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Veteran-owned companies to get preference in New York state contracts

Greenpoint
New York is establishing a program to give preferential treatment to veteran-owned companies when awarding state contracts, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol said. … Full Article
 

Theatre for a New Audience to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday

Fort Greene
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), New York’s pre-eminent classical theatre company, will celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday with a special performance of its critically acclaimed production of “King Lear,” featuring Michael Pennington in a cast of 22. … Full Article
 

Open Letter To BP Adams: Don't sell off our libraries

Brooklyn Heights
Dear Borough President Adams, … Full Article
 

Brooklynites fund schools, libraries, gardens in participatory budgeting vote

NORTHERN BROOKLYN
Schools, playgrounds, gardens and libraries were the big winners in the latest round of participatory budgeting voting in neighborhoods from Williamsburg to Sunset Park. … Full Article
 

Rescue Me: Shuttered Greenpoint Catholic schools are resurrected as apartment houses

Greenpoint
Malky Landau and Meir David Tabak have excellent taste in ecclesiastic architecture. … Full Article
 

Coignet Building in a cocoon: Lonely little Gowanus landmark will emerge as white butterfly after renovation

Gowanus
A shroud has descended on Gowanus' little lost landmark – the one that's nearly engulfed by a neighboring Whole Foods store. … Full Article
 

Court Street Funeral Home property sells for $4.55 million

Cobble Hill
From house of mourning to house of healing. Developer Stuart Venner is turning a Cobble Hill funeral parlor location into a doctors' office – and as a step forward in that plan, he just closed on the property purchase, city Finance Department records reveal. … Full Article
 

Slumping Nets still up in the air

Downtown
Jason Kidd sounded as if he could care less where the Nets will be this weekend when the NBA playoffs begin. … Full Article
 

Heights Groups: Close Joralemon Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Bridge Park attracts a steadily increasing number of visitors, and Brooklyn Heights civic groups are pushing for the city Department of Transportation (DOT)  to close Joralemon Street to vehicles at Furman Street, near the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn author Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize in poetry

Carroll Gardens
Brooklyn resident Vijay Seshadri has been chosen as the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection “3 Sections” (Graywolf Press). The announcement was made on Monday. … Full Article
 

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