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When her father’s hardware store at Bedford Avenue and Quincy Street in Bed-Stuy went out of business early last year, Zenat Begum, a recent graduate of the New School, created Playground Cof … Full Article

Political journalist forced to leave Azerbaijan is pursuing new career in Brooklyn

Ramal Huseynov, once a TV journalist who investigated corrupt government dealings and homeless children, was forced to leave his homeland and now runs a restaurant in Gravesend. … Full Article

Sweet heat relief in Coney Island

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, You'll wish that summer could always be here.      Nat King Cole   We've got news for you, Brooklynites. … Full Article

Facts about Nathan's Famous' Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 4 is on Wednesday, which means an annual Coney Island tradition is nearly here. Every 4th, the best competitive eaters in the world come to Brooklyn for the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Want to know more about this American gorge-fest? … Full Article

New brewery and taproom comes to East Williamsburg

No, it’s not a fairy tale: Grimm Artisanal Ales, a local beer brand, opened a brewery and taproom in East Williamsburg recently. … Full Article

East Williamsburg DIY comedians redefine ‘basement’ comedy nights

Comedians Chris Daniels and Kofi Thomas are hosting the tenth edition of their comedy night, “Auntie’s House,” Saturday at No. 4 Studio at 361 Stagg St. #204. … Full Article

A trip to ‘The Islands’ without leaving Brooklyn

The Jamaican restaurant The Islands, which was once located in a cramped two-story location on the Crown Heights side of Washington Avenue, has moved to a new location down the street, at 671 Washington Ave … Full Article

New Persian restaurant comes to Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights has a new Persian restaurant called Sofreh, named after a traditional fabric used as a backdrop for food displays at festive celebrations. The restaurant at 75 St. Marks Ave. … Full Article

Woman Walks Ahead: Brooklyn’s Catherine Weldon’s adventures with Sitting Bull

On March 31 of this year, Green-Wood Cemetery celebrated Women’s History Month by hosting a special trolley tour called “Women Who Walked Ahead.” The tour included the graves of notable women from Brooklyn, including that of Catherine Weldon. … Full Article

Gowanus queer food event mobilizes activism, builds community

A food event in Gowanus is part of a blooming queer food culture that’s playing a vital role in activism and mobilization within the LGBT community, The New York Times reported. … Full Article

Magical ‘FIGMENT NYC’ coming to Governors Island this weekend

A musician “playing” a pair of old shoes and a steering wheel; a troop of hula hoop dancers taking flight. Senses getting mixed up at a Sensorium (where people taste their own thoughts); strangers playing games together on a group of telephones. … Full Article

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