The Brooklyn Paper is ‘Newspaper of the Year’

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The Brooklyn Paper has been named “Newspaper of the Year” by one of the nation’s largest newspaper trade associations.

Calling The Brooklyn Paper “strongly and brightly written throughout,” judges for the Suburban Newspapers of America specifically praised “Brooklyn’s Real Newspaper” for its reporting on Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development.

“The Brooklyn Paper’s aggressive, readable coverage of local developer Bruce Ratner stood out,” they wrote, adding that The Paper’s “use of graphical elements … illuminates and draws readers into stories.”

They also loved our back pages. “Colorful classifieds were accessible and reader-friendly,” the judges said, citing The Paper for “general excellence.”

Publisher Ed Weintrob was particularly pleased that The Paper’s Atlantic Yards coverage was front and center.

“This story — the biggest Brooklyn story in our lifetimes — is one we’ve followed intensely for four years, despite strong commercial pressures to do otherwise, and despite appearing to be out on a limb, given the determination of other New York newspapers to ignore it or misreport it.”

Publisher Celia Weintrob said her staff “should be rightfully proud to receive this recognition of their outstanding work,” though Paper Editor Gersh Kuntzman was less florid.

“It is customary for editors who bring home awards like this to get hefty raises,” Kuntzman quipped. “I will use a portion of mine to take the entire staff out for a well-earned drink.”

The SNA represents more than 2,000 daily and weekly newspapers in both suburban and urban community markets across the country. The contest was judged by the American Press Institute.

The award will be presented during the SNA’s Publishers’ and Advertisers Directors’ Conference, in October in Philadelphia.

Updated 4:31 pm, July 9, 2018
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Brooklyn, NY: Gallery House presents STYLE OF NATURE by Jonathan Levy
Gallery House will open its doors to the public with a solo exhibit Style of Nature by Jonathan Levy. After July 24, the gallery will be open by appointment. Through Jonathan Levy’s work (, he attempts to glorify Mother Nature and her creations. His paintings reflect imagery found in nature, representing mankind’s collective beginnings marked by the patterns and movements that exist around us. Ranging from the repetitive design of a flower, to the rhythm and flow of the ocean, Levy’s work, through subject matter and process, reflects the unpredictable temperament of nature. In the spirit of “green,” Gallery House is marking its Grand Opening by donating 50% of the proceeds to CENYC. “Our partnership with Jonathan Levy and Gallery House for Style Of Nature reflects a shared vision of preserving the natural beauty of New York City,” said CENYC Executive Director Marcel Van Ooyen “Like Jonathan’s philosophy, everyday CENYC staff, volunteers, and the youth we serve roll up their sleeves to create and preserve green spaces, plant trees, and restore habitats and shorelines in hopes of contributing to a healthy environment.”

What: Grand opening reception of Gallery House

When: Friday July 24, 2009 & Saturday August 8, 2009 from 7:30PM – Midnight & by appointment

Where: Gallery House 272 Clinton Ave. Brooklyn NY, 11205

About Gallery House
Galley House is a historical Brownstone dating back to 1877 and is being meticulously restored to its former glory. We are a Clinton Hill based organization dedicated to the sharing of ideas pressing our world today. Through our hosted reception, we aim to gather and communicate said ideas through art, music and other types of artistic expression.
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About The Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC)
The Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC) improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. CENYC achieves its mission through the following projects and programs: Greenmarket, which runs 49 farmers markets throughout the city; Open Space Greening, which creates and rejuvenates community gardens and builds rainwater harvesting systems; Environmental Education, which offers meaningful projects in the areas of conservation, alternative energy and more in intermediate and high schools; the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education, which promotes recycling and waste prevention; Learn It, Grow It, Eat It, which offers teens hands-on nutrition and health programming; Youth markets, which oversees youth-operated urban farm stands; and the New Farmer Development Project, which helps immigrant farmers start their own farms in the region. For more information, visit
July 3, 2009, 11:40 am
Anjali Ahuja from Manhattan says:

I was wondering if you'd be able to place Amanda Selwyn Dance Company's Tenth Anniversary Gala's press release
in the Brooklyn Newspaper.

Anjali Ahuja
Marketing Intern
Amana Selwyn Dance Theatre
March 22, 2010, 11:26 am

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