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‘Billions’ of Complaints: Brooklyn Heights residents split on film crews in the neighborhood

It’s a day that ends in “y,” so there is likely a film crew shooting a movie or television show somewhere in Brooklyn Heights right now. It’s part of living there — but while some people get a thrill out of spotting their favorite movie star walking down Montague Street, others can’t stand it.


Sinkhole devours part of Sunset Park intersection; no injuries

A large sinkhole sprawling two lanes developed early Tuesday morning at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street in Sunset Park. According to the Associated Press, the FDNY said no injuries were reported, and National Grid was on the scene because gas lines were affected.


BP Adams announces Greenest Block in Brooklyn

Bainbridge Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue was named the Greenest Block in Brooklyn at a press conference on Tuesday morning at the Bed-Stuy location. 


LIRR announces enhanced service to Barclays Center for Islanders games

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is introducing enhanced service to make New York Islanders games in Brooklyn easily accessible for fans on Long Island.


Landmarks hearing about the Pavilion Theater is postponed

Attention preservation-minded Park Slopers!

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission's public hearing on the proposed condo conversion of the Pavilion Theater has been postponed.

The hearing will not take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4 as originally scheduled.


Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 hearing: No fist fights, one ejection

Elected representatives, civic organizations and residents spoke out at a packed five-and-a-half-hour hearing on Thursday regarding two residential towers proposed for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

People waving placards circled on the sidewalk outside St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, and the sound system was turned on in the hall outside the auditorium for those who couldn't fit inside.

The crowd was overwhelmingly opposed to the towers. Notably, every elected official representing the area stood up against the plan.


New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman to launch debut novel in Brooklyn

A literary novel for the summer that is both redemptive and utterly transporting, “No. 4 Imperial Lane” is an epic family story, reminiscent of Nick Hornby and Alan Hollinghurst, which takes readers from 1980s Brighton to the midst of revolutionary Angola. A singular debut from a seasoned New York Times reporter, Jonathan Weisman, “No.


BAM, NYRP’s ‘Arts in the Gardens’ series to feature ‘Garden Grooves’

Arts in the Gardens, a series presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), this summer will feature a unique music program called “Garden Grooves.” The events will offer a different musical selection each Wednesday in August in different gardens in the borough. Many of these artists have previously appeared as part of the BAMcafé Live series. 


BP Adams announces millions to overhaul Brooklyn War Memorial, parks

Brooklyn veterans, elected officials and community groups joined Borough President Eric Adams at the Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Plaza Park on Thursday as he unveiled his plans to allocate almost $12 million to overhaul parks across Brooklyn.

Heading the to-do list was one million dollars to kick off the restoration of the War Memorial, dedicated to the more than 300,000 “heroic men and women of the borough of Brooklyn" who served in World War II.


Meet the Sunset Park sculptor who creates fantasy football trophies

Fantasy football team owners will soon be gathering together in bars and in friends’ living rooms all over Brooklyn to conduct drafts to select players for their teams for the 2015 season. Unlike real NFL teams, the fantasy footballers don’t get the Vince Lombardi Trophy for winning the Super Bowl.

But they do get a handsome trophy. And for many of the leagues, the championship hardware is made right here in Brooklyn.



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