BAM announces 2013 R&B Festival at MetroTech

From Brooklyn Academy of Music

BAM has announced the 2013 BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech, to take place from June 6 through August 8. Now in its 19th year, the festival continues to feature R&B legends alongside vibrant and groundbreaking newcomers with 10 free outdoor concerts during the summer months.


Brooklyn Law School lends hand to tech revolution

Once a month, innovators from all corners of the city gather at the Brooklyn Tech Meetup to enjoy networking, product demos, and the panoramic views from the 22nd floor of Brooklyn Law School’s Fiel Hall. 


Esteemed author on writing as obsession

Award-winning author Benjamin Percy is coming to Brooklyn next week to celebrate the release of his latest novel, a thriller titled “Red Moon” (Grand Central Publishing).


BEASTIE PLAYGROUND: Brooklyn Heights park dedicated to Adam Yauch

Brooklyn officials joined the family of Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch on Friday to dedicate a Brooklyn Heights playground in his honor.

On hand were Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey, Borough President Marty Markowitz, Council Member Stephen Levin;, Beastie Boys member Adam Horovitz, Adam’s parents Noel and Frances Yauch, rename Palmetto Playground at the foot of State Street in honor of Brooklyn native Adam Yauch.


LICH supporters slam SUNY’s search for new hospital owner

State University of New York’s (SUNY) search for an entity to take over Long Island College Hospital (LICH) may be designed to fail, warned LICH supporters Thursday night at the Cobble Hill Association’s community forum to discuss the future of the 150-year-old hospital.


LIU Brooklyn valedictorian first in family to graduate from college

He’s the comeback kid from Staten Island.

An only child, with parents who had never attended college, LIU Brooklyn valedictorian William Curran of Tottenville, S.I., dropped out of Tottenville High School because he didn’t find school engaging. After a short-lived period of home-schooling, Curran taught himself, following his own interests. At 18, he enrolled in a GED program and received his GED in the same month he would have graduated high school.


Precinct council meetings are vital to cops policing Park Slope

The unofficial motto of the police department is to protect and to serve, but in order to be properly “served,” Brooklynites should assume an active role in helping their local precinct at precinct community council meetings that are typically held each month.

Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri and Community Council President Pauline Blake run the meetings for the 78th Precinct that serves Park Slope and a large portion of the area surrounding the Barclays Center.


DUMBO preservation group clashes with BID over proposed Tech Triangle bus route

While an MTA proposal to extend the B67 bus line through DUMBO as part of a new “Tech Triangle” line has garnered praise from local businesses, a neighborhood preservation group says the route will add needlessly to traffic and noise on DUMBO’s already congested streets, and is asking the MTA to move the route a block or two east.


Let's talk diabetes with owls

David Sedaris returns with a new collection of essays, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.” His topics, at this point, are familiar. There’s his family; his eminently tolerant boyfriend, Hugh; scenes from his feckless youth; and so on. If you’ve read Sedaris's past books, you know what’s coming.



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