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    BP MARKOWITZ STATEMENT ON SHOOTING OF NYPD OFFICERS IN 61ST PRECINCT

    “Once again today we are reminded of the great risks our men and women in blue take to protect the lives of Brooklynites and New Yorkers each and every day. Fortunately, Captain Al Pizzano, Detective Kenneth Ayala, Detective Mike Keenan and Police Officer Matthew Granahan did not have to make the ultimate sacrifice like Officer Peter Figoski did in Brooklyn just a few short months ago. Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery are with these members of New York's Finest, and on behalf of … [Read More...]

    The New York Women’s Foundation 25th Anniversary Neighborhood Dinner

    Celebrating Outstanding Community Women Leaders in Brooklyn honoring Joanne n. Smith, Founder & Executive Director of Girls for Gender Equity Neighborhood Leadership Award Rita Zimmer, Executive Director of Housing + Solutions Neighborhood Leadership Award Monique Greenwood, Owner of Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award Charles J. Hynes, Brooklyn District Attorney Special 25th Anniversary Award   IN ATTENDANCE: Ana L. Oliveira, President & CEO New York … [Read More...]

    BP MARKOWITZ, MORE THAN 400 “NEWLYWED” COUPLES MARRIED FIFTY YEARS OR MORE CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AT ANNUAL SWEETHEARTS EVENT

    On Thursday, February 14, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and wife Jamie joined hundreds of Brooklyn sweethearts who have been married to one another for 50 years or more, including Kings County District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes and bride Patricia, who will celebrate a half century of wedded bliss this October. The celebration at El Caribe Country Club also featured the couples renewing their wedding vows. In addition to enjoying a champagne toast, the “newlyweds” … [Read More...]

    BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN TO OPEN NEW VISITOR CENTER IN MAY 2012

     WITH AWARD-WINNING DESIGN BY WEISS/MANFREDI Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is pleased to announce that on May 16, 2012, it will open its new Visitor Center, a key component of the most significant renewal effort at the Garden since its founding over a century ago. Designed by the innovative New York–based firm Weiss/Manfredi, the project was recognized by the New York City Public Design Commission with a 2008 Award for Excellence in Design. The Visitor Center is a remarkable synthesis of … [Read More...]

    BROOKLYN TO HOST OpSAIL TALL SHIPS AT RED HOOK MARINE TERMINAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

    From Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28, four tall ships, four foreign navy vessels and two US Coast Guard cutters will be open for public visits at the Red Hook Marine Terminal in Brooklyn as part of the OpSail celebration in New York City. Visitors can stop by the Brooklyn Tourism pushcarts when they enter and get information about what to do this summer in Brooklyn. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.visitbrooklyn.org. The weeklong citywide OpSail event kicks off at 8:11 a.m. … [Read More...]

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