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Stargazing, soccer-playing robots come to Brooklyn for World Science Festival

The World Science Festival — which will include dozens of events throughout New York City — is set to return to Brooklyn this weekend. The annual festival allows participants to mix it up with leading scientists, thinkers and artists. … Full Article

Brooklyn, rejoice! Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks returning to East River once again

The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will once again illuminate the skies over Brooklyn this year, with rockets blasting off from two locations in the East River, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. … Full Article

Elliott Gould: Son of Brooklyn, lion in winter

For Brooklyn-born Jewish men of a certain age, there are three totemic heroes: Sandy Koufax, Woody Allen and Elliott Gould. … Full Article

Michelle Obama honors Brooklyn Public Library with National Medal

First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Dr. Kathryn K. … Full Article

Bay Ridge festival promises food, music, excitement

Bay Ridge is the place to be this Sunday if you like food, live music, dance performances and pizza-eating contests. … Full Article

Gowanus studio that films FX's 'The Americans' fighting closure

Alongside the head of one of North America’s most polluted waterways, a small film studio finds its existence threatened as two colossal bureaucracies battle head-to-head over the location of a key component to the long-awaited Superfund clean-up of the Gowanus Canal. Eastern Effects, Inc. … Full Article

History in Our Own Backyard — A partnership between NYC Parks and the Old Stone House & Washington Park

Listening to Brooklyn Parks Chief of Staff Martin Maher talk about Brooklyn’s history and his passion for the Old Stone House & Washington Park makes one feel proud to be from this beloved borough. … Full Article

Radiant roses reign in Brooklyn Botanic Garden

It's prime time for these posies. Brooklyn Botanic Garden's roses are ready for their closeup. … Full Article

Dual milestones for The Duke

On Thursday, May 26, Art of the Silver Screen in conjunction with the Searchers Club of New York celebrated John Wayne’s birthday. … Full Article

Thousands headed to Brooklyn for Fleet Week New York: Ships, activities

From its waterfront to its libraries, Brooklyn will be the host to a number of Fleet Week New York ships and activities this year. The event is expected to bring thousands of New Yorkers to Red Hook and other venues to tour ships and learn about our country’s marine armed forces. … Full Article

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