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Cabaret stars to open ‘Great American Songbook’ at Kingsborough

A cabaret legend, a Broadway veteran and a newcomer to the world of music will team up for a special show at Kingsborough Community College that will highlight great American songs.

In an exclusive Brooklyn engagement, cabaret star Marilyn Maye, Tony Award nominee Liz Callaway and Nick Ziobro, a protégé of cabaret entrepreneur Michael Feinstein will perform in “Timeless: Three Generations of the Great, American Songbook,” at Onstage at Kingsborough, the performing arts series at Kingsborough Community College at 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.


Late Comeback propels Lincoln over Grand Street

Brooklyn Eagle interview with Luis Rodriguez

It looked like Lincoln’s reign as the top high school football team in Brooklyn had finally come to an end. Grand Street was leading with two minutes to play, and the Railsplitters had to move the ball downfield 75 yards to complete a comeback.


Army Corps of Engineers hires contractor to repair Coney Island beach

Coney Island Beach will undergo critical repairs and emergency restoration to address Hurricane Sandy-related damage, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and a group of lawmakers announced on Tuesday.


Exhibition looks at genius of Brooklyn carousel inventor

Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today.

What parkgoers may not know is that William Mangels designed and built it.


Coney Island Parachute Jump lit in gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Brooklyn’s Eiffel Tower went gold for childhood cancer on Friday.

As hundreds of people watched, the Coney Island Parachute Jump, nicknamed “The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn,” was bathed in gold light on Sept. 5 as part of the international Gold World Project to raise awareness of the plight of children with cancer.


Lincoln football reintroduces itself with huge win over Tottenville

As Lincoln's head coach Shawn O'Connor watched for his team's reaction as a new banner was unveiled celebrating last season's championship, he liked what he saw — nothing.

There was no celebrating, clapping or cheering coming from his players. As nice as it was to see the banner unveiled, the current players recognized that it represented last year’s team.


Coney Island Parachute Jump ‘goes gold’ for Childhood Cancer Awareness Friday

The Coney Island community is invited to join Councilmember Mark Treyger; Zamperla, owner of the Coney Island Parachute Jump; parents and advocates on Friday evening as the Parachute Jump lights up gold to raise awareness for childhood cancer as part of a global initiative called The Gold World Project.


Lincoln’s names have changed, but the talent remains

While standing on the sidelines at Yankee Stadium watching quarterback Javon Moore lead Lincoln High School to a championship last season, Paul Litvak thought to himself that he would have the same opportunity this year except for one problem — he weighed 300 pounds.

"I don't think Lincoln has ever had a 300-pound quarterback, so I knew that I had to get to work to lose the weight," Litvak said.


Nathan’s Famous operations director discusses Brooklyn roots

In today's economy, where it is normal for people to go through several careers and many different jobs during their lifetime, Brooklyn native and Senior Director of Company Operations at Nathan's Famous, Bruce Miller, told the Brooklyn Eagle that he’s only had two jobs in his life: Working concessions at Long Island’s Jones Beach and Nathan’s.


3,000-mile charity bike ride finishes in Brighton Beach

A 3,000-mile charitable bike ride from Los Angeles to New York City made its final stop in Brighton Beach Sunday afternoon. Participants of the Investors Bank Bike 4 Friendship Tour were raising money for special needs children as they began their journey out west nearly 40 days ago. In the process, they’ve raised more than $150,000 for Friendship Circle International, an organization which joins teenage volunteers with children and teens who have special needs.



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