Grove Place, once forgotten alley, comes to life with vibrant murals

Art is blossoming in Downtown Brooklyn’s once forgotten alley, Grove Place.

Street artists See One and Don Rimx descended last weekend on the block-long dead-end byway near the Fulton Mall and created a massive mural of cartoon creatures grooving in a musical jam session – including one with sunglasses and braids that’s an homage to Stevie Wonder.


Business development center expands to help Sandy victims

Working on the theory that it’s important to help people right in their own backyard, the Brooklyn Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at City Tech has opened four new offices in neighborhoods that are still trying to recover the devastation brought by Superstorm Sandy last October.


BAMcinématek presents "A Time for Burning: Cinema of the Civil Rights Movement," 40 films from Aug 13—28

From Tuesday, Aug. 13 through Wednesday, Aug. 28, BAMcinématek presents A Time for Burning: Cinema of the Civil Rights Movement, a 40-film series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The series covers the civil rights movement from the end of World War II to the historic 1963 march and the waves of legislation that passed in the years after.


Esteemed Brooklyn literary critic releases debut novel

Caleb Crain, an esteemed literary critic who frequently contributes to The New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications, has now turned to fiction. Crain’s debut novel “Necessary Errors” (Penguin Group; Aug.


Park Slope student becomes a ‘Green Girl’

Park Sloper Angelica Chery is a “Green Girl.” Even though the title sounds like she's the heroine in a comic strip, she's not. But she is a heroine of another sort.

Angelica, a budding environmentalist, recently took part in the “Green Girls Summer” program sponsored by the City Parks Foundation. It marked the second time she has spent a good portion of her summer vacation learning how to protect the environment. She first joined the program in 2011.


NYPD looking for woman who texted she was ‘scared’

New York City police are looking for a Brooklyn woman who disappeared shortly after texting her mother that she was "scared."

Her mother said Dana Lauren Bonanno sent the disturbing text around 11 p.m. on July 22. Police declared her as missing on Saturday.

Donna O'Connor told police she received no other text from her 33-year-old daughter explaining why she was scared.

Bonanno, who attended Carmel High School in Putnam County, was living in Greenpoint.


After complaints, DUMBO post office reopens

One day after the Brooklyn Eagle wrote about DUMBO residents and workers frustrated in their attempts to mail packages and letters, the United States Postal Service reopened the neighborhood’s only post office, an unmanned “Self-Service Kiosk” at 84 Front Street.

The little storefront had been mysteriously shuttered and empty for roughly a week, and several customers believed their outgoing mail was stuck inside.


Brooklyn power players join LICH lawsuit

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that six influential Brooklyn civic organizations have signed on as co-plaintiffs in his lawsuit to keep the Long Island College Hospital open.


New Digs, New Logo: Montague BID boasts only one vacancy

Dial M – for Montague.

The Montague Street Business Improvement District is ready to roll out a new logo for a branding campaign for Brooklyn Heights' preeminent retail corridor – from its new office at 141 Montague St., which is more accessible to constituents than its previous location.

The neon-green logo has a larger-than-life letter M, with a modified rectangle shaped like a map of the three-block BID district and the word “MONTAGUE” imposed on one leg of it.


Rolling Stone columnist on karaoke as cure for heartbreak

Longtime Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield, a Brooklynite whose 2007 debut memoir “Love is a Mix Tape” earned critical raves, will release on Tuesday “Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke” (HarperCollins; August 6, 2013). 



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