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The Times Covers Historical Society’s “Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie”

In the latest Arts & Design section, the New York Times covers Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibit Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie, a show that “really captures that time when Brooklyn Heights was not the wealthy place that it was in the mid-1800s, when it was the original suburbs, and certainly not the place it […]

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

This Wednesday evening, March 2, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society, along with the Brooklyn Arts Council and Interfaith Center of New York, will present “The 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Arts Day: Preserving and Demystifying Ritual and Ceremony in Brooklyn“. featuring interactive presentations of ritual practices from Guyana, Ghana, and India, followed by a […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Has Two Events Coming Up Thursday Evening, February 25

On Thursday evening, February 25, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host two events, both starting at 6:30. Downstairs in the main event space Randy Cohen (photo) will have as his guest on his latest Person Place Thing Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler. Also on the program is fiddler Stephanie Coleman. Admission is $5; free […]

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We Don’t Care About No Stinking Snow!

So are you hunkering down or did you get outside and brave the weather?  Check out these die-hards playing touch foot ball on Cadman Plaza! Show us how you are passing the time while Jonas pummels NYC. Post your personal snapshots** in the comments.  Go! *Cover Photo by Mary Kim, published with permission of the […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s much going on in and near the Heights this weekend (Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20), some of which we’ve already told you about. There’s a baroque concert (with swing!) Friday evening, the Cranberry Street Fair on Saturday, and the Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday. Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Mets, to your correspondent’s satisfaction, are on a tear. You can join the celebration on Saturday, September 12, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the play turf at the outer end of Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event is free and will feature local radio DJs; Mets legends Edgardo Alfonzo, Darryl Strawberry, Howard […]

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Photoville Returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park This Thursday, September 10

Photoville will return for its fourth annual display of photography at Brooklyn Bridge Park starting this Thursday, September 10 and remaining through Sunday, September 20. It will be located in the space upland of the Picnic Peninsula and near the foot of Joralemon Street, previously occupied on Sundays by Smorgasburg.

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Week

Tomorrow evening (Monday, July 20) starting at 7:00 at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s “Books Under the Bridge” series continues with readings by Jami Attenberg (photo) and Kate Bolick read from their works. This event is curated by DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena. It’s free, and no RSVP is necessary. There’s […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. Performances are Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, March 8 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the succeeding two weekends on the same […]

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Ten Ways to Love Brooklyn Bridge Park in Winter

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has given us ten reasons to love the Park in the wintertime. Another reason is embedded in their first one: it’s a lot less crowded. See the ten reasons here, illustrated with stunning photos by Etienne Frossard and Julienne Schaer.

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