Bestselling ‘Coolidge’ author Amity Shlaes comes home to Brooklyn Heights for book talk

Amity Shlaes, the best-selling author and sage – though without the grey beard – of the world where politics, policy and economics collide, will speak in person on May 22 to her friends and neighbors in Brooklyn Heights.  … Full Article

LOPEZ GONE: Quits effective Monday 9 am

ALBANY — The Bushwick assemblyman accused of asking young female staffers to massage him, touch his cancerous tumors and join him in hotel rooms said Saturday he will resign rather than possibly be expelled from the Legislature amid sexual harassment allegations. … Full Article

Brooklyn, ‘Turkish Capitol of America,’ celebrates Ottoman culture

The crescent and star of a giant, red Turkish flag bedecked Brooklyn Borough Hall and party-goers sat on the steps to applaud the dramatic pageantry of the Turkish Armed Forces Harmony Band and other performances at Brooklyn’s annual Turkish Cultural Celebration on Thursday, May 16. … Full Article

Park Slope’s Community Bookstore to open Windsor Terrace shop

Founded in 1971, Park Slope’s beloved Community Bookstore is one of Brooklyn’s oldest independent bookstores. … Full Article

St. Francis College to host New York Eurasian Film Festival

The second New York Eurasian Film Festival – the largest showcase in the U.S. of feature, short, documentary, and animation films from the Eurasian continent – will be held at St. Francis College (Founders Hall) in Brooklyn Heights from Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24. … Full Article

LOPEZ DOA: Silver cuts Brooklyn assemblyman's life support, says it's time for Lopez to go

ALBANY — New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will introduce legislation on Friday recommending that state lawmakers expel Bushwick Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who is accused of sexual harassment. … Full Article

Sunny's, Third-Generation Red Hook Bar, Aims To Rebuild After Sandy's Devastation

The Balzano family's Red Hook bar survived Prohibition and the Great Depression. So current owner Sunny Balzano will be damned if he's going to let Superstorm Sandy kill off the historic watering hole that's been shut down since the deadly hurricane.  … Full Article

Cuomo says Lopez should go

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an assemblyman accused of sexual harassment should resign or be removed by the Assembly. … Full Article

Tight security — and a party — before the Brooklyn Half Marathon

This Saturday’s Brooklyn Half Marathon is expected to attract 25,000 runners to a course extending from Washington Avenue to Coney Island. … Full Article


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