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Archive for February, 2016

Rising towers and High-end Shops Just The Beginning for Downtown Brooklyn

By Kenya White Downtown Brooklyn continues to experience rapid changes following the rise of the $1 billion Barclays Center in 2012. On Fulton Street, site of the former Albee Square Plaza – and blocks away from LIU, City Point – a 19-story and a 30-story, $1 billion mixed-use (retail and housing) joint facility is on […]

One Year Later, Kings Rules Flatbush. But At What Cost?, Locals Ask

By Gabrielle Smith Brooklyn is a borough of neighborhoods—with over 30 of them including Flatbush, which has long been a working-class, black and Caribbean are that is currently in the midst of change. One of the most visible signs is the reopening of Kings Theater last year. Among those with a close-up view is Sammy […]

Growth of Fulton Street Fueling Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn

Small Businesses Complain They’re Being Priced Out of District

360 Degrees of Men’s Newest Recruit, Aakim Saintil

HASSAN COKER SEAWANHAKA: Where are you from? What was it like growing up there?  AAKIM SAINTIL: I grew up in West Orange, New Jersey. It was very fun growing up as a kid. I had a lot of friends and family that lived by me so I always had something to do. Basketball was the […]

Getting to Know One of Men’s Basketball’s Secret Weapon, Jerome Frink

ROODGALLY SENATUS Jerome Frink is a 6-7, 230-pound forward for the Blackbirds and a full-time student at LIU-Brooklyn. Before coming to LIU, the New Jersey native played at Florida International for two seasons. He has been the center of attention for many years. At St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, Frink was a standout […]

Blackbirds Snatch One From Mountaineers

Brandon Glogau The Blackbirds won a thriller defeating the Mount St. Mary Mountaineers, 77-74 on Feb. 4 at the Steinberg Wellness Center. The Blackbirds were led by Martin Hermannsson as he tallied for 21 points along with 7 rebounds; he was also 9-10 from the free throw line. Jerome Frink scored 19 points of his […]

Grammys 2016: Who Should Win,Who Will Win

A closer look at the four biggest categories of music’s most prestigious nights. 

While You Were In Class…

Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose attempted to break the internet….together, Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa squashed their beef, Rihanna gets back to “Work,” Solange Knowles received the key to New Oreans and Beyoncé pulled another Beyoncé.

Kristofer Pistillo, BuzzFeed Editor, visits LIU’s Entrepreneurship Center.

The Buzzfeed Editor shares his experiences and gives key advice on how to make it big in this highly competeive job market.

Hilary Lorenz finds creativity by Listening to the Forest

LIU’s Director of Visual Arts explains her inspirations for her Resnick Gallery’s display Listening to the Forest. She also talks about her success at having a career in art.