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Governors Island, a favorite Brooklyn summer getaway spot

It's so close at hand, it's practically a Brooklyn neighborhood. Governors Island is an alluring spot to while away the hours on a summer Sunday afternoon — and it's just a six-minute ferry ride from Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

‘Seussical the Musical’ comes to Bay Ridge

Narrows Community Theater’s summer youth show is ready for the curtain to rise. The Bay Ridge-based theater company is presenting "Seussical the Musical” over two weekends at the Post Theater at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton. Opening night is Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. … Full Article

The Great Brooklyn Staycation at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Are we there yet? Thousands of vacationing tourists travel countless miles to visit Brooklyn’s own little Riveria – Brooklyn Bridge Park and vicinity. … Full Article

New Park Slope art exhibit explores income inequality

An art exhibit examining income inequality called "In Search of One City: Sensing (in)equality" kicked off at the Old Stone House in Park Slope on Thursday. … Full Article

Review: 'Mistress America' charms with slick dialogue

The first year of college is an anxious time for anybody. The predictable framework of high school falls away, and a teenager who lived with her parents is suddenly a free-range semi-adult with her own dorm room and infinite decisions to make about who she will become. … Full Article

Taking the 'Measure' of Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Bard belongs in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Prospect Park Zoo debuts tiny, adorable Juliana pigs

Three Juliana pigs (Sus domesticus) are making their public debut at Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo. … Full Article

Brooklyn-born rapper Busta Rhymes charged with assault in gym fight

Rapper Busta Rhymes has been charged with assault after allegedly throwing a protein drink at a Manhattan gym employee. … Full Article

American Idol says Brooklyn can keep Senior Idol competition name

"Brooklyn Senior Idol" lives after all! The talent contest for senior citizens that state Sen. Marty Golden holds each year will go on this year with its original name intact after lawyers for “American Idol” backed off their threat of legal action. … Full Article

Bed-Stuy's Bainbridge Street named Greenest Block in Brooklyn

Persistence finally paid off for the residents of Bainbridge Street between Stuyvesant Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant. … Full Article

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