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Irish eyes will be smiling at Bay Ridge St. Patrick Parade

Talk about being green with envy! Emerald green, that is. Bay Ridge is set to honor the traditions of Ireland, the Emerald Isle, at a festive St. Patrick’s Day Parade that has become a beloved tradition in the community. … Full Article

Brooklynite Esperanza Spalding takes new direction on new album

Esperanza Spalding flowed across the stage as she played her fretless electric bass at Brooklyn's BRIC House, clad in her "crazy lava outfit" with a gold-feathered headdress and swirling red-and-black patterned pants. … Full Article

City Tech’s annual Literary Arts Festival to feature award-winning author Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill, best known for delivering powerful stories of dislocation, longing and desire, will read from her work at City Tech’s 35th Literary Arts Festival on March 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Voorhees Theatre (186 Jay St. in Downtown Brooklyn). … Full Article

St. Ann’s Warehouse wins ‘Excellence in Institutional Development’ award from Urban Land Institute NY

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York on Friday announced the winners of its inaugural Awards for Excellence in Development, a new competition that is raising the bar for New York’s real estate industry. St. … Full Article

Groundbreaking plays by African-American women featured in Bed-Stuy readings

Plays by five emerging African-American women playwrights are in the spotlight in New Brooklyn Theatre’s innovative spring reading series, The Second Century. … Full Article

Theatre for a New Audience extends its run of Shakespeare's 'Pericles'

Three cheers for Trevor Nunn! The production of “Pericles” that the famed Shakespearean is directing at Theatre for a New Audience's Polonsky Shakespeare Center is getting an extended run. … Full Article

Good Day Sunshine in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Spring has sprung. Early. It is singing its siren's song in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Did anybody remember to bring sunscreen? … Full Article

Storefront Art Walk judges select artists for Bay Ridge exhibition

The Seventh Annual Storefront Art Walk in Bay Ridge will feature the talents of a variety of artists who will display their works in the front windows of Fifth Avenue shops this spring to give viewers an interactive artistic experience. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Classic cars in Havana, Cuba

Walking on the streets of Havana, Cuba, is like walking into a time-warp back to the 1940s and ‘50s. … Full Article

Greenpoint woman is aide to St. Patrick grand marshal

A lifelong resident of Greenpoint who is active in the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) and the Catholic charitable group the Saint Vincent de Paul Society has been tapped to serve as the Brooklyn aide to the grand marshal of the New York St. … Full Article

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