Paul McCartney is coming to Barclays Center!

The list of artists who have played Barclays Center or are scheduled to play there later this year ranks right up there with any arena in the country: Andrea Bocelli, The Who, Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Depeche Mode, Neil Young, Justin Bieber and many more.

This June, to top it off, Barclays will host the artist that the Guinness Book of World Records has called “most successful composer and recording artist of all time” – Sir Paul McCartney.


5th Avenue Family Festival in Park Slope on April 27

Puppetry Arts charitable arts organization will host its annual 5th Avenue Family Festival in Park Slope, Brooklyn on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. –3 p.m. on 4th Street at 5th Ave along the park at the Old Stone House, rain or shine.


3-year-old kidnapped by his father in Bed-Stuy

Police are seeking a three-year-old boy and his father who allgedly kidnapped the boy from a Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment on Tuesday, April 16.

Little Levi Jennings was being watched by a babysitter when his father, Thomas Jennings, forced his way into the apartment located at 1560 Fulton St. and made off with him.

Thomas Jennings is barred by the courts from having custody of Levi.

Anyone with information in regards to this custodial interference is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.


Brooklyn Bookbeat: Haiti's AP journalist to speak in Brooklyn

AP journalist and author Jonathan M. Katz will be joining Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) on Wednesday, April 24, to discuss his new book “The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster.” The conversation is part of HCX’s An n’ Pale Café series, a monthly run program that features a wide range of artists whose work reflects their connections to Haitian culture.  


Nets top Pistons in season closer

Brook Lopez scored 20 points and reserve Andray Blatche added 15 as the playoff-boundNets held off the Pistons.

Kris Humphries had 11 points and Joe Johnson added 10 for Brooklyn, winners of two straight. The Netswrapped up their first regular season after leaving New Jersey and will open their first playoff series in six years at home against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.


Citi Bike stations raise both praise and opposition in NYC

Walk up to any of the new Citi Bike stations throughout Brooklyn and there is no doubt a small group stopping to check it out. For the most part the flashy new bike sharing docks are met with excitement. There are some installations, however – especially in historic districts -- which have residents and businesses upset and feeling left out of the planning process.


Bomb scare on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

Police closed Cadman Plaza West between Montague and Tillary streets in Brooklyn Heights at roughly 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, after the report of a suspicious object at TD Bank on Montague Street was called in.

A crowd watched bomb squad activity from the steps of nearby Brooklyn Borough Hall and helicopters were reported buzzing the area.

The suspicious object was discovered to be a thermos jug, an NYPD spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle. "It was coffee," he said.


84th Precinct captain sees Boston disaster as a reason to stay vigilant

Just one day after the bombings in Boston, police captain Maximo Tolentino held a moment of silence during Tuesday night's 84th Precinct Community Council meeting for those affected by the tragedy. He also used that time to remind everyone that while police officers put forth a great effort to protect us, sometimes they need help from the citizens they protect to do their jobs as best they can.


Fairway shares climb on first day of trading

Shares of Fairway climbed on their first day of trading after the New York grocery store chain priced its initial public offering above expectations.

The company's shares rose $3.89, or 30 percent, to $16.89 in afternoon trading. Fairway had priced the stock at $13 per share, above its forecast of $10 to $12.


St. Anselm Church music director branches out

The music director of Saint Anselm Roman Catholic Church in Bay Ridge is leaving “Amazing Grace” and other hymns behind, at least for one night, to perform Beethoven’s glorious Ninth Symphony.

Soprano Therese Panicali, who can be found every Sunday leading the congregation in song at masses at St. Anselm Church on Fourth Avenue and 82nd Street, will be one of the featured performers in a special concert at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St., on Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m.



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