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Ntozake Shange, the famed poet and playwright who authored the Obie-Award-winning play “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” is the 2016 winner of the Langston H … Full Article

Gowanus comedy show to benefit 826NYC’s writing programs for under-resourced NYC students

On Sunday, Jan. 31, an all-star cast of stand-up comedians will be performing at the Bell House in Gowanus to benefit 826NYC, a nonprofit that offers free writing programs for New York City students. … Full Article

With 'Billions' at stake, Brooklyn Heights’ Paul Giamatti is rich in new drama

As an endlessly adaptable on-screen everyman, Brooklyn Heights resident Paul Giamatti has proved he's one in a million. … Full Article

"Brooklyn" gets Oscar nominations for best picture, lead actress

"Brooklyn," the 1950s immigrant tale set in the borough, was nominated for two major Academy Awards, whose nominations were announced Thursday morning. The film is in the running for Best Picture, and Saoirse Ronan was nominated for lead actress. … Full Article

Performance of David Bowie musical in NYC becomes a memorial

A performance of David Bowie's trippy, melancholy musical "Lazarus" turned into a memorial for the Thin White Duke on Tuesday night as fans who had bought tickets to celebrate his music instead found themselves mourning his passing. … Full Article

NYC’s first drone store lands in Gowanus

The first retailer to focus solely on the sale of drones and aerial photography equipment in New York City has landed in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Drones NYC Inc. has signed a lease for 1,250 square feet of ground floor commercial space at 315 Fourth Ave. in Gowanus.  … Full Article

The world already heard it happened, but we tell why in one word: Silly

“If you’re not here to take your pants off, then you’re in the wrong place!” Zach Linder declared to some 150 fearless Brooklynites mustered beneath a darkening sky in front of Park Slope’s Old Stone House in Washington Park on Sunday.  … Full Article

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


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