Arts and Entertainment

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint returns on Sept. 17

Nothing has been more innovative in the new century than the urban vitality of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Turning open spaces into creative outlets for new audiences has become a North Brooklyn specialty in Greenpoint, Willyburg and Bushwick.  … Full Article

After his death, Notorious B.I.G.'s mom becomes his No.1 fan

During the late 1990s when the Notorious B.I.G. emerged as rap's top performer, detailing street life in Brooklyn on songs and albums that dominated the pop charts, his mother didn't think much of his music, which she used to call "noise." … Full Article

Photos: Coney Island after sundown

Coney Island is a storied place, known for Nathan's hot dogs, old-fashioned amusement park rides and a gritty beach at the end of four subway lines in Brooklyn, New York. … Full Article

New York City Council overwhelmingly passes Espinal’s Office of Nightlife bill

As expected, the New York City Council approved Councilmember Rafael Espinal’s bill to implement an Office of Nightlife, nightlife director and Nightlife Advisory Board on Thursday. … Full Article

Wellness and utopia main themes of art show at Old Stone House

Dozens of people crammed into the upstairs of the Old Stone House Thursday in Park Slope to explore the idea of being well and searching for utopia, as artwork displayed from about 10 different artists greeted them. … Full Article

Review: In 'Crown Heights,' a wrongful conviction in Brooklyn

Matt Ruskin's "Crown Heights" takes its name from the Brooklyn neighborhood, but its story is both more pointedly individual and more broadly national than that suggests. … Full Article

Saturday in the Park: Music, food and fun at Canarsie Family Love Festival

On a beautiful, warm Saturday afternoon, Canarsie Park was filled with families enjoying a day of food, fun and music at the Canarsie Love Festival on Aug. 19. … Full Article

BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn closes 2017 season in triumph

“I don’t know how they do it,” Councilmember Brad Lander said after getting a Friends of BRIC wristband affixed and heading toward the Prospect Park Bandshell for a very special season finale concert featuring Youssou N’Dour on Aug. 11.  Lander’s excitement was contagious. … Full Article

Woody Allen returns to Coney Island for his latest film ‘Wonder Wheel’

Woody Allen has returned to Coney Island for his latest film, “Wonder Wheel.” His 1977 success “Annie Hall,” starring Diane Keaton and Allen, was filled with scenes filmed around the first Thunderbolt roller coaster in Coney Island. … Full Article

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