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Annual ‘Restore Brooklyn’ Benefit Honors Rosie Perez, featuring Spike Lee

Monday night, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation honored Rosie Perez, the Honorable William Thompson Sr. and Bruce Gordon at the annual “Restore Brooklyn” Benefit Dinner held at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The evening featured a special performance by Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele and was emceed by CBS anchorman Maurice DuBois. The benefit celebrated Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation […]

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Rosie Perez Visits Restoration, Shares Secrets to Survival, Success

Oscar-nominated actress, Emmy-nominated choreographer and Brooklyn native Rosie Perez was in Bedford-Stuyvesant last night to discuss her new book, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother and Still Came Out Smiling (With Great Hair). The event was held at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. “Restoration is pleased to host Rosie Perez, a Brooklyn-bred dancer, […]

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What’s Up, Weekend! Rosie Perez, Mommi-Pop, an Ice Cream Social and High-Fashion Tea!

WHAT: Conversation and Booksigning with Rosie Perez: HANDBOOK FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE LIFE WHEN: Friday, May 9, 6:00pm WHERE: Bedford-Stuyvesant Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, 1368 Fulton Street, Skylight Gallery, Bklyn HOW MUCH: Free WHAT: Mommi-POP  is an pop-up artisan market for Mother’s Day, the second in a series of holiday events produced by designer and celebrity stylist […]

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Rosie Perez to Discuss Her ‘Unpredictable Life’ at Restoration Plaza

Oscar-nominated actress and Emmy-nominated choreographer Rosie Perez will be back in her home borough of Brooklyn on Friday, May 9, at Restoration Plaza to discuss her new book, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother and Still Came Out Smiling (With Great Hair). Perez, a Williamsburg native, is known […]

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Rosie Perez, Nelson George and Tyrone Proctor Ride The Soul Train to Restoration

They were two dancing stars from two different eras, but they had one very big thing in common: Soul Train. Tyrone Proctor and Rosie Perez were two of the most well-known dancers on the show Soul Train. And Wednesday night, they both joined author and filmmaker Nelson George at Restoration Plaza for a discussion around […]

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‘Best of the Borough’ Highlighted at Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays

For more than two decades, Brooklyn Museum has hosted a veritable live art party every first Saturday of the month, free to museum-goers. Every year, the party grows smarter, cooler, more entertaining and culturally inclusive. Today, First Saturdays arrives as pretty much the only major gathering in Brooklyn where all ages, interests and stripes, from […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Event Picks

With a long weekend on deck, the real question is what NOT to do. Don’t holla at ladies like you on a one day pass. Don’t bring flowers to folks with allergies. Don’t bring your jump off to your best friend’s wedding. Don’t eat chocolate while wearing white pants. Don’t call people after 11:00 p.m., […]

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Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival Promises a Family Music Experience

The Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival began in July 2010 and has provided live Jazz entertainment for families, neighborhoods, and New Yorkers at large.  The festival was developed as an idea by Eric Frazier, a Brooklyn raised musician who studied the Conga Drum, the Djembe Drum and African Dance.  The festival represents his long time dream of enjoying […]

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Your Weekend Event Picks in Brooklyn!

The holiday season is officially upon us, which means that it’s only a few weekends left in 2015. So buckle in and enjoy the ride! December’s most memorable moments don’t always look like a Lexus commercial, as the office holiday party is a never ending source of weird feelings and awkward interactions that haunt people […]

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VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Spoofs Gentrification, Spike Lee’s 1989 Classic in ‘Do the White Thing’

The arms of gentrification in Brooklyn are bountiful and spread far and wide. Few will dispute the impact of the borough’s rapid real estate development on the demographic makeup, cost of living and culture. But, perhaps, one of the loudest and most obvious outgrowths of the recent changes is seen in the arrival of the hipster culture. […]

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The Week Ahead: May 5 – May 9

1. Alternate side of the street parking regulations and metered parking regulations are in full effect this week. 2. Temperatures will remain in the 60s all week, with rain predicted for Thursday and Friday. 3. Community Board 3, representing the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesent, will hold its monthly community council meeting on Monday, May 5, 7:00pm, […]

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Face Time: Nelson George

Over the past twenty years, Fort Greene resident Nelson George, has established himself as a respected filmmaker and music & culture critic in New York City. He is the author of Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound, The Death of Rhythm & Blues, Hip-Hop America, and the novel The Plot Against Hip-Hop, […]