Spike Lee Organizes Block Party to Celebrate Life of Prince

Apr 24, 16 Spike Lee Organizes Block Party to Celebrate Life of Prince

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Within hours of the news that Prince (Rogers Nelson) had died, Spike Lee, the iconoclastic film director, held a block party outside the premises of “40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks” studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Hundreds of fans of the iconic rocker met to celebrate the life and music of Prince, whose style and genre of music is...

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Diaper Thief Caught in Brooklyn

Apr 19, 15 Diaper Thief Caught in Brooklyn

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A man who had been stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of diapers at Stop & Shop Stores was arrested at his home in Bushwick on Thursday. Officials say that Kevin Hargrove, 24, was able to use the self-checkout lane at the store to purchase the diapers, but would switch the bar code labels on the diapers for items costing...

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Brooklyn Wind Turbine Proving “You Can Do It Anywhere”

Jan 18, 15 Brooklyn Wind Turbine Proving “You Can Do It Anywhere”

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In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a proud wind turbine stands 160 feet tall, producing enough energy to completely power two homes for one year, or one 20-watt light-bulb for a century. However, this turbine will be used to supply about 4 percent of the power needs of a recycling plant at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. At a...

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Hilltop Cares Foundation Focusing on Community and Healing

Dec 24, 14 Hilltop Cares Foundation Focusing on Community and Healing

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In early December of this year a group of 70 people came together to talk about finding ways to create a community of healing and mutual support. The venue was a kick-off event for the Hilltop Cares Foundation, chaired by Marjorie Kaufman. In attendance were alumni, parents, school administrators and students of the Horace Mann...

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Methodist Hospital Expansion Facing Park Slope Citizens Opposition

Dec 09, 14 Methodist Hospital Expansion Facing Park Slope Citizens Opposition

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Preserve Park Slope, a neighborhood citizen’s advocacy group, succeeded to win a hearing to postpone the expansion of Methodist Hospital. The group was able to convince the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals to examine the zoning variances which were given to the project. Methodist Hospital is seeing to build an eight-story...

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