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The Kingsborough Community College lighthouse

They speak the same language

November 20 | Andy Furman

MANHATTAN BEACH — One was living in Barbados. The other arrived from Moscow. And who knew – both ended up competing for the same team. Volleyball, at Kingsborough Community College. But volleyball was as distant to both as their homelands to Brooklyn. “I moved from Moscow at 18, on my own, and that was in […]

The Kingsborough Community College lighthouse

A journey for the love of the game

October 30 | Andy Furman

MANHATTAN BEACH — It was a 2,211-mile journey. And if you’re wondering, that’s the distance from Trinidad and Tobago to Brooklyn. More specifically, Manhattan Beach. Make it Oriental Boulevard – the home of Kingsborough Community College. That’s the trek DeVon Charles made — he did for the love of a sport. Soccer. “My father was […]

Brooklyn BookBeat: Lost and found

December 9 | Bob Blaisdell

It’s rare that writers on basketball criss cross their attention from playground and pickup ball to the NBA. Thomas Beller writes personal essays about basketball from the perspective of an amateur ballplayer, lifelong fan and as a professional journalist. The New Yorker magazine veteran and author of several books is a literary innovator who in […]