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Tim Eberle Raps on About Brownstone, Brooklyn

Jun 26, 14 Tim Eberle Raps on About Brownstone, Brooklyn

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When I grew up in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, there was something a little bit raunchy and tough about the place. It was the perfect place to be born if you wanted to get ahead in life. Just about anywhere you ended up was better than where you started. As a child, traveling with my parents every Sunday to visit my grandparents in...

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Looking for a chic and trendy name for your newborn baby girl? Consider Brooklyn.

Jun 22, 14 Looking for a chic and trendy name for your newborn baby girl? Consider Brooklyn.

Posted by in All, Lifestyle

During the past twenty years or so, giving your daughter the name “Brooklyn” has gone from kind of weird and wild, to popular and plucky. Rising from the obscurity of the 912th most popular baby name two decades ago to entering the highly popular zone of the top 30 names in each of the last 3 years, Brooklyn as a name is a sign...

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Kentile Sign Gets Last Minute Reprieve from Destruction

Jun 15, 14 Kentile Sign Gets Last Minute Reprieve from Destruction

Posted by in All, Gowanus

The heartwarming symbol of the heyday of Brooklyn industrial growth, the 50-year-old “Kentile Floors” sign was saved from oblivion by a group of fast-acting citizens and City Councilman Brad Lander. At the moment the sign towers eight stories high above a textile company owned by Eliahu Cohen. The actual Kentile Floors Company is...

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Brooklyn Bidding for DNC in 2016

Jun 08, 14 Brooklyn Bidding for DNC in 2016

Posted by in All, Politics

Although the Democratic National Convention has been hosted several times in New York City, and the Republican National Convention was held in 2004 at Madison Square Garden, there has never been a DNC or RNC held in Brooklyn. That might all change as Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that Brooklyn, more...

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Love Locks Breaking Brooklyn Bridge, Officials Say

Jun 01, 14 Love Locks Breaking Brooklyn Bridge, Officials Say

Posted by in All, Featured, New York

New York City Department of Transportation officials are asking tourists and natives to refrain from marking their undying love with so-called ‘love locks’ due to the damage they cause to the structure. The custom for couples to memorialize their loving relationships originated in Italy several decades ago, and then spread to...

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Emergency Services Police Prevent Suicide at Brooklyn Bridge

May 25, 14 Emergency Services Police Prevent Suicide at Brooklyn Bridge

Posted by in All, News

Four Emergency Services Unit detectives climbed 20 feet above the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday to rescue a man who was threatening to jump off. Detectives James Coll, Sean Mulcahy, Michael Cook and Kimberly Zarrilli donned harnesses and then shimmied up to where a man was perched on the south side of the Brooklyn end...

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Ono Receives Honorary Degree From Pratt Institute

May 18, 14 Ono Receives Honorary Degree From Pratt Institute

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Addressing the 1,337 new graduates of Brooklyn’s famed Pratt Institute, Yoko Ono urged the former students to “keep their sanity” during the school’s 125th commencement event. Widow of Beatle member John Lennon, Ono was one of four cultural role models granted honorary degrees during graduation exercises held on Friday at New...

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Princeton Art Museum Acquires New Ancient Art

May 15, 14 Princeton Art Museum Acquires New Ancient Art

Posted by in All, Art, Museums

The Princeton University Art Museum recently acquired a new and fascinating ancient artwork from the New York and Geneva based gallery, Phoenix Ancient Art. The piece is a magnesite sculpture of a woman holding her left breast with her right hand. Dating back to the 25th Dynasty of Egypt, (750-656 BC), due to the particular...

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