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..
“IS IT POOR MANAGEMENT, bad timing, or just a terrible location?” When a commercial corner location in toney Brooklyn Heights remains perpetually empty, or even when occupied it is home to short-lived enterprises, one might ask that question. At the corner of Hicks Street, 41 CLARK STREET has had two incarnations as restaurants in the past..
Peter HedgesPhoto courtesy of the BHA YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS to love movies, or even to love hearing about the ones shot in the Heights. For many decades, a number of notable movies have used Heights locations, and fascination with that very fact will be the basis of Hollywood in the..
Jim Keller, a longtime figure in the Brooklyn music scene, is ready to release a new record with The Jim Keller Band, “Sunshine in My Pocket.” “Sunshine,” Keller’s first album in over 10 years, “marks a natural evolution of Keller’s talent for writing indelible hooks and tunes, creating a sound that is impossible to date,”..
Thousands of people gathered in Prospect Park on Saturday to celebrate the late Michael Jackson, on what would have been the singer’s 51st birthday. Spike Lee hosted the tribute/dance party, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was there to read a proclamation declaring August 29th “Michael ‘King of Pop’ Jackson Memorial Day” in Brooklyn.
She Had Nine Siblings, Six of Whom Were Adopted WITH ROCKING RHYTHMS and operatic projection, ANIKA LARSEN opens her heart and voice to tell a powerful, personal journey out of a multicultural childhood. Her story, Shafrika, the White Girl, is a music-driven metaphor for how the social upheaval of the 1960s flowed through generations. Supported..
A RECENT ISSUE of the weekly Bay Ridge Eagle featured a report on the 75th anniversary party of the Bay Ridge Credit Union. President and CEO GENE BRODY gave an inspiring speech that reminded all attendees at the Bay Ridge Manor that America has weathered ten recessions since World War II (“Yes, TEN”, he added..
DOMESTIC QUEEN MARTHA STEWART will speak as part of the fifteenth annual Pratt Institute President’s Lecture Series at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 27. Tickets are free for her lecture “Artistic Inspiration as a Basis for Business,” but seating is limited. In more Pratt news: Associate Professor of Chemistry ELEONORA DEL FEDERICO received a $99,575 grant..
‘NO MOVES BACK’ WHILE COMPOSER/LIBRETTIST AND ALSO PLAYWRIGHT MARTIN HALPERN was convalescing from an operation, a group of his Brooklyn Heights-Hills-Slope friends last Thursday attended a performance of his play, No Moves Back, in the small Roy Arias’ Payan Theatre at 300 West 43rd Street. Very different from Halpern’s opera, The Siege of Troy, staged in..
IT MAY BE SAFE TO SAY THAT WITH UNEMPLOYMENT affecting New Yorkers across the financial spectrum, this year’s Brooklyn Public Library PowerUP! entrepreneurial competition will receive even more applications than last year’s record number. In 2008 PowerUP! received 461 participants representing 378 different business ideas. Seventy-five submitted final plans. Program leaders, including MAUD ANDREW, manager..