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Haves and Have Nots: Elite Brooklyn Private Schools Rake in Millions in Federal Paycheck Aid-DOE Budgets Slashed

Gothamist reports elite Brooklyn Heights private schools are among institutions that received millions from the Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Private schools are eligible for PPP because they are considered non-profit businesses. According to data released by the Small Business Association, St. Ann’s, Packer Collegiate, Brooklyn Friends, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori all received loans. This money is in […]

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DeBlasio Announces Hybrid Back-To-School Plans For September

Amid the reports of dangerous spikes of Covid-19 across the country, Mayor DeBlasio announced on July 8th NYC public schools will open in September on a “hybrid” schedule. The tentative plan entails three versions of staggered in-school instruction. Protocols include mandatory masks for children, teachers, and staff and nightly deep cleanings of school facilities. In a letter […]

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Artist, Philanthropist, Carousel Namesake, Jane Walentas Dies at 76

As reported by Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Brooklyn Paper, Philanthropist, Artist, Real Estate Developer, and “First Lady of Dumbo,” Jane Walentas passed away July 5th after a brief battle with cancer. She was 76 years old. The Walentas Family and their management company, Two Trees, is synonymous with DUMBO as we now know it. And […]

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DOE Announces New Remote-Learning Grading Policy

It’s been 48 days since Friday, March 13th, the day students last attended NYC public schools before they were officially shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Private schools closed on Wednesday, March 11th just prior to their scheduled two-week spring break). Not that anyone’s counting. Oh, who are we kidding? EVERYONE has been counting, Parents and caregivers certainly […]

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Park Plaza Diner Closes for Now; Eyebrows Trivia & Karaoke Zooms

The Park Plaza Restaurant was once-bustling with attorneys, courthouse, and Office of Emergency Management employees, college students, and regulars from the neighborhood. For many, the family-run Park Plaza was a second dining room where patrons and staff alike knew one another’s names. Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams frequently held meetings with constituents at a coveted corner table. Children […]

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Montague Bid Update-March 26th

The Montague BID has another helpful update with additions to the businesses and services that are open with links to their websites. The resource list is extensive and includes, but is not limited to, business supports and tools, social services, volunteer opportunities, ways to help your neighbors, housing, mental health and much more. The information is all on […]

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A MESSAGE FROM THE MONTAGUE BID

“Thanks again to EVERYONE who has been sharing information and resources with us. Keep the information coming! Here’s a list of businesses on Montague Street that are OPEN as of right now. Click the business name to go to their website. Things are changing so quickly, so be sure to check the business website and follow […]

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DeBlasio Finally Closes NYC Public Schools

After mounting pressure, NYC Mayor Bill Deblasio finally made the decision to shutter NYC public schools effective Monday, March 16th. “This is a decision I have taken with no joy…I regret to have to announce that our public schools will be closed. There is no school tomorrow and we will be suspending our public schools until […]

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Alleged Racial Profiling Incident at Brooklyn Heights Key Food

For Andrea Kelly, it was a weekday morning like any other.  On her way to work at a prominent neighborhood physical therapy practice, the 33-year-old African American woman stopped into Key Food on Montague Street to pick up something for lunch. She’s done this practically every day for the past year. The staff knows her. […]

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Man Stabbed In the Chest Leaving Clark Street Bodega

The NYPD is investigating after a man was stabbed outside a Brooklyn [Heights] deli Tuesday morning. Authorities say the 49-year-old victim was leaving the bodega on Clark Street in Brooklyn Heights around 6:30 a.m. when he was stabbed in the chest. He was rushed to New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in stable condition. A man […]

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