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Writer’s debut novel tells story of Irish immigrants in Brooklyn

Kathleen Donohoe’s debut novel “Ashes of Fiery Weather” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, on sale Aug. 30), tells the story of another Brooklyn — one of hardworking and displaced Irish immigrants coming to find a new start in its less glamorous neighborhoods. … Full Article
 

Odendhal says he will fight for affordable housing

Charging that elected officials in Park Slope, Kensington and other Brooklyn communities have done nothing to create affordable housing, Troy Odendhal, a candidate in the Democratic Primary in the 44th Assembly District (AD), vowed that he would fight to bring housing issues to the forefron … Full Article
 

Elements Music and Arts Festival returns to Brooklyn waterfront

On Aug. 13, thousands of young adults will flock to Red Hook to do what true Brooklynites do: party in an abandoned industrial waterfront lot. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights Library closes, interim library opens on Remsen Street

After a prolonged fight by advocacy groups to keep it open, the Brooklyn Heights Library at 280 Cadman Plaza West closed its doors at the end of the day on Tuesday and was set to open an interim site in the refurbished social room of Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 109 Remsen St., at 10 a.m. on … Full Article
 

Retired Brooklyn Heights Dr. Hal Levey pens first novel at 91

Longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Hal Levey, 91, is a retired thyroid specialist, who recalls that he spent "many years with my nose to the grindstone," at Downstate Medical College. … Full Article
 

The discreet charm of south Bushwick

The south end of Bushwick has many sights that delight the Eye. It has a more low-key feel than the other end of the neighborhood, which we also love though it's chock-full of hipsters and plagued by purveyors of tainted K2 synthetic marijuana. … Full Article
 

Trapeze time in south Bushwick

He floats through the air with the greatest of ease The daring young man on the flying trapeze. Exercise is soooo boring. What better way to liven it up than to pretend you're in training to join the circus? … Full Article
 

Greenpoint spice seller is expanding in south Bushwick

Welcome to the neighborhood. Meaning south Bushwick. That's where Greenpoint entrepreneurs Kimmee and Evan Hoffman went to find expansion space for Brooklyn Spice Company. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights duo presents unique portrait of girls’ school in India

A filmmaker has teamed up with a friend she met in high school in Brooklyn Heights to produce a portrait of a girls’ school in Anupshahr, India, a community that doesn’t believe in educating women. … Full Article
 

Live at the Archway: Under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO

Live at the Archway is an annual series of free summer concerts and events that take place Thursdays at 6 p.m. under the unique setting of the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO — one of the only covered outdoor spaces in NYC. … Full Article
 

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