Arts and Fun

Goblins and superheroes — and nightmarish political candidates, no doubt —  will soon be haunting the parades, parties, streets and alleys of Brooklyn. … Full Article

Bill Murray to tend bar at son's Brooklyn restaurant

Some lucky bar goers in New York will see a familiar face serving drinks this weekend as Bill Murray is set to tend bar at his son's Brooklyn restaurant. … Full Article

Q&A with Crown Heights-based playwright Sarah DeLappe

In her seminal 1982 book “In a Different Voice” (often referred to as “the little book that started a revolution”), Professor Carol Gilligan of Harvard writes that when she asked young women “[H]ow would you describe yourself?” she discovered that “women define who they are by describing re … Full Article

Enjoy BK’s finest food and drink at this weekend’s ‘TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint’

New York City Restaurant Week may be over, but Brooklynites have another opportunity to try the borough's finest restaurants this weekend at TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint (Taste WG). … Full Article

A Garden Grows in Brooklyn: Beauty in Brooklyn Heights

There’s a beautiful garden blooming in Brooklyn Heights. On Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2:45 to 4 p.m., the Promenade Garden Conservancy (PGC) volunteers will be giving tours of the Promenade for members of the Garden Club of America (GCA). … Full Article

Hundreds herd to Governors Island for Dirtybird BBQ

With the Tribute in Light illuminating the sky for the 15th anniversary of 9/11, hundreds of people voyaged across New York Harbor to Governors Island for Dirtybird BBQ — a one-of-a-kind traveling music festival and fair that boasts some of the music industry’s top DJs while also offering a … Full Article

Brooklyn bash ‘I Feel Love’ transports attendees back to 1970s club culture

Music lovers familiar with New York nightlife may often grow nostalgic for the glory days of the late 1970s when an unfettered love for music trumped the bottle service, strict door policies and high entry fees that characterize today’s club scene. … Full Article

Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue to host free fall festival on Sept. 18 in Gowanus

Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue will hold its annual street festival on Sept. 18, where dogs, kids and adults can enjoy a variety of activities, including a Badass raffle, a pit bull kissing booth and an agility course. … Full Article

Seeing Brooklyn through a lens darkly

The Roman playwright Terence famously wrote, “Nothing human is foreign to me.”  Closer to home, and in a similar vein, our own Walt Whitman counseled, “Be curious, not judgmental.” Looking at the remarkable, early photographs in the Met Breuer’s stunning exhibition “Diane Arbus: In the Begi … Full Article

Q&A with Brooklynite Cara Buckley: Rolling out the red carpet

If one Googles the word “carpetbagger,” the first words that appear are “noun: derogatory.” It doesn’t get any better after that: “a person perceived as an unscrupulous opportunist.”’s definition is equally unflattering: “any opportunistic or exploit … Full Article

Dirtybird BBQ flocks to Governors Island this weekend

Although the last day of summer isn’t technically until Sept. 22, thousands of partygoers will be flocking to the banks of New York Harbor this Sunday to celebrate the end of the season at Dirtybird BBQ. … Full Article


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