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OPINION: Junior’s is not just cheesecake

By now, most people know that the owner of Junior’s Restaurant, Alan Rosen, has decided not to sell Junior’s famed flagship location at Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue, instead opting to keep the restaurant in the same space it has occupied since 1950 (actually, 1929 if you coun … Full Article
 

Family fun reigns at Sunset Park street festival

Family fun was the main item on the menu at the Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Street Festival on Sunday, where children got the chance to compete in a hula hoop contest, ride ponies, board a vintage Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus from the mid-1960s and dine on sausage sandwiches, corn on th … Full Article
 

Joyce Carol Oates to launch latest collection in Brooklyn

Just released Sept. 9, "Lovely, Dark, Deep" is the latest collection by literary great Joyce Carol Oates, who will speak about her book at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sept. 21. … Full Article
 
 

Cuomo to announce early completion of R train tunnel repairs

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to hold a press conference on Sunday announcing the early reopening of the R train’s Montague Tunnel, closed for more than a year after sustaining heavy damage during Superstorm Sandy.  … Full Article
 

A graceful weeping willow falls in Brooklyn Heights

A tall, graceful weeping willow tree growing on the Cadman Plaza West side of the co-ops at 75 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights fell over suddenly last Wednesday and died. … Full Article
 

Largest marina in years on its way to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 over the summer, the historic U.S. Navy vessel the Baylander is a sign of things to come. … Full Article
 

Blackbirds still looking for leadership after victory over Fresno State

On paper, the LIU Brooklyn women’s volleyball team is better this year than it was last, but reality might be a bit different. Head coach Kyle Robinson thought the Blackbirds demonstrated a lack of leadership during their victory over Fresno State on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Interfaith clergy group leads Sept. 11 prayer service on Heights Promenade

Father Joseph Hugo, parochial vicar at St. Charles Borromeo and Assumption Roman Catholic parishes, reads a prayer by the recently-canonized St. Pope John Paul II at the Brooklyn Heights Interfaith September 11 memorial service on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. … Full Article
 

Park Slope comedy pioneer presents Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

“Don’t blame an audience for not laughing,” Brooklyn-based comedy pioneer Eugene Mirman says, when asked what advice he would offer to emerging comedians. No matter how unusual the humor, Mirman says comedians should “figure out how to convey [their humor] to audiences.”  … Full Article
 

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