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Gillian Anderson: Bringing Blanche to Brooklyn

Diane Arbus, who certainly knew a thing or two about risk-taking, once said, “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” Judging from the bold choices Gillian Anderson has made as an actress, she also lives by this credo. … Full Article

Taste of Ridge offers bite-sized gourmet delights

Hundreds of people turned out at St. Patrick Catholic Academy on Sunday to enjoy bite-sized samples from dozens of Bay Ridge restaurants while helping to raise money for the school at the same time. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s outrageously friendly baby squirrel

Riley, a visitor from Massachusetts, was one of seven children who discovered an extremely friendly baby squirrel at an entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on Friday. … Full Article

Reach for the sky! Climbing wall opens in Brooklyn Bridge Park

A huge, curved climbing wall has opened in Brooklyn Bridge Park, just in time for the warm weather. The facility, known as DUMBO Boulders, is called “North America’s largest outdoor bouldering facility” by operator The Cliffs, in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Brooklyn-based film The Closer premieres in NYC

“The Closer,” a movie shot and based in Brooklyn that aims to portray the real estate boom and bust of 2008, sold out its premiere tickets as part of the Manhattan Film Festival weeks before the event, which took place April 19.   … Full Article

Anthony Ramos, star of Grammy, Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton, talks Brooklyn with the Eagle

When a Brooklynite speaks face to face with another Brooklyn native about his or her shared home, there’s a palpable energy present that words cannot explain. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, Brooklyn Bridge Park announce 2016 spring, summer lineups

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) are proud to announce the full lineup of free events and activities for 2016’s spring and summer season. Visitors will be able to enjoy an array of free cultural, educational, and recreational event … Full Article

Prospect Park Zoo debuts adorable little foxes

Two adorable little foxes with remarkably big ears are making their public debut at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo. … Full Article

New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame benefit celebrates renowned artists

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Benefit on Tuesday at 583 Park Ave. … Full Article

Brooklyn libraries in the running for $20,000 prizes

Three Brooklyn libraries are among the finalists for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards and will be vying for top prizes of $20,000, sponsors announced. … Full Article

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