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Acclaimed novelist Rachel Kushner concludes BAM’s 2015 Eat, Drink & Be Literary program

Where is the line between fact and fiction? It can be a blurry one even in fiction, where fact isn't even fact. And ultimately, trying to know everything about another person's history and circumstances borders on the absurd, even, suggests novelist Rachel Kushner, if that person is someone you've created.


Source of worrisome gas leak in DUMBO discovered, repaired

National Grid has successfully tracked down the source of a persistent gas leak near 51 Jay St. in DUMBO. The leak, which at times emitted a pervasive odor, has alarmed residents and workers for months.

On Wednesday, workers discovered that the gas was escaping from a previously patched gas main buried under Jay Street near Water Street. The gas had traveled underground and was venting from a nearby sewer grate, making finding the actual location of the leak tricky, the National Grid crew said.


Brooklyn Marriott finishes first phase of $43M restoration

The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge was the first full-service hotel to open in Brooklyn in 64 years when it first welcomed visitors in 1998. Now, with other hotels entering the competition in Downtown Brooklyn, the Marriott has completed the first phase of a $43 million restoration, in an attempt to hold onto its premier spot.


‘Wild Things’ invade Maurice Sendak School

The life and legacy of Brooklyn native Maurice Sendak was celebrated on June 10, the late author’s birthday. Brian Selznick — the world-renowned illustrator and creator of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” — read Sendak’s masterwork “Where the Wild Things Are” to Maurice Sendak Community School students in Park Slope. 


‘Make It in Brooklyn’ summit to discuss borough’s growth

Make it in Brooklyn

The inaugural Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Summit  —  an event that will explore the borough’s development  —  will be held on June 25 at locations throughout the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership recently announced. 


Students and mentors celebrate year of ‘iMentoring’ in Brooklyn

High school students and their mentors celebrated a year of successful “iMentoring” on Saturday with games, lunch from Panera Bread, and fun activities like tug-of-war and group dancing at a picnic in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn.

“This is the culminating event at the end of a very long year where iMentor mentors and mentees are able to interact outside of their typical classroom settings,” Danielle Smith, managing director of communications for iMentor, told the Brooklyn Eagle.


Live at BAM: "A Human Being Died That Night"

You don't have to watch or read much news to ascertain that America's unresolved racial problems have bubbled back to the surface of our collective social consciousness over the past year or so. Sure, America is no apartheid South Africa, but, as was the case there, everyone in this country has a different opinion about who are the aggressors and who are the victims in a seemingly endless struggle. The "us and them" factor is certainly at play.


Cobble Hill residents vow to fight Fortis plans for LICH site

Roughly 100 Cobble Hill residents gathered at the Cobble Hill Health Center Tuesday night for a meeting called by the Cobble Hill Association (CHA) to discuss the plans revealed to date by Fortis Property Group for the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site.


Fulton Mall Remix brings urban music, art, dance to Downtown Brooklyn

Tonight and tomorrow evening, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Ralph McDaniels, founder of Video Music Box, will host the Fulton Mall Remix. Remix is a two-night extravaganza of music, art, dance and fashion celebrating Fulton Mall’s rich cultural history and Downtown Brooklyn’s legacy as an urban music and fashion mecca, at Albee Square.

On Thursday evening, Biz Markie will return to the location he made famous in the lyrics to his song, “Albee Square Mall,” for a DJ set, alongside Rahzel, a Grammy Award-winning artist formerly of the Roots, who will be beatboxing.


SFC’s Simpson going international

Eilidh Simpson has already helped to make history once this year.

The 5-foot-7 senior guard played a pivotal role in St. Francis College’s first-ever trip to the women’s NCAA Tournament back in March, scoring 14 points and grabbing five rebounds in the Terriers’ stunning upset win over Robert Morris in the Northeast Conference Championship Game.

Now, the sharp-shooting Melbourne, Australia native will take her game global, having been selected to one of 12 coveted spots on the Great Britain National Team for the upcoming EuroBasket 2015 Tournament in Hungary.



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