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FDNY's 150th Anniversary draws Brooklyn neighbors to local firehouses

Saturday’s FDNY open house “was an extremely successful event,” Capt. Lawrence Garda of Engine Co. 224 told the Brooklyn Eagle. “People were lining up 15 minutes before our scheduled time.” … Full Article
 

New novel explores Korean-American woman’s struggle

Brooklynite Patricia Park puts a contemporary spin on the classic novel “Jane Eyre” in a poignant debut novel by the Korean-American author.  … Full Article
 

Clarke supports chokehold prevention bill

U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke is throwing her support behind legislation fellow Brooklyn congressmember Hakeem Jeffries is sponsoring to outlaw the use of chokeholds by police. The bill would define use of the chokehold as a civil rights violation under federal law. … Full Article
 

OPINION: De Blasio! Give us our park as we were promised

In large national parks fires keep the ecosystem alive. In the case of Bushwick Inlet Park, fire might be what brings the park to life. … Full Article
 

Fiasco Theater troupe brings enchanting ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ to Polonsky Shakespeare Center

I'm in love with a dog named Crab. You'll fall for him, too. Just you wait and see. His master says Crab is “the sourest-natured dog that lives,” but don't you believe it. … Full Article
 

Gay/Straight Alliance honors Justice Kahn with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Gay/Straight Alliance of the New York State Court System held its fifth annual dinner-dance in front of more than 150 judges, lawyers and court employees at the Grand Prospect Hall in South Slope on Wednesday night, honoring Hon. … Full Article
 

Susan Sarandon hosts play at City Tech

Starting on May 2, City Tech’s Theatreworks and Entertainment Technology Department presents “Forged in Fire,” at the Voorhees Theatre at 186 Jay St. in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

BAM Book Talk: Joseph O’Neill reads from latest work ‘The Dog’

What do you get when you cross Irish and Assyrian descent with a multinational upbringing? To hear novelist Joseph O'Neill tell it, the result — his own, as a matter of fact — is someone who can create characters that will live anywhere, but are never quite at home. … Full Article
 

PHOTOS: Jodie Foster in DUMBO directing "Money Monster"

It was a star-studded Thursday on Jay Street in DUMBO, where Jodie Foster was on set directing the upcoming film "Money Monster" starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and others. … Full Article
 

DUMBO residents worry about ever-present gas leak

DUMBO residents and workers have become increasingly alarmed about a gas leak on Jay Street that has been venting from street grates for months. … Full Article
 

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