News and Stories from Gowanus

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
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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.
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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.

Rooftop Films' 2017 Summer Series, presented by SundanceTV features 45 outdoor screenings in 10 spectacular venues
Brooklyn Heights, Gowanus, Beyond South Brooklyn

Rooftop Films' 2017 Summer Series, presented by SundanceTV features 45 outdoor screenings in 10 spectacular venues, with live music, special enhancements and the best new, independent films from around the world.

WHY should we care about this stupid story???? Emma Watson's Tits?
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We are starting a new feature here at SouthBrooklyn.com because the Internet makes so many stories so blown out of proportion. Many of them are just so ridiculous that we can't help commenting on them. Our first is today's rant against Emma Watson's Feminism!

Ski for MS combines skiing and fundraising to empower people with MS with stops at four of our favorite ski areas in the northeast hitting the slopes of Loon Mountain in New Hampshire (Feb. 4), Whiteface Mountain (Feb. 5), Belleayre Mountain (Feb. 11) and Gore Mountain (March 4) in New York.
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Ski for MS stops at four of our favorite ski areas in the northeast hitting the slopes of Loon Mountain in New Hampshire (Feb. 4), Whiteface Mountain (Feb. 5), Belleayre Mountain (Feb. 11) and Gore Mountain (March 4) in New York.

The blanket Executive Order signed by President Trump has caused respected Washington D.C. photojournalist Eman Mohammed to cancel her plans to serve as a judge of the prestigious World Photo competition in Amsterdam.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Respected Washington D.C. photojournalist Eman Mohammed canceled her plans to serve as a judge at the World Photo competition in Amsterdam because of the Executive Order signed by President Trump.

The Gowanus Canal is the biggest photographic project of my life in Brooklyn. Gowanus Open Studios 2016 is October 14th through 16th.
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For those of you wandering the canal area for the Gowanus Open Studios 2016, the Gowanus Canal is a unique destination.

The Brooklyn Comedy Festival begins its new season from August 22 to 28th (2016) all around the borough with shows included at South Brooklyn's The Bell House during the run.
Gowanus, Beyond South Brooklyn

Brooklyn comedy is setting the precedent for the rest of the world right now. Comedy spans all of NYC, but its heart is in Brooklyn. It’s where new performers become great and the greats become better.

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EARTH POTENTIAL is an exhibition of new works by artist Katja Novitskova.

Sometimes an exhibit just captures your imagination and makes you think and ponder the universe. The fact that it is right outside of New York City Hall in one of the few public park spaces in a sea of concrete makes it even a little more special.