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Brooklyn: How To Get To Governors Island
One of the most popular outings in New York City is a trip to Governors Island, a 170-acre site oused for over 200 years for military training purposes, and long abandoned until its re-opening several years ago. It offers miles of biking and walking , interesting buildings, views of New York City, New York Harbor, the Brooklyn Bridge and more. Mixing an eerie sense of history with an exciting sense of future possibilities, the island is being repurposed for the 21st century.

When Do NYC's Free Outdoor Pools Open for the Summer?
New York's Parks Department oversees all the city's public pools. Whereever you live, you can swim for free in a NYC public pool. Find out when citywide and Brooklyn outdoor public pools open this year..it might be later in the season than you think!

History of the Domino Sugar Factory Controversy
Read a history of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and find out why this abandoned old building is the source of great controversy in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Annual MLK Free Concert Series in Brooklyn, New York
Every summer the annual Martin Luther King Concerts Series at Wingate Field in Brooklyn offers an amazing roster of free, live musical entertainment on Monday nights. Gladys Knight? Tony Braxton? They aren't kidding around!

9 Top Neighborhood Animal Rescue Groups in Brooklyn
Find your community of animal lovers in Brooklyn. Here's a list of 9 very different local Brooklyn nonprofit groups and organizations dedicated to helping cats, dogs and other animals in need. There's no better way to make a new friend than through a pet.

An Overview of the History of Brooklyn, New York
A look into the history of Brooklyn, New York from its original state as a Native American community to its current place as one of the most populated regions in the United States. Includes information on famous Brooklyn landmarks and dates of historic interest.

Facts & Trivia About Brooklyn's Barclays Center
Barclays Center facts and trivia: How big is the Brooklyn, New York arena? What does rapper and business man Jay-Z have to do with Barclays? What is the arena's rusty facade about? Who is

7 Fun and Unusual Things to Do In Brooklyn
Here are seven unusual outings for a date or family trip for those in-the-know folks in Brooklyn who want to do something a little different in the borough. Ideas include camping out, bike tours, a canoe ride and more.

Coney Island's Mermaid Parade: A Must See for NYC Tourists, Artists, Libertarians & Locals
Mardi Gras in Brooklyn? You betcha. Like Greenwich Village’s Halloween Parade, or Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, Coney Islands Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn is one of NYCs quintessential events. In 2014, the children of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Dante de Blasio and Chiara de Blasio will be crowned King Neptune and Queen Mermaid at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

How Many Roller Coasters are there at Coney Island?
How Many Rollercoasters are there at Coney Island?

Obamacare in Brooklyn and NY - 8 Things to Know
Health insurance coverage can get pretty confusing. But the introduction in 2013 of the new

Where to Go Ice Skating Outdoors in Brooklyn? - Q&A
Where Can You Ice Skate Outdoors in Brooklyn?

Free Brooklyn Museums and Special Museum Days
Free Brooklyn Museums (and Brooklyn Museums with Free Days) - Find Brooklyn Museums that are free! See Brooklyn's most exciting free museums and soak up some culture without breaking the bank. Information on free museums, free museum hours, and more.

Where to Find an Outdoor Public Tennis Court in Brooklyn
A list of the outdoors public tennis facilities in Brooklyn.

Part-time Summer Jobs for Youth in Brooklyn
Looking for a summer job that's part-time, paid and available to Brooklyn or NYC residents? Don't overlook a program offered by the City of New York for youth age 14 all the way to age 24. It runs 7 weeks in the summer, pays $8 an hour (minimum wage), and places thousands of youth in hundreds of different non profit and civic organizations. It just might work for you. Learn more here.

Do Brooklyn Residents Have to Go to the Brooklyn DMV?
If you live in Brooklyn, do you have to go to the DMV in Brooklyn, the Department of Motor Vehicles? Or can you take care of getting a license or learners permit in a different borough?

Biking Brooklyn to Manhattan and Back: How Long Does It Take?
So you have your bike (and helmet!), and want to bike across the Brooklyn and/or Manhattan Bridges. How long will it take, actually?

Nine Tips on Taking Kids to New York's Barclays Center
Here are nine key tips to ensure you will have good time at the Barclays Center, including food, security, shopping, setting expectations, and more.

Top Brooklyn Sports Bars for Good Beer, Good Food: Picks in Nine Neighborhoods
Find out where in Brooklyn's neighborhoods to watch the game, enjoy an excellent selection of beer, and also get a great meal.

See Williamsburg, Bushwick, Brooklyn by Bike: "Get Up and Ride" Tours
Get Up and Ride is not the only bike tour company in Brooklyn, but it's one of the most popular. They offer a smart, fun way to explore Brooklyn, and a completely different experience than even the best bus tour can offer.

Park Slope Subways near 5th and 7th Avenues
The Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope is served by numerous trains and seven different stations. And, as the neighborhood stretches over a mile from north to south, you might wish to catch the train that's most convenient to your destination. Whether you're going to hear music at Barbes or Southpaw, or headed to a restaurant or shop, here are subway directions for getting to Fifth Avenue, Seventh Avenue, Fourth Avenue and other destinations.

Brooklyn's Outdoor Concert and Film Venues: Where They Are & How to Get There
Want to plan an evening in a Brooklyn neighborhood you're not familiar with, to catch an outdoor movie this summer? Here's a quick round-up of subway directions to the major venues for outdoor summer flicks in Brooklyn, New York.

Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concerts
Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concerts are fun, free and near the Atlantic Ocean. Find out where they are (a new location!) and who's playing this summer. NOTE: CANCELLED FOR 2014

Going from Brooklyn to Manhattan & Back Using Mass Transit
Going somewhere in Brooklyn by public transportation? Here are some apps and websites that make traveling by bus and subway easier, more efficient and cheaper. And both take into account scheduled delays and repair work, which can make a huge difference if you're traveling at night or on weekends. Find out how to get from Brooklyn to Manhattan and Manhattan to Brooklyn, and from Brooklyn to Long Island, the Metro North catchment area, and Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx, too, by mass transit.

ObamaCare in Brooklyn: Where to Sign Up, Penalties, and HELP!
Should you sign up for health insurance through Obamacare? Where can you go for help? Are you eligible for a subsidy to reduce the cost of the insurance? Find out, from a Brooklyn perspective.

US Revolution: Family Visitor Guide to Brooklyn's Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
Check out this visitors guide to one of Brooklyn's coolest monuments. It tells the grisly tale of some of our ancestors who in 1776 fought the British for independence right here in Brooklyn —and the price about ten thousand men and women paid. It's the Prison Ship Martyr's Memorial, in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn. And, it's an excellent outing for kids studying the War of Independence, and history buffs of all ages.

New Generation of Young Brooklyn Furniture Designers: Green, Arty, Spare
furniture designers, brooklyn, furniture, industry city, factory floor, sunset park

Where to Complain about the Landlord, Heat,Bugs & Leaks in a Brooklyn Apartment
So you've moved to Brooklyn, the epicenter of the universe. But your apartment isn't, well, picture perfect. It's got a leak from the wall, or bedbugs, or inadequate heat, or your landlord is a jerk. What do you do to complain?

Where to Adopt a Cat or Dog in Brooklyn: Gifts for Birthdays, Mothers or Fathers Day
Scratching your head for a gift for Mother's Day? Consider adopting a cat or dog for mom. While it's important to make sure she actually wants to take care of another living creature, having a pet can make a huge difference in someone's life. Pets provide companionship, love, and fun, as well as caring. Find out where to adopt a pet for Mother's Day in Brooklyn.

Barclays Center in Brooklyn:Family-Friendly Shows from Disney to Kid Gymnastics
Looking for something special to do with the family in Brooklyn? Consider splurging on tickets at the Barclays Center for a top notch, Vegas-style show. Find out what kinds of shows you'll find at Barclays, Brooklyn's very own Madison Square Garden, opened in 2012.

Things to Know About Getting Tickets to Barclays Center
So you want to go to a concert or game at Barclays Center? Here are nine things that you need to know, including ticket costs, seating information, and more.

Headed to the Beach at Coney Island? Here's What You Need to Know
World famous Coney Island boasts a boardwalk, a ice rink, a baseball stadium, amuseument park rides of course, some historic restaurants and eateries, and of course the beach! Here's what you need to know before setting out on a beach day trip to Coney Island, Brooklyn.

Women's History Month in Brooklyn: Calendar of Films, Lectures, Events
Want to celebrate Women's History Month in Brooklyn? Most school children might get just a taste of the rich educational opportunities offered by this month-long celebration and commemoration of the social, cultural, political and artistic contributions of the female half of humanity. Check out this listing of interesting events, most of which are free. They range from lectures to films to programs for tots about Michele Obama and other prominent contemporaries. Find out about events, resources and more.

Powerful & Famous Brooklyn Women: Female Members of Congress from Kings County
Brooklyn's been an active political entity since before women even got the right to vote. It's long been a Democratic stronghold. What women has Brooklyn elected to the US House of Representatives or the US Senate?

Being Irish in Brooklyn: Complete Guide to St. Patrick's Day in Brooklyn
Whether or not you're Irish, St. Patrick's Day is a big day in New York City. Find out what's going on and how to celebrate St. Patrick's in Brooklyn: parades for the kids, places to eat traditional Irish foods, where to find good Irish bars, and, yes, some less conventional Irish fun at the Bell House and Brooklyn Bowl, too.

Being Irish in Brooklyn: Complete Guide to St. Patrick's Day in Brooklyn
Whether or not you're Irish, St. Patrick's Day is a big day in New York City. Find out what's going on and how to celebrate St. Patrick's in Brooklyn: parades for the kids, places to eat traditional Irish foods, where to find good Irish bars, and, yes, some less conventional Irish fun at the Bell House and Brooklyn Bowl, too.

Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Henry Miller was one of Brooklyn's great literary geniuses. He grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but moved west. In 2013, the Henry Miller Memorial Library in collaboration with Brooklyn based cultural institutions launched the first

Two Funny Valentine's Day Gifts
Looking for something funny and really unusual for Valentine's Day? Read on.

Complete Guide to the Five Boro Bike Tour (Including Bklyn, of Course)
Here's an at-a-glance guide to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, the nation's largest cycling event, held every May. As the names suggests, its a ride that winds through every one of the five boroughs of New York City: Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx — and, of course, Brooklyn. One of the big rest, refreshment and entertainment stops is at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find out how and when to register, and more.

Brooklyn's Locavore, Locally Grown, Culinary Movement: Epicenter of the Hip Epicurean
Brooklyn's opening a new Culinary Incubator to grow new foodie businesses. There's already a Brooklyn cookbook and dozens of small batch food manufacturers. Find out what's happening on the locally grown,locavore, DIY, small batch movement that people are calling the New Brooklyn Culinary Movement.

12 Sexiest Places in Brooklyn
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Things to Do in Brooklyn This Mothers Day Weekend: Readings, Concerts, Events
Things to Do in Brooklyn This Mothers Day: Readings, Concerts, Events

10 Ways to Spend Fathers Day in Brooklyn
It's Father's Day again, and for many dads, the Hallmark style holiday is as much burden as pleasure. So put your head together with your son or daughter, and come up with a fun way to spend a few hours together — in Brooklyn. Here are ten ideas to consider....

