Puppet spectacular coming to Park Slope

A “puppet spectacular” returns to Park Slope with the annual Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn on Saturday, June 15, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m. on 4th Street at 5th Ave along the park at the Old Stone House.

Hosted by the non-profit Puppetry Arts community organization, the free festival features puppet shows and meet n' greet characters including a few famous faces.


Double suicide shocks Park Slope

A Park Slope couple who hosted a self-help radio show committed suicide by suffocating themselves with helium and plastic bags, leaving suicide notes behind that told of bipolar disorder, according to the New York Post.

Lynne Rosen, 46, and her husband John Littig, 48, appeared on WBAI-FM’s “The Pursuit of Happiness.”

“I can’t take it anymore, my wife is so sick. She’s in too much pain. Please bury us together,” Littig wrote, according to the Post.


25-Year Brooklyn resident to celebrate new book in Cobble Hill

Martin Kleinman, a 25-year Brooklyn veteran, has recently published “Home Front”, a collection of NYC-centric stories published by Brooklyn-based Sock Monkey Press. The book explores a varied group of New Yorkers, illustrating the remarkably diverse population that inhabits this beloved city. 


Facebook friends with a judge? Recusal may not be necessary

A committee on judicial ethics ruled that a judge’s Facebook relationship with the parents of the victims of an alleged crime is not enough for the judge to be removed from a criminal trial, presumably the trial of the alleged offender.


Heights resident’s volunteer project helps bring clean water to impoverished Honduras

In the middle of April, I left Brooklyn to volunteer with 19 Rotarians to endure exhausting physical labor in the mountains of Honduras, in conjunction with “Pure Water for the World” a non-profit organization.

Our herculean objectives, in the muggy, hot jungles, outside the city of Trojes, Honduras near the border of Nicaragua, was to install water filtration, build outhouses, dig latrines, instruct people in proper hygiene education, and provide disease-resisting injections to the residents for at least 200 people.


Crime up slightly in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook

Capt. Jeffrey Schiff didn't want to jinx the situation, but it’s not often that a police captain from the 76th Precinct gets to say this -- there has been no gun violence in Red Hook since Nov. 17, 2012.


How a tweet inspired a novel

Acclaimed author Lauren Beukes has recently published “The Shining Girls”, which has been compared to “The Silence of the Lambs”, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” for its imaginative yet convincing qualities.


First look at redesigned ‘Pierhouse’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Toll Brothers and Starwood Capital unveiled on Wednesday a new rendering of their planned condo and hotel complex off Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

To be built just north of the new “bouncing” pedestrian walkway winding down from Squibb Park in Brooklyn Heights, the Pierhouse will include 120 condos, restaurants and meeting space, retail, a fitness center and a parking garage.


Buzz O'Keeffe Fights Back: Passionate perfectionist

As the day approaches when Brooklyn’s famed River Café reopens, sometime in late June, the saga of its rebirth is a testament to the man many call a “waterfront wizard” for the transformational role his restaurant has played in Brooklyn.

On the night Hurricane Sandy created storm surges that destroyed or shut down parts of New York.


Robots, geeky tech a hit in Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn got geeky on Saturday as the World Science Festival took over NYU-Poly’s MetroTech campus and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Walking, talking and swimming robots, 3D printers, intelligent lighting, video games and other gadgets fascinated crowds of technology fans milling through MetroTech Commons and inside NYU-Poly halls.



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