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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sacred Sites Open House: Tour 13 Brooklyn Houses Of Worship

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is hosting the Sacred Sites Open House from May 18-19, inviting the public to tour 150 churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, and meeting houses across the state, including 13 sites...

100+ Years Later, Cops Remember Two Heroes Who Died In Line Of Duty

SUNSET PARK - Patrolman Arthur Loewe and Patrolman James Mangan were killed in the line of duty more than a century ago, but their legacy lives on at the 72nd Precinct stationhouse in Sunset...

60th Annual Park Slope House Tour: Sunday, May 19

PARK SLOPE - The 60th Annual Park Slope House Tour, scheduled for Sunday, May 19, invites attendees to take self-guided tours of historic brownstones throughout the neighborhood. Advance tickets can be purchased for $25 online...

Shirley Chisholm Statue At Prospect Park Revealed

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDEN — The city, on Wednesday, announced the winning duo to create the Shirley Chisholm monument slated for the Parkside Avenue entrance of Prospect Park. Artists Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous proposed "Our Destiny,...

Old First Reformed Church Celebrates Easter In Sanctuary After 8 Years of Repairs

PARK SLOPE - Hundreds of people attended Easter service at the Old First Reformed Church on Sunday. It was their first time being back after the sanctuary closed in 2011 for massive repairs. "This morning, we...

3rd Annual Preservation Film Fest To Screen ‘Battle For Brooklyn’ & ‘Little Fugitive’

DOWNTOWN/CONEY ISLAND - The New York Preservation Archive Project is hosting its third annual Preservation Film Festival April 2nd to May 3rd, screening contemporary documentaries and historic classics across the five boroughs. The selected films address current themes...

100 Most Jewish Foods – A Conversation With Tablet’s Alana Newhouse

BROOKLYN - The 100 Most Jewish Foods, a book by Tablet’s editor in chief Alana Newhouse, is a perfect gift for this Passover — gorgeous and funny and well written. It is, if you...

See 5 Design Proposals For Shirley Chisholm Monument And Provide Feedback

FLATBUSH - Last November NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray announced that U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm will be honored with a monument at the Parkside Avenue (at Ocean Ave.) entrance to Prospect Park. The Chisholm statue was...

Pieces Of Poetry: Artwork Honoring Literary Icons Coming To Fort Greene Park

FORT GREENE - A new public artwork honoring three literary greats will be installed in Fort Greene Park next month. Elizabeth Masella, Public Art Coordinator for NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, presented plans for Pieces...

A History-Making Inclusive St. Patrick’s Day Parade In Brooklyn!

PARK SLOPE/WINDSOR TERRACE - History was made at the 44th Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday when the Brooklyn Irish LGBTQ Organization (BILO) became the first LGBTQ group to march in the event. The annual...

Shore Hotel Green-lighted by Landmarks Preservation Commission

CONEY ISLAND - At its Tuesday, March 12, meeting, the City's Landmarks Preservation Commission greenlighted the way to the redevelopment of the long boarded up Shore Theater. The commission had sent the developer back...

Fearing Federal Funding Cuts, City Focuses On Counting All Brooklynites In The 2020 Census

BROOKLYN — Five Brooklyn neighborhoods lead the nation in underreported census tracts in 2010, and New York City officials hope they can convince all residents regardless of their status to be counted next year. At stake are...

International Women’s Day: Support Women-Owned Businesses on 5th Avenue

PARK SLOPE - In celebration of International Women's Day (March 8) the Park Slope 5th Avenue BID's Joanna Tallantire and Mark Caserta are tying red ribbons in front of women-owned businesses along the corridor. Bklyner...

Recounting The Forgotten Histories Of Brooklyn’s LGBTQ Community

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - There was a line of people twisting up the staircase of the Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday, March 5. Everyone was patiently waiting to see On the (Queer) Waterfront an exhibition...

Brooklyn Museum Exhibit Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - This spring the Brooklyn Museum will debut a group exhibition featuring work by contemporary LGBTQ+ artists that "honors the fight for queer liberation in the years since the 1969 Stonewall Uprising." Opening May...
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