Sign up for daily news emails!

News archive

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004

SCHMELVIS LIVES

The Jewish Executive Learning Annex will kick off its Brooklyn Heights Jewish International Film Festival on Feb. 7 with the 2001 Canadian film, "Schmelvis: In Search of Elvis Presley’s Jewish Roots." Comment.

ALL FOR ’LOVE’

Sung Jin Hong will conduct the One World Symphony in a unique Valentine’s Day program - aptly titled "Love Letters" - on Feb. 13 at the Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity, in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.

GO WEST

Playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo was born in Borough Park and raised in Bensonhurst. But she never had much interest in fellow-Brooklynite Mae West until she moved to Manhattan. Comments (5).

SEASONS GREETINGS

If you’ve lost that naive rapture at the sight of snow and ice, it’s time to take your child - or borrow a niece or nephew - to visit an exhibition that celebrates the best aspects of winter, spring, summer and fall: the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s "Japan and Nature: Spirits of the Seasons" exhibit. Comment.

WORLD OF DANCE

The Brooklyn Arts Council presents "Folk Feet: Celebrating Traditional Dance in Brooklyn" at Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Theater on Feb. 8. The day-long event features dancers that are participating in a year-long documentation project, helmed by BAC’s Kay Turner, exploring the diversity of community-based dance traditions in Brooklyn. Comment.

HOT STUFF

Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana will perform their potent concoction of flamenco music and dance at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College on Feb. 7, at 8 pm. Comment.

HAUSE MUSIC

Even with works by eminent composers like and Dmitri Shostakovich on the bill, the main attraction of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert is a new work by a local composer. Comment.

Stadium battles both past and present

Many years ago, Brooklyn had its very own major league baseball team, the Dodgers. You may have heard of them. Comment.

Ratner’s suburban nightmare

Atlantic Yards: When it comes to construction, Brooklyn needs Bob Vila, not Bruce Ratner. Comment.

CB2 blows it bigtime

Atlantic Yards: Imagine it’s the Super Bowl. Your team is down by three points but has the ball on the 1 yard line. Then the coach sends the quarterback in … to take a knee. Comment.

MUM’S THE WORD        

Atlantic Yards: The most complex rezoning plan in city history, which would convert Downtown Brooklyn into a booming metropolis with soaring towers and require the taking of seven acres of private land, is moving forward through the city review process — without input from Community Board 2. Comment.

Once a foe, homeless now a tool in anti-arena fight

Atlantic Yards: There are currently 38,574 homeless people living in New York City and 400 of them are at the center of a debate raging in Prospect Heights. Comment.

Nets site renters left out in eminent domain payouts

Atlantic Yards: Robin Weil is an artist who lives in a small studio apartment on a quiet residential street in Prospect Heights. Comments (2).

Links