Arts and Fun

On the Brooklyn Bridge southbound exit near Cadman Plaza West, drivers are greeted with a sign that reads, “Welcome to Brooklyn: How Sweet It Is!” … Full Article

Federal tax code change will help live theater nationwide

Live commercial theater from Broadway to Los Angeles is about to get a huge financial boost under a federal tax code change that's been championed by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and such stars as Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston. … Full Article

Montague Street hosts 65th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony

In a Brooklyn Heights tradition that goes back 65 years, dozens of people gathered on Montague Street near the entrance to the Promenade to sing carols and watch a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday night. … Full Article

Crown Heights art gallery FiveMyles rescues sidewalk with art

Every New Yorker is all too familiar with the off-colored monstrous plywood construction walls that sharply abut into the city’s sidewalks, causing pedestrians to blindly meander through a maze of walkways. … Full Article

Exclusive: Brooklyn Eagle interviews Salman Rushdie and Laurie Anderson

Before Rushdie and Anderson took to the stage Thursday night as honorees at Pratt Institute, including Rushdie receiving the Norman Mailer Center Li … Full Article

Salman Rushdie awarded Lifetime Achievement Prize from Norman Mailer Center

Last Thursday night at Pratt Institute’s Memorial Hall, renowned author Salman Rushdie was presented with the Norman Mailer Center Lifetime Achievement Prize. He was joined by Laurie Anderson, who presented the award, among other guests of honor.   … Full Article

‘Gotta Dance: An interview with Tyler Angle, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet, enthusiastic Brooklynite

Since 1964, when it became the second building constructed on the new Lincoln Center campus, the New York State Theater (known since November 2008 as the David H. … Full Article

Capote’s ‘Brooklyn’ memoir brings to life Brooklyn Heights in the mid-20th Century

“Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir with The Lost Photographs of David Attie” by Truman Capote, published in 2015 by The Little Bookroom, N.Y., with an introduction by George Plimpton and afterword by Eli Attie … Full Article

Santa leaves North Pole to come to Bay Ridge

Santa Claus left the North Pole temporarily to fly into Bay Ridge on his sleigh, landing inside Saint Anselm Catholic Academy, where he greeted children and posed for photos with his fans. … Full Article

Head-scratching over gift-giving? Maybe piece of human skull

Holiday shoppers have been flocking to a Brooklyn flea market for gifts in a category all their own, like a two-head taxidermied bird. About a dozen vendors displayed their horrific wares Sunday at the Morbid Anatomy Museum Holiday Flea Market in Gowanus. … Full Article

PHOTO: Hot Wheels in Park Slope

Santa's elves — or somebody with a sense of humor and a love of seasonal red and green — went wheel-y wild with the wrapping paper on this bicycle parked in Park Slope.  … Full Article

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