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Movies With A View Returns This Week

Hard though it may seem to believe, this summer marks the twentieth season of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s free “Movies With A View,” which are shown on Thursday evenings in July and August at the Harbor View Lawn on Pier 1. This year’s lineup includes favorites from previous seasons; among these is local hero […]

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Spike Lee Believes Cobble Hill Has Gentrified Into Brooklyn Heights

In a lengthy Q&A on New York magazine’s Vulture blog, Spike Lee talks with writer Will Leitch in detail about his roots in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill. The director was born in Atlanta, and moved to Crown Heights at an early age, followed by eight years beginning around the age of 4—from 1961 to 1969—at 186 […]

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Nelson George on Brooklyn’s African American Bohemia at BHS Thursday Evening

Nelson George, author, most recently of The Plot Against Hip Hop (published by Brooklyn based Akashic Books), and film director will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) this Thursday evening, March 15, starting at 7:00 p.m., for a screening of his new documentary Brooklyn Boheme.

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Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” Sinks At Sundance

Spike Lee’s new Brooklyn-based film “Red Hook Summer,” which had its first public screening at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, Sunday, January 22, garnered pretty chilly reviews, at best. The coming-of-age flick about a boy from Atlanta who lands in Brooklyn to spend the summer with his unknown grandfather, was produced by Fort Greene, […]

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Spike Lee to Introduce Crooklyn at Pier 1 Tonight

Word is in: Spike Lee himself will be present tonight at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, to introduce Crooklyn, winner of the poll for last movie of the season in the Syfy Movies with a View series. DJ Emch will open the event at 6:00 p.m. with tunes from the Crooklyn soundtrack, followed by Spike’s […]

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Vote for Last Movie in Syfy Series at Park

This Thursday evening, September 1, will be the final screening in this year’s Syfy Movies with a View series at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. You can vote for what you’d like to see, either Spike Lee’s Crooklyn, Michel Gondry’s Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, James Marsh’s Man on Wire, or Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, here. […]

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Rosemary’s Baby Cancelled for Tonight

Because of weather, tonight’s scheduled showing of Rosemary’s Baby as part of the Syfy Movies with a View program at Brooklyn Bridge Park has been cancelled. Weather also caused cancellation of last Thursday’s scheduled screening of Spike Lee’s Crooklyn. You may vote to have one of these movies (or Dave Chapelle’s Block Party, Mad Hot […]

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Storm Threat Spikes Crooklyn, But There’s a Second Chance

The threat of severe thunderstorms yesterday evening caused the cancellation of Syfy Movies with a View’s scheduled screening of Crooklyn at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. However, Spike Lee fans may now vote to have it shown on September 1 as the last movie of the season. Balloting will begin on August 26 on the […]

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Spike Lee Book Signing at powerHouse Arena

On Thursday, December 16th at 7pm, Spike Lee will be stopping by powerHouse Arena to sign copies of Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing. The new book celebrates the 20th anniversary of the film’s debut. This is Lee’s first book signing in NYC. The controversial film Do the Right Thing is set in Brooklyn, and […]

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News 12 Shows Up to Taste the Controversy

Well, who knew that when we suggested to Michael Correra at (BHB sponsor) Michael Towne Wines and Spirits that  a  free tasting event for the “controversial” Absolut Brooklyn could be fun, that it would garner the attention of hyperlocal TV news outlet News 12 Brooklyn. Stay tuned for our exciting summer series of tastings at […]

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