Complete Guide to Martin Luther King Day Events: Brooklyn Calendar
There's no MLK Day Parade in New York City, but there's tons happening on Martin Luther King Day 2014 in Brooklyn, New York. Things to do include New York City's biggest MLK Day event, a tribute at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; MLK Day of Service volunteer projects; a free concert at Brooklyn Central Library; kids' programs, recommended reading — and more.

Complete Guide to Martin Luther King Day Events: Brooklyn Calendar
There's no MLK Day Parade in New York City, but there's tons happening on Martin Luther King Day 2014 in Brooklyn, New York. Things to do include New York City's biggest MLK Day event, a tribute at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; MLK Day of Service volunteer projects; a free concert at Brooklyn Central Library; kids' programs, recommended reading — and more.

Only-in-Brooklyn Valentines Ideas: Things to Do
What to do for Valentine's Day? Well, there's always an overpriced dinner and the standard bouquet, but that's pretty hackneyed. Check this list of

Guide to Fleet Week Brooklyn: Events, Things To Do, What It's About
Learn about Fleet Week in Brooklyn at-a-glance. Find out what's happening,where to take the kids or go with some pals to get a first-hand look at active warships and historic sailing rigs.

Where in Brooklyn to See and Board Ships During Fleet Week
Want to know which ships will be docked in Brooklyn during Fleet Week New York this year —  and perhaps go look and even go on board? Find out what ships are where, and when there are boarding hours for the public.

Best Brunch Spots in Brooklyn for the Holidays
Find out the BEST brunch spots in Brooklyn where you can celebrate this Thanksgiving weekend and holiday season with family and friends. But be forewarned: book ahead!

Best Brunch Spots in Brooklyn for the Holidays - DUMBO
Here are the ten best brunch spots in DUMBO, Brooklyn where you can celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and other holidays with family and friends. Brunch in DUMBO is fun, especially after a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. But be forewarned: book ahead if you can (not all restaurants take reservations) and be prepared to stand in line.

Brooklyn Christmas Events - Highlights
Whether you're visiting New York for the holidays, or staying home for Christmas, there's lots to do beyond wrapping presents and finding the latest recipe for eggnog. Find out what's happening this Christmas season, 2012, in Brooklyn.

Hanukkah Events in Brooklyn New York
Hanukkah Events in Brooklyn: What's happening for Hanukkah in Brooklyn? Find out about special things to do with friends and family, whether you live here, or are visiting from Manhattan or Minneapolis, Milano or Kfar Masaryk. Eat latkes, see menorahs being lit in public plazas, and go to community Hanukah parties. After all, it's Brooklyn! Happy holidays.

Holiday Benefit Concerts & Events for Sandy Recovery
Find out what holiday benefits are being held this season to assist the recovery from Hurricane Sandy in such areas as Red Hook, the Rockaways, Sheepshead Bay, Staten Island, and Breezy Point among others. There's everything from kiddie concerts in Carroll Gardens to an all star performance at Madison Square Garden. Looking for a great holiday gift of tickets? Give an advance present and attend one of these charity events.

Holiday Benefit Concerts & Events for Sandy Recovery
Find out what holiday benefits are being held this season to assist the recovery from Hurricane Sandy in such areas as Red Hook, the Rockaways, Sheepshead Bay, Staten Island, and Breezy Point among others. There's everything from kiddie concerts in Carroll Gardens to an all star performance at Madison Square Garden. Looking for a great holiday gift of tickets? Give an advance present and attend one of these charity events.

Christmas Concerts: Where to Hear Handel's Messiah in Brooklyn
Handel's Messiah is a Christmas holiday classic that people of all faiths appreciate. But it's not necessary to brave the crowds to hear it at Carnegie Hall. Find out where to hear the Messiah in December in Brooklyn, New York.

Christmas Concerts in Brooklyn: Bach, Messiah & More
If you know where to go, you can find wonderful musical offerings during the month of December in Brooklyn. Here are a few, ranging from a festive multicultural holiday concert at Bargemusic, to performances by the acclaimed Brooklyn Youth Chorus, to community Christmas caroling.

Neighborhood Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Brooklyn: Where & When
Come to a Brooklyn neighborhood and join in a festive public ceremony to light a Christmas Tree. Over a dozen neighborhoods host Christmas events in honor of the lighting of their beautiful Christmas trees, and start of the holiday season. Plus, of course, Brooklyn's many churches also have scheduled tree lightings, open to all. Sometimes there's song, food and a Santa Claus for the kids. The public Christmas tree lighting season begins in November, and runs through about the middle of December, by which time Brooklyn's Christmas tress are all lit up?

Neighborhood Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Brooklyn: Where & When
Come to a Brooklyn neighborhood and join in a festive public ceremony to light a Christmas Tree. Over a dozen neighborhoods host Christmas events in honor of the lighting of their beautiful Christmas trees, and start of the holiday season. Plus, of course, Brooklyn's many churches also have scheduled tree lightings, open to all. Sometimes there's song, food and a Santa Claus for the kids. The public Christmas tree lighting season begins in November, and runs through about the middle of December, by which time Brooklyn's Christmas tress are all lit up?

$400 Million in Brooklyn Accounts Unclaimed, Waiting for Owners. Are You One?
New York State is holding billions of dollars in accounts, just waiting to be returned to their rightful owners. It's free and easy to check to see if you have a claim. And if you do, even if it's just worth $50, it's an easy, fast way to earn (or save) money.

