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Black-footed penguin chick hatches at Coney Island’s New York Aquarium

A black-footed penguin chick (Spheniscus demersus) has hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium in Coney Island.  … Full Article

The Review Panel, artcritical's acclaimed series of live criticism, moves to Brooklyn Public Library

After 10 years, a fixture of the Upper East Side arts scene is making a big move to Brooklyn in search of new audiences.  … Full Article

Narrows Community Theater presents romantic comedy ‘Men Are Dogs’

The Narrows Community Theater, a Bay Ridge performing arts group, will present “Men Are Dogs,” a romantic comedy written by playwright Joseph Simonelli, for two weekends at St. Patrick Catholic Academy, Fourth Avenue and 97th Street, starting Feb. 19. … Full Article

Building bridges to ‘When Brooklyn Was the World’

  Editor's Note: Beth Amorosi is granddaughter of James Donovan, the heroic Brooklyn lawyer played by Tom Hanks in “Bridge of Spies.” She notes that her grandfather's book, “Strangers On A Bridge,” originally published in 1964, was recently re-issued and has become a best-seller follo … Full Article

Brooklynite Mary-Louise Parker returning to Broadway this Fall

Mary-Louise Parker is returning to Broadway this fall in the quirky, romantic play "Heisenberg." … Full Article

Twelfth annual NYC Idiotarod races through Brooklyn

While thousands of politically aware millennials filled the streets of Lower Manhattan in support of their candidate, Sen. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights mourns Jane Stanton, Heights Players founder

Brooklyn lost a leading figure in children's theater creation and management recently when longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Jane Strahan Stanton passed away on Dec. 31, 2015. In recent years, she was living with her family in Mendocino, California. … Full Article

McHugh named grand marshal of Bay Ridge St. Patrick Parade

A bank executive with a strong commitment to Catholic education has been selected to serve as the grand marshal of the 23rd annual Bay Ridge Saint Patrick Parade to take place next month. … Full Article

Brooklyn native Abe Vigoda, famed character actor, recalled as a class act

Nobody who knew "The Godfather" and "Barney Miller" actor Abe Vigoda made mourners smile through their tears Sunday faster than comedian and friend Gilbert Gottfried. … Full Article

Springsteen reschedules NYC concert After snowstorm, adds Brooklyn shows

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band said Wednesday their New York City show that was canceled because of the recent snowstorm will now take place in March. … Full Article

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