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The Atomik Age Project wins 2016 Soundtrack Competition at WilliFest

Philip Curcuru, the award-winning composer of the film “Old Days,” and his group The Atomik Age Project has won the 2016 Soundtrack Competition at WilliFest, the Williamsburg film and music festival, which will take place Sept. 9-11. … Full Article
 

Controversy-scarred developer pulls out of Bedford-Armory project

In the wake of stiff community opposition and controversy over a past redevelopment deal, Slate Property Group has dropped out of the Bedford-Union Armory redevelopment project. … Full Article
 

3 new Target stores to open in NYC, including 1 in Downtown Brooklyn

Target, the nation’s second largest retailer behind Wal-Mart, has announced plans to open three new stores in New York City, with one of them in Brooklyn. The first of the new, smaller Target stores will open Oct. 5 in Tribeca at 255 Greenwich St. … Full Article
 

At Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bill Nye, Questlove celebrate National Park Service’s 100th birthday

Bill Nye, the Science Guy and celebrity DJ Questlove celebrated the National Park Service’s 100th birthday with park rangers, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and thousands of people at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday night. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair to benefit local nonprofit 826NYC

The third annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair (BABF), which will open with an event on Sept. 9 (from 6 to 9 p.m. … Full Article
 

Elements Music and Arts Festival brings the heat with extraordinary event

On a recent scorching summer Saturday, thousands of revelers gathered on the shores of the Gowanus Canal in Red Hook to attend BangOn!NYC’s Elements Music and Arts Festival. … Full Article
 

NYC remembers dark chapter of Crown Heights race riot

Twenty-five years after race riots scarred a Brooklyn neighborhood, residents of Crown Heights gathered Sunday to mark the quarter-century anniversary with a memorial service, march and street festival that organizers said showed how far the community had come. … Full Article
 

Tucker Reed leaves behind group of specialists at Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

The current trend of growth in Brooklyn is greater than it has been during any other period in the last 100 years. It is estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau that Brooklyn will pass Chicago in population by 2020 to unofficially become the third largest city in the country. … Full Article
 

Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce gathers along the banks of the East River

 In centuries past people offered thanks for the end of foul, destructive weather cycles by killing a prize bull or an exceptionally fine ram—some cultures even went so far as to offer a human sacrifice to appease capricious gods and promote a more productive climate. … Full Article
 

Old Stone House & Washington Park celebrate the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn

The Old Stone House & Washington Park have announced some special exhibits to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn. From now through October, the popular Park Slope destination will host a series of celebratory events fit for the whole family. … Full Article
 

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