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Bushwick mural unveiling promotes new FX series

The Bridge is a new hour-long drama series from writer/producers Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid starring Academy Award® Nominee Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger that premiered on Wednesday on FX.  


Education and seduction collide in Brooklynite's new novel

Brooklyn writer Susan Choi, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award-nominated author of “A Person of Interest” and “American Woman”, has just released her latest novel, “My Education” (Viking), which has garnered much attention and praise from esteemed writers and critics.


Countdown to West Indian "Carnival season" begins

New Orleans has the Mardi Gras. Indianapolis has the Indy 500. And Brooklyn has the West Indian Day Parade and Carnival on Labor Day, which attracts millions of people – including many from the Caribbean itself – every year.


Brooklyn Bridge Park is a cool place to spend a day

Looking for a great place to relax this summer? The Brooklyn Bridge Park is where it's at. It's a newly renovated 85-acre park on the waterfront next to the Brooklyn Bridge that has fantastic views of the bridges and Manhattan skyline.


Brooklyn Height Association to DOT on BQE: Fix Cantilever vibes

The Brooklyn Heights Association has launched a campaign calling on the city Department of Transportation to make urgently needed repairs on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway to stop the shake, rattle and roll that nearby residents are suffering.

Vibrations from trucks on the cantilevered BQE have worsened in the past year – and could be lessened by milling the roadway and replacing concrete and asphalt, the neighborhood advocacy group said in a letter to DOT Borough Commissioner Joseph Palmieri.


Green-Wood Cemetery has 2,000 Civil War vets in unmarked graves

Thousands of Civil War veterans are buried in Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery, but an estimated 2,000 of them are resting in unmarked graves, according to US Senator Charles Schumer, who said something should be done to give these heroes the posthumous recognition they deserve.


Brooklynite releases Prohibition-era novel

Jersey Leo is the quintessential outsider—an albino of mixed race. The protagonist in Brooklynite John Florio’s latest novel “Sugar Pop Moon” (Seventh Street Books), Jersey makes a living as the bartender at a mob-run speakeasy in Prohibition-era Hell’s Kitchen. Being neither black nor white, he has no group to call his own. His own mother abandoned him as a baby. And his father—a former boxing champ with his own secrets—disapproves of Jersey’s work at a dive owned by one of New York’s most notorious gangsters.


Magnifique! Cirque du Soleil Coming to Barclays

The Nets, Barbra Streisand, Jay-Z, world-class rock acts like the Who and the Rolling Stones – what could be next for Barclays Arena?

Well, from July 24 to 28, the world-famous Cirque du Soleil will come to Barclays with its new show, “Quidam.”


15 arrested at LICH protest: de Blasio, Levin, nurses put in cuffs

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Councilman Steve Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights) were among more than a dozen demonstrators arrested in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday during a protest against the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

The protesters, chanting "Hell no, we won't go!" were arrested and cuffed outside the doors of the State University of New York's (SUNY) College of Optometry.


A tale of three titles, one restricted garden

A god-awful plot of land in Brooklyn Heights was lovely back in the day – the 1980s, to be precise – when neighborhood mom Sylvia Blinchik made it into a memorial garden for her dead son.

But Blinchik died two decades ago and the plot – which consists of the rear yards of 128, 130 and 132 Montague Street – became a rat-infested dumping ground.

Recently a Heights restaurant owner set out to rehab the long-abandoned memorial garden and turn it into a dining patio for Taperia, the restaurant he's building at 132 Montague.



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