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Menchaca picks Zuniga over Ortiz for assembly

With just days to go until the primary, Councilmember Carlos Menchaca has upended the race for Sunset Park’s State Assembly seat by endorsing the challenger over a longtime incumbent. … Full Article
 

Former lawyer’s background shapes debut novel

Brooklyn-based novelist Helen Wan’s debut, "The Partner Track," now available in trade paperback, traces the story of Ingrid Yung, who is about to become partner at Parsons Valentine, a prestigious New York City law firm.  … Full Article
 

Lena Dunham, Zadie Smith to speak at BAM and Greenlight’s Unbound lit series

Now in its third season, Unbound — a unique literary series presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore — will kick off this fall with a star-studded lineup of writers, including Zadie Smith and Brooklyn native Lena Dunham. … Full Article
 

St. Francis men’s soccer drops home opener to Manhattan

The St. Francis College men’s soccer team lost for the first time ever at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Tuesday when Manhattan College scored a disappointingly soft goal and won 1-0 in double overtime in SFC’s home opener.  … Full Article
 

New Brooklyn Expo Center coming to Greenpoint

It’s a brand new space and a brand new show in one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The new 40,000 square foot Brooklyn Expo Center in historic Greenpoint will open to the public on Sept. 13 and 14 with the first-ever Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Make Cadman Plaza Park into a Brooklyn destination

During the Labor Day weekend, I met some friends from Brooklyn and Manhattan at the Park Plaza Diner, followed by a small gathering in Cadman Plaza Park.  … Full Article
 

Lauded Pan Pan Theatre brings Beckett's ‘Embers’ to BAM Sept. 17

“Embers” is a theatricalized presentation of an early radio play by the legendary absurdist author, Samuel Beckett, staged by the Pan Pan Theatre Company. First broadcast in 1959, the play opens with Henry, sitting on a beach and remembering stories and incidents from his life. … Full Article
 

New book explores evolution of American medicine

Based on 15 years of research and illustrated with dozens of historical and exclusive photographs, “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine” (Gotham; Sept. … Full Article
 

Scaffolding made Atlantic Avenue storefront a money pit

A prime Atlantic Avenue retail site in prosperous Cobble Hill should be a real gold mine. Right? “You would think,” said disappointed shopkeeper Ahmed Hanaif — or make that departed shopkeeper. … Full Article
 

Staubitz Market's owner gives us the 411 on Court Street real estate

Everybody calls him Mr. Staubitz — that's the name on the neon sign out front. But the man behind the counter at the nearly century-old meat market, which is a magnet for foodies of the carnivorous kind, is really named John McFadden.  … Full Article
 

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