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Countdown to West Indian "Carnival season" begins

New Orleans has the Mardi Gras. Indianapolis has the Indy 500. And Brooklyn has the West Indian Day Parade and Carnival on Labor Day, which attracts millions of people – including many from the Caribbean itself – every year. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a cool place to spend a day

Looking for a great place to relax this summer? The Brooklyn Bridge Park is where it's at. It's a newly renovated 85-acre park on the waterfront next to the Brooklyn Bridge that has fantastic views of the bridges and Manhattan skyline.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Height Association to DOT on BQE: Fix Cantilever vibes

The Brooklyn Heights Association has launched a campaign calling on the city Department of Transportation to make urgently needed repairs on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway to stop the shake, rattle and roll that nearby residents are suffering. … Full Article
 

Green-Wood Cemetery has 2,000 Civil War vets in unmarked graves

Thousands of Civil War veterans are buried in Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery, but an estimated 2,000 of them are resting in unmarked graves, according to US Senator Charles Schumer, who said something should be done to give these heroes the posthumous recognition they deserve. … Full Article
 

Brooklynite releases Prohibition-era novel

Jersey Leo is the quintessential outsider—an albino of mixed race. The protagonist in Brooklynite John Florio’s latest novel “Sugar Pop Moon” (Seventh Street Books), Jersey makes a living as the bartender at a mob-run speakeasy in Prohibition-era Hell’s Kitchen. … Full Article
 

Magnifique! Cirque du Soleil Coming to Barclays

The Nets, Barbra Streisand, Jay-Z, world-class rock acts like the Who and the Rolling Stones – what could be next for Barclays Arena? Well, from July 24 to 28, the world-famous Cirque du Soleil will come to Barclays with its new show, “Quidam.” … Full Article
 

15 arrested at LICH protest: de Blasio, Levin, nurses put in cuffs

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Councilman Steve Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights) were among more than a dozen demonstrators arrested in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday during a protest against the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

A tale of three titles, one restricted garden

A god-awful plot of land in Brooklyn Heights was lovely back in the day – the 1980s, to be precise – when neighborhood mom Sylvia Blinchik made it into a memorial garden for her dead son. … Full Article
 

Huge Watchtower sell-off seen boosting new Tech Triangle

The Jehovah's Witnesses' $375 million deal to sell six key properties to big-time developers will be a godsend (pardon the pun) to DUMBO that will enable the neighborhood to play a key role in the creation of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, real estate executives and civic leaders said. … Full Article
 

Levin backs Quinn for mayor

Calling her “a proven leader,” City Councilman Stephen Levin announced that he is endorsing Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor. … Full Article
 

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