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Women’s choir sings at Brooklyn federal courthouse despite Boston bombings

Downtown
After she heard about the bombings in Boston last week, the Willow Interfaith Women’s Choir’s director Farah Chandu said the group never had second thoughts about performing in the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse because, as they say, the show must go on. … Full Article
 

Markowitz welcomes consuls to Borough Hall

Downtown
On Thursday, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz welcomed to Borough Hall honorary consuls general from across the world, with representatives from Turkey, Jamaica, Indonesia, Norway, Nigeria, Brazil, Cyprus, Lithuania, Serbia, Zambia, Malta and Albania.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: ‘Vagina Monologues’ playwright to release memoir

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Eve Ensler has devoted her life to enlightening the world about the female body—how to talk about it, how to protect and value it. Yet, she spent much of life disassociated from her own body, a disconnection brought on by her father’s sexual abuse and her mother’s remoteness. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Address community needs before closing hospitals

Cobble Hill
The need to reduce healthcare costs and insure the uninsured has led to a most important and massive undertaking of healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act. … Full Article
 

City retains teen’s brain, court reduces family award

Brooklyn Heights
A family was awarded $1 million for the pain and suffering they endured after discovering that their son’s brain was held by the Staten Island Medical Examiner without notification. … Full Article
 

More than half of TimeOut NY’s ‘Best New Bookstores’ in Brooklyn

Vinegar Hill
Brooklyn has long boasted a particularly literary crowd. From Walt Whitman and Norman Mailer to Paul Auster, Jennifer Egan and Jonathan Safran Foer, some of America’s most esteemed writers come from the borough. … Full Article
 

Art show at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists' Coalition exhibit space to open in May

Red Hook
Hurricane Sandy may have set them back a few of months, but the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s Red Hook waterfront galleries open May 11th, bigger and better than ever with two new shows – Wide Open 4  and On the Waterfront Zone A.
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Brooklyn Tech High School to host 5-borough youth rock symphony Concert

Fort Greene
Electrify Your Music Foundation, a new non-profit dedicated to revitalizing underfunded public school music programs, announces its first major fundraising and launch event – The 5-Borough Youth Rock Symphony – to take place on April 26 at Brooklyn Technical High School Theater in Fort Gree … Full Article
 

BULLS BLACKED OUT: Nets crush Bulls in first playoff game in Brooklyn

Atlantic Yards
Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and the Nets turned the Brooklyn blackout into a blowout, beating the Chicago Bulls 106-89 on Saturday night in Game 1 of their playoff series. … Full Article
 

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