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The Heights Players celebrate family love and mishegoss this January

Brooklyn Heights
Family is more than blood. It is love, caring, shared values and sometimes, putting the needs of others before yourself. This describes the Jerome family of Neil Simon's “Broadway Bound,” now being performed by The Heights Players in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Here's an art exhibition that celebrates being a sellout

If you describe an artist as a sellout, it's usually be meant as an insult. A sellout is often depicted as someone who failed to stay true to their art and sold out in favor of (gasp!) commercialism. … Full Article

Creating a Theatre for a New Audience: The intersection of architecture, design, and theatre

In 2000, Harvey Lichtenstein, recently retired executive director of BAM, invited Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), a modern classical theatre, to build its first home in what was previously known as the BAM Cultural District. … Full Article

Chicago icon and Brooklyn native Ina Pinkney closes famous restaurant

In the past two decades, Brooklyn native Ina Pinkney has become one of Chicago’s most beloved restaurateurs, affectionately known in the Windy City as “The Breakfast Queen.”    … Full Article

Brooklyn kids ‘PAL’ around with celebs at holiday party

Kids from Brownsville and other Brooklyn neighborhoods got to “PAL” around with celebrities like supermodel Carol Alt and “Boardwalk Empire” star Anthony Laciura at a recent holiday party hosted by the Police Athletic League. … Full Article

Tenor Ricardo Tamura triumphs in Tosca at Met debut

Carroll Gardens
Ricardo Tamura, born in Sao Paolo, Brazil, of Japanese and Syrian parentage, had his career as a scientist all set up for him except for the fact that he also loved to sing. … Full Article

Albanese-Puccini Foundation holds Christmas concert and dinner

An intimate gathering celebrated the joys of the season in the Presidents Room at the New York Athletic Club. The president of the executive board of the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, Sachi Liebergesell, paid tribute to patron Annie Benoit, who passed away recently. … Full Article

Hundreds brave blizzard to support Brooklyn Kindergarten Society

Brooklyn Heights
Residents across New York City came together in the frightful weather on Saturday night to dance the night away at the 93rd Annual Yuletide Ball in Brooklyn Heights. This year, more than 900 tickets to the Ball were sold, raising an unprecedented $300,000. … Full Article

Shoppers and snackers pack the new Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg

Thousands of shoppers and foodies flocked to Williamsburg this past weekend to browse, eat and drink at the giant new Brooklyn Flea / Smorgasburg, relocated to 80 N. 5th Street for the winter. … Full Article

Golden plans ‘Holiday Senior Festivals’ to cheer up elderly residents

Bay Ridge
State Sen. Marty Golden is helping senior citizens in his southern Brooklyn district welcome the holidays by hosting a series of festivals this week. … Full Article


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