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‘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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Eat, Drink and Be Literary: BAM presents Dinaw Mengestu

The Brooklyn Academy of Music hosted the latest installment of this year's Eat, Drink & Be Literary program Wednesday evening, shining its spotlight on Dinaw Mengestu. … Full Article
 
Hillary Clinton Possible Presidential Campaign HQ in Brooklyn Heights?

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton signs lease for Brooklyn Heights campaign office

Hillary Clinton's campaign office might end up being right in our backyard. … Full Article
 

Obama signs Slain Officer Family Support Act

President Barack Obama signed into law a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to change the tax deadline to allow people who donated money after Jan. 1 to charities that help the families of two slain cops apply for an immediate tax deduction rather than wait until next year. … Full Article
 

Review: Did Lincoln’s killer get away?

You never know where you’ll find literary talent. It turns out that Nate Chura, a popular tennis professional at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn Heights, wields a pen as deftly as his tennis racket. … Full Article
 

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