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Rally at BPL protests Chinese censorship of writers

Downtown
It was the perfect setting to talk about the freedom of expression in the literary community. The Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch at Grand Army Plaza was the backdrop for members of the PEN American Center to organize a literary protest for free expression in China. … Full Article
 

Green-Wood to unveil restored monument to pioneer Brooklyn baseball star Creighton

Greenwood Heights
On Tuesday, April 15, at 2:15 p.m., Green-Wood Cemetery will unveil the newly restored monument marking the final resting place of 19th century Brooklyn baseball legend Jim Creighton, who many historians consider to be the game’s first superstar.  … Full Article
 

NYC activist group calls for national protest against Starbucks

Downtown
On Saturday, April 12, New York City workers and 15 Now activists will be participating in a national day of action to demand that Starbucks’s CEO Howard Schultz put his money where his mouth is and pay his employees a minimum wage of $15 an hou … Full Article
 

Levin says budget language change helps homeless

Greenpoint
It was a simple act, but a move by Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove wording from the state budget before the budget was enacted last week will have a positive effect on the city’s effort to help homeless families, according to Councilman Stephen Levin. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's a weekend cure for the wintertime blues

Prospect Heights
Starved for signs of spring after the seemingly endless winter? The Brooklyn Botanic Garden could be your cure. The magnificent magnolias at the century-old sylvan oasis are bustin' out all over. Buds began to flower forth a week ago – and their momentum is gathering strength. … Full Article
 

De Blasio: From mayor of Park Slope to mayor of New York

Park Slope
I have seen him all over my girlfriend’s Brooklyn community: in a restaurant, the gym, by the subway.  … Full Article
 

Tearful goodbyes and a tribute to Long Island College Hospital Staff

Cobble Hill
Roughly 500 staff members at Long Island College Hospital, many who have worked there for decades, tearfully prepared to for their final day at the Cobble Hill hospital on Friday. … Full Article
 

BAM presents David Lynch in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Fort Greene
Visionary filmmaker David Lynch—the mastermind behind such critically-acclaimed films as “The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive and the television series “Twin Peaks … Full Article
 

Heights Casino boasts an impressive 29 Junior Gold National squash players

Brooklyn Heights
When Isabella Kearns first started going to the Brooklyn Heights Casino she was there to play tennis. She never played squash, but would see other kids her age playing and seemingly having the time of their lives. It wasn’t long until Kearns wanted to be apart of it. … Full Article
 

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