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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Beyond Geographies: 8 Artists Explore Contemporary Muslim Identity

FORT GREENE - BRIC House was packed Thursday evening with visitors excited to check out the opening of Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience featuring eight Brooklyn-based Muslim artists working in varied media. "We’re very interested...

Celebrate Brooklyn’s Spectacular Community Gardens This Saturday

Often, you need a key to get in. Some, have waiting lists for new members. But this weekend you have a chance to visit a dozen of them thanks to the Brooklyn Queens Lands...

Make Art This Weekend For The Global Youth Climate Strike

GOWANUS/RED HOOK - Bring the kids to Thomas Greene Park this weekend and create art for the upcoming Global Youth Climate Strike taking place on Friday, September 20. Gan Golan—ArtBuilt's artist in residence who worked in...

Walentas Family’s “The David Prize” Will Award $1M To NYC Visionaries

Last week the Walentas Family Foundation announced "The David Prize," a new $1 million award program that will support five innovators working to make New York City a better place. Named after David Walentas, the...

A Chick-fil-A Has Opened Across From Barclays Center

BARCLAYS - The burger joint Chick-fil-A opened at 166 Flatbush Avenue this morning, right across the Barclays Center, with lines around the corner. The big Southern chain known for its chicken sandwiches -- which has...

Weekend Art Events: September 13-15 (Lost/Found, Photoville, Beyond Geographies & More)

The days are getting much shorter and a little cooler. Enjoy the waning days of summer with a visit to Photoville at Brooklyn Bridge Park, a tour of celebrity graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, a...

Openings and Closings: New Standouts

This week's openings and closings are full of new places from old standouts. A restaurant returns after a 15-year closure, Williamsburg gains a new beer garden, but loses a popular chocolate shop. Clinton Hill Cap't Loui 413...

Meet The New ‘Established Gallery’ In Prospect Heights

PROSPECT HEIGHTS - A leg, truncated from the knee up, nervously treads. Disembodied hands point and prod. Gears spin, colorful lightbulbs blink, and a hammer slowly taps away. This odd assortment of moving parts...

Tastes Of Columbia Waterfront + Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival, Sept. 14

COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT - Tastes of Brooklyn—the team behind the Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Franklin Avenue, and Red Hook Food & Drink Crawls—have added a new culinary destination for local gourmands—the Columbia Street Waterfront District. The new Tastes...

Is Brooklyn Prepared For A Big Storm? City Says Yes, Local Pols Say No.

It's September which means it's officially storm season. Forget hurricanes, it seems that every time it pours, Brooklyn gets flooded even though over $20 billion was allocated for the City's resiliency plan. Puddles form...

Photoville Returns To Brooklyn Bridge Park, September 12-22

BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK - United Photo Industries presents the eighth annual Photoville festival from September 12 through 22, featuring more than than 90 photography exhibits plus dozens of panels, workshops, demonstrations, and special events. The free outdoor photo...

How To Help Survivors Of Hurricane Dorian In The Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas on September 1 as a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 200 mph. It hung around the island for two days and killed at least 44 people, many...

Gowanus Gardens Hopes To Have Something For Everyone

GOWANUS - The space at Gowanus Gardens is fairly large, with a big, rainbow-colored patio in the back. There are whimsical details aplenty - a jukebox, faux flowers on the ceiling, and eccentric light...

Cyclist In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Sanitation Truck

GOWANUS - A cyclist is fighting for his life after being hit by a driver of a sanitation truck last night. On Sunday, September 8 at around 9:30 p.m., a 62-year-old man was riding his...

An Opening: Art Installation Examines The Muslim Experience In Brooklyn

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Kameelah Janan Rasheed's An Opening, an immersive sound and art installation that responds to Brooklyn Historical Society's Muslims in Brooklyn oral histories, debuted on Saturday, September 7. Launched in 2017, Muslims in Brooklyn...
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