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History comes alive at Green-Wood

Green-Wood Cemetery hosted an entire day’s worth of activities this past Sunday honoring the heroes of the Battle of Brooklyn on the 240th anniversary of the historic confrontation between American and British troops. … Full Article
 

Prison Ship Martyrs remembered by Society of Old Brooklynites

Members of the Society of Old Brooklynites, along with members from the Fort Greene chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, hosted the 108th annual rededication ceremony of the Revolutionary War Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park on Saturday. … Full Article
 

Crown Heights Locals: Warnings of zero tolerance for violence on J’Ouvert cut too deep

Law enforcement officials are strongly urging participants in this year’s J’Ouvert celebration not to “shoot anyone” or “stab anyone,” but their stern warning has already wounded some Crown Heights/Prospect-Lefferts Gardens residents. … Full Article
 

Fire erupts atop LICH’s ‘jewel-like’ Polhemus building in Brooklyn

A fire broke out on the roof of the former Polhemus Memorial Clinic at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) Friday morning at roughly 11 a.m. … Full Article
 

Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Block Party coming to Bed-Stuy on Saturday

Director Spike Lee is a man who recognizes musical greatness. … Full Article
 

The Atomik Age Project wins 2016 Soundtrack Competition at WilliFest

Philip Curcuru, the award-winning composer of the film “Old Days,” and his group The Atomik Age Project has won the 2016 Soundtrack Competition at WilliFest, the Williamsburg film and music festival, which will take place Sept. 9-11. … Full Article
 

Controversy-scarred developer pulls out of Bedford-Armory project

In the wake of stiff community opposition and controversy over a past redevelopment deal, Slate Property Group has dropped out of the Bedford-Union Armory redevelopment project. … Full Article
 

3 new Target stores to open in NYC, including 1 in Downtown Brooklyn

Target, the nation’s second largest retailer behind Wal-Mart, has announced plans to open three new stores in New York City, with one of them in Brooklyn. The first of the new, smaller Target stores will open Oct. 5 in Tribeca at 255 Greenwich St. … Full Article
 

At Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bill Nye, Questlove celebrate National Park Service’s 100th birthday

Bill Nye, the Science Guy and celebrity DJ Questlove celebrated the National Park Service’s 100th birthday with park rangers, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and thousands of people at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday night. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair to benefit local nonprofit 826NYC

The third annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair (BABF), which will open with an event on Sept. 9 (from 6 to 9 p.m. … Full Article
 

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