This mural BKLYN FLAVOR is being painted in DUMBO by Ad Deville of Skewville, an art team of twin brothers Ad and Droo.

The mural highlights Skewville’s exhibit “Sucks Either Way’ showing now at Mighty Tanaka gallery at 111 Front Street, and running concurrently with the DUMBO Art Festival September 27 – 29.

Skewville is widely known for their hand made wooden sneakers they have been tossing over telephone lines since 1999.


Brooklyn Law School to host lecture on corporate `publicness’

This year’s Abraham L. Pomerantz Lecture at Brooklyn Law School will focus on the public documents that corporations file to describe the way each corporation governs. 

The lecture, to be held Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m., addresses the theory of “publicness,” a term that encompasses the shift in corporate governance from shareholders, officers, and directors to a larger set of actors beyond those on Wall Street.


Acclaimed Argentine writer to speak in Brooklyn

Argentine novelist Patricio Pron, named one of Granta's Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, has recently released his latest book, a moving autobiographical novel titled “My Fathers’ Ghost is Climbing in the Rain” (Knopf). The novel is already a sensation in Europe, earning rave reviews, and Pron will spread the excitement as he makes his first public appearance in the U.S. at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, Sept. 22.


Get in shape at Prospect Park…with your dog

Dogs and exercise are two things many New Yorkers struggle to make time for. When your daily routine involves hopping on and off the subway, it can be difficult to find the hours and the space to keep up with your own fitness, much less a pet’s. But with Go Fetch Run, an exercise class created by dog-owner and mother Angi Aramburu, New Yorkers have the opportunity to get in a great workout and exercise their dog at the same time.


The Brooklyn Heights Association is getting social

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) is launching BHA Social, the fun, casual side of the operation that will organize social events at local establishments.

What makes Brooklyn Heights such a great community, BHA says, is more than the beautiful, historic architecture and the Promenade and its amazing views of Manhattan—it’s the residents.

To meet your neighbors, see old friends and make some new friends, drop by one of the social events. These events are open to all Brooklyn Heights residents.


Brooklyn Botanic Garden denies it’s ending scientific research

More than a thousand people have signed a petition protesting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s elimination of “the last vestige of support for research and science” at the garden after its latest round of firings.


Flooded in Sandy, Jane’s Carousel gets extra protection

One of the lasting images of Sandy’s destruction was of Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park submerged in floodwater. On Wednesday, David and Jane Walentas were joined by Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer in installing a state-of-the-art flood protection system, AquaFence, to ensure that this neighborhood gem is safe from future storms. 


Lhota unfazed by eye-opening poll numbers

He’s 43 points behind his rival in the latest poll, but Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota isn’t worried, according to his campaign spokeswoman.

Jessica Proud said Lhota is shrugging off the results of the NBC-Wall Street Journal-Marist poll, which has him trailing Democrat Bill de Blasio by a wide margin. The poll, released on Sept. 17, had de Blasio with 65 percent of the vote to Lhota’s 22 percent.


Take One: Opening panels at Real Estate conference attract 650 to Steiner Studios

Anything but Williamsburg – please!

There are plenty of hot Brooklyn neighborhoods besides Billyburg in the borough of Kings, developers and money men told a crowd convened Tuesday at the Massey Knakal Real Estate Summit.

For Hudson Companies, Prospect Lefferts Gardens is The One.

“We’re really excited about this neighborhood,” said Alison Novak, vice president.


Lentol wants next mayor to lower fees at parks

While Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota are presenting their cases to the public on who should be the city’s next mayor, one north Brooklyn lawmaker said he wants whoever is elected to give park users a break.

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Greenpoint-Wililamsburg) said he will call on the next mayor to decrease membership fees for city-operated athletic facilities, including city-run recreation centers, ball fields and tennis courts in public parks. The fees for recreational memberships increased in July 2011, Lentol said.



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