Bon Appétit! New book explores the ‘Art of French Eating’

Journalist Ann Mah, married to a diplomat, had grown accustomed to splitting her time between political hot-spots like Washington, D.C. and Beijing. But when her husband was placed for three years in Paris, she was ecstatic. A lifelong lover of food, and struggling to launch her career as a freelance food writer in D.C., Mah had always dreamed of exploring this romantic city – and its cuisine – with her husband.


Development Ferment on Atlantic Avenue: Real estate bigs work Brooklyn retail corridor alongside mom and pops

On Sunday, Marty Markowitz was crowned King of Brooklyn on Atlantic Avenue. The other days of the year, the princes of New York City real estate are busy trying to make a buck on a mile-long segment of the retail corridor stretching from Brooklyn Bridge Park nearly to Barclays Center.

Big players like the Cayre family's Midtown Equities and Joseph Sitt's Thor Equities are vying with mom-and-pop property owners to win retail and restaurant tenants for sites on the Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill span of the thoroughfare.


Chabon to celebrate 'Telegraph Avenue' in Brooklyn

Acclaimed writer Michael Chabon will be making an appearance in Brooklyn this fall to celebrate the paperback release of his latest novel “Telegraph Avenue” (Harper Perennial). On Oct. 3, the author will be featured at Community Bookstore’s and Congregation Beth Elohim’s series Brooklyn By The Book series, which aims to enrich the literary culture in the Park Slope area.


‘Gowanus Gatsby – A Flapper Fete’ at Gowanus Ballroom on Oct. 5

Hope Davis and the Friends of Douglass Greene Park will host an awards dinner reception followed by a full Gatsby dance party featuring the Michael Arenella Quintet on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Gowanus Ballroom at 55 Ninth St. near Second Avenue in Gowanus.

The fundraiser soirée will celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Douglass Greene Park renovation on its Third Avenue side and highlight ongoing advocacy and development of this small public park located on a full city block in Gowanus, Brooklyn.


Court Street corner is a killer

On Aug. 17, 2012, Ellen Meyers, a Boerum Hill resident, was crossing Pacific Street at Court when a car heading west on Pacific brushed her leashed puppy, Mambo. By the time she reached the veterinarian across the street, the dog had died in her arms.

“The car didn’t stop, although people started yelling,” Meyers reported. “I don’t think the driver ever saw us.”

This past July, Bob Dehler had a close call with another speeding vehicle at the same intersection, jumping out of the way when he saw disaster heading toward him.


‘The Room’ co-Star Sestero publishes tell-all memoir

Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” gained notoriety as one of the worst films made in recent history when it debuted in 2003. One reviewer suggested watching the movie was “like getting stabbed in the head,” and the $6 milllion film closed after just two weeks, earning only $1,800 at the box office. But a decade later, “The Room” persists in pop culture with an international cult following. Masses of dedicated fans wait in line for hours to view screenings, complete with audience rituals, costumes and thousands of plastic spoons.


BAM offers free WiFi via "BAMwifi_ForBK" network

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), in partnership with the Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB), today announced plans to offer free wireless internet connectivity along Fulton Street. The proposed free WiFi corridor will span 1.2 miles along Fulton Street in Brooklyn from Rockwell Place to Classon Avenue and the BAM Cultural District.


Lena Dunham, ‘Brooklyn Eagles’ throw a party for Brooklyn Public Library Tuesday night

A group of movers and shakers called the “Brooklyn Eagles” (no relation to this paper) is throwing their First Annual Fall Cocktail Party and Benefit on Tuesday, October 1 to help out the Brooklyn Public Library.

The new group, made up of professionals, business owners, actors, artists and officials includes actress Lena Dunham, urban developer Shin-pei Tsay, Peter Goldwasser from the Mayor’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, Tucker Reed, President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and Rashid Shabazz of the Open Society Institute, among others.


A ‘sizable number’ of developers eyeing Brooklyn Heights Library site

Brooklyn Public Library’s controversial plan to sell the Brooklyn Heights branch library site has attracted a significant amount of interest from developers, BPL spokesperson Emma Woods told the Brooklyn Eagle on Monday.

BPL issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the property at 280 Cadman Plaza West in June.

"We were thrilled to receive a sizable number of responses from respected developers,” Woods said.


Brooklyn photographer celebrates opening in Crown Heights

Stop by Crown Heights’ Nimba Café on Oct. 3 for some wine (or BYOB) and enjoy danceable African beats and the photography of Brooklynite Natalie Ingle. Ingle’s work features images from Ghana, Tanzania, and her “Deconstructing” insect series. The opening party will last from 8 to 10 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Nimba is located at 619 St. Johns Place (at Franklin Ave.) in Crown Heights.



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