Brooklyn Bookbeat: Brooklyn writer's debut novel explores life, love, and advertising

When we think of the advertising business, many of us conjure an outdated Mad Men-like scene, replete with dark drama fueled by a constant supply of alcohol. Certainly, advertising today can be sexy -- but day-to-day, is it really as fascinating as we imagine?
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Brooklyn charities raised millions for Sandy relief

Brooklyn charitable organizations’ response to Hurricane Sandy, made in response to a survey sent out by the state Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, were made public Friday by the state Attorney General’s Office. … Full Article

Two Trees: What should we do with Domino Sugar lot?

Two Trees is seeking community input on how to develop the Domino Sugar site it purchased in October, Brownstoner reports. … Full Article

Check out DUMBO street and plaza plans at a public workshop on January 8

Channel your inner urban planner at a DUMBO Public Design Workshop on Tuesday, Jan 8 at Etsy Labs (55 Washington Street). … Full Article

Obit: Harry Smith, beloved Heights-based poet and publisher, dies in Maine at 76

Longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Harry Smith, a poet and publisher whom the NY Times Book Review called “a venerable small press editor” , died recently at the age of 76 in Portland, Maine. … Full Article

New Hampton Inn shaping up in Downtown Brooklyn

A rendering of the Hampton Inn planned for 125 Flatbush Avenue Extension, just west of the Manhattan Bridge entrance ramp, has been unearthed by Brownstoner. … Full Article

Jordan Brand Classic comes to Brooklyn this April

The 12th annual Jordan Brand Classic, the nation’s premier high school all-star game, will be held in Brooklyn, the birthplace of Michael Jordan, on April 13, 2013, at Barclays Center. The game had previously been held in Charlotte, North Carolina. … Full Article

Bus routes finally being restored to Brooklyn

The city is restoring or expanding nearly two dozen bus routes that were cut in 2010 to close a budget gap. Seventeen routes will return on Sunday, and four others will be back on Jan. 20. … Full Article

NYU-Poly new business incubator in Brooklyn’s DUMBO graduates first startup

 Less than one year after Polytechnic Institute of New York University’s (NYU-Poly) DUMBO-based tech incubator opened its doors, the school recently announced that TENDIGI, a mobile app development company, has become its first graduate.  The business incubator,  … Full Article


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