It's always been moving to see Brooklynites move. In a poem called "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," Walt Whitman could barely contain himself: "Crowds of men and women attired in the usual costumes! how curious you are to me! On the ferry-boats, the hundreds and hundreds that cross, returning home, are more curious to me than you suppose."
January 27, 2012
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January 9, 2012
There's no shortage of pride in Brooklyn.
November 2, 2011
Why should small businesses give to their community? How can they make sure their donations will go to good causes? Is it just good business to give?
September 1, 2011
Prospect Park's trees were walloped by Hurricane Irene, with 150 of them uprooted or severely damaged.It's the latest bad news for the park, where harsh weather, including a tornado last fall, has already done a number on trees over the past year.
July 26, 2011
The Brooklyn Community Foundation, the largest public foundation in the borough, has awarded its first round of 2011 grants totaling $2.3 million to 118 nonprofits.
July 14, 2011
Did you know that Brooklyn is home to 50 percent of the city’s community gardeners, many of whom live right here in Bed-Stuy?Much of it can be owed to the late Hattie Carthan and the foundation Ms. Carthan laid in forming the Green Guerillas, now a citywide organization.
March 22, 2011
Building robots at school wasn't something Margely Saint-Pierre could have ever imagined back home in Haiti, even before his high school was destroyed in last year's devastating earthquake.But at the It Takes a Village Academy in East Flatbush, he's a member of a robotics team that's made up almost entirely of Haitian immigrants like him, and it feels like a family.
March 14, 2011
What happens when you mix young engineers, teachers, students and robots in a Brooklyn classroom?
March 7, 2011
We should be thrilled. The world, it seems, has finally, famously "discovered" Brooklyn. Celebrities are naming their offspring after the borough; we have become the mark of coolness, of edge, of style and of innovation. We couldn't be more pleased with the successes of our small businesses, restaurants, and of the energy of the new arrivals streaming across the bridges into Brooklyn.