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Coney Island has changed quite a bit over the past few years, especially since the building of Luna Park and the Scream Zone. … Full Article

PAL brings ‘Christmas in Summertime’ to Coney Island

Coney Island
Christmas came more than four months early to a group of Coney Island kids, thanks to the Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Brooklyn Cyclones, who co-hosted a “holiday” party at MCU Ball Park on a recent Friday afternoon. … Full Article

Bay Ridge crooner sings tribute to Vic Damone

Bay Ridge
Vic Damone, whose silky smooth voice won him legions of fans who romanced their sweethearts to hit songs like “On the Street Where You Live”, “What Kind of Fool Am I” and “The Glory of Love”, turned 85 years old in June. … Full Article

MC Lyte, Lamman Rucker and more inspire teen girls

Hip Hop 4 Life, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization founded by Brooklyn native Tamekia Flowers, has helped to empower tens of thousands of teens since its founding in 2003. … Full Article

De-viners work in PromGarden: Divine results

Brooklyn Heights
The De-Viners were out in full force on Tuesday morning in the Promenade Garden. … Full Article

Drake added to list of VMA performers at Barclays Center

Downtown
Drake is the latest A-list musician set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. The rapper joins a hefty list of performers, including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Kanye West. … Full Article

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

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