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‘The Room’ co-Star Sestero publishes tell-all memoir

Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” gained notoriety as one of the worst films made in recent history when it debuted in 2003. One reviewer suggested watching the movie was “like getting stabbed in the head,” and the $6 milllion film closed after just two weeks, earning only $1,800 at the box office. But a decade later, “The Room” persists in pop culture with an international cult following. Masses of dedicated fans wait in line for hours to view screenings, complete with audience rituals, costumes and thousands of plastic spoons.


BAM offers free WiFi via "BAMwifi_ForBK" network

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), in partnership with the Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB), today announced plans to offer free wireless internet connectivity along Fulton Street. The proposed free WiFi corridor will span 1.2 miles along Fulton Street in Brooklyn from Rockwell Place to Classon Avenue and the BAM Cultural District.


Lena Dunham, ‘Brooklyn Eagles’ throw a party for Brooklyn Public Library Tuesday night

A group of movers and shakers called the “Brooklyn Eagles” (no relation to this paper) is throwing their First Annual Fall Cocktail Party and Benefit on Tuesday, October 1 to help out the Brooklyn Public Library.

The new group, made up of professionals, business owners, actors, artists and officials includes actress Lena Dunham, urban developer Shin-pei Tsay, Peter Goldwasser from the Mayor’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, Tucker Reed, President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and Rashid Shabazz of the Open Society Institute, among others.


A ‘sizable number’ of developers eyeing Brooklyn Heights Library site

Brooklyn Public Library’s controversial plan to sell the Brooklyn Heights branch library site has attracted a significant amount of interest from developers, BPL spokesperson Emma Woods told the Brooklyn Eagle on Monday.

BPL issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the property at 280 Cadman Plaza West in June.

"We were thrilled to receive a sizable number of responses from respected developers,” Woods said.


Brooklyn photographer celebrates opening in Crown Heights

Stop by Crown Heights’ Nimba Café on Oct. 3 for some wine (or BYOB) and enjoy danceable African beats and the photography of Brooklynite Natalie Ingle. Ingle’s work features images from Ghana, Tanzania, and her “Deconstructing” insect series. The opening party will last from 8 to 10 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Nimba is located at 619 St. Johns Place (at Franklin Ave.) in Crown Heights.


Arrest in pipe attack on Bed-Stuy subway rider

Police have made an arrest in connection with a pipe attack on a man as he sat on a bench in a Brooklyn subway station.

The NYPD says Leon Sims of Brooklyn was arrested Tuesday on assault charges. The name of his attorney was not immediately known.

The victim fell onto the tracks after he was hit in the head repeatedly with the pipe on Sunday. He was attacked while waiting on the northbound side of the platform of the Ralph Avenue station.

He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

The suspect initially escaped by running down the tracks.


READ NYC Community Festival coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Saturday, Oct. 5, United Way of New York City & Skanska USA will present the 5th annual READ NYC Community Festival, family-friendly event at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1. Featuring live entertainment, delicious grub and a variety of games, this year’s event, titled “A Festival of Brighter Futures,” will focus on the importance of helping children learn and love to read through interactive activites.


Pols want MTA to extend B37 route

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority didn’t go far enough when it decided to re-instate the B37 bus. That’s what three lawmakers who represent constituents along the bus route are saying.

State Sen. Marty Golden, Assemblywoman Joan Millman and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to restore the Bay Ridge-to-downtown Brooklyn bus (the line was eliminated in 2010), are now teaming up to fight for the bus route to be extended.


DUMBO Arts Festival: Arts from many cultures, and zany fun

Art in its myriad forms took over DUMBO’s streets, garages, galleries and studios this weekend at the DUMBO Arts Festival, and thousands visited the neighborhood to take in the sights and sounds.

Arts from different cultures mixed in the streets, while video, musical performances and poetry readings filled the Manhattan Bridge Archway and Plaza. The Ship of Tolerance anchored in the harbor, StoryCorp’s trailer collected attendees’ stories, a joyous Bubbles of Hope procession spilled over the entire neighborhood, and local artists opened their seldom-seen studios to the public.


St. Francis College celebrates St. Clare and St. Francis Week

In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, is reaffirming its belief in the ideals and values of the college’s patron saint with a series of events under the umbrella of St. Clare and St. Francis Week beginning Monday, Sept. 30 and running through Friday, Oct. 4, the day of the feast.



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