Running in the NYC Marathon? Where to Get a Massage in Brooklyn
Whether you're training for the NY Marathon, standing for hours watching it, accompanying a runner, or actually running the 26.2 mile race yourself, you might want to treat yourself to a good massage. Here are some popular places to get a massage in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Vintage Shopping Guide: Williamsburg Vintage for Men, Women, Furniture
Here is your ultimate guide to the best vintage stores in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, apparel for men and women for every price-range, organized by category and occasion. This list is all you ever need to know about shopping vintage in Williamsburg.

Men's Vintage Clothing - Where to Shop in Williamsburg
Here's a list of the best vintage stores in Williamsburg (including the Brooklyn Flea on Sundays) for the best selection of men's vintage clothing.

Year-Round Costume Stores in Brooklyn, NY
Halloween isn't the only time of year you might need a costume. There's also Mardi Gras, masquerade parties for New Year's Eve, birthday and surprise parties, and Purim. Find out where you can buy costumes (or useful bits and pieces for a DIY costume) in Brooklyn.

Jobs in Brooklyn: Independent Book Publishing, Magazines, Ad Agencies
Brooklyn's sprouting new small businesses in surprising industries.Two are advertising and publishing, both of which, traditionally, were as Manhattan-centric as could be. But as more and more creatively talented people have moved to Brooklyn, they've capitalized on the lower real estate prices and more relaxed atmosphere that Brooklyn offers. Plus, for many people, working near home has undeniable benefits: no commuting!

No Pumpkins for Halloween? 4 Green Alternatives for Brooklyn Kids, from Paper Mache to Watermelons
When something makes the price of pumpkins shoot through the roof, parents might want to find an environmentally sound alternative for the Halloween festivities. Here are four ways to have a different kind of Halloween pumpkin.

Un-Halloween Things to Do in Brooklyn
Tired of Halloween already? While everyone else is running around like a nutcase in costume, you can find some very interesting, highbrow musical and cultural events to attend in Brooklyn.Alternative things to do on Oct. 31.

Kids' Clothing Shopping in Brooklyn: 4 Special Places to Buy Boys & Girls Clothes
Looking for back-to-school clothes for a young boy or girl? Or perhaps a good wool suit, nice coat, a party dress or fancy clothes for a special occasion? There are a ton of standard outlets, such as Macy's and other chain stores in Brooklyn. Here are four places on the radar screen of Brooklyn parents who are shoppers-in-the know.

How to Talk to Kids about September 11: Book Tips for Parents of Under 12-Year Olds
September 11, 2001 is a day that will continue to be evocative for years, but it's hard to explain the the trauma of those events to children who weren't even yet born when Al Queda struck the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC. One way to teach pre-teen children about this difficult topic is by reading age-appropriate books. For both teachers of elementary school, and parents, here's a list taken from the catalog of the Brooklyn Public Library of children's books about September 11th.

Biking in Brooklyn
Everybody's biking over the Brooklyn Bridge! Find out about biking in Brooklyn: good routes, how to bike here and take the ferry back, safety tips, what to do to avoid getting a ticket, and more.

Biking in Brooklyn
Everybody's biking over the Brooklyn Bridge! Find out about biking in Brooklyn: good routes, how to bike here and take the ferry back, safety tips, what to do to avoid getting a ticket, and more.

Movies for September 11
Find out what special movies are playing for the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The following are listings for September, 2011.

Best Bike Shops in Williamsburg Brooklyn
Whether you're a serious cyclist or a casual biker who needs a new part for your used clunker, these are the best bicycle shops in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick who will cater to your every whim, whether it's repairs, purchasing a new bike, or getting one custom-made.

Williamsburg's Best Vintage Shops for Designer Clothes & Shoes
Williamsburg has a great of vintage shops specializing in designer labels or unusual brands from Europe. If you're looking for a great vintage piece for a special occasion, or a designer label handbag for less, these are the shops for you.

Brooklyn's in the House at 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
It's no surprise that Brooklyn, the growing epicenter of cultural energy in the Big Apple, is well represented at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

5 Ways to Explore Park Slope, Brooklyn
Exploring Brooklyn? Don't miss Park Slope, one of the borough's most famous brownstone neighborhoods. Here are things to see and do, ways to spend a few hours or a few days, in this historic and vibrant Brooklyn neighborhood.

Brooklyn Indie Film Fest in May: Brooklyn Arts Council's Showcase
Film buffs alert: Head to Brooklyn for the first week of May for a five day treat, the Brooklyn Arts Council's Annual indie film festival.It's called

Shopping Brooklyn Gifts: Order Brooklyn Artisanal Stuff Online
Foodie Gifts: If You Can't Be IN Brooklyn, You Can Order It Online

Find a Rental Apartment in Brooklyn
Looking for an apartment in Brooklyn? Find out how to look, where to check out crime statistics and quality of life information, how best to approach the apartment hunt, and useful things like your rights as a tenant.

Where to Learn Irish Step Dancing in Brooklyn
There are a couple of places in Brooklyn to learn Irish dancing. Find out where.

Where to Shop in Flatbush: 5 Shopping Hubs
It’s worth the trip into Flatbush to explore affordable shopping opportunities —and sample some of Brooklyn’s different neighborhoods, too.

Williamsburg Kitchen Supply Stores - Where to Shop
Consult this list of places to shop for kitchen supplies and specialty food items in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Calculating the Cost of Raising a Family in Brooklyn
How to use a free online calculator to help determine the cost of raising a family in Brookyn, NY.

