Arts and Fun

When you enter Ferdinando’s Focacceria, you are sure to encounter owner Francesco ‘Frank’ Buffa, a slight, silver-haired Sicilian, engaged in light conversation with a neighbor or friend, or  … Full Article

Gowanus artists open studio this weekend

Court sketch artist Alba Acevedo depicts a court scene in this image, which was published earlier this year in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Acevedo, along with hundreds of other Gowanus-based artists, will open her studio to the public on Oct. … Full Article

Columbus Day Parade brings out Italian pride in Brooklyn

You don’t have to be Italian to love the Columbus Day Parade. In Bensonhurst, residents of all nationalities came out to watch the 33rd Annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade on Saturday. … Full Article

Brooklyn writer’s memoir chronicles year on a farm

When Carroll Gardens-based writer Rochelle Bilow was assigned to write an article about a small, full-diet farm in central New York, she picked up her life to move to the farm, where she served as the designated cook and farmhand. … Full Article

Bark Avenue Adopt-A-Thon slated for Oct. 19 in Park Slope

The Bark Avenue Adopt-A-Thon, an animal adoption event, is being held at Old Stone House & Washington Park in Park Slope on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. This is a free and educational adoption event for the city’s shelters, dogs and cats. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Brooklyn fans flock to 2014 Comic Con

Comic Con, the  four-day celebration of comics, pop culture, electronic media and computer games brought … Full Article

New Bill Murray film takes place in Brooklyn

TORONTO (AP) — Sitting through the premiere of his latest film "St. Vincent," which takes place in Brooklyn, Bill Murray was unexpectedly moved. … Full Article

“Gotham” films in Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn’s Supreme Court and Bankruptcy Court were the backdrops for a scene being filmed on Tuesday for the FOX series “Gotham.” … Full Article

This Halloween, tour a haunted Heights

As Halloween approaches, Brooklyn-based company Boroughs of the Dead, founded by local author Andrea Janes, is offering fall tours through various New York neighborhoods, among them Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Black Tie Ball raises more than $625K for BBP programs

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy hosted the second annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Oct. 2. … Full Article

Neighbors gather for 36th annual Cranberry Street Fair in Brooklyn Heights

Neighbors came together on Sunday for the 36th annual Cranberry Street Fair, an easygoing Brooklyn Heights ritual that brings families out to the sun-dappled street to listen to live music, parade their pets, eat cranberry-themed goodies and paint pumpkins. … Full Article

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