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Miss Norway of Greater New York is crowned

A Brooklyn-born beauty who charmed the judges by confessing that she rooted like mad for Norway to win gold medals in the recent Winter Olympics was crowned Miss Norway of Greater New York in a contest held Saturday afternoon in Dyker Heights. … Full Article

Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer

The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season — with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds. … Full Article

BAMcinématek presents retrospective tribute to Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn

From Wednesday, April 30 through Tuesday, May 6, BAMcinématek will present Ellen Burstyn, a retrospective of the legendary actress. … Full Article

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall in Brooklyn ceremony

Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain's songs. And Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band — predictably — turned its honor into a marathon. … Full Article

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's a weekend cure for the wintertime blues

Starved for signs of spring after the seemingly endless winter? The Brooklyn Botanic Garden could be your cure. The magnificent magnolias at the century-old sylvan oasis are bustin' out all over. Buds began to flower forth a week ago – and their momentum is gathering strength. … Full Article

BAM presents David Lynch in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Visionary filmmaker David Lynch—the mastermind behind such critically-acclaimed films as “The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive and the television series “Twin Peaks … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Gallery Players reinvent ‘RENT’

Having successfully conquered a colorful year of programming that has received both critical and popular praise, The Gallery Players will bring their 47th Mainstage Season to a close with one of the most popular musicals to date – “RENT.” … Full Article
Welcome to DUMBO's own Ruddigore

VIDEO: Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore comes alive in Brooklyn

Blue Hill Troupe's Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta Ruddigore comes alive with colorful sets and costumes, all made in its spacious DUMBO property. … Full Article

BRACE YOURSELVES: 'Sharknado 2' unleashes flying sharks on NYC

PASADENA, Calif.— Get ready for more flying sharks. "Sharknado 2: The Second One" will take a bite out of New York City on July 30 in Syfy's sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer. … Full Article

Brooklyn artist selected to participate in prestigious Faberge ‘Big Egg Hunt’

As a child in the South, Jannell Turner would retreat to the woods and contemplate the world around her. As an adult in Brooklyn, those woods have been replaced by her Gowanus studio, but her paintings never stray too far from the forests of her childhood.  … Full Article

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