Saturday, November 24, 2007

Brooklyn in Brief, Thanksgiving Weekend

- How far will the Atlantic Yards Project’s basketball arena be from the street? This matters because security may depend on how far the arena is set back from the roadway. New York Times

- The owner of the 177-year-old Hubbard House -- a small, white, wooden frame farmhouse that is one of only 13 original Dutch farmhouses left in Brooklyn -- has been trying to landmark it for 10 years. But the Landmarks Commission says that "further study" is required. Brooklyn Eagle

- Looking for a public kindergarten? The Park Slope Child Care Collective announces the 2007 Kindergarten Forum. A Child Grows in Brooklyn

- Fort Greene’s Brooklyn Hospital Center is hoping proximity to condos like One Hanson Place and the Oro will help keep it in business. Brownstowner

- Brooklyn Borough Hall will illuminate its fa├žade in green November 26-27 in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s annual “Thanks and Giving” campaign. Courier Life

- Hillary Clinton's campaign is capitalizing on "an overlooked strain of feminism in blue-collar women -- nurse's aides, factory workers, farmers, and single mothers" -- to help fuel her strength among the Democratic candidates for president. Huffington Post

- The state Attorney General's office accepted 710 condo and co-op plans for New York City in 2006. The majority were for condos and co-ops in Brooklyn. NY Observer

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