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Oscar contender Rylance returns to Brooklyn: More than just Fishin'

This past Sunday night at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO, Mark Rylance’s and Louis Jenkins’s farcical, lyrical, melancholic, brilliant play “Nice Fish” had its opening night performance. … Full Article
 

New memoir brings to life iconic Red Hook bar Sunny’s

“There is a corner turned, a direction taken. There is a door opened in everyone’s history that they can identify as the moment in their life, for better or worse, took a different course. Eve bit an apple, Dante met Beatrice. Jack met Neal. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn author’s debut novel is a ‘masterful meditation on race, history’

Brooklyn author Kaitlyn Greenidge’s “We Love You, Charlie Freeman” (March 8, Algonquin Books) is a gripping debut novel about a black family who moves to a nearly all-white town in western Massachusetts to take part in an experiment to teach sign language to a chimpanzee, Charlie, who will  … Full Article
 

New report issued detailing the rise of Downtown Brooklyn

For the past decade, Brooklyn — Downtown Brooklyn in particular — has been a hot commodity. More than $10 billion in private investments has flowed steadily into the borough and now there is a written blueprint. … Full Article
 

Landmarking focus is sharply narrowed for Green-Wood Cemetery

Will Green-Wood Cemetery be landmarked? The answer is no, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) decided on Tuesday at a special public meeting at its Lower Manhattan headquarters. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: How the arts propelled Cumbo into politics

“I’m Brooklyn born and raised,” Councilmember Laurie Cumbo proudly told the Brooklyn Eagle in a recent interview in her district office at One Hanson Place. … Full Article
 

Neighbors: What’s under the ground at BAM Park?

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is overseeing the renovation of a long-neglected city-owned park -- dubbed “BAM Park” -- at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Historical Society examines a moment in history of photography

Julie May, the Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) managing director of library and archives, will discuss cartes de visite, the popular 19th-century portraits that are featured in the BHS’ exhibit “Personal Correspondence: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn” during a talk … Full Article
 

Thousands rally in Brooklyn to support ex-cop Peter Liang after conviction in death of Akai Gurley

Ten to 15,000 protesters, the vast majority Asian American, poured into Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday to support NYPD Officer Peter Liang, the rookie cop convicted of fatally shooting Akai Gurley in … Full Article
 

After seniors evicted, fuming Prospect Park Residence families head to Albany

Friends and relatives of seniors who lived at a once-flourishing long term care facility, Prospect Park Residence (PPR) in Park Slope, are headed to Albany on March 1 to push a bill designed to protect the elderly from predatory landlords. … Full Article
 

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