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Monday, Oct. 17, 2011


Wrap your skull around this Mexican halloween tradition

Learn to make authentic sugar skulls at Huitzilli to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Comment

Art collective recreates the sights — and smells — of old Greenpoint

The Brooklyn Diggers art collective will deploy scent boxes to really bring you back to 1861 as part of a tribute to the ironclad ship, the Monitor, which was constructed in the neighborhood 150 years ago. Comment
Greenwood Heights

Dance on a grave! Revisit the history of Green-Wood Cemetery through dance

In “Dancing Through the Light,” dancers perform among the graves and headstones. Comment

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011


Julie Klausner is going to have a great ‘Week’ at the Bell House

The comedienne behind the fun podcast, “How Was Your Week,” will tape the show live on Oct. 20. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011

Cobble Hill

A killer mashup! It’s ‘Gossip Girl’ — but with blood, guts and heavy weaponry

Cecily von Ziegesar is coming to BookCourt with a novel — and this time, her “Gossip Girl” characters are real killers. Comment

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Cobble Hill

Man, Blair Waldorf is mad! An excerpt from the new ‘Gossip Girl’

Blair turned to the 12-year-old. “Hello, little blond girl I’ve never seen before. Can you help me with something?” The girl’s blue eyes lit up. “Really?” Clutching the ice pick, Blair led her into the kitchen. “I was just thinking,” she said, slowing down to wrap one arm around the girl’s shoulders. “How much I’d like to watch you” — she turned and rammed the ice pick into the girl’s chest, splattering the white tile of the kitchen island with droplets of red blood — “die.” Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

Fort Greene

Colson Whitehead’s new novel explores the city — after the apocalypse

And Fort Greene’s top (male) writer will read and release it at Greenlight Bookstore on Oct. 19. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011


Roberta’s is expanding — plus a full fortnight of food news

Got gossip? We’re talking pizza and pastrami, chocolate and croquetas, and a Fort Greene menu with Brooklyn attitude to spare. Comment
Red Hook

Get food for the mind — and belly — at the Red Hook Film Fest

The Tribeca Film Festival may be star-studded, but the Red Hook Film Festival’s got free key lime pie. Comment

Fright ‘Night’! New theater company’s first show is a blood-filled slasher

Better get your poncho in the lobby, this one could get messy. Comment

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

Park Slope

Fleisher’s, a real butcher shop, opens in Park Slope

Finally, a butcher shop where they do some actual butchering! Comment

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