News and Stories from Cobble Hill

Mikaela Shiffrin rules
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Weeks before the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Shiffrin scored a first-place finish so commanding, so seemingly effortless on the unforgivingly icy slope in the FIS World CACup slalom races in Killington, she brought the hometown crowd to deafening cheers.

Victoria Rebensburg of Germany
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

The FIS Ski World Cup Giant Slalom race at Killington ended in light rain and tears for the local crowd as the US' Mikaela Shiffrin finished second behind Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany.

John Grisham at St Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill

Author John Grisham is one of the world's best selling authors, having written 39 books from The Pelican Brief to his newest, The Rooster Bar. And he can't stop talking about how lazy he is. The event was sponsored by local independent Carroll Gardens bookseller, Books Are Magic.

Dredging and Capping Pilot Study
Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope

The large crane pulled into the Fourt Street Basin of the Gowanus Canal in late Otober 2017 and is a part of the Dredging and Capping Pilot Study to rebuild the bulkheads along the canal with metal prior to the dredging of the canal.

Brooklyn Literary Prize
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Each year the Brooklyn Public Library, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Eagles, recognizes outstanding works of nonfiction and fiction with the Brooklyn Literary Prize given in the fall. This year's shortlist includes a novel, a book-length poem, a collection of short stories, and three works of nonfiction.

The Great American Eclipse with Jupiter
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

What an amazing experience in North Carolina with my entire family watching the hole-in-the-sky on a perfect day in the perfect location.

Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Looking for summer reading? Check out the long list for the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. Each year the Brooklyn Public Library recognizes outstanding works of nonfiction and fiction with a prize given in the fall.

Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author, opens Books Are Magic in Cobble Hill, bringing independant book selling back to South Brooklyn.
Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus

Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Modern Lovers, The Vacationers and Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married - and now the proprietor of Books Are Magic in Cobble Hill.

Best from Macy's 2017 Fireworks
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM SOUTHBROOKYN.COM! The 41st Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks for 2017 were spectacular. We got up high in South Brooklyn and it was quite a different view.

Alan Alda and Tina Fey come together to show the importance of communication in the sciences as part of the World Science Festival in New York, making science fun in the process.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Alan Alda and Tina Fey come together to show the importance of communication in the sciences as part of the World Science Festival in New York, making science fun in the process.

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Mikaela Shiffrin searches for her inner Bode

Going into the FIS Ski World Cup this weekend in Killington, Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin is a jumble of emotions.