Brooklyn HS Names Athletic Field for Mandela

Jul 20, 14 Brooklyn HS Names Athletic Field for Mandela

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About 1,000 students and others attended a ceremony on what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday in order to name their athletic field after the South African civil rights leader. On Friday, July 18, the sports field at Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant was renamed to honor the memory of the great leader,...

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New York Architecture: Old and New

Jul 10, 14 New York Architecture: Old and New

Posted by in Real Estate

Along with New York’s burgeoning economy, there is a real estate boom. This is having a positive impact on architectures, builders and engineers alike, boosting their businesses. According to recent data from Crain’s, in 2013, thousands of jobs were added in top architecture, construction and engineering firms, marking an 8 percent...

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Looking for a chic and trendy name for your newborn baby girl? Consider Brooklyn.

Jun 22, 14 Looking for a chic and trendy name for your newborn baby girl? Consider Brooklyn.

Posted by in All, Lifestyle

During the past twenty years or so, giving your daughter the name “Brooklyn” has gone from kind of weird and wild, to popular and plucky. Rising from the obscurity of the 912th most popular baby name two decades ago to entering the highly popular zone of the top 30 names in each of the last 3 years, Brooklyn as a name is a sign...

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Kentile Sign Gets Last Minute Reprieve from Destruction

Jun 15, 14 Kentile Sign Gets Last Minute Reprieve from Destruction

Posted by in All, Gowanus

The heartwarming symbol of the heyday of Brooklyn industrial growth, the 50-year-old “Kentile Floors” sign was saved from oblivion by a group of fast-acting citizens and City Councilman Brad Lander. At the moment the sign towers eight stories high above a textile company owned by Eliahu Cohen. The actual Kentile Floors Company is...

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Brooklyn Bidding for DNC in 2016

Jun 08, 14 Brooklyn Bidding for DNC in 2016

Posted by in All, Politics

Although the Democratic National Convention has been hosted several times in New York City, and the Republican National Convention was held in 2004 at Madison Square Garden, there has never been a DNC or RNC held in Brooklyn. That might all change as Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that Brooklyn, more...

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