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Brooklyn Public Library receives $400,000 grant from NY Life Foundation

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced on Monday that it received a two-year, $400,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation to expand its Brooklyn Connections program.  The program is a school outreach initiative that offers middle school students rare access t … Full Article

PHOTO: Beautiful view from Brooklyn Bridge Park

While driving on the BQE Sunday evening near Brooklyn Bridge Park, we were able to get a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline form the area near Brooklyn Bridge Park. Don't worry, the photo wasn't taken by the person behind the wheel.  … Full Article

Brooklynite’s animated film to premiere this summer

Transplanted from Latvia, Brooklynite Signe Baumane has created the first-ever animated film, “Rocks In My Pockets,” to be chosen for the Official Selection – Competition program of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. … Full Article

VIDEO: Brooklyn Bridge love locks get unlocked

Are you familiar with the Ponts Des Arts in Paris? It's a bridge that recently collapsed in part due to love padlocks attached to the bridge containing names and dates signifying memorable moments in the lives of numerous Brooklynites and New Yorkers. … Full Article

United Photo Industries to lead public tour of ‘THE FENCE’

On Wednesday, June 18 at 11 a.m., United Photo Industries (UPI) principals Sam Barzilay, Dave Shelley and Laura Roumanos will lead a public tour of the newly installed “THE FENCE,” a 1,000 ft. … Full Article

SummerStage kids offers free performing arts events in Brooklyn

City Parks Foundation has announced the 2014 launch of SummerStage Kids, New York City’s unique, interactive family festival presenting more than 90 performing arts events at 30 locations citywide. … Full Article

Welcome to Squibb Bridge, Brooklyn Heights' very own bouncy bridge!

The popular Squibb Bridge, a pedestrian suspension bridge that many call "the Bouncy Bridge", opened March 21, 2013, as an connection between Brooklyn Heights, high on its famous bluff, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, which sits at sea level. Tuesday, a few hours before a Ros … Full Article

Dodge YMCA celebrated Active Older Adult Week

The Dodge YMCA celebrated their first Active Older Adult Week from May 26–30.   … Full Article

Regina Opera's 45th season brings Verdi classic to Sunset Park

On Saturday, May 24, we attended Giuseppe Verdi’s great opera “Rigoletto” at Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium on 59th St. and 6th Ave., in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn.
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Broadway in Owl’s Head Park!

You’ve heard of Shakespeare in the Park. But how about Smokey Joe in Owl’s Head? … Full Article

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