Directions to Brooklyn Museum by Car & Public Transit
Find out how to get to the Brooklyn Museum, by car, bus and subway, whether you're coming from Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut or Westchester.

Cherry Blossom Festival - Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
When is the Brooklyn Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Matsuri, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden?

St. John's Recreation Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
A description of the facilities available at St. John's Recreation Center in Brooklyn's Crown Heights area.

Party in Brooklyn's Streets: Mega-Block Parties & Weekend Walks for Family Fun
Weary of traffic in your Brooklyn neighborhood? Like the super popular Summer Streets program that opens city roadways to cyclists one day every summer, Brooklyn neighborhoods also have festive mega-block parties once a year for locals. It's a community event, organized by locals, with the blessing of the NYC Department of Transportation. Kids can play in the street, restaurants can set up pop-up cafes on the sidewalk, and festivities can ensure.

Cool Things to Do This Month in Brooklyn
What's happening in Brooklyn today, this weekend and next week? Check this up to date listing of some of the most interesting Brooklyn events. Here are some things to do IN BROOKLYN, the best slice of the Big Apple, this month! There's so much going on in Brooklyn, we can't list it all.. For April: check out restaurants for Easter dinner, where to hear Easter music in Brooklyn, a dozen different Easter egg hunts, Passover seder tips for non Jews and Jews who don't consider themselves knowledgeable about the holiday, and things to do with kids on school break. Oh and did we mention the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom festival?

Cool Things to Do This Month in Brooklyn
What's happening in Brooklyn today, this weekend and next week? Check this up to date listing of some of the most interesting Brooklyn events. Here are some things to do IN BROOKLYN, the best slice of the Big Apple, this month! There's so much going on in Brooklyn, we can't list it all.. For April: check out restaurants for Easter dinner, where to hear Easter music in Brooklyn, a dozen different Easter egg hunts, Passover seder tips for non Jews and Jews who don't consider themselves knowledgeable about the holiday, and things to do with kids on school break. Oh and did we mention the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom festival?

Cool Things to Do This Month in Brooklyn
What's happening in Brooklyn today, this weekend and next week? Check this up to date listing of some of the most interesting Brooklyn events. Here are some things to do IN BROOKLYN, the best slice of the Big Apple, this month! There's so much going on in Brooklyn, we can't list it all.. For April: check out restaurants for Easter dinner, where to hear Easter music in Brooklyn, a dozen different Easter egg hunts, Passover seder tips for non Jews and Jews who don't consider themselves knowledgeable about the holiday, and things to do with kids on school break. Oh and did we mention the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom festival?

How Black is Brooklyn? What is the Racial Com
Brooklyn, long a predominantly black borough of New York City, has undergone rapid gentrification. What is the racial composition of Brooklyn, according to the most recent US Census data?

Dance Africa Bazaar at BAM: A Global/Brooklyn Fair
One of Brooklyn's most popular ethnic outdoor market festivals, the three day May DanceAfrica Outdoor Bazaar has been a fixture of local life for decades. Find out when it is, and why you should go! Family friendly and easy to reach by public transportation, in Fort Greene/Brooklyn Downtown Cultural District.

JDate Camels Ad for April Fools
IN 2014, the online dating site JDate launched a hilarious ad...on April Fools Day.

Leave a Message: Mr. Baer Called You
The oldest, corniest trick in the book....for April Fools, tell them Mr. Baer called...

Fire Department Official 2012 Calendar of Heroes
The FDNY 2012 Calendar, only the second such calendar to date, features 12 buff New York firefighters. The proceeds will go to fire prevention educational programs. 343 firefighters were killed on 9/11.

911 Commemorative Coin for September 11 2001 - Official 911 Souvenir
Learn about the special medal created to commemorate the 911 terrorist attacks.

911 Cross Necklace - Ground Zero Souvenir
The non-profit arm of the NYC Fire Department is selling a necklace with a cross, designed by a local jeweler, replicating the cross at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

How to Get Tickets to Cyclones Baseball Games in Coney Island
Find out where, when and how to get tickets to this season's Cyclones baseball game, and what special, family-friendly fun is happening every night of the week.

Barclays Center - Suites, Boxes, Private Bars and Lounges
Barclays Center offers a range of luxury options, from the Vault, a half-million dollar private suite, to loge boxes and luxury suites. Find out about exclusive seating and ticketing options at Barclays, and what access these seats afford to in-arena clubs and bars.

Water Taxi Time Schedule - Brooklyn to Manhattan
Ferries offer a fun way to follow a route along the East River that includes Manhattan, Governors Island, and various stops in Brooklyn. What's the current schedule, and where precisely can you catch the water taxi? (Note that the vendor has changed from NY Water Taxi of yesteryear; get up to date info here.)

Where is the Brooklyn Dodgers' Ebbets Field?
The location of the Brooklyn Dodgers' Ebbets Field

NY State Unclaimed Assets - Search for Lost Money in NY
NY State has millions of dollars in unclaimed cash and accounts, waiting for their owners to claim the funds. Find out how to investigate whether you have money that can be reclaimed.

Power Outages - How Long Does Food Last in a Refrigerator
If you're anticipating a power outage due to a summer heat wave, hurricane, or a winter storm, it's helpful to know how long the food in your refrigerator and freezer will last.

A Guide to Coney Island, Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY - A guide to Coney Island, Brooklyn, with information on schools, real estate, restaurants, attractions, beaches, and more.

