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Author Ann Napolitano (pictured) will read from her novel, "Within Arm’s Reach," at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on June 29 at 8 pm. Her book about three generations of an Irish-American family in New Jersey, inspired in part by Napolitano’s own upbringing, will be published in paperback by Three Rivers Press on June 28. Comment


Atlantic Yards: The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that local governments may seize people’s homes and businesses — even against their will — for private economic development. Comment


I walked into Pasham, a Turkish restaurant in Bay Ridge, and knew that I’d been in the space before. Comment


There are two reasons why Pig ’N Out Barbeque in Brooklyn Heights opened in October: The first, according to co-owner Roderick Marino, is "love of the Q." Comment


If you think moving your belongings to a new apartment is hard work, try moving an entire 17th-century Dutch farmhouse. Comments (4)


To sate the cravings of crafters in search of inspiration and shoppers who get weak in the knees at the sight of all things handmade, the Renegade Craft Fair will set up its tables in Williamsburg June 25-26. Comment


The first time now-legendary Del McCoury played bluegrass music in New York City, back in 1962, he was playing banjo for Bill Monroe. It was not only McCoury’s first time playing the city; it was also his first time playing music with the man who created the genre. Comment


With her starring role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s "Hecuba," Vanessa Redgrave began her debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on June 17. One can only regret that it took her so long to get to Brooklyn. Comment


Park Slope performer Paul Boocock and director Mary Catherine Burke unveil their second collaboration, "Boocock’s House of Baseball" at the Flea Theater in Manhattan on June 30. Comments (2)


Atlantic Yards: Letitia James is no fan of Gifford Miller. Comment

Slope group rips Ratner plan After taking on Commerce Bank, Atlantic Yards is next 

Atlantic Yards: A civic group in Park Slope that began by successfully pressuring Commerce Bank into modifying the look of a new branch to fit in with the neighborhood, is now taking aim at developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards basketball arena and skyscraper project. Comment

Bensonhurst’s downzone set Dyker Heights rezone is next 

The City Council on Thursday approved a zoning initiative intended to scale back much of Bensonhurst, a neighborhood that, like most of southwest Brooklyn, has experienced an onslaught of new condominium development over the past decade. Comment

Civic leaders join to fight Ratner        

Claiming that their elected officials have not represented their concerns, a broad-based group of activist, neighborhood, block and civic associations have come together to represent their own concerns about the Atlantic Yards project. Comment

Atlantic Yards community deal due Monday        

Atlantic Yards: An agreement regarding hiring, job training, community facilities and housing, negotiated between developer Bruce Ratner and select community groups that support his Atlantic Yards development, will be announced Monday, The Brooklyn Papers has learned. Comment

Blame Canada

It really wasn’t that long ago that the Brooklyn music scene was all the rage. Scenesters were scurrying across Bedford Avenue looking for the next Interpol or Yeah Yeah Yeahs. But as any hipster sighing over spiraling Williamsburg rents can tell you, the cutting edge is a fleeting thing. Comment

New toppings for hot dog races

Cyclones: This season’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Race will feature three additions to last year’s line-up: Chili (a Chili dog), Franky (a plain dog), and, of course, Sauerkraut. Comment


Cyclones: It was deja vu all over again. Comment

Looking back after 50 years

Play’s the Thing: It was 3:45 pm on Oct. 4, 1955, when the Dodgers’ Johnny Podres threw the pitch that the Yankees’ Elston Howard bounced to short. Pee Wee Reese caught the ball and threw to first base where Gil Hodges grabbed the low throw to give Brooklyn its first — and only — World Series championship. Comment

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