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Brilliant! NY Festival of Light in DUMBO through Saturday

A spectacular lighting display returns to DUMBO on Friday and Saturday night. … Full Article
 

Greenpoint homeless shelter angers neighbors

The opening of a shelter for homeless families in Greenpoint is raising the ire of neighborhood residents who charged that the de Blasio Administration sneaked in the facility in the dead of night behind the backs of community officials. … Full Article
 

Plymouth Church’s Yankee Fair continues as one of city’s oldest street fests

Plymouth Church will sponsor its well-known Yankee Fair — a traditional fall festival, street fair and indoor marketplace — this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. … Full Article
 

Violin Invasion hits P.S. 321 in Park Slope

Students at P.S. 321 in Park Slope will be treated to performances by more than 20 violinists who will visit the school on Nov. 17 for a special performance that will have music emanating from every corner of the building. … Full Article
 

Getting ready to light up in DUMBO

Technicians set up heavy equipment and tested effects Wednesday night in preparation the first annual New York Festival of Light (NYFOL) scheduled to kick off in DUMBO on Nov. 6 and continue through Nov. 8. … Full Article
 

Scaling the Heights: Brooklyn-born or transplanted, devoted residents here plant their deep roots

Around Halloween, when golden maple leaves collect along the streets and orange pumpkins give stoops and steps a warm glow, Brooklyn Heights looks and feels almost, for New York City at least, like small town America — but reconstructed among brownstones and apartment blocks. … Full Article
 

Part-time Brooklynite to release ‘Surrendering Oz’ — ‘Oz’ with a feminist twist

Part-time Brooklynite Bonnie Friedman will release her newest work, “Surrendering Oz: A Life in Essays,” on Nov. 10 at BookCourt at 7 p.m. with a reading, interactive audience Q&A and book signing event.   … Full Article
 

Gowanus community prepares to fight proposed parole site

A group of concerned Brooklynites have filed suit against New York state to halt the construction of a proposed location for a large parole facility in the Gowanus neighborhood. … Full Article
 

A different kind of dinner-and-a-show at FERN Talks & Eats

Dinner and a show, Brooklyn style. The Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) hosted its very first FERN Talks and Eats party, an evening of storytelling, music, performances and food at the Green Building in Gowanus on Monday night. … Full Article
 

Construction updates for various DUMBO residential developments

Progress, progress, progress, all over the place. Construction work is moving forward nicely at DUMBO residential developments we've spotlighted in the past year, and a couple new ones as well. … Full Article
 

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