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The full program for the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks

Did you know that the 50 tons of equipment used for the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks — which includes 56,000 pyrotechnic shells and 15 miles of cabling — are all stored in a warehouse in Brooklyn? … Full Article

Behind famed hot dog contest, a whopper of a legend

Nathan's Famous may be in the hot dog business, but for decades they've been peddling a whopper. Showmen behind Nathan's annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest have long claimed the tradition began in 1916 as a showdown between patriotic immigrants on the Coney Island boardwalk. … Full Article

Everything you need to know about the Macy's 4th of July fireworks

The average spectator of the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks may not fully understand the many intricacies that are involved in having the show go off without a hitch. … Full Article

Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park ushers in summer with a splash

A little bit of heaven officially opened on Thursday in Brooklyn Bridge Park, but park Conservancy members got the jump on the summer crowds with Wednesday’s soft-opening of the Pop-Up Pool. … Full Article

‘Five Cents to Dreamland’: Transit Museum opens exhibit on transit to Coney Island

From horse-drawn streetcars, steamboats and railroads to the buses and subways of today, mass transportation has played a pivotal role in Coney Island’s development from a secluded vacation spot to a world-famous amusement area. … Full Article

Brooklyn-born comedian Joy Behar, Host of ‘The View’, inducted at BBG’s celebrity ‘Walk of Fame’ ceremony

Last weekend brought together many old friends that have worked for nearly half a century to bring notable Brooklynites home. … Full Article

Summer concert series brings music to Brooklyn parks

It’s summer time and for music fans in Southwest Brooklyn, the warm weather will bring the sounds of rock and roll, show tunes, jazz and folk music to their local parks. … Full Article

Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks in Brooklyn

Fourth of July is known for many things, namely its backyard barbeques, patriotic parades and of course, festive fireworks. … Full Article

Parents want temporary Pop-Up Pool to stay open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The popular Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park is opening today for its fifth and final summer season, and some parents are already singing the blues. … Full Article

Brooklyn Peaches perform dazzling synchronized swim show

On Saturday, June 25, the Brooklyn Peaches put on a synchronized swim show extravaganza. They entertained the audience by swimming to the sounds of David Bowie and Prince. … Full Article


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