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Brooklyn Bridge Park 'Pop-Up Pool' opens with a splash

Brooklyn Bridge Park opened its “Pop-Up Pool” on Wednesday morning with a preview splash party for BBP Conservancy members.

The sparkling little pool quickly filled with excited children, parents and assorted waders escaping from the 90-degree heat. After their swim, some snoozed under the giant umbrellas set up in the sandy beach or gulped down artisanal lemonade from a new concessionaire this year, Lizzmonade Brooklyn.


Candidates take to Twitter to laud Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings

“Equality is affirmed as an American value,” read the tweet from mayoral frontrunner Anthony Weiner on Twitter after the US Supreme Court issued two rulings in favor of same-sex marriage.


126th Giglio feast to take place in Williamsburg

One of the most spectacular, unusual traditional Italian-American feasts in the United States is taking place from July 10 to 21  in Williamsburg.


Supreme Court issues victory for gay rights, strikes down DOMA

The United States Supreme Court issued two rulings on Wednesday that have been cited as a major victory for the gay rights movement in America.

The court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that prevented same sex couples from receiving federal benefits akin to heterosexual couples, and found technical flaws in the challenge against the repeal of Proposition 8, California’s controversial ballot initiative defining marriage as between a man and a woman.


Annual Senior Fair at St. Francis College on June 28

From reduced fare MetroCards to affordable health care, many seniors are unaware of the many options and special discounts available to them. To remedy this, Assemblywoman Joan Millman will be holding a Senior Resource Fair this Friday that will bring more than 50 non-profit organizations and government agencies together under one roof for the benefit of seniors.

The free event, co-sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Senator Daniel Squadron, will take place at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights on Friday June 28th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Will Boneheads turn around sedate, quirky Court Street site?

On Court Street in Downtown Brooklyn there's a skinny little office and retail building squeezed in between the two properties that house Bruno's Hardware.

Wispy 93 Court St. seems like it slipped in from someplace like Forest Hills where the buildings are Tudor-style.

Its quirky look catches the eye – and so does the sign in the third-floor window above the locked-up storefront of long-departed Evergreen Gourmet.

“SPACE AVAILABLE,” it announces in big red letters.


WHODUNNIT? Brooklyn’s first outdoor Mystery Theatre Adventure celebrates the intrigue of Brooklyn Heights

“Enigma”, an immersive theatre experience that celebrates the historically rich culture and mystery of the brownstone-beautied neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, debuts this summer in New York City.  “Enigma” is an interactive, migrating mystery theatre performance that leads audiences on a clue-laden journey throughout Brooklyn Heights, and uncovers the seemingly sleepy neighborhood as a place of spellbinding mystery, magic, and intrigue.  The show opens Saturday, June 29, and runs Fridays through Sundays to October.  


Smith Street Stage brings Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” to Carroll Park

“Julius Caesar,” one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, will be mounted in a family-friendly production in front of the park house in Carroll Park from June 28-July 2, July 5-7, and July 11-14.  This is the fourth summer that the energetic Brooklyn company has brought Shakespeare’s work to the local park with the assistance of Friends of Carroll Park.  Last summer Brooklyn crowds were delighted by the hijinks of “Twelfth Night.”  The comedy was preceded by two tragedies, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Macbeth.”  This past December, the


Ambulance service to LICH ER still ‘up in the air’

The fate of ambulance service to Long Island College Hospital (LICH), banned by LICH’s overseer SUNY Downstate, is still “up in the air,” said Dr. Toomas Sorra, spokesperson for a group of physicians – Concerned Physicians of LICH – working to keep the Cobble Hill Hospital open.


LICH’s Black Tie rally cancelled

Supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill cancelled a “Black Tie Rally” planned to take place outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s spring gala at the Plaza Hotel on Tuesday night.

Supporters cited rumors that LICH’s ER may reopen by the end of the week as the reason the rally was cancelled, but the Brooklyn Eagle received no official confirmation of that at this time.



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