Arts and Fun

"Brooklyn" gets Oscar nominations for best picture, lead actress

"Brooklyn," the 1950s immigrant tale set in the borough, was nominated for two major Academy Awards, whose nominations were announced Thursday morning. The film is in the running for Best Picture, and Saoirse Ronan was nominated for lead actress. … Full Article

Performance of David Bowie musical in NYC becomes a memorial

A performance of David Bowie's trippy, melancholy musical "Lazarus" turned into a memorial for the Thin White Duke on Tuesday night as fans who had bought tickets to celebrate his music instead found themselves mourning his passing. … Full Article

NYC’s first drone store lands in Gowanus

The first retailer to focus solely on the sale of drones and aerial photography equipment in New York City has landed in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Drones NYC Inc. has signed a lease for 1,250 square feet of ground floor commercial space at 315 Fourth Ave. in Gowanus.  … Full Article

The world already heard it happened, but we tell why in one word: Silly

“If you’re not here to take your pants off, then you’re in the wrong place!” Zach Linder declared to some 150 fearless Brooklynites mustered beneath a darkening sky in front of Park Slope’s Old Stone House in Washington Park on Sunday.  … Full Article

Greeting the dawn of 2016 with fire breathers, aerial acrobatics and a 30-foot slide

You had to be there to believe it. While most Brooklynites retreated to the warmth of their homes around midnight following the ball drop and the firework shows this New Year’s Eve, thousands of young adults were just starting their evenings. … Full Article

Lentol wants to ease parking around film shoots

A Brooklyn lawmaker says many film shoots in New York City get special parking permits for trucks, lifts, cranes, rest rooms and campers, sending residents down nearby streets to hunt for spaces. … Full Article

NY Aquarium discovers shark nursery ground in New York waters

Scientists and veterinarians working for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium in Coney Island have discovered something noteworthy in the near shore waters of Long Island’s Great South Bay: a nursery ground for the sand tiger shark, a fearsome-looking but non-aggressi … Full Article

PHOTO: Ships Ahoy off Brooklyn Heights

Fine sights from Brooklyn Heights. Neighborhood residents and workers glimpsed this procession up the East River Wednesday of Coast Guard cutter Legare with two cherry-red tug boats following behind.   … Full Article

Brooklyn, Staten Island running clubs take Polar Plunge for a good cause

On New Year's Day, about 40 members of the Prospect Park Track Club and the Staten Island Athletic Club came together to participate in the annual Polar Plunge at Coney Island Beach.  … Full Article

Winter is coming -- Time to get tickets to BAMkids

If you don’t already have one, you might just want to borrow a child so you’ll have an excuse to enjoy a performance from BAMkids’ upcoming winter season. … Full Article

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