Brooklyn

New York News
8:34 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Brooklyn Makes Its Democratic Convention Pitch

Brooklyn is rolling out the red — make that blue — carpet for the Democratic convention.

City officials are hosting a committee from the Democratic National Committee on Monday and Tuesday in hopes of winning the party's 2016 presidential convention.

Sen. Charles Schumer led a rally outside the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn. The arena would host the convention and had an appropriately hued welcome carpet for the committee.

Schumer said the convention would be a "great thing" for the borough.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue July 29, 2014

"A Replacement Life: A Novel" By Boris Fishman

  

  Boris Fishman, a singularly talented writer, makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.

A Replacement Life is a dark, moving, and beautifully written novel about family, honor, and justice.

Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Thu May 29, 2014

BIFF - "Fort Tilden"

    The narrative feature, Fort Tilden, will screen twice at The Berkshire International Film Festival this weekend. Tomorrow at 9pm at The Triplex in Great Barrington and Saturday at 2pm at The Beacon in Pittsfield.

The film is the full-length feature debut co-written and co-directed by Sarah Violet Bliss and Charles Rodgers.

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The Roundtable
10:05 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Rosie Perez

    Rosie Perez first caught our attention with her fierce dance in the title sequence of Do the Right Thing and has since defined herself as a funny and talented actress who broke boundaries for Latinas in the film industry.

In her new book, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair), Perez tells her never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success—both in and out of the Hollywood limelight.

New York News
6:48 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

UPDATED 7:30 pm: All-clear given after Brooklyn Bridge closure

Brooklyn Bridge with Freedom Tower and 8 Spruce Street in the background.
Credit Wikimedia Commons/Kadellar

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have given an all-clear after an abandoned vehicle closed the Brooklyn Bridge at the tail end of the Memorial Day long weekend.

Police say the Dodge Durango found stopped along the Manhattan-bound side of the span had no license plates when they investigated Monday evening.

Investigators say they received the call around 5:15 p.m. and halted traffic in both directions around 6 p.m. Police gave the all-clear as of 7 p.m.

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