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Theatre for a New Audience to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), New York’s pre-eminent classical theatre company, will celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday with a special performance of its critically acclaimed production of “King Lear,” featuring Michael Pennington in a cast of 22.


Open Letter To BP Adams: Don't sell off our libraries

Dear Borough President Adams,

My name is Doreen Gallo and I am writing on behalf of the DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance (DNA) to express our extreme concern over the current plans to sell off some of the historic buildings that our public libraries inhabit in order to pay for repairs for other libraries throughout the borough. I am the DNA representative on the Brooklyn Public Library Community Advisory Council (CAC), which was formed after the decision to sell off our libraries to developers was decided by a select few.


Brooklynites fund schools, libraries, gardens in participatory budgeting vote

Schools, playgrounds, gardens and libraries were the big winners in the latest round of participatory budgeting voting in neighborhoods from Williamsburg to Sunset Park.

On Tuesday, Councilmembers Carlos Menchaca (D- Red Hook, Sunset Park) and Stephen Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Boerum Hill, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Park Slope) were the latest to announce the outcome of balloting in their districts.


Coignet Building in a cocoon: Lonely little Gowanus landmark will emerge as white butterfly after renovation

A shroud has descended on Gowanus' little lost landmark – the one that's nearly engulfed by a neighboring Whole Foods store.
In recent days, workers covered the Coignet Building with black construction netting and a green-painted sidewalk shed, to further the recently started exterior renovation the upscale supermarket chain is funding.


Court Street Funeral Home property sells for $4.55 million

From house of mourning to house of healing.

Developer Stuart Venner is turning a Cobble Hill funeral parlor location into a doctors' office – and as a step forward in that plan, he just closed on the property purchase, city Finance Department records reveal.

The Brooklyn developer paid a combined $4.55 million for two rowhouses, 228 and 230 Court St., deeds recorded on April 8 indicate. The Court Street Funeral Home has been located there since 1946.


Slumping Nets still up in the air

Jason Kidd sounded as if he could care less where the Nets will be this weekend when the NBA playoffs begin.

All he knows is his team, which began the season with a miserable 10-21 stretch before emerging as one of the league’s hottest clubs in 2014, will be playing Game 1 of its opening-round series on the road in either Chicago or Toronto.


Heights Groups: Close Joralemon Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park attracts a steadily increasing number of visitors, and Brooklyn Heights civic groups are pushing for the city Department of Transportation (DOT)  to close Joralemon Street to vehicles at Furman Street, near the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park.


Brooklyn author Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize in poetry

Brooklyn resident Vijay Seshadri has been chosen as the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection “3 Sections” (Graywolf Press). The announcement was made on Monday.

Seshadri, who lives in Carroll Gardens with his wife and son, teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville.


Hallelujah! Macy's July 4th fireworks coming back to East River and Brooklyn Bridge

They’re baaack! Brooklyn and Queens rejoiced as Mayor Bill de Blasio, elected officials and Macy’s announced that the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be returning to the East River this year, with a spectacular pyrotechnic display launched from the Brooklyn Bridge as well as three East River barges.

De Blasio was joined by many of the officials – including former Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, and state Senator Daniel Squadron -- who worked for several years to get the display returned to the East River.



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