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Downtown Brooklyn Partnership chooses performance artists to rehearse at Cultural District plaza

October 23 | Editorial Staff

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership this week announced the first recipients of its Rehearsal Residency Initiative. The chosen performing arts organizations will use the space at the Plaza at 300 Ashland Place to rehearse throughout the fall, developing new work and perfecting ongoing pieces. The 17 organizations that signed up to participate in the program represent […]

Brooklyn Supreme Court, Civil Term, reopens for jury trials

October 19 | Editorial Staff

Brooklyn Supreme Court, Civil Term, reopened for trials with many safety preparations Monday. The actual first trial in the state since COVID-19 closed the courts will be heard by State Supreme Court Justice Mark Partnow on Tuesday. Considered a “trial balloon” by the State’s Office of Court Administration, this Brooklyn reopening, in what is perhaps […]

Breonna Taylor grand jury decision spurs NYC protests

September 24 | Piper Hudspeth Blackburn Associated Press

Demonstrators gathered in Downtown Brooklyn Wednesday night to protest a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to indict any police officers for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. Chanting “Say her name, Breonna Taylor,” the crowd then started marching in the street, past onlookers and honking cars. They were accompanied by musicians, setting a steady drum […]

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