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

Goodnight, Brooklyn native Fred Hellerman

Fred Hellerman, the last surviving member of The Weavers, died on Sept. 1 at age 89.  Born in Brooklyn on May 13, 1927, Hellerman was the son of Latvian Jewish immigrants and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College in 1949. … Full Article
Inside the Coney Island Beard And Mustache Competition

VIDEO: Inside the crazy Coney Island Beard And Mustache Competition

The 9th Annual Coney Island Beard And Mustache Competition was held in Coney Island last weekend, where the strangest and most extravagant beards and mustaches took over the shore to compete. Our Brooklyn Street Beat team was on the scene to take in all the wild and crazy proceedings. … Full Article

Hurricane Hermine spares Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods

Farewell, fine summer.
Tens of thousands of sun worshippers flocked to Brooklyn beaches and waterfront locales this past Labor Day weekend despite deadly riptides caused by Hurricane Hermine. … Full Article

‘Movie Matinees’ provides free movie tickets for residents of NYC public housing

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin on Wednesday announced the launch of MOME Movie Matinees, a brand-new initiative providing free opportunities for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents to attend a feature film currently in theaters. … Full Article

‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ was written here in Brooklyn

As summer nears its end and autumn winds will fill the air, it’s nice to dream of a place where warm sunny days won’t disappear. Back in the 1950s, two Brooklyn songwriters did just that. … Full Article

12 Hours in Red Hook

Once maligned as a crime-ridden, drug-infused area, Red Hook — like most neighborhoods in Brooklyn — is experiencing a revival. … Full Article

VIDEO: Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Block Party celebrates MJ's legacy

On Saturday, our Brooklyn Street Beat team headed to Bed-Stuy for Spike Lee's Michael Jackson block party. The event was organized to celebrate the weekend of what would've been the King Of Pop's 58th birthday. … Full Article

Narrows Community Theater's new youth production is ‘The Addams Family’

The creepy, kooky, upside-down world of Gomez and Morticia will come to life in Bay Ridge next month when Narrows Community Theater offers its summer youth production of the Broadway musical “The Addams Family.” … Full Article

Trapeze School NY swings across the East River to Williamsburg

Drivers who frequent Manhattan’s West Side Highway may be accustomed to seeing people performing somersaults, rolls and flips high in the sky above Pier 40 at Trapeze School New York’s (TSNY) rooftop location. … Full Article

Crafty masked bandits invade Brooklyn

Raccoons just can’t seem to stay away from their favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn.  On Tuesday, a crafty critter tried to elude capture by two NYPD officers in Flatbush. … Full Article


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