Comedian, television host and actress Joan Rivers was born to Russian Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, New York. She eventually went on to work in theatre and television including her Daytime Emmy award-winning gig as host of "The Joan Rivers Show."
Fox News, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 02:33 PM
The Ascend charter network opened two more schools inside the former Pitkin Theater building last week - and has plans to tack on a high school next year - in a bid to keep up with parent demand, officials said. The charter network added the Central Brooklyn Ascend Lower school, an elementary school that started with 163 kindergarten and first-grade students, and Brownsville Ascend Middle school, which enrolled 88 sixth-graders in the building on Pitkin and Saratoga avenues.
DNAinfo.com, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 02:31 PM