The men and women of the Kings County court system are hitting prime-time TV. Media Bistro reported that CBS will run a six-part documentary series, titled “Brooklyn DA,” that follows the staff of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office inside the courtroom and out. The “48 Hours” team will produce the series. Here’s what Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky said about the show in a press release: “No matter where you go, everyone has heard about Brooklyn. What makes this series so unique is getting into the lives and personalities of the individual D.A.s, led by Charles ‘Joe’ Hynes, who reflect the vibrancy and diversity of Brooklyn. We are allowed to watch their successes and their failures – it’s immediate, compelling and often heartbreaking.” The series begins on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 pm. Definitely interesting viewing for anyone who’s spent any time there serving jury duty!
CBS News Launching Primetime Doc Series “Brooklyn DA“ [Media Bistro]
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Last week an LLC called Buffalo Avenue Realty Associates picked up St. Mary’s Hospital at 170 Buffalo Avenue in the Weeksville neighborhood of Crown Heights. The large private Catholic institution closed in 2005. Surprisingly, it will not be converted into rentals or condos. The new owner has already leased the building to Prospect Park Nursing Home of 1455 […]
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Scaffolding has gone up on the side of the Coignet Building next to Whole Foods, above, where it appears the grocer is finally making good on its obligation to repair the landmark, Gowanus Your Face Off reported. As we noted previously, in December a renovation permit was approved and Whole Foods was fined $3,000 by the […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Private house Address: 218 Arlington Avenue Cross Streets: Corner Ashford Street Neighborhood: Cypress Hills Year Built: Around 1900 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: Cypress Hills has a fine collection of housing stock that brings a smile to the face of most old house lovers. […]