Brooklyn New York Crime Statistics: Neighborhood Statistics for Violent Crime, Robbery & More
The crime rate in New York City has been low for years. But that doesn't mean there's no crime at all. Learn hw to find out about crime statistics in a given Brooklyn area using an interactive online tool. It gives future residents information about how safe different parts of Brooklyn are, in terms of car theft, rape, robbery, and more.

Volunteer Opportunities in Brooklyn
All of the advice you need to find a volunteer opportunity in Brooklyn, New York. Find information on volunteer groups, volunteer organizations, and Brooklyn nonprofits that need your help.

Best Independent Coffee Shops in Brooklyn
These seven independent coffee shops are great choices for your caffeine needs.

Where Is the IRS Office in Brooklyn, NY?
Where is the IRS Office in Brooklyn, NY?

First Responder and EMT-Training - Brooklyn, NY
If you're considering a medical job, you can obtain EMT training or become a certified first responder by taking courses offered in Brooklyn.

Red Hook in Brooklyn: Worth the Trip? Best Way to Get There?
Red Hook, Brooklyn is a picturesque area, and it offers IKEA, Fairway supermarket, Coffey Pier and much more, but it lacks direct public transportation. What's the best way to get to Red Hook, Brooklyn? And, is it worth the trip? Page 3.

Directions to IKEA and Red Hook Brooklyn from Car
Directions to IKEA and Red Hook Brooklyn by car. IKEA and Red Hook are very close to Wall Street, just on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. And the area is also within two miles or less of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope, and parts of Sunset Park. Page 5.

Discovering Red Hook, Brooklyn - Introduction
Red Hook in Brooklyn is a surprising neighborhood tucked along an old industrial waterfront, boasting views of both the water and southern tip of Manhattan.

IKEA in Brooklyn
IKEA in Brooklyn offers not only the standard IKEA shopping experience, but also a fabulous waterfront location with a small park, and a ferry that transports you from Manhattan's South Street Seaport and back in twenty minutes. Page 2.

Red Hook Directions — Getting to Red Hook Brooklyn by Bike or by Foot
Cycling is a really fun way to explore Red Hook. Walking, however, to Red Hook is not the best option if you're averse to quiet urban streets. Page 4.

Directions to Red Hook Brooklyn - Car, Subway and Bus
So you want to travel to Red Hook in Brooklyn by subway or bus. Here are some options, whether you're coming from Manhattan, Brooklyn or another borough. Page 6.

Red Hook IKEA Ferry from South Street Seaport
Take a fun 20 minute boat ride from Manhattan! An IKEA Water Taxi runs from South Street Seaport to IKEA's Terminal. Page 7.

Things to Do with Kids During Spring Break in Brooklyn
Things to Do with Kids During Spring Break in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Pizza? Interview with Rosanna Scotto, Brooklyn born TV Anchor
Read a 2011 interview with Rosanna Scotto about her take on pizza in her hometown, Brooklyn.

When is Brooklyn Botanic Gardens' Plant Sale — and Are There Other Plant Sales?
There are many great places to buy plants in Brooklyn, and the annual plant sale at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is the most famous among them. Find out where and when to go.

Hunting for Hamenstaschen in Brooklyn NY
Brooklyn's best places to buy Purim hamenstaschen!

Best French Restaurants and Bars in Williamsburg
Looking for a good French restaurant in Brooklyn? Here's a list of Williamsburg's best French restaurants.

Williamsburg Summer Activities
Here are some great ideas on what to do in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, during the summer.

Cultural Venues - Galleries, Concert Venues & Movie Theaters in Williamsburg Brooklyn
Consult this list of concert venues, art galleries, performance spaces and more for ideas on contemporary culture in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Best Outdoor Seating Williamsburg - Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
These Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurants have great outdoor space for dining outdoors the warmer months.

Best Restaurants in Williamsburg - Dining Underneath the Williamsburg Bridge
Conveniently, some of Williamsburg's best restaurants sit directly underneath the bridge - follow your meal with a walk over to Manhattan!

Best Bar Food - Williamsburg Brooklyn
These six bars in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn serve up either delicious or extremely affordable food to accommodate your appetite.

Where Can You Find Corned Beef and Cabbage in Brooklyn? At a Kosher Deli or Bagel Shop
Where to Find Corned Beef and Cabbage in Brooklyn

Zip Code Guide to Brooklyn NY
If you want to rent or buy an apartment, mail a letter, or fill in an application for a credit card, and you live in Brooklyn, you'll need to know the zip code. Unlike, say, Manhattan, Brooklyn's zip code map isn't a nice, easy-to-read map with clean grid lines. Alas. Find out about that essential tool, the zip code.

Staying at The Residences in Williamsburg - Things to Do
Are you a hotel guest at The Residences in Williamsburg Brooklyn and eager to see the neighborhood? Here are a few ideas of things to do and see nearby.

Brooklyn Holiday Guide - Guide to the Holidays in Brooklyn
Your one-stop for all you need to know about the Holiday Season in Brooklyn, whether it's gift ideas, shopping, or dining. Find the best of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years in Brooklyn

Valentine's Day What to do - Williamsburg Brooklyn
Whether you're celebrating or hating the holiday, here are some ideas on how to spend Valentine's Day in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Thanksgiving Dinner Prix Fixe - Thanksgiving in Williamsburg
Don't feel like cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? These six Williamsburg restaurants will be open and serving special prix fixe menus on Thanksgiving Day.

Holiday Gifts for Foodies in Brooklyn - Brooklyn Foodies Gift Ideas
This holiday season make your foodie friend or loved one in Brooklyn jump for joy with these culinary classes or food related presents.

Brooklyn New Years Bars - Where to Drink in Brooklyn New Year's
Whether you're looking for an all-out dive bar or a swanky wine and cheese bar, Brooklyn has something for every partier this New Year's Eve.

