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‘Searching for John Hughes’ author to speak about memoir in Cobble Hill

“Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching '80s Movies,” the first book by Jason Diamond, the founder of Vol. … Full Article
 

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow honors Kathryn Wylde at fall gala

A Brooklyn nonprofit organization that helps high school dropouts earn diplomas, learn computer skills and compete in the job market raised $117,000 at its recent fall gala and will put the money toward its programs, leaders announced. … Full Article
 

Famous Brooklyn Heights firehouse doors headed to 9/11 Memorial Museum

The doors from Engine Co. 205 and Hook and Ladder 118 fire station on Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights, painted with a moving tribute, have been removed and are heading to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, according to Heights resident Andrew Porter. … Full Article
 

Jehovah's Witnesses choose a buyer for DUMBO development site 69 Adams St.

Hallelujah, brother! The Jehovah's Witnesses have made a deal to sell a prime piece of DUMBO real estate. … Full Article
 

Levin lauds changes to foster care system

A package of bills approved by the City Council on Oct. 27 will improve the foster care system for nearly 10,000 children in New York City, according to Councilmember Stephen Levin, who chairs the Committee on General Welfare. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn hair stylist starts beauty school for impoverished Indian girls

When Brooklyn resident Heather Packer heard Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s question, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” her answer was to go to Rishikesh, India and teach impoverished young women how to be hair stylists and entrepreneurs. … Full Article
 

Recent Taste of Sunset Park also emphasized family events at Industry City

Industry City is booming. It’s becoming a vital city in its own right and is hosting many exciting events for children. … Full Article
 

It's About Time! EPA begins removal of debris from toxic Gowanus Canal

After several decades of neglect, the Gowanus Canal — referred to by some as arguably the dirtiest waterway in America — took a small step in the right direction on Monday as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began to remove debris from the waterway. … Full Article
 

Mysterious ‘House of Wax’ bar has Brooklyn buzzing

Curious, macabre, odd and even a bit disturbing. These words are not typically used to describe a bar, but House of Wax, a standalone lounge housed in the new Alamo Drafthouse cinema at City Point on the edge of Fulton Mall, is not your typical Brooklyn watering hole. … Full Article
 

Throwback Thursday: The demise of the Hotel Margaret

A blaze brought about the demise of the landmarked Hotel Margaret. A five-alarm blaze. … Full Article
 

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