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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

Dyker nights, Dyker lights

Better than Christmas carols. You might chance upon the strains of electropop filling the air when you make your seasonal visit to the famed holiday decorations of Dyker Heights this year. … Full Article

BBP Conservancy announces new board member Peter Ebright

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced the election of Peter Ebright to the organization’s board of directors. The election took place at the Conservancy’s Dec.15 board meeting.  … Full Article

Storefront Art Walk looking for artists

Calling all Brooklyn artists! The people behind the Storefront Art Walk (SAW), the Bay Ridge exhibition that brings creative minds and merchants together, are looking for artists to take part in the 2016 show. … Full Article

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