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DreamStreet Theater, Where 'Wildflowers' Shine

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Special Needs Performers Star in Musical Revue with Overarching Theme of Acceptance It’s a place where those with special needs can truly shine. For 16 years, Brooklyn’s DreamStreet Theatre Company has been cultivating a unique community of performers. Some 15-20 adult special needs actors, many who have been […]

In Park Slope, Asking Neighbors For Their Views on Guns

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The idea began with the kids. Back in September, children in an educational program at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture were re-writing constitutional amendments as part of an exercise. When trying to re-word the Second Amendment and thinking through different scenarios involving guns, they […]

Local Politicians Pleased But Concerned Over Arrest in Antisemitic Barclays Center Attack

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Despite Arrest, No ‘Hate Crime’ Charges Local officials showed mixed reactions after police announced the arrest of a suspect in an alleged anti-Semitic attack. While officials were pleased with the arrest, they were also concerned about the failure to charge the suspect […]

Joseph Sweeney, Creator of "The Doors of Brooklyn," Dies at 76

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Joseph Lee Sweeney, a retired architect and photographer who chronicled “The Doors of Brooklyn” in an iconic poster, is dead at 76. He passed away on September 22nd after a brief illness, family members said. As chronicled a decade ago in the Daily News, Sweeney sought to compile imagery of Brooklyn’s exquisite […]

Looking north from southbound platform of en:Ditmas Avenue (IND Culver Line) as F train descends into tunnel (Wikimedia Commons via Jim Henderson)

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A coalition of elected officials have urged the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to restore express F train service in Brooklyn in a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendengast. The correspondence, which was signed by a bipartisan group of fourteen city, state […]

After Drowning Deaths, Brooklynites Urged to Follow Proper Water Safety Habits

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In the wake of multiple drowning deaths across the borough, Brooklynites are being urged to exercise proper water safety habits. Do you know what drowning looks like? Not what you think. Take this Water Safety Wisdom quiz from the @StarTribune: http://t.co/60XrEHhh4E — […]