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Learn the ins and ‘outs’ of early baseball with talk, trolley tour at Green-Wood

Baseball historian and author Thomas W. Gilbert will visit Green-Wood Cemetery’s Historic Chapel on Sept. 26 to celebrate his newly published book “Playing First: Early Baseball Lives at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery.” … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Elizabeth Gilbert saws fear in half in 'Big Magic'

Over a lifetime committed to writing, Elizabeth Gilbert has learned that engaging fear is part of the creative process. In her new book "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" (Riverhead Books) she offers tricks to make fear disappear, at least long enough to get some work done. … Full Article
 

Comptroller: Brooklyn Bridge Park might be able to issue bonds instead of building at Pier 6

The New York City Comptroller’s Office said that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) may be able to issue tax-exempt bonds through a conduit agency to finance capital improvements. … Full Article
 

Assemblymember Simon wants to hang out with you on the stoop

It’s a stoop-endous idea: Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Cobble Hill) is inviting her constituents to join her for conversations where Brooklynites traditionally hang out to chat and observe the hurly-burly of street life – on the stoop. … Full Article
 

Judge dismisses lawsuit vs. Pierhouse development in Brooklyn Bridge Park

A Brooklyn judge on Monday dismissed the case against the Pierhouse hotel/condo development in Brooklyn Bridge Park, deeply disappointing advocates who claimed the park misled the public about the height of the project. … Full Article
 

Landmarks Preservation Commission says No to redesign plan for decaying Crown Heights 'country house'

Will the sad little landmark with the big price tag ever be repaired? … Full Article
 

Commodore Barry Club participates in Irish heritage event at Green-Wood

The Commodore Barry Club, a Brooklyn-based Irish-American organization, participated in the Irish Heritage Trail on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.  … Full Article
 

Kites soar over Brooklyn Bridge Park

Beautiful warm weather on the last weekend of summer brought great community spirit to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the annual Kite Festival. … Full Article
 

Sara Bareilles to discuss new book with Ben Folds at BAM

“Sounds Like Me: My Life (so far) in Song” (Simon & Schuster; Oct. 6, 2015), is a candid collection of essays by Sara Bareilles, five-time Grammy nominee. … Full Article
 

Local artist to speak about ‘Voyage in Visual Metaphors’ at Brooklyn Heights Library

“A Voyage in Visual Metaphors,” a show by Brooklyn Heights resident Andrew Markus Bell, will open Monday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Brooklyn Heights Brach Library (280 Cadman Plaza West). His canvases will be on view until Nov. 12, 2015. … Full Article
 

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