Shiyah Trotman Congratulations to Flatbush native SHIYAH TROTMAN, a student at the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice in Downtown Brooklyn. He is one of 14 fellows of the Ghetto Film School (GFS), a South Bronx-based nonprofit that provides the resources young people need to make stellar film, video and multimedia projects. Now in..
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Laurie Bleier, center, with Kanuk Nothing tugs at the heartstrings like a four-legged fur ball that needs a home. Park Sloper LAURIE BLEIER works around the clock to ensure that as many as possible abandoned, abused or unwanted companion animals in Brooklyn find safe and loving foster families. As founder of the Brooklyn Animal Foster Network..
Charles Otey stands with Joan Boragi (center), Joan’s granddaughter Alyssa Bastano and Mafalda Dimango Bay Ridge is gearing up for its 40th annual Ragamuffin Parade, set for Saturday, Sept. 30. Ragamuffin Parade Committee President Maureen Stramka says the parade will begin at 72nd Street and will proceed down Third Avenue to 92nd Street. This year, JOAN..
It is most famous for its basketball phenoms Stephon Marbury and Sebastian Telfair, but Abraham Lincoln High School has a new reason to cheer. Social studies teacher ROBIN WEST applied for and was awarded a one-week seminar titled “The Cold War” at Cambridge University this past summer. It was led by Odd Arne Westad, Chair of..
Bob Dylan Spotted on Brooklyn’s shore recently were actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON and the crew of BOB DYLAN’s new music video for the song, “When The Deal Goes Down.” The single is off his lyrically controversial album, Modern Times, just recently released. (Is Dylan a pirate? A thief? Check out Suzanne Vega’s op-ed piece in last..
Meghan Dibble If you’ve ever taken the R train to Union Street in Park Slope, there’s no way you could have missed the grand old Public Bath #7 building, known now as the cultural outpost Brooklyn Lyceum. MEGHAN DIBBLE, a cast member in the Lyceum’s musical drama, “A.F.R.A.I.D.,” appeared in two of the venue’s Cabaret..
Photo of Nicole Kidman by Annie LeibovitzCourtesy of VogueIt’s hard to miss the work of legendary photographer ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: her Vanity Fair photo spread of the Cruise family (and what’s that baby’s name?) has set off a media maelstrom, with coverage leaping beyond the predictable celebrity glossies to the news outposts of Time and CNN.com. (And now, the..
Amity Shlaes Don’t miss Heights resident AMITY SHLAES at the Brownstone Republican Club tonight at 6:30. Kicking off the Club’s fall season, the author and columnist will give a lecture titled “The Chicken versus the Eagle: How Brooklyn Struck the Decisive Blow for Free Enterprise During the New Deal.” It is taken from her upcoming history of..
Home to our borough’s last forest and only freshwater lake, Prospect Park would not be the urban emerald it is without its dedicated volunteers. On Saturday, volunteers gathered at the Park’s Lake to participate in the annual INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY. Their work helped preserve a crucial wildlife habitat for hundreds of aquatic species. This..
Good news for those interested in joining the ranks of New York City’s bravest: THOMAS GALVIN, FDNY’s chief of training, education and curriculum development announced that the department is taking applications through Oct. 13 for its next firefighter exam. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and a half to 29; the opportunity for the..