Tag Archives | Emma Straub

We’re Losing BookCourt, but Relief May be in Sight

The news that BookCourt, a superb independent bookstore on Court Street between Pacific and Dean, will, as reported by Gothamist, close on December 31, hit me with a gut punch equivalent to that I suffered with the closing of Capulet’s on Montague in the mid 1980s. I’ve spent many a happy hour browsing in BookCourt, […]

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BPL Fundraiser Cultivates Young Philanthropists

With more than 250 young, fashionably attired Brooklynites sampling the latest fare from local chefs while swaying to classic jazz last night in its majestic central library branch, the Brooklyn Public Library demonstrated that it has multiple means to address its considerable budgetary ills. The Brooklyn Classic, a fundraising mixer now in it’s second year, […]

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