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Jack the Ripper in Brooklyn Heights? And other Halloween speculations

On Jan. 18, 1889, a man calling himself “Smith” signed into a boarding house in Brooklyn Heights, located on Washington Street where the U.S. Post Office now stands. … Full Article

BRIC hosts 2015 silent auction gala

BRIC, a Brooklyn-based organization that presents contemporary art, performing arts and media programs, hosted its 2015 gala on Tuesday to further support art and creative media in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Al Fresco with Fido: NY law allows dogs on restaurant patios

New York's pooches will be able to venture onto restaurant patios under a new state law that will allow restaurants to open their outdoor dining areas to canine companions. … Full Article

Injured but energetic Fetty Wap performs from seat at Barclays

"Trap Queen" rapper Fetty Wap was a bit of a trapped king at a concert Thursday night: The performer, who is recovering from a motorcycle accident, performed sitting from a throne in New York with his foot held up. … Full Article

Brooklyn's Commendatore: High Italian honors for founder of Enrico Caruso Museum

A gala celebration was recently held honoring Commendatore Aldo Mancusi and the life and legacy of Mme. Licia Albanese at the New York Athletic Club at Central Park South. … Full Article

'The 'Bern ' at BAM

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders — who was born and raised in Brooklyn — was featured on “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Back to Brooklyn” Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). … Full Article

'The Secret Life of 370 Jay Street' to be revealed in Downtown Brooklyn

For more than 50 years, the 13-story white limestone building at 370 Jay St. housed the headquarters of New York’s evolving transit agencies: first the Board of Transportation, then the Transit Authority, and finally New York City Transit. … Full Article

Jay-Z, Beyoncé, others perform at Tidal concert in Brooklyn

Jay-Z and Beyoncé were joined by a slew of artists including Nicki Minaj and Usher at Barclays Center Tuesday night for a charity concert put on by the streaming service Tidal that covered rap, R&B, reggae and even a little country. … Full Article

Bernie Sanders to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Wednesday in Brooklyn

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show, airing this week from Brooklyn. … Full Article

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