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Citing illness, Dunham postpones book tour stops

Citing illness incurred from her weeks-long book tour, Lena Dunham has postponed two appearances in Europe until early December. … Full Article

Brooklyn literary magazine transitions to a new era

Brooklyn has been home to some of America’s greatest writers — from Walt Whitman to Truman Capote — and the next one could be discovered in the pages of A Public Space. But for that to happen, the magazine must carry on. … Full Article

No screams here: Haunted Halloween Walk makes kids smile

The 19th Annual Haunted Halloween Walk drew hundreds of costumed kids to Owl’s Head Park in Bay Ridge on Friday, but, despite its title, the event elicited smiles, not screams, from young and old alike. … Full Article

From Naples, Italy, to Naples, Fla., by way of Brooklyn: Chef Rocca continues family tradition of Italian cooking

Brooklyn native Peter Della Rocca's Italian cooking heritage goes way back to 1894, when his great grandparents Dominick and Ana Sorvino landed on Ellis Island from Naples, Italy.   … Full Article

Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador

Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already. … Full Article

‘Tamburlaine, Parts I and II’ to be performed in Brooklyn

Previews begin Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. for Christopher Marlowe’s 1587 epic “Tamburlaine, Parts I and II,” edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson.  … Full Article

Brooklyn runner cuts ribbon to TCS NYC Marathon Expo

Participants in the Foot Locker Five-Borough Challenge officially opened the TCS New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. … Full Article

Brooklyn playwright draws inspiration from babysitter

Inspiration for a play can come from anywhere. For Sarah Ruhl's latest, it came from somewhere close. So close it was in her house all along: It was the babysitter. … Full Article

Last chance to visit Downtown Brooklyn’s mysterious Gravesend Inn

Among the many towering hotels in Downtown Brooklyn’s booming hospitality scene, the Gravesend Inn is a special case. The Inn, open only once a year in the week leading up to Halloween, has been the scene of chaotic happenings, mysterious deaths and even an earthquake. … Full Article

Madewell has made it to Brooklyn

Madewell has made it to Williamsburg!  A new store location opened this morning at 127 North 6th St. The shop will host a celebration, open to the public, tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will feature snacks, drinks and music, and the chance to check out Madewell’s fall collection. … Full Article

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