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Family fun reigns at Sunset Park street festival

Family fun was the main item on the menu at the Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Street Festival on Sunday, where children got the chance to compete in a hula hoop contest, ride ponies, board a vintage Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus from the mid-1960s and dine on sausage sandwiches, corn on th … Full Article

Exhibition looks at genius of Brooklyn carousel inventor

Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. What parkgoers may not know is that William Mangels designed and built it. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Vulgar Colors showcases talent across multiple platforms

When Cheeba Cruz moved from Houston to Brooklyn in April, she wanted to do something different. … Full Article

Golden Door International Film Festival comes to nearby Jersey City

Brooklyn's connections to so many other places in the world bring the spotlight to nearby Jersey City next week. … Full Article

Park Slope comedy pioneer presents Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

“Don’t blame an audience for not laughing,” Brooklyn-based comedy pioneer Eugene Mirman says, when asked what advice he would offer to emerging comedians. No matter how unusual the humor, Mirman says comedians should “figure out how to convey [their humor] to audiences.”  … Full Article

BAMcafé Live reflects ‘dynamism of Brooklyn music scene’

Celebrating its 15th year, BAMcafé Live returns this season with a vast array of performances, including everything from jazz and Celtic to hip-hop and rock, and featuring artists from Brooklyn and around the world. … Full Article

‘Multi-cultural’ hip hop festival coming to Brooklyn

SOURCE360 Expo, a three-day hip-hop festival, will have its inaugural run later this month across multiple venues throughout Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Boos, booty dominate Fashion Rocks Concert at Barclays

The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty. Justin Bieber was heavily booed by the audience at Barclays Center on Tuesday night. He entered the stage to introduce singer Rita Ora, and once the crowd booed loudly, he stripped down to his boxers and socks. … Full Article

Heel Appeal: Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibit features hundreds of killer shoes

While Fashion Week is invading Manhattan, the Brooklyn Museum is featuring its own fashionable exhibition — “Killer Heels.” … Full Article

BEAT Festival to feature ‘electrifying’ Brooklyn performances

The Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) will bring its signature performances to the Brooklyn Museum on Sept. 11 to launch its third annual festival. … Full Article

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