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Bay Ridge enjoys a Summer Stroll on 3rd Avenue - no cars!

Bay Ridge
Karen Fischer and her fiancee, Peter Cipriano, were walking in the middle of the street on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge Friday evening, but they didn’t have to worry about getting hit by a car. That’s because there were no cars! … Full Article

Brooklyn launches NYC’s 1st community supported art program

Putting a creative twist on Community Supported Agriculture programs (CSA) in which people invest in a local farm and enjoy monthly deliveries of fresh produce, a new program debuting today gives New Yorkers the opportunity to purchase shares in exchange for artwork yet to be created by a c … Full Article

‘Drinking Buddies’ director thrives on improvisation

Williamsburg
Filmmaker Joe Swanberg is the first to admit that not all actors would want to work with him. “I love improvisation and there are some actors who don’t,” he told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. … Full Article

Beauty on the Boardwalk

Coney Island
If you’re walking down the Coney Island boardwalk at night or watching a Brooklyn Cyclones night game these days, this is what you’ll likely see when it gets dark. Coney’s landmark Parachute Jump was outfitted with lights in 2006, but Borough President Marty Markowitz was unhappy with the job. … Full Article

Haiti Cultural Exchange hosts Haitians from the Diaspora: A photo exhibition

Crown Heights
Haiti Cultural Exchange will present Haitians from the Diaspora: Creativity & Focus. The photo exhibition will open on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 5p.m. … Full Article

Gretsch, famed guitar and drum firm, remembers B’klyn roots

Williamsburg
When people across the world see famous musicians playing Gretsch guitars, drums and other instruments, many aren’t aware that the company itself not only had its start in Brooklyn but remained here for more than 80 years.
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Local Brooklyn bike tour company launches urban art and culture tour

If you’re looking for your typical touristy bike tour around Brooklyn, then Get Up and Ride is NOT the tour company for you. Looking to add an edge to the bike tourism scene, the company owned by local residents, aims to create out-of-the-box tour experiences for guests. … Full Article

The Rockettes take Park Slope in "Christmas In August" event

Park Slope
On Tuesday, the Rockettes took their unique brand of entertainment to Park Slope to promote this year’s version of the Radio City Christmas SpectacularThe Rockettes unvei … Full Article

Rain stops work, to protect Promenade soil

Brooklyn Heights
Promenade Garden volunteers were a little disappointed when the rain on Tuesday morning forced Matthew Morrow, community coordinator and gardener, to cancel this week’s scheduled volunteer session. But why? What’s a little mud between friends? … Full Article

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