New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman to launch debut novel in Brooklyn

A literary novel for the summer that is both redemptive and utterly transporting, “No. 4 Imperial Lane” is an epic family story, reminiscent of Nick Hornby and Alan Hollinghurst, which takes readers from 1980s Brighton to the midst of revolutionary Angola. … Full Article

BAM, NYRP’s ‘Arts in the Gardens’ series to feature ‘Garden Grooves’

Arts in the Gardens, a series presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), this summer will feature a unique music program called “Garden Grooves.” The events will offer a different musical selection each Wednesday in August in different gard … Full Article

BP Adams announces millions to overhaul Brooklyn War Memorial, parks

Brooklyn veterans, elected officials and community groups joined Borough President Eric Adams at the Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park on Thursday as he unveiled his plans to allocate almost $12 million to overhaul parks across Brooklyn. … Full Article

Meet the Sunset Park sculptor who creates fantasy football trophies

Fantasy football team owners will soon be gathering together in bars and in friends’ living rooms all over Brooklyn to conduct drafts to select players for their teams for the 2015 season. … Full Article

Nostalgic look at landmark bar sounds alarm

"This could be the next South Street Seaport."  That is the way Stuart Venner, owner of 71 Atlantic Ave., referred to the potential development happening around his building, as quoted in a recent New York Times article. … Full Article

DUMBO Family Fest to celebrate Brooklyn Bridge Park’s upcoming additions

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is hosting the DUMBO Family Fest, previewing the new views and parkland to come to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The party, co-sponsored by One John Street, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. … Full Article

Schumer says technology can stop drunk drivers

Someday, a drunk person won’t be able to drive a car because the car won’t start. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said he wants someday to be here soon. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park: 'Let's get facts straight on Pier 6'

On Thursday, the Empire State Development Corporation will hold a hearing on proposed changes to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Project Plan (GPP). The park operates under a mandate that requires development sites to pay for its maintenance. … Full Article

A new arrival on Wythe Avenue

What do we think of when we think of Wythe Avenue? The Wythe Hotel. Brooklyn Bowl. Restaurants such as Rosarito Fish Shack and 12 Chairs Café. Heatonist, a shop devoted entirely to selling hot sauces. … Full Article

Cool places on Kent Avenue

You don't have to be a hipster to love Kent Avenue. Williamsburg's waterside avenue has lots of spots that charm non-hipsters, with the landmarked Domino Sugar Refinery being Numero Uno on the Hit Parade, of course. Even the avenue's graffiti is nifty-looking. … Full Article


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