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Born in Brooklyn: Late comedian Joey Adams would be 106

The late Brooklyn-born actor, author and comedian Joey Adams, who was born Joseph Abramowitz, would celebrate his 106th birthday today. The borough favorite grew up in Brownsville, a predominantly Jewish section of the borough at the time of his birth in 1911, and he attended P.S. … Full Article

Coney Island’s Polar Bear Club greets 2017 in typical chilly style

“We’re freezin’ for a reason!” exhorts the web page Camp Sunshine dedicates to one of its principal benefactors — The Coney Island Polar Bear Club — which stages its annual Coney Island Polar Bear New Year’s Day Swim to raise funds for families to attend the summer camp for seriously ill ch … Full Article

Top 10 outside-the-box ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn

Tired of trekking into Times Square to watch the ball drop? Don’t leave the borough this year and try one or a few of these outside-the-box New Year’s Eve celebrations in Brooklyn. There’s something for everyone. 1. New Year’s Eve Grand Army Plaza Fireworks Show … Full Article

Plunge into 2017 with ‘Magic at Coney!!!’

New Years at Coney Island has always been a highly anticipated regional event. Thanks to the Polar Bear Plunge, Jan. 1 is the neighborhood’s second largest gathering of the year, after the summertime Mermaid’s Parade. … Full Article

First Night of Hanukkah smash hit for Park Slope Chabad

It’s the night before Christmas in Grand Army Plaza. Music fills the clear, chilly air: “Hold each other tight. Dance, dance, dance!” sings the band in hard, driving rhythms; and the human dreidels are doing just that, dancing with great leaps, arms waving ecstatically. … Full Article

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership announces holiday lights to stay lit through January

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) announced on Thursday that for the first time, due to popular demand, the neighborhood’s holiday lights installation will remain lit throughout January.  Downtown Brooklyn residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the holiday lights along the distr … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights native getting rave reviews for role in Manchester by the Sea

Brooklyn Heights native Lucas Hedges is receiving critical acclaim and Oscar buzz for his powerful performance as Patrick in writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea.” The film, produced in part by Matt Damon, is about the troubled Lee Chandler, played by Casey Affleck, a B … Full Article

BP Adams delivers thousands of donated holiday toys to Brooklyn’s underserved youth

On Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams distributed more than 3,330 toys for underserved youth throughout Brooklyn this holiday season. … Full Article

World's best sports photographers gather at Brooklyn Museum for roundtable discussion

While the majority of Brooklynites were cozying up in front of the fire during last week’s arctic blast, hundreds of people braved the cold to attend a roundtable discussion at the Brooklyn Museum featuring a group of renowned photographers who have shot some of the most iconic moments in sports  … Full Article

Google team brings holiday cheer to The League Center’s grown-up clientele

Organizations in both the public and private sector go out of their way to provide gifts and holiday cheer to the less fortunate, especially when they’re children who suffer catastrophic illnesses or developmental disabilities. … Full Article

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