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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced Tuesday that thanks to a $5.2 million budget for 2015, nine Brooklyn parks are getting the star treatment. The 10% increase from last year will be used for already specified upgrades and repairs.  Aside from a multi-million dollar project for Heckscher Playground in Bushwick, the New York Daily News reports other improvements are scheduled for  “the eastern edge of Prospect Park, better bus access to Brooklyn Bridge Park, and playground...
The first steps of building demolition at 5 Pointz began Friday morning after a year of debates over its preservation. To many, the graffiti-covered building once filled with artist studios in Long Island City was one of the last markers of appreciation and consideration for public art in New York City, but its destruction doesn’t mean the 5 Pointz artists won’t paint the town again. The largely abandoned LIC property owned by developers Jerry and...
Step aside Michael Bay, it looks like we’re not ready to let go of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just yet. According to Brooklyn Daily, there will be not one, but two screenings of the 1990 live-action version, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie. It’s a dream-come-true for those who don’t believe TMNT are really growing up. If you’re not keen to see the computer animated turtle foursome in the Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed film...
And the awards for the Greenest Residential and Commercial Blocks in Brooklyn go to... Macon Street between Ralph and Howard Avenues in Bed-Stuy and Montague Street between Clinton and Henry Streets in Brooklyn Heights. Along with awards like Best Window Box and Best Community Garden Streetscape, Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been quietly judging the greenest streets of Brooklyn since 2010. Every year, a panel of qualified judges walk the streets of Brooklyn looking for standouts....