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Pictured from left: Cynthia Rountree, Michael Miller, Esmeralda Simmons, Matthew Alpern, Chair of the Committee on Civil Rights, Hanna Madbak and Robert Seidenberg. Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Attorney honored for work with Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers

December 6 | By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The New York State Bar Association honored attorney Esmeralda Simmons during the 2018 Haywood Burns Award Ceremony and Symposium that was held in Queens on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Simmons is the executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights. The annual award is given by the […]

Judge Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of NYS, said the new facility will play a “critical role." Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Naming of long-awaited court officer training facility reignites ongoing controversy

December 3 | By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A training facility for court officers across the state opened in Crown Heights on Monday — a deal that was nine years in the making. The corner of St. John’s Place and Classon Avenue — once the location of a Catholic school where nuns lived — is now home to the 60,000 square feet of […]

The Kingsborough Houses in Crown Heights. Image via Google Maps

Historic outdoor Crown Heights artwork by Harlem sculptor in danger of crumbling

December 2 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Harlem Renaissance sculptor Richmond Barthe’s 80-foot-long outdoor frieze at Kingsborough Houses in Crown Heights is in danger of crumbling, according to experts. Barthe intended his sculpture to be part of a planned amphitheater at NYCHA’s Harlem River Houses, which opened in 1937. However, the amphitheater was never built, and the frieze was instead installed at […]