People from all over the tristate area filled Brooklyn’s Botanic Garden to celebrate the first day of Sakura Matsuri, the traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival, now in its 35th year. … Full Article
Early next month, the winner of the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest will be announced — but first, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) and GreenBridge have to scour the borough to find the best block, and they asked thisBrooklyn Eagle reporter for some help. … Full Article
Pedestrians will rule the streets in two Southwest Brooklyn communities this weekend as the city’s Weekend Walks program comes to Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, giving residents a chance to stroll down the street, dine at outdoor cafes and enjoy live music. … Full Article
The sneaker is a force in fashion, music and sports, but where did it all begin?
With the rubber tree, of course, and that's where senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack ventured for a new exhibit, "The Rise of Sneaker Culture," at the Brooklyn Museum. … Full Article
On July 17 and 18, Arts in the Gardens — a series by New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) — will present a two-night run of The Dance Cartel’s “Wet Clutch.” … Full Article
Volunteers gathered at the Promenade Gardens in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday morning to pack new plants into the dirt, trim the brush and help solve the modern problem of bringing WiFi to the Promenade. … Full Article
The Fox action-packed drama "Gotham" is filming for its second season, and it stopped near the archway in DUMBO on a humid Tuesday morning. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle was able to sneak in some up-close photos from the set. … Full Article
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