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Architectural eye candy — and celebs, we're fairly certain — on Brooklyn's Gold Coast, AKA Clinton Avenue

Ah, the gorgeous Gold Coast. That's what Clinton Avenue was called more than a century ago when a high concentration of Brooklyn's wealthiest citizens congregated in Clinton Hill and did their share of luxury home-building. … Full Article
 
 

Animal ‘Adopt-A-Thon’ coming to Carroll Gardens

The Bark Avenue Adopt-A-Thon — a free educational event sponsored by Douglas Elliman and designed to save the lives of New York City’s shelter animals — will be held Sunday, April 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Carroll Park (on Court St. … Full Article
 

4th man charged in Brooklyn over ISIS recruitment plot

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A fourth man was charged on Monday in a terrorism case accusing him of raising money for a plot to have U.S. residents travel overseas to fight for ISIS. … Full Article
 

‘Punk New York, Past and Future’ book event in Fort Greene to feature three authors

Brooklyn-based publisher Akashic Books is teaming up with Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene to feature three authors—Eliza Factor, Stacy Wakefield and Nathan Larson—at a joint launch event celebrating New York counterculture in the ’80s, ’90s and our forthcoming postapocalyptic city-state … Full Article
 

Bust of Edward Snowden sneaked into, removed from Fort Greene Park

Suddenly, in the middle of the New York night, Edward Snowden's face appeared — deep in a public park. A 4-foot-high, 100-pound sculpted bust of the whistleblower now exiled in Russia was sneaked into Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park on Monday before dawn. … Full Article
 

OBITUARY: Neighbors and readers mourn untimely loss of John Loscalzo, Brooklyn Heights Blog founder

John Loscalzo, AKA "Homer Fink," the big-hearted and witty founder of the Brooklyn Heights Blog, died suddenly this past Wednesday at the age of 52.  … Full Article
 

Smorgasburg beats the weather during busy opening weekend

Smorgasburg season is officially upon us. The weekly food festival kicked off this past weekend, when thousands flocked to Williamsburg on Saturday and Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sunday to brave long lines and windy weather for a taste of the ’burg. … Full Article
 

Poetry slam at BAM features hip hop-inspired poets

One person's poetry can be another's reason for wanting to take a nap. It's all about relevance. Wordsworth and Keats may not reach many young people today, but hip hop artists from Jay Z to Notorious B.I.G. — poets in their own right — do. … Full Article
 

NY proposes continuing cleanup along Gowanus Canal

ALBANY— New York conservation officials are inviting public comments on proposed plans to continue cleaning up contamination along the Gowanus Canal.
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