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Sunset Park

Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for Dr. Seth Kaplan and Dr. Kim Baker. Both docs specialize in ear, nose, and throat matters, which, according to NYU Lutheran Medical Center, “Millions of Americans suffer each year from ailments of the ears, nose, and throat with a significant number occurring in children and adolescents.”

The healing center is addressing this matter and expanding its otolaryngology department by welcoming Brooklyn native Dr. Kaplan and pediatric specialist Dr. Baker.

Dr. J. Thomas Roland, chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at NYU Langone, said, “Their recruitment allows us to add the nationally renowned pediatric and adult ENT services of NYU Langone to NYU Lutheran’s rapidly expanding roster of medical specialties available directly in Brooklyn.”

“We are excited to build the otolaryngology service at NYU Lutheran, and our Brooklyn network of physicians, from the ground up,” said Dr. Kaplan. “I love my field of practice because it allows me to focus on helping people who have issues with basic senses or functions.”

NYU Lutheran Medical Center [150 55th St. at First Avenue in Sunset Park, (718) 745–5777].

Bay Ridge

More welcomes

President Laurie Windsor, of Community Education Council District 20, shared the good news that the council welcomed two new general members at its meeting on Dec. 23 — Genevieve Mammana and Marianne Qozman.

Standing O says “Welcome aboard!”

Community Education Council District 20 [415 89th St. at Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, (718) 759–3921,].


Save the date

Step right up and be prepared to be amazed at the illusion, fantasy, and prestidigitation at the Hall of Magic. Inspired by its hit show “The Magicians,” the Syfy Channel presents a mystical world of sensory exploration to aspiring aficionados of illusion from Jan. 20 through 29.

Guests to this interactive experience will be met with twists and turns as they venture through the Hall of Magic, exploring multiple rooms, transporting them through a gallery of sensory exploration and illusion. This immersive journey invites you into a fantastical place of mind control, levitation, and spell-casting, where magic is real and right at your toes. So test those wands, apparate, and dive into the magic.

It’s just in time to coincide with the premier of season two of “The Magicians” on Jan. 25.

Jan. 20 through 29, weekdays 2 pm to 10 pm, and noon to 10 pm on the weekend. The best part — it’s free!

William Vale Retail Center [55 Wythe Ave. and N. 12th Street in Willamsburg, (856) 305–4767,].

Borough Wide

Winning Slate!

Three cheers to the inaugural winners of the Slate Property Group’s SPACE Grants (Slate Property Arts & Cultural Endowment).

The awards program is to preserve and promote cultural diversity in the borough, and covered 11 unique projects in dance, fashion, film, music, and theater.

The 2016 recipients are Hekima Hapa, Black Girls Sew; Brian Camacho, Arts and Rhymes; Terry Greiss, Irondale Productions; Char Johnson, Bushwick Gardens; Isabel Shanahan, Brooklyn Acts; Archie Lee Coates, IV, Friends of +Pool; Clara Schuhmacher, DUMBO Improvement District; Regine M. Roumain, Haiti Cultural Exchange; Laurie O’Brien, The Peephole Cinema; Timothy Young, Puppetry Arts New York; and Andre M. Zachery, Renegade Performance Group.

The grants were presented at an awards dinner at the Bosch Showroom in Manhattan on Jan. 19.

Slate Property Group [38 E. 29th St. in Manhattan, (646) 439–4000].

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Posted 12:00 am, January 19, 2017
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