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Sunset Park hosts 12th annual Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes benefit

The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) took another step in its march to the sea by assembling an impressive roster of vendors for its 12th annual Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes benefit. … Full Article

9th annual Gretsch Day celebrates iconic guitar born in Brooklyn

As always, great music made the 9th annual Gretsch Day celebration at Street Sounds in Brooklyn a bona fide success.  Musicians and music lovers alike came to Bay Ridge on Saturday, June 4 for a full day of music, ranging from rock and rockabilly to bluegrass, jazz and the blues. … Full Article

Rain doesn’t dampen Fifth Avenue Festival fun

It rained an hour before the start of the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival and it poured during the last hour of the event. … Full Article

Stargazing, soccer-playing robots come to Brooklyn for World Science Festival

The World Science Festival — which will include dozens of events throughout New York City — is set to return to Brooklyn this weekend. The annual festival allows participants to mix it up with leading scientists, thinkers and artists. … Full Article

Brooklyn, rejoice! Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks returning to East River once again

The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will once again illuminate the skies over Brooklyn this year, with rockets blasting off from two locations in the East River, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. … Full Article

Elliott Gould: Son of Brooklyn, lion in winter

For Brooklyn-born Jewish men of a certain age, there are three totemic heroes: Sandy Koufax, Woody Allen and Elliott Gould. … Full Article

Michelle Obama honors Brooklyn Public Library with National Medal

First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Dr. Kathryn K. … Full Article

Bay Ridge festival promises food, music, excitement

Bay Ridge is the place to be this Sunday if you like food, live music, dance performances and pizza-eating contests. … Full Article

Gowanus studio that films FX's 'The Americans' fighting closure

Alongside the head of one of North America’s most polluted waterways, a small film studio finds its existence threatened as two colossal bureaucracies battle head-to-head over the location of a key component to the long-awaited Superfund clean-up of the Gowanus Canal. Eastern Effects, Inc. … Full Article

History in Our Own Backyard — A partnership between NYC Parks and the Old Stone House & Washington Park

Listening to Brooklyn Parks Chief of Staff Martin Maher talk about Brooklyn’s history and his passion for the Old Stone House & Washington Park makes one feel proud to be from this beloved borough. … Full Article

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