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Sunday, June 27, 2010


Lobster shift! Waterfront Book Festival celebrates maritime literature

The waterfront has long been a source of inspiration for Brooklyn writers, from Walt Whitman to Budd Schulberg. Comment.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


It’s no ‘Illuscination’ — new Ringling circus is solid entertainment

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey hails itself as “The Greatest Show on Earth,” but the latest incarnation of the company’s one-ring venture in Coney Island is more like “The Subtlest Circus on Earth.” Comment.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010


‘Fiery’ talk from Furnaces co-founder

Ten years ago, Eleanor Friedberger didn’t have too many places to play in Greenpoint. Comment.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Funky fresh sound

Hank & Cupcakes have been making music for over a decade, but it took moving to Brooklyn to put them on the map. Comment.

Mermaid Parade returns on Saturday!

The Mermaid Parade returns to Coney Island this weekend, with shiny scales, elastic flippers and, yes, widespread nudity on Surf Avenue. Comment.

Grit and bear it at this all-grits festival

Joe Pesci’s Vinny Gambini character in the movie “My Cousin Vinny” was probably the first Brooklynite to eat grits, but he sure won’t be the last. Comment.

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