Tag Archives: Brooklyn

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Richie Havens, Who Opened Woodstock, Dies at 72

Folk singer dies of a heart attack

Folk singer Richie Havens sang about social issues at a time when that was on…

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Rapper Maino Takes on Broadway Stage

The Brooklyn bred emcee tries his hand at a different profession

Do you think Maino can make a career in acting?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Woman Covered Up Aunt’s Death to Live in $287 a Month Apartment

Woman scammed co-op board that dead aunt was alive but couldn't have visitors

Woman scammed co-op board into believing her dead aunt was alive

By Makkada B. Selah

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The VMAs Head to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center

Will Jay-Z perform at the first ever awards show in Brooklyn?

Will you be attending?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Months after Hurricane Sandy, Fairway Market in Red Hook to Reopen

Months After Hurricane Sandy, Fairway Market in Red Hook to Reopen

Store was a critical anchor to retail traffic in the neighborhood

Months after Hurricane Sandy, Fairway Market returns to the Red Hook neighborhood it helped revitalize…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Is Brooklyn Home to the World’s First Black Female Chess Master?

Rochelle Ballantyne may be on her way to history

Rochelle Ballantyne may be on her way to history

By Black Enterprise

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Fifty-five years ago, a New York businessman named Walter O'Malley moved his baseball team across the country. The Brooklyn Dodgers left Flatbush's Ebbets Field for a shiny new stadium in a valley originally meant for public housing. Yes, the Dodgers broke the hearts of a generation of fans when they left (including Borough President Marty Markowitz). But on Friday, September 28, the favorite son of the Marcy Projects will take a stage to celebrate, amongst other things, the return of major professional sports to Brooklyn. Here are five of the best bars in the area to say cheers to a new beginning. --Darren Sands

5 Places to Grab a Drink Near the Barclays Center

The Barclays Center is here, and here's where you need to drink in the new neighborhood.

The Barclays Center is here, and here’s where you need to drink in the new…

By Darren Sands

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Brooklyn Candy Shop Hires Hefty Security After Teen Robberies

Local shop is shelling out $500 a week to protect its sugary items

Local shop is shelling out $500 a week to protect its sugary items

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Brooklyn Politician Calls Neighborhood, “Negrohood” In Email

Primary candidate Ben Akselrod called the term a typo

Primary candidate Ben Akselrod called the term a typo

By Black Enterprise

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Black-Owned Businesses Which Helped Fulton St. Survive, Fall Victim To Revival

Black businesses across the country are closing due to the many effects caused by gentrification

Black businesses across the country are closing due to the many effects caused by gentrification

By Black Enterprise

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Epic Records’ Astro on Continuing Education & Pursuing Acting

The budding rap star keeps his head in the books while exploring a second career in Hollywood

While working on his debut album for Epic Records, X-Factor’s Astro explains how he juggles…

By Anslem Samuel

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Casting Director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd on Sparkle, Jordin Sparks & Success

From music videos to major films, the New York casting director has always had an eye for future stars

Sparkle casting director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd shares her techniques on grooming stars like Jordin Sparks,…

By Aliya Ewing

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WATCH: Epic Records’ Astro on Life After X-Factor & Being Black History in the Making

The teen phenom explains his rise in fame and plans for the future

X-Factor’s Astro speaks on his relationship with L.A. Reid, debut album on Epic Records, appreciation…

By Anslem Samuel

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In the News: NYPD Facebook Group Offends; Russell Simmons’ PETA Stamp and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Writer Nelson George Documents the Brooklyn Renaissance Movement

The noted scribe explores the cultural impact of his Brooklyn, NY neighborhood in new film

With Brooklyn Boheme, writer Nelson George documents the creative energy and public figures of note…

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WATCH: Brand New You: Ms. Dahlia’s Cafe, Reinventing Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Karen Taylor Bass talks to the owners of Ms. Dahlia's about their sweet new venture

Karen Taylor Bass talks to the owners of Ms. Dahlia’s about their sweet new venture

By Elayne Fluker

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