Kevin Walsh This week we caught up with KEVIN WALSH, the popular amateur historian and Bay Ridge native whose guidebook, Forgotten New York, has won accolades for its careful attention to antiquated but interesting places in all five boroughs. Park Sloper and fellow historian and writer FRANCIS MORRONE gave the book a great review in last..
Month: November 2006
Simone Dinnerstein Speaking of Park Slopers, we’ve been hearing a lot about pianist SIMONE DINNERSTEIN lately. The Juillard grad (who was born in the Slope and still lives there) had her Carnegie Hall Weill recital debut last year. In September, a New York Times article, “Looking Towards Greatness (And, Perhaps, Their 30’s), counted Dinnerstein as one..
Yasna Voices Raise your hand if you knew Brooklyn had its very own Bulgarian women’s choir. The three-year-old group, YASNA VOICES, is led by VLADA TOMOVA. An a cappella ensemble, Yasna Voices has been seen in our borough at BAMcafe, BRIC Studios and the Brooklyn Public Library, and they’ve received a generous grant from the..
Eric Daniel Metzgar Brooklynites’ invasion of Manhattan continues this weekend at the Natural History Museum. Brooklyn filmmaker ERIC DANIEL METZGAR’s documentary, “The Chances of the World Changing,” will be featured at the Museum’s MARGARET MEAD FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL through Nov. 12. Metzgar’s film chronicles a two years in the life of RICHARD OGUST, a writer..
Who says the words “library” and “party” are mutually exclusive? Brooklyn literary darlings JHUMPA LAHIRI and JON SCIESZKA are headlining Brooklyn Public Library’s 10th Annual Gala on Nov. 16. The Pulitzer-prize winning fiction writer and renown children’s book author (respectively), along with the Xerox Corporation, are the 2006 honorees at the black tie event, to be held..