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How’s Brooklyn: Hope for Jonah

Charming Park Slope toddler JONAH WEISHAAR has been diagnosed with a genetic disorder, Sanfilippo Syndrome, which prevents his body from processing certain sugars, reports the Daily News. Sufferers are one in a million, and rarely do they live past their early 20s. The new web site dedicated to Jonah reads: “This is Jonah. He’s turning..

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Howe’s Brooklyn: Truman Capote

Lauren Ambrose The famous mansion here at number 70 Willow St., where TRUMAN CAPOTE was a tenant of theatre set designer Oliver Smith, brought together a sold-out crowd for a memorable evening to hear Capote’s words in the house he occupied for 10 years. The evening was one of many being put together to celebrate the..

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Howe’s Brooklyn: Norris Church Mailer, Aaron Felder, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn Heights Association, Alice Waters, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

NORRIS CHURCH MAILER, widow of the late, great author Norman Mailer and a long-time resident of Brooklyn Heights, launched her memoir A Ticket to the Circus on April 6, at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO. PowerHouse hosted a reading and party on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. with the author, where she was interviewed by..

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Pulitzer Prize-nominee Adam Haslett’s ‘Union Atlantic’ Hits Shelves

Photo by Beowulf SheehanVia AdamHaslett.com UNION ATLANTIC, BY BROOKLYN’S ADAM HASLETT, was officially published today. The much-buzzed about debut novel follows Haslett’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated short story collection, You Are Not a Stranger Here. Published by Talese/Doubleday, Union Atlantic portrays a patchwork of interconnected characters, including banker Doug Fanning, a figure of wealth and indulgence in..

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For or against Atlantic Yards, the one thing that is certain is the public commentary period is far from over. The debate over the proposed 22-acre redevelopment in Prospect Heights has fueled blogs and newspaper articles and community meetings and coffee shops since Forest City Ratner made its plans public in 2002. This month, the..

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Brooklynite Joe McCarthy Pleased as Punch About ‘Alice’ Review

A scene from alice…Alice…ALICE!Photo Courtesy of Gerry Goodstein Photography No one struggling to keep a theatre company alive could be happier than JOE MCCARTHY, longtime Cobble Hill resident and Director of Development for the Irondale Center. Irondale, known for creative theatre events, is currently staging alice…Alice…ALICE!, an interactive update of Alice in Wonderland. What is..

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