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When you enter Ferdinando’s Focacceria, you are sure to encounter owner Francesco ‘Frank’ Buffa, a slight, silver-haired Sicilian, engaged in light conversation with a neighbor or friend, or  … Full Article

A Family Affair – Sicily in Brooklyn

When you enter Ferdinando’s Focacceria, you are sure to encounter owner Francesco ‘Frank’ Buffa, a slight, silver-haired Sicilian, engaged in light conversation with a neighbor or friend, or even the owner of the French café on the opposite corner of Union Street.   … Full Article

‘Hereafter Musical’ takes a joyful look at the afterlife

Death and the afterlife might not seem like ideal subjects for a joyful musical. But don’t tell that to Vincent Favale and Frankie Keane, the creators of “Hereafter Musical,” a show that seeks to depict how the living and the deceased think about each other. … Full Article

Henry Street: Where the good times roll

For all the rapid in change in Brooklyn, some streets have delightfully stayed the same. … Full Article

BAM, Brooklyn youth chorus present ‘Black Mountain Songs’

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will present “Black Mountain Songs” — an evening-length choral work produced and performed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus (BYC) — from Nov. 20 to 23. … Full Article

Love, discipline fuel Neil Diamond's latest album

Brooklyn native Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love. … Full Article

Author/Illustrator hosts large-scale painting collaboration project with children at Brooklyn Public Library

Hervé Tullet, the best-selling author and illustrator of “Press Here,” took his imagination off the page and into the main hall of Brooklyn Public Library. … Full Article

Bed-Stuy foundation hosts star-studded benefit

The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation hosted the Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit Dinner at the Time Warner Center Monday evening, honoring Rosie Perez, the Honorable William Thompson Sr. … Full Article

Col. Davidson named Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Parade grand marshal

Col. Joseph Davidson, the leader of the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, will be providing a different kind of leadership in the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Parade this March. He will be leading the parade as its grand marshal. … Full Article

Documentary recalls ‘Stickball’ era of Brooklyn

An award-winning documentary recalling the bygone “stickball” era of Brooklyn has landed a distribution deal with a new company cataloging important films relating to the borough. … Full Article

Fall Harvest Festival brings country life to Brooklyn

If you walked into the Narrows Botanical Gardens in Bay Ridge on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12, you might have thought you had left Brooklyn behind for a day to travel to the country. … Full Article

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