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Brooklyn Eagle helps judge borough’s Greenest Block

Early next month, the winner of the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest will be announced — but first, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) and GreenBridge have to scour the borough to find the best block, and they asked thisBrooklyn Eagle reporter for some help. … Full Article

Weekend Walks bring live music to Southwest Brooklyn streets

Pedestrians will rule the streets in two Southwest Brooklyn communities this weekend as the city’s Weekend Walks program comes to Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, giving residents a chance to stroll down the street, dine at outdoor cafes and enjoy live music. … Full Article

The Rise of the Sneaker Subject of New Brooklyn Museum Exhibit

The sneaker is a force in fashion, music and sports, but where did it all begin? With the rubber tree, of course, and that's where senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack ventured for a new exhibit, "The Rise of Sneaker Culture," at the Brooklyn Museum. … Full Article

Pratt family descendant co-founded Marineland in Florida

Brooklyn's Pratt Institute recently made news when a new home for its film and video department was launched in the former Prattstore building at 550 Myrtle Ave. … Full Article

NYRP/BAM to present immersive dance performance

On July 17 and 18, Arts in the Gardens — a series by New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) — will present a two-night run of The Dance Cartel’s “Wet Clutch.”  … Full Article

Promenade Gardens getting a modern makeover with WiFi

Volunteers gathered at the Promenade Gardens in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday morning to pack new plants into the dirt, trim the brush and help solve the modern problem of bringing WiFi to the Promenade. … Full Article

Rhapsody Players to perform ‘Summer in the City’ concert

Now that summer is in full swing, a Bay Ridge-based singing group is eager to help audiences celebrate the season. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Gotham films in DUMBO

The Fox action-packed drama "Gotham" is filming for its second season, and it stopped near the archway in DUMBO on a humid Tuesday morning. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle was able to sneak in some up-close photos from the set. … Full Article

Brooklyn native Colin Quinn bemoans death of New York personality in show

Comedian Colin Quinn has some sad news about his hometown: New York is dead. The Brooklyn-born Irish-American comedian returns to the stage this month eulogizing the loss of loudmouth, opinionated New Yorkers in his one-man show "The New York Story" at The Cherry Lane Theatre. … Full Article

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