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Brooklyn native Colin Quinn bemoans death of New York personality in show

Comedian Colin Quinn has some sad news about his hometown: New York is dead. The Brooklyn-born Irish-American comedian returns to the stage this month eulogizing the loss of loudmouth, opinionated New Yorkers in his one-man show "The New York Story" at The Cherry Lane Theatre. … Full Article

Festival brings play back to NYC’s streets and fields July 17-18

Thousands of New Yorkers of all ages will play original street and live-action games in the streets of DUMBO and fields of Governors Island on July 17 and 18 when the Come Out & Play Festival (COAP) celebrates its 10th year.  … Full Article

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in Hot Dog Eating Contest


Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, thwarting Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory. … Full Article

‘Ocean Wonders: Sharks!’ rises above the Coney Island Boardwalk

The construction of a new exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) New York Aquarium, “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” has risen high above the Coney Island Boardwalk. … Full Article

Organizers say Summer Stroll on 3rd to feature more music

The Fourth Annual Summer Stroll on 3rd event in Bay Ridge will feature more music and art than previous incarnations did, according to organizers who presented preliminary plans for the piazza-style happening at a meeting of the Merchants of Third Avenue Monday night. … Full Article

PHOTO: Brooklyn Heights prepares for July 4th fireworks

Brooklyn is getting ready for this weekend's July 4th fireworks display, once again on the East River. … Full Article

HeartShare to launch 7th Annual ArtShare Season at St. Francis College

“ArtShare for HeartShare” will launch its 7th Annual Season with an exhibit from July 1 through July 31 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.  … Full Article

New community arts space opens at historic Williamsburgh Library

The fully renovated second floor of the Williamsburgh Library will now offer affordable studio and rehearsal space to artists and a range of free arts programming in collaboration with local community organizations. … Full Article

Brooklyn parks come alive with music this summer

“The hills are alive with the sound of music,” Julie Andrews sang in the classic movie “The Sound of Music.” But in Brooklyn, it’s not just the hills that are alive with music — the parks are, too. … Full Article

Writings of Henry Miller, ‘Just a Brooklyn Boy,’ featured in art exhibit in Tarpon Springs, Florida

The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, Florida is currently holding an exhibition of works by figurative expressionist painter Abraham Rattner and Brooklyn author Henry Miller, known as the "bad boy" of American … Full Article

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