Best Williamsburg Wine Bars - Where to Drink Wine in Williamsburg
These five wine bars in Williamsburg, Brooklyn are sure to impress any wine drinker with their interesting bottles and wine-loving communities.

Best Cocktail Bars in Williamsburg Brooklyn - Review of Cocktail Bars in Williamsburg
These Williamsburg cocktail bars specialize in mixed drinks the perfect combination of strength and taste. Hipsters from all walks of life will enjoy these great Brooklyn treats; for a fancy occasion or to treat yourself, you want an expertly mixed cocktail.

Williamsburg Bar Guide - Best Bars in Williamsburg Brooklyn
There may be hundreds of options on where to drink alcohol in a social setting in Williamsburg. Consult this handy guide for the best bars in Williamsburg, organized by category or occasion.

Kid Friendly Dining in Brooklyn, New York
Information on family friendly Brooklyn restaurants that offer kids' menus and cater to children. Find tips on where to eat in Brooklyn with kids in tow.

Outdoor Dining in Brooklyn
The best outdoor gardens, patios, and dining to be found in Brooklyn. Information on restaurants with outdoor seating options and more.

The Best Romantic Dates in Brooklyn, New York
Looking for romance? A guide to the most romantic bars, restaurants, and outdoor spots in Brooklyn. Whether you're interested in a romantic dinner, a romantic walk, or a quiet bar where you can enjoy a little privacy, there is sure to be a Brooklyn date that's perfect for you.

25 Places Where You Can Get Your Tax Froms Done for Free, in Person
Need help with filling out your tax forms for the IRS? If you meet certain income criteria, or are a senior, you can get free personal assistance in filling out your IRS returns. Here are over two dozen locations in Brooklyn, offering translation services, convenient hours and services approved by the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.

8 Tips for Urban Cyclists: How to Avoid a Bike Crash when Biking in Brooklyn NY
Cycling in NYC, and especially over the Brooklyn Bridge and through Brooklyn's many parks and neighborhoods, can be great fun. Here are 8 safety tips for urban cyclists, taken from the NY State Governor's Traffic Safety Commission.

Can Kids Bike on a New York Sidewalk? On a Brooklyn Sidewalk? Can Parents?
Find out whether children, teens and adults can ride their bikes on Brooklyn and NYC sidewalks.

Must Children Wear Bike Helmets when Riding a Bicycle in Brooklyn New York?
Know the NYC rules for bike safety for children. Must they wear bike helmets, by law?

For Bikers, Cyclists: What to Do if You're in a Bicycle Accident in NYC?
Do you know what to do if you happen to be riding your bike and you hit and dent a car? Have a run-in that injures someone? Find out what the NYPD expects of bicycle riders. With growing numbers of urban cyclists, there are things one needs to know!

Looking for a Job? Check Brooklyn Job Listings Online
Looking for a Job? Check Brooklyn Job Listings Online

Finding Out About A Brooklyn Neighborhood: Safety, Air Quality, Clean Streets
Moving to an apartment or home in Brooklyn? How safe is Brooklyn these days? How clean is a given neighborhood? Are the parks well kept? Find out about a New York City data base of information, ranging from rapes and robberies in a given area, to what percentage of the sidewalks, streets, parks and playgrounds are considered acceptably clean. It's not a perfect source of information, but it's useful.

Looking for a Brooklyn Job?Register with NY Workforce1 for Free Job,Career Help
Looking for a job? Get some help from the City of New York It's free, and there are no criteria. You can have a college degree, or not, be employed at the moment or not. You can check it out online, or visit one of two information centers in Brooklyn.

ShredFest in Brooklyn: Where to Shred Documents for Free, Protect Your ID
Where can you shred personal documents such as bank statements and credit card information, in Brooklyn? It's an ipmortant question, as sometimes identity theft can occur when you just toss papers with your private information into the recycling, which ends up sitting on the street for any nosy person to explore — and exploit. The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs runs an annual

How Much in New York State Unclaimed Funds are from Brooklyn Zip Code 11217?
New York State's Office of Unclaimed Funds holds unclaimed financial property such as unclaimed bank accounts. How much unclaimed property, in the form of funds, is in Brooklyn New York zip code 11217, which covers part of Park Slope, Boerum Hill and streets near Atlantic Avenue?

Jobs: What Does Brooklyn Offer Artists?
Thousands of artists live and work in Brooklyn. As in most cities, some artists can make a good and even excellent living through their art; others subsidize their art work by doing day jobs.

2013 Election Dates: When Do I Vote for a New NYC Mayor and BKLYN Boro Prez?
Find out when the 2013 New York City Mayoral primary is, and where to vote for new Mayor, Brooklyn Borough President and other elected offices in Brooklyn.

For Residents & Businesses: How Do I Find My Police Precinct in Brooklyn?
You'd be surprised how handy it is to know where your local police precinct is, both for reporting such things as a lost wallet or stolen item, but also to plan a block party, get a free security assessment of your home and more. How do you find out which is your local NYPD precinct?

Prospect Park
Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s flagship park. See what it offers for you and your family and friends.

Prospect Park
LeFrak Center at Lakeside is Brooklyn's spiffy skating center in Prospect Park. Page 10.

Audubon Center at the Boathouse
Audubon Center at the Boathouse is a terrific party venue, for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions. There are also weekend classes, birdewatching and more. It was the nation's first urban area Audubon Center. Page 2.

Celebrate Brooklyn! Summer Concerts in Prospect Park
The Prospect Park Bandshell is one of the most popular destinations in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, especially in summer. Page 3.

