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Jay Z and Beyonce. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Jay-Z and Beyonce give grandmother an engraved bench in Prospect Park

December 28 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Jay-Z, Beyonce and their children have given Jay-Z’s grandmother, Hattie White, a unique gift — an engraved bench in Prospect Park. The inscription on the bench reads, “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. With love and admiration to our root, Hattie White,” according to Complex. […]

Winterfest, the advertised 40,000-square-foot "world of holiday joy and wonder" behind the Brooklyn Museum has turned out to be anything but merry, according to customers and vendors. Eagle photo by Todd Maisel

Why Brooklyn’s Winterfest won’t be back next year

December 28 | By Patrick Smith From The Bridge

Yes, there has been a Santa Claus in residence here. And a few dozen elves, in the form of eager artisans selling their wares, from cozy mittens to deep-fried pickles. But so much else about the inaugural Winterfest at the Brooklyn Museum has been a festival of frustration, including a vocal cast of aggrieved vendors, disappointed customers, contentious organizers, and […]

Winterfest, the advertised 40,000-square-foot "world of holiday joy and wonder" behind the Brooklyn Museum has turned out to be anything but merry, according to customers and vendors. Eagle photo by Todd Maisel

Winterfest owners retaliate against vendor for speaking to the press

December 20 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Winterfest, a temporary holiday attraction in the parking lot of the Brooklyn Museum, has been the subject of quite a few complaints. Customers have grumbled that some of the promised attractions were either nonexistent or didn’t live up to what they expected. Vendors have also complained. For example, handbag vendor Pamela Barsky said the vendors’ […]