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Friday, June 18, 2010

Coney Island: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey open in Coney Island — and Dooley likes it (for the most part). Comments (5)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Grit and bear it at this all-grits festival

Event: Joe Pesci’s Vinny Gambini character in the movie “My Cousin Vinny” was probably the first Brooklynite to eat grits, but he sure won’t be the last. Comment

Mermaid Parade returns on Saturday!

Event: This is an eye-popping good time. Comments (1)
Downtown: Forget soccer. This month, Brooklyn is the international home of swordplay as the Fencing World Cup comes to the Marriott from June 18-20. Comments (1)
Dining: Sherri Eisenberg has traveled the world as a travel writer, and has found that nothing compares to Brooklyn’s culinary scene. Comment
Music: Forty years ago, one of the most seminal jazz albums — Miles Davis’s “Bitches Brew” — was released, a record that changed the course of music history. Hear why on Saturday night. Comment

Head to this ‘Williamsburger’ BBQ on June 21

Dining: Brooklyn’s got plenty of burgers, hot dogs and live music, but at the fourth annual Williamsburgers and Wieners BBQ, you can get all three for free. Comment

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hot food gossip — including a new biergarten

Foodie-in-Chief: Better rev up that appetite — it’s been a tasty few weeks in the county of Kings. Here’s the best of the borough’s openings, closings, and of course, restaurant rumors. Comments (1)

Hidden history

Hidden history

Event: One of Brooklyn’s prized historical sites — the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn Heights — will host the first annual “NYC Underground Railroad Festival.” Comments (2)
Art: An art gallery in DUMBO isn’t the coziest place to spend a week, but it certainly could be worse. Comment

Hipster loses his cool on Jamaican trip in hot new film — screening tomorrow!

Cinema: A pair of Brooklyn filmmakers has taken two of the fundamental aspects of the borough — hipsters and West Indian culture — and thrown them together in a road trip-flick that is earning awards on the festival circuit. Comment

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