Brooklyn Courier

Monday, Jan. 9, 2012

Prospect Heights

‘Bridge the gap’ at this new video installation

Brooklyn Museum’s newest exhibit, “Question Bridge,” which opens on Jan. 13, invites black men from all over the country to define their racial identity in their own words. Comment.
Williamsburg

All uke need is love!

The Beatles Complete on Ukelele marathon is back, so break out your tiny guitar and get ready to rock. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

Williamsburg

It’s ‘Brodaway’ — get used to it!

The MTA is refusing to fix a 75-year-old typo at the Broadway G train station because it claims a misspelled mosaic that reads “Brodaway” is a part of city lore — but the blooper is giving local grammarians clause for concern. Comment.
Park Slope

Human nature: Artist dresses Park Slope trees in sweaters

Here’s one crowd that won’t bark about getting a homemade sweaters for the holidays — because trees can’t complain! Comment.
DUMBO

A ‘feast’ for the eyes: Exhibit showcases best food photography

Feast your hungry eyes on 65 mouth-watering morsels of food photography at the “Feast Your Eyes” exhibition at the powerHouse Arena, opening Jan. 6. The delectable group show is part of the New York Photo Festival, and features food-related works shot by a mix of renowned and amateur photographers, to create a delicious display of images that pay homage to anything and everything that provides us with sustenance. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

Crown Heights

Divorce: read all about it! Author pens book on painful breakups

Does the topic of failed marriage make for great fiction? Writer Gary Lutz certainly thinks so. Comment.
Gowanus

Not your grandma’s sock hop: cabaret celebrates 1950s tunes

The music may have died on February 3, 1959, but the tunes of late greats Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens will be exhumed on Jan. 12 at the Bell House, at a modern-day cabaret tribute to the big three. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

Brooklyn Heights

Hit and run: Shot cabbie collides with Heights brownstone

A passenger shot a livery cab driver in the neck then fled from the car after it smashed into a Brooklyn Heights brownstone on New Year’s Eve, police said. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012

Prospect Heights

Cold comfort! Guided winter walk keeps the doldrums at bay

Join psychotherapist Lynne Spevack at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Jan. 8 for a tour past barren trees, bright berries and rustling grasses. It’s a dose of self-help for the price of museum admission! Comments (1).

Monday, Jan. 2, 2012

Brooklyn Heights

‘April’ in wintertime

The Heights Players bring a springtime classic to the stage. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Old mayors never die, they just fade away

A John Lindsay campaign ad from 1965 resurfaces on a Flatbush building — and flummoxes a new generation of residents. Comment.

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