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Scot Medbury is stepping down as director of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Eagle file photo by Andy Katz

‘A wild place:’ Brooklyn Botanic president looks back on 14 years at the helm

June 18 | Alex Williamson

From urban oasis to just… oasis.  Scot Medbury, who has served as the president and CEO of Brooklyn Botanic Garden since 2005, announced Thursday his planned departure from Brooklyn — and the east coast altogether. His next step: executive director at Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Sonoma County, California. Medbury says he’ll remain in his post […]

Of the (at least) 15 towers expected within the Pacific Park project, four have been completed. Image via Google Maps

Brooklyn lawmakers seek Pacific Park affordable housing schedule

June 4 | Norman Oder

Three state legislators from Brooklyn have written a forceful letter to state economic development chief Howard Zemsky, asking him to explain how the Pacific Park project — formerly called Atlantic Yards — will deliver the required 2,250 affordable units by the approaching deadline of May 2025. So far, 782 such income-linked apartments have been built […]

Brooklyn Museum kicks off Pride Month at its First Saturdays event on June 1. Shown: A First Saturday dance party in 2017. Photo by Kolin Mendez

Dance, read and revel at Brooklyn Museum’s Pride Month kickoff

May 31 | Mary Frost

If you want to party, come early. That’s the word from the Brooklyn Museum as it prepares to kick off Pride Month — on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising — at its First Saturdays event on June 1 starting at 5 p.m. The museum is going all out with an evening of live […]

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