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BrunchCon Throws Grand Prospect Hall Under The Bus For Sunday’s Disorganized Event

What's better than slurping down mimosas on a Sunday morning at your favorite bottomless brunch watering hole? Slurping mimosas down with 2,250 others at the world-famous Grand Prospect Hall? Not so, say a slew of those who attended BrunchCon, the food and drink festival centered around one of Brooklyn’s favorite rituals, which debuted in New … Continue reading BrunchCon Throws Grand Prospect Hall Under The Bus For Sunday’s Disorganized Event

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Fire At Union Hall In Park Slope During Live Show Prompts Swift Evacuation; Reopening Date Unclear

A fire swept through Union Hall (702 Union Street near 5th Avenue) in Park Slope late Friday night, prompting a full evacuation of the venue. A live music show was just finishing at the time, however the audience was still in the space. The entire audience, staff, and performers were safely evacuated. According to a spokesperson, … Continue reading Fire At Union Hall In Park Slope During Live Show Prompts Swift Evacuation; Reopening Date Unclear

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Rabbi Rachel Timoner On Our Time Of Resistance And A ‘Great Awakening’

The sanctuary at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope was hushed. Cantor Josh Breitzer was at the bima rehearsing with two B'nei mitzvah students. Breitzer, who surely has one of the greatest voices singing in the country's synagogues today, was helping them to find their portions in the actual Torah scroll they'll be chanting from. … Continue reading Rabbi Rachel Timoner On Our Time Of Resistance And A ‘Great Awakening’

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New Indie Bookstore To Magically Appear On Smith Street This Spring

The smooth wooden shelves have been installed, bordered by warm, exposed brick walls at the mostly empty space of the forthcoming Books Are Magic! at 225 Smith Street (corner of Butler Street) in Cobble Hill. On this early Spring morning, the cool air blends with construction sounds from the inside of a future independent bookstore to create … Continue reading New Indie Bookstore To Magically Appear On Smith Street This Spring

Man Grabs Woman While Performing ‘Lewd Acts’ On Park Slope’s 14th Street, Cops Say

Cops are searching for a suspect who grabbed a woman from behind just after she was leaving her parked car on an early morning in Park Slope. According to a police spokesperson, a New Jersey woman who works at Union Market (402 7th Avenue) found a parking spot nearby on 14th Street between 6th and … Continue reading Man Grabs Woman While Performing ‘Lewd Acts’ On Park Slope’s 14th Street, Cops Say

Matzo Project 5777 Will Fulfill Your Passover Unleavened Fantasies

Royal Palms Shuffleboard is quiet and immaculately clean on a recent weekday afternoon. When I walk in, an employee is whirring around the place on a scooter. After spotting me on the other side of the popular Gowanus shuffleboard club and bar -- which is celebrating its third anniversary -- he leads me over to … Continue reading Matzo Project 5777 Will Fulfill Your Passover Unleavened Fantasies

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Erin Go Cookie O’Puss: Eat A Space Alien While Sipping Irish Whiskey On St. Patrick’s Day

We've survived the Ides of March, and the luck of Irish is a mere hours away. The St. Patrick's Day Parade will be rolling and every Irish pub throughout the five boroughs will be pouring out whiskey and Guinness. But are you forgetting something? Is your Céilí Dancing perfected? Are The Pogues on your phone? You still … Continue reading Erin Go Cookie O’Puss: Eat A Space Alien While Sipping Irish Whiskey On St. Patrick’s Day