Brooklyn-based journalist uncovers story of rare elephant Topsy

In 1877, Topsy, a baby elephant stolen from her home in the wild, was smuggled into America in secret by circus magnate Adam Forepaugh and dishonestly billed as the first American-born elephant. Topsy might have easily vanished from popular culture after Forepaugh’s bitter rival, P. T. … Full Article

Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts first opera ever

Despite the heat, humidity and threatening skies, the muse and a cool breeze prevailed, so an audience of more than 1,000 people witnessed a magical performance of “La Hija de Rappaccini” by the Gotham Chamber Opera Company. This was the first oper … Full Article

Bombshell: Brooklyn judge orders SUNY Downstate to account for LICH’s money, property

A Brooklyn judge has ordered SUNY Downstate Medical Center to account for every stick of property and every dollar it has transferred from Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to itself since it took over LICH on May 29, 2011. … Full Article

Be very afraid: ‘Frankenstein’ coming to The Old Stone House

On a chilly night, a brilliant young scientist brings a corpse back to life. … Full Article

Levin celebrates brunch bill with iced coffee at cafe

Councilman Stephen Levin and his colleague, Councilman Dan Garodnick, found a fitting way to celebrate the passage of their bill that allows restaurants to open sidewalk cafes earlier for weekend brunch. … Full Article

Five Hispanic women sue NYPD over language interpreters

The New York City Police Department has been sued in Brooklyn federal court for allegedly not providing a Spanish-speaking interpreter or a Spanish-speaking officer to assist in cases where the victims spoke little English.  … Full Article

Celebrating 40th of TKTS : It's curtain call for one of Brooklyn Heights' leading men

The iconic TKTS booth in Times Square has just turned 40 – and one of Brooklyn Heights' own chairs the group that created the concept and has kept it rolling in good times and bad.     … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park 'Pop-Up Pool' opens with a splash

Brooklyn Bridge Park opened its “Pop-Up Pool” on Wednesday morning with a preview splash party for BBP Conservancy members.  … Full Article

Candidates take to Twitter to laud Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings

“Equality is affirmed as an American value,” read the tweet from mayoral frontrunner Anthony Weiner on Twitter after the US Supreme Court issued two rulings in favor of same-sex marriage. … Full Article

126th Giglio feast to take place in Williamsburg

One of the most spectacular, unusual traditional Italian-American feasts in the United States is taking place from July 10 to 21  in Williamsburg. … Full Article


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