Borough Park & Sunset Park

Sunset Park Warehouse to Become Fashion, Manufacturing, and Tech Hub

standard Sunset Park Warehouse to Become Fashion, Manufacturing, and Tech Hub

City to Invest $3.5 Million in Partnership With Developer Salmar Properties In an effort to expand the city’s fashion and manufacturing sectors while also supporting exploration into new technologies, the Economic Development Corporation announced a $3.5 million investment in an “Innovation Hub” in Sunset […]

At Conference of Hasidic Emissaries, Social Media Leads the Way

standard At Conference of Hasidic Emissaries, Social Media Leads the Way

“Selfies.” Hashtags. Live tweeting. Video streaming. A recent gathering of worldwide Hasidic emissaries demonstrated how the Chabad-Lubavitch sect, often at the vanguard of using the internet for religious outreach, has continued to lead the way with its embrace of social media. “Six years ago I sat hunched […]

Brooklynites' Greatest Hopes and Concerns Detailed in New Study

standard Brooklynites’ Greatest Hopes and Concerns Detailed in New Study

Economic Inequality, Juvenile Justice Issues, Needs of Rising Immigrant Populations A new report curating six-months of interviews with everyday Brooklynites portrays residents’ varied hopes and concerns, spotlighting a range of issues from income inequality to rising immigrant populations to inequities in the criminal and juvenile justice […]

Hammerstep, a choreographed dance group, will be performing (Facebook)

standard BPL Hosting a Range of New Cultural, Literary, and Musical Events This Month

A number of new cultural, literary, and musical events are taking place at the Brooklyn Public Library throughout the month of September, including events associated with the Brooklyn Book Festival and two Lincoln Center Local performances. Most of the events will take place at the Central […]

Percy's Map Used During The Battle of Brooklyn (Brooklyn Historical Society)

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A one-of-a-kind Revolutionary War map used in battle by Lieutenant-General Hugh Percy, a British division commander at the Battle of Brooklyn, was unveiled Sunday at the Green-Wood Cemetery’s annual commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn. Co-owned by the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Green-Wood Historic […]

The director and cast of 'Thanksgiving' with Dan Nuxoll of Rooftop Films (Left)

standard ‘Thanksgiving’ at Rooftop Films: ‘Catnip for Hipsters’ Evens Out and Finds Its Stride

The first twenty minutes of “Thanksgiving” resemble an extended Vampire Weekend music video, but devoid of any self-mocking irony. Cliched fauxhemian archetypes prepare and then host an improbable thanksgiving dinner (not one of these childless transplants goes home to family?) for their […]