Prospect Park
Home to the administration of Prospect Park, historic Lichfield Villa is nothing short of grand. Built in 1892, this stately mansion gives one the sense of the grandeur of this swath of Brooklyn back when Brooklyn was an independent (and rural) city on its own. Page 4.

Prospect Park Lake
Beautiful in every season, the lake in Prospect Park is home to water fowl. You can rent pedal boats and kids can enjoy limited fishing in the summer. But no swimming please! Find out more. Page 5.

Playgrounds in Prospect Park
Playgrounds dot Prospect Park in Brooklyn--but there are not all the same! Check out the play spaces for kids in Brooklyn's biggest and most beloved park. Page 6.

Saturday Farmers Market in Grand Army Plaza
The year round Saturday Farmers Market in Park Slope's Grand Army Plaza is an opportunity to buy locally grown produce, organic breads, and locally souced fish. It's also a great place to meet friends, buy small gift items, donate used clothing, and have a great start to the weekend. Page 7.

Lefferts House
One of Brooklyn's oldest extant historic homes, the 1783 Leffters Historic Home is today a wonderful educational museum with a vibrant program of activities for children and families. It is located in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Page 8.

Picnic House
The Picnic House in Prospect Park is a favorite venue for special events, set in the rustic setting of beautiful Prospect Park. Page 9.

Top 6 Brooklyn Gifts for All Occasions — Xmas, Graduation,Mothers Day,Birthdays
Looking for a fun, memorable and useful gift? Get something with a Brooklyn theme. After all, the borough's got a name for itself. Here are six great ideas for items you can either order online or buy and use right here in Brooklyn.

Posters of the Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island & Mermaid Parade
Whether you are giving a gift to someone in Bay Ridge, Bay Shore, or San Francisco Bay, you can't really go wrong with a nice poster of the Brooklyn Bridge. Other Brooklyn themed poster ideas include Coney Island and the map of Brooklyn. Page 2.

Ideas for Gifts with a Brooklyn Theme: Quirky, Unconventional Outings
Looking for an interesting, affordable gift for a graduation, Mothers or Fathers Day or a birthday, but with a Brooklyn angle? For something interesting, head to this tiny organization in the Gowanus neighborhood. Page 3.

For a Brooklyn Style Graduation Gift, Give Tickets to a Concert or Performance
Broadway shows might break the bank, but you can get affordable theater tickets in Brooklyn. And tickets are a wonderful gift. Find out more. Page 4.

Green-Wood Cemetery, a Piece of American History
The perfect Brooklyn gift for a history buff would be a tour of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Or, for distance-giving, check out their small, curated line of books. Page 5.

Looking for a Cheap, Fun Gift? Specialty T-Shirts Ideas with a Brooklyn Theme
Who doesn't need another t-shirt? If you're looking for an affordable gift, consider a nice Brooklyn themed- t-shirt. Page 6.

Gift Ideas with a Brooklyn Literary Theme: Graduations, Mothers & Fathers Day, Birthdays
For a gift under $25 with a Brooklyn theme, consider a book by a popular young Brooklyn author, or (for those with a sense of humor) a t-shirt with a literary theme. Page 7.

Roberta's Restaurant: Pizza in Bushwick
Roberta's in Bushwick is certainly one of the best pizza joints in Brooklyn.

Bubby's in DUMBO- Restaurant Review for Brunch near the Brooklyn Bridge
Bubby's, opened in 1993, is a popular Brooklyn family brunch destination, where the food is secondary to the vast space, spectacular views, and convenient location near the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Jane's Carousel. The focus is on locally sourced ingredients and traditional American-style comfort food. Read a review for more.

Statement on GoogaMooga Food Festival 2012 in Prospect Park by Prospect Park Alliance
Statement on GoogaMooga Food Festival 2012 in Prospect Park by Prospect Park Alliance

7 Tips for Surviving a Trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Brooklyn
So you have to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles, the DMV, in Brooklyn. How long will it take? What do you have to know? Get 7 tips for surviving a trip to the DMV.

A Visit to Brooklyn's DMV (Dept. of Motor Vehicles): What It's Like
Find out what it's like to visit the DMV in Brooklyn, NY.

Safety & 5 More Reasons to Know Your Brooklyn Police Precinct: How to Find It
Moving to a new neighborhood and want to check out the official crime statistics, learn where to report a lost or stolen item or otherwise get to know the local NYPD station? It's not a bad idea. Here's how to find out which police precinct serves a given street address.

Getting an Intership at a Brooklyn Business Improvement District (BID)
Looking for an internship in business, in Brooklyn? You might consider contacting one of the Business Improvement Districts, which work at a very local level to help small businesses grow and thrive. Learn more here.

Student Internship at a Brooklyn City Council Members' Office
Looking for an internship in politics? Consider applying to one of the prestigious New York City Council Members offices for a summer internship. There aren't a lot of slots available. But those who do intern here get a birds-eye view of the inner workings of NY city government.

After Bloomberg,Then What? 12 Big Issues at Stake for Brooklyn in Mayoral Race
The 2013 NY City Mayoral election could have huge implications for Brooklyn, which has experienced enormous growth and development under the 12 years of the Bloomberg administration. By midsummer 2013, none of the prospective candidates seem to be generating much excitement citywide. But the stakes could be high for Brooklyn. Here's a rundown of the top issues on which to compare the candidates running for NYC Mayor, looking through the specific lens of Brooklyn?

Where's the Party? 35 Things to Teach Kids from the Election: A Civics Lesson
Elections offer a great teachable moment for kids