklyn Heights elementary school fields two robotics teams made up of third- to fifth-graders — the Robot Rockers and the Mission Masters. Both competed at the Brooklyn level Read More →


Squadron: Addresses ‘explosion of school-age population’ With a third of city elementary schools significantly overcrowded, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed a bill into law that will eventually help alleviate packed classrooms. The legislation, sponsored by state Senator Daniel Squadron and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, is expected to add more seats in neighborhoods experiencing population Read More →