Arts and Fun

15th annual Stephen Sillers Tunnel To Towers 5K Walk/Run draws record numbers

“They fought the first battle,” First Sergeant James Card explained, gesturing toward the front of Red Hook’s Ladder 131. … Full Article

42nd annual Atlantic Antic a hit for vendors, public

One of New York City’s largest annual street fairs began with the hunt for a rogue cookie vendor. … Full Article

A newly installed street corner kiosk accentuates the positive in Brownsville

If you’re looking for the “best” in Brownsville, you might start at the northeast corner of Livonia and Rockaway avenues. … Full Article

Brooklyn native, co-inventor of DSL, distinguished engineer Richard Gitlin teaches at University of South Florida in Tampa

Visionary engineer Richard Gitlin was born in 1943 at Unity Hospital (previously on St. John's Place until it closed down in 1978) in Brooklyn.  Gitlin's family lived at 648 Bradford St. in East New York in a small, classic, two-story brick building with arched doorways. … Full Article

100 members of the Garden Club of America enjoy Promenade Conservancy’s tour

On Sunday, Sept. 18, the Promenade Garden Conservancy (PGC) volunteers gave a guided tour of the Promenade to 100 members of the Garden Club of America (GCA), and the PGC was thrilled with the turnout and the response. … Full Article

Foodies flock to ‘TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint’ to indulge in Brooklyn's best grub

More than 1,500 foodies flocked to Williamsburg’s East River State Park on Sunday to enjoy a taste of Brooklyn’s finest restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries at “TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint” (Taste WG), an annual showcase of North Brooklyn’s elite eateries. … Full Article

Owner of Bushwick's Bossa Nova Civic Club is planning 1,300-person club in East Williamsburg

The owner of the trendy Bushwick bar Bossa Nova Civic Club announced on Sept. 14 at a Community Board 1 meeting that he has plans to open a 1,300-person nightclub, concert hall and restaurant in East Williamsburg at 198 Randolph St. … Full Article

Seventh annual Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint raises funds for Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center

Restaurateurs, vintners, bankers, jewelers and even a maker of space-age dog beds gathered in East River State Park to display their wares and raise funds to complete the renovation and opening of the Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center, a onetime FDNY Engine Company 212 located just  … Full Article

St. Nicholas Home hosts Bay Ridge garden party

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the St. Nicholas Home, a non-profit inter-denominational residence for elderly individuals in Bay Ridge, hosted a well-attended garden party. … Full Article

Bill Murray to tend bar at son's Brooklyn restaurant

Some lucky bar goers in New York will see a familiar face serving drinks this weekend as Bill Murray is set to tend bar at his son's Brooklyn restaurant. … Full Article

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