Arts and Fun

Two red panda cubs, one male and one female, were born at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo this summer and have made their public debut.   … 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

Louis C.K. shadows Bill de Blasio for comedic project

Aides to Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed Wednesday that comedian Louis C.K. has been shadowing the mayor as research for a project. Louis C.K. sat in on a meeting of the state's Financial Control Board on Tuesday, listening to de Blasio's testimony. … Full Article

‘Billions’ of Complaints: Brooklyn Heights residents split on film crews in the neighborhood

It’s a day that ends in “y,” so there is likely a film crew shooting a movie or television show somewhere in Brooklyn Heights right now. … Full Article

BP Adams announces Greenest Block in Brooklyn

Bainbridge Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue was named the Greenest Block in Brooklyn at a press conference on Tuesday morning at the Bed-Stuy location.  … Full Article

Summer Stroll on 3rd set to move north

Fresh from the success of its first two Summer Stroll on 3rd events in July, which drew hundreds of thousands of people to Bay Ridge, the Merchants of Third Avenue business group is looking north this week. … Full Article

FOX 5 reporter visits Coney Island on her new lifestyle show

Simone Boyce, an entertainment reporter for WNYW/FOX 5, launched her new lifestyle program, “Simone in the City” on Saturday morning by paying a visit to Coney Island. … Full Article

BAM, NYRP’s ‘Arts in the Gardens’ series to feature ‘Garden Grooves’

Arts in the Gardens, a series presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), this summer will feature a unique music program called “Garden Grooves.” The events will offer a different musical selection each Wednesday in August in different gard … Full Article


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