Josiah McElhenyPhoto courtesy of the Macarthur Foundation One among us has been named a genius. Carroll Gardens resident JOSIAH MCELHENY was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship last week. The sculptor and master glassblower will receive half a million dollars, paid out in increments of $100,000 for the next five years. Popularly known as the “Genius Award,”..
Photo of Tina Turner courtesy of Tony de Nonno Sunset Park’s Tabla Rasa Gallery today opens a new exhibit, “Music to My Eyes,” visual artwork inspired by or related to music. Among the paintings, mixed media, and sculptures are Bensonhurst native TONY DE NONNO’s documentary photographs, taken between 1970 and 1993 when De Nonno was..
Jeff Klare with Erik MadausPhoto courtesy of Hire Disability Solutions Of the five boroughs, Brooklyn has the largest number of residents receiving Social Security Disability Benefits. On Sunday, JEFF KLARE, CEO of Red Hook-based Hire Disability Solutions, will embark from Borough Hall on a 300-mile bike ride to Washington D.C. to promote the employment of..
Photo courtesy of NNDB Eagle eyes had the good fortune of spotting Irish heartthrob and Heights regular GABRIEL BYRNE twice this month, once on the Promenade and once on Henry Street. His next movie, Leningrad, is said to be a World War II love story, now in post-production. Byrne stars opposite Mira Sorvino.
Photo courtesy of Seventeen We all know that this is a borough of beautiful people, but one Brooklyn native, Collins Pennie, has been singled out by Seventeen as one of the magazine’s “Seventeen Hottest Guys in America.” In fact, this 19-year-old actor (he is now on the big screen in indie hit Half Nelson) ranks..
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..
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..