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‘My Life in Middlemarch’: Can life imitate fiction?

Fort Greene
“I loved 'Middlemarch', and I loved being the kind of person who loved it,” writes Brooklynite Rebecca Mead in her new book, “My Life in Middlemarch,” published last week by Crown. In this insightful work — part memoir, part biography, part literary criticism — Mea … Full Article
 

State grant helps two Sunset Park after-school sites

Sunset Park
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest executive budget, according to the governor’s office, supports “an innovative program designed to transform schools into community hubs that integrate social, health and other services, as well as after-school programming.”  … Full Article
 

Junior dance teams ‘catch a shooting star’ at Barclays Center

Fort Greene
Two award-winning dance teams from Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company took center court at Barclays Center on Monday night, before the Nets took on the Philadelphia 76ers.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn kicks off Black History Month

Downtown
Continuing a 17-year tradition, Brooklyn courts came together on a snowy Monday afternoon to commemorate the struggles, successes, and journey of black Americans. … Full Article
 

Green-Wood Cemetery helps people search for roots

Greenwood Heights
You may be someone who’s been in Brooklyn for five generations searching for news of your long-lost uncle. … Full Article
 
 

Man found hanging from a tree at Prospect Park

Prospect Park
A white male in his 50s was discovered hanging from a tree near the lake in Prospect Park around 3:45 a.m. on Monday. A police spokesman says that "it looks like a suicide," and the NYPD is investigating the situation.   … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Historical Society announces greater access to its famed archives

Brooklyn Heights
The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), which holds the most extensive collections of Brooklyn-based materials in the world, has announced two new ways for educators and the general public to access its archives and collections. … Full Article
 

Scissura to City Hall: Pay attention to small business owners

Downtown
The de Blasio administration’s move to give workers paid sick leave is admirable, but the city should also be looking out for the needs of small business owners, according to Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. … Full Article
 

The 13th floor to host writing workshop with tattooist, musician

Greenpoint
The 13th Floor, a writing community that provides creative inspiration and feedback to writers of all experience levels, is teaming up with artist and tattooist Steven Avalos of Evil and Love Tattoo in Greenpoint to create an immersive, artistic experience for creative writers in the neighb … Full Article
 

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