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Mangia! Chamber of Commerce hosts Italian Restaurant Week

In the mood for some delicious lasagna? If you are, then the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has good news for you.

The chamber is hosting its first ever "Explore Brooklyn: Italian Restaurant Week," which will take place from Oct. 10-17. Thirty-nine restaurants around the borough will be offering special deals to entice customers during the celebration, which coincides with Italian Heritage Month and the week of Columbus Day.


Brooklyn Autism Center celebrates new location with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Brooklyn Autism Center (BAC), a 1:1 nonprofit, private school for children with Autism, will be celebrating its move to its new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 PM.


Awwwsome Dogs at Brooklyn Heights Dog Show

Roughly 60 way-too-adorable canines strutted their stuff at the Brooklyn Heights Dog Show during Sunday’s Summer Space event. 

Ring Master George Jagatic provided the entertaining patter as the dogs, tails-a-wagging, were led by their doting owners around the ring set up in the middle of Montague Street. Children pressed up against the metal barriers ended up getting their faces licked, to their squealing delight.


Brooklyn Bridge Park requests proposals for marina, skate rink

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) late Monday released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the long-term lease, development, and operation of a “first-class,” 186-slip marina adjacent to Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park.  

RFPs were also released for qualified operators for the Pier 5 concession building and the Pier 2 skate rink.

“With the release of these RFPs, BBP looks forward to bringing quality operators to the park and creating exciting new amenities for visitors to enjoy,” said Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park.


Healthcare exchanges are topic of panel at St. Joseph’s College

The Healthcare Administration Department at St. Joseph’s College’s Brooklyn Campus will hold a panel discussion on the new healthcare exchanges enacted by New York state as part of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium. 

This event, created in partnership with Assemblyman Walter Mosley and Health Republic Insurance of New York, is free and open to the public.


‘My Heart is an Idiot’: Essays on heartache and humor

Though at times misguided, Davy Rothbart is, without question, a lovable romantic. In the sixteen autobiographical essays that make up his book “My Heart is an Idiot” (Picador; September, 2013), Rothbart wears his heart on his sleeve. In spite of his distasteful practical jokes and ridiculous schemes, Rothbart wins over his readers with his brutally honest and comical retelling of the (mis)adventures that have informed his heartfelt writing.


Obama endorses de Blasio for mayor

Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign has gotten the presidential seal of approval.

The New York Observer reported on its website Monday morning that President Barack Obama has weighed in on the mayor’s race Monday morning, endorsing Democrat Bill de Blasio for the job of running the country’s largest city.


Sports wear designer pledges to donate profits to youth group

Angel Lopez, an up and coming sports apparel designer, has never forgotten where he came from and the people who helped him along the way.

Lopez, whose new company, Novato Sports Apparel, designs and manufactures apparel for basketball, baseball, football, and soccer teams, has pledged to donate a percentage of his profits to a Sunset Park-based organization that helps at-risk youth turn their lives around.


‘The Returned’ imagines a new kind of world

In his debut novel “The Returned (Harlequin MIRA; September 2013), Jason Mott tells the eerie story of a world in which the departed come back to coexist with the living.



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