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PhD candidate makes complex scientific research sound simple

Forget Bill Nye the Science Guy. Lyl Tomlinson is the new star of the world of science!


Tomlinson, a Brooklyn College graduate who is currently studying for his Ph.D in neuroscience at Stony Brook University, recently won the National FameLab USA competition. The contest challenges young scientists to talk about their research in an engaging a manner that could be easily understood by a general audience.



Longtime Brooklyn resident celebrates 100th birthday at the River Cafe

During his 90th birthday party 10 years ago, Ben Rosen’s friend Peter Patterson promised to treat him to dinner at the iconic River Café on the waterfront in DUMBO if he made it to his 100th birthday.

This past Easter Sunday, Patterson kept to his word.

“About five years ago my son asked me, ‘You aren’t really going to make him wait five more years, are you?’” Patterson recalled. “I told him, ‘of course, it will give him something to look forward to.’ Besides, he’s in better health than most of us.”


Pierce and the Nets beat the Raptors in Game 1 of the playoffs

“F--- Brooklyn!”

That was the message that Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri gave to Toronto fans at a rally outside of the arena before Game 1 on Saturday. It was only the latest sign of disrespect toward the Brooklyn Nets coming out of Canada.


Vision Zero Town Hall Monday Night in Park Slope

Councilmember Brad Lander  is hosting a Vision Zero Town Hall and workshop on Monday, April 21, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at P.S. 321, 180 7th Ave. in Park Slope Brooklyn.

Vision Zero is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s multi-faceted plan to reduce or eliminate traffic deaths through stronger law enforcement, lower speed limits, street design changes, and campaigns to change driver and pedestrian behavior.


Brooklyn Heights baby kidnapper arrested again in NYC

An unhinged baby-kidnapper who created a panic among parents in Brooklyn Heights almost a dozen years ago was arrested on Friday for attempting to snatch another baby, this time in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.


Egg hunts bring families to Brooklyn parks over Easter weekend

The Brooklyn Heights Annual Spring Egg Hunt drew hundreds of families to Pierrepont Playground on Saturday, and once again the line wound down Columbia Heights to Remsen Street before the gates opened at 10 a.m.


Easter egg hunts in Brooklyn Heights and East Flatbush on Saturday

Little bunnies and their families should bring their Easter baskets to Brooklyn Heights or East Flatbush on Saturday, April 19 to gather eggs to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring.

The Brooklyn Heights Annual Spring Egg Hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp at Pierrepont Playground Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Streets (on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade). Candy, treats, balloons and good friends have made this a holiday tradition for many families.


Mayor de Blasio, at Steiner Studios, anoints new film czar Cynthia López

Mayor Bill de Blasio trekked to Brooklyn’s “Hollywood on the East River” – Steiner Studios -- on Friday to announce his appointment of documentary filmmaker and “POV” co-executive producer Cynthia López as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting.

The Mayor made the announcement following a tour of Steiner, the largest and most sophisticated studio complex on the East Coast, with First Lady Chirlane McCray.

López will replace departed film czar Katherine Oliver, who was appointed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


Feed Me! Foodies flock to Brooklyn Bridge Park for spring Smorgasburg

Brisket on a bun you stand in line for – a looong time. Ramen Burgers that run out by 2:30 p.m. Brain-freezing Kelvin Natural Slush, a beverage too tempting to pass up, slurped al fresco.

Ah, the rites of spring.

The weekend food fest that is Smorgasburg has moved outdoors at long last after a grueling winter.



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