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The Rise of the Sneaker Subject of New Brooklyn Museum Exhibit

The sneaker is a force in fashion, music and sports, but where did it all begin? With the rubber tree, of course, and that's where senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack ventured for a new exhibit, "The Rise of Sneaker Culture," at the Brooklyn Museum. … Full Article

Pratt family descendant co-founded Marineland in Florida

Brooklyn's Pratt Institute recently made news when a new home for its film and video department was launched in the former Prattstore building at 550 Myrtle Ave. … Full Article

NYRP/BAM to present immersive dance performance

On July 17 and 18, Arts in the Gardens — a series by New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) — will present a two-night run of The Dance Cartel’s “Wet Clutch.”  … Full Article

Promenade Gardens getting a modern makeover with WiFi

Volunteers gathered at the Promenade Gardens in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday morning to pack new plants into the dirt, trim the brush and help solve the modern problem of bringing WiFi to the Promenade. … Full Article

Rhapsody Players to perform ‘Summer in the City’ concert

Now that summer is in full swing, a Bay Ridge-based singing group is eager to help audiences celebrate the season. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Gotham films in DUMBO

The Fox action-packed drama "Gotham" is filming for its second season, and it stopped near the archway in DUMBO on a humid Tuesday morning. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle was able to sneak in some up-close photos from the set. … Full Article

Brooklyn native Colin Quinn bemoans death of New York personality in show

Comedian Colin Quinn has some sad news about his hometown: New York is dead. The Brooklyn-born Irish-American comedian returns to the stage this month eulogizing the loss of loudmouth, opinionated New Yorkers in his one-man show "The New York Story" at The Cherry Lane Theatre. … Full Article

Festival brings play back to NYC’s streets and fields July 17-18

Thousands of New Yorkers of all ages will play original street and live-action games in the streets of DUMBO and fields of Governors Island on July 17 and 18 when the Come Out & Play Festival (COAP) celebrates its 10th year.  … Full Article

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in Hot Dog Eating Contest


Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, thwarting Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory. … Full Article

‘Ocean Wonders: Sharks!’ rises above the Coney Island Boardwalk

The construction of a new exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) New York Aquarium, “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” has risen high above the Coney Island Boardwalk. … Full Article

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