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Witches' hats and other Crown Heights South eye candy

They look like witches' hats. One of our favorite blocks in Crown Heights South has a row of bow-fronted houses with cone-shaped roofs. The houses are on Union Street between Albany and Kingston avenues. … Full Article
 

What's your favorite house on Doctor's Row?

If you were a surgeon at the House of St. Giles the Cripple a century ago, you might have lived in a Doctor's Row mansion. The same goes if you were a healer of yesteryear at Kings County Hospital or Brooklyn Jewish Hospital. … Full Article
 

Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn coming to Park Slope

Brooklyn-Puppetry Arts New York will host its annual Puppetry Arts Festival in Park Slope this year with an array of crafts, puppet shows and special guests. The festival takes place on June 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the J.J. … Full Article
 

Clergy lead poignant prayer vigil for victims of Orlando mass shooting

About 70 members of the faith communities in Brooklyn Heights attended an Interfaith Prayer Vigil on Monday that promoted an end to gun violence in response to the June 12 Orlando massacre. … Full Article
 

Nearly 100 volunteers from Forest City Ratner companies join Rebuilding Together NYC to renovate Bed-Stuy high school

Just fewer than 100 volunteers from Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) joined Rebuilding Together NYC on June 17 to renovate the Gotham Professional Arts Academy in Bedford-Stuyvesant, as part of the companies’ Community Day. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Historical Society to exhibit two rare Revolutionary War-era maps in honor of upcoming 240th anniversary of Battle of Brooklyn

Amid a whirl of interest in the Revolutionary War, thanks to “Hamilton,” Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is set to display two versions of the rare Revolutionary War-era “Ratzer” map from June 29 to Aug. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn’s Atlantic Ave. & 5th Ave. to become music hot spots on Tuesday

Atlantic Avenue is pulling out all the stops on Tuesday as part of Make Music New York, the live music festival that takes place across the city on June 21, the longest day of the year. … Full Article
 

Gowanus soundstage fights for its life at City Hall

Eastern Effects, Inc. Founder and CEO Scott Levy brought his battle with New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to the heart of the enemy camp on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Sunset Park Library wins ‘Oscar’

The Sunset Park Library has won an Oscar! The Brooklyn library was one of six libraries around the city cited for outstanding service at the Third Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. The awards have been nicknamed the “Oscars of the Libraries.” … Full Article
 

'Subway Sleepers' are the stars of an upcoming photo exhibit by Brooklyn Heights artist Linda Kessler

In the city that never sleeps, the ultimate act of vulnerability is slumbering on the subway. … Full Article
 

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