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St. Francis welcomes Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella

The St. Francis College Women's Poetry Initiative Series welcomes Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella to read her work and answer questions on Monday, Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the college’s Founders Hall. … Full Article
 

Satellite Sisters to talk up new book in DUMBO

The powerHouse Arena in DUMBO will host a launch party for “You’re the Best” by the Satellite Sisters Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan and Sheila Dolan and the next generation on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. “You’re the Best” (Prospect Park Books; Oct. … Full Article
 

Landmarking agency blesses Pavilion Theater condo-conversion plan

Go forth and build condos. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) gave its blessing Tuesday to Hidrock Realty's plan to turn a 1920s-vintage Park Slope movie house into a big condo development with a small cinema.  … Full Article
 

Advocacy group says survey shows Pierhouse project juts into protected view plane

A group working to protect the scenic view from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade says a new land survey has discovered that a 20-foot section of the penthouse apartment atop the Pierhouse project in Brooklyn Bridge Park juts into a protected view plane and has to come down. … Full Article
 

Activist Christopher Swain swims the Gowanus Canal in spite of EPA warnings

After a failed attempt in April due to inclement weather, clean water advocate Christopher Swain finally completed his 1.8-mile swim of the Gowanus Canal on Saturday morning.   … Full Article
 

Clarke: NYPD responds to 770 domestic violence calls daily

The NYPD responds to a staggering number of domestic violence reports — 770 every day — according to U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke, who recently held a forum with experts and elected officials to come up with ways to address the problem. … Full Article
 

The Coignet Building's comeback takes a step forward

Good morning, Gowanus! The famed Coignet Building is showing its true face to the world — at least partially. And what a face. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn author to read from new NY-centric book

“The Sea Beach Line” (Fig Tree Books), by Brooklyn author Ben Nadler, melds mid-20th century pulp fiction and traditional Jewish folklore as it updates the classic story of a young man trying to find his place in the world. Nadler will appear in Brooklyn for a reading on Sunday … Full Article
 

Yoga with a beat: Deep House Yoga in Williamsburg

On any given weekend, you can expect to find the Williamsburg nightclub Verboten packed to the brim with inebriated youths dancing and perspiring to blaring house music. … Full Article
 

Diane Ravitch, 'Reign of Error' author, to speak at Brooklyn Heights Library benefit

The Friends of Brooklyn Heights Branch Library’s 22nd annual benefit on Monday will be honoring Diane Ravitch, respected research professor and historian of education, … Full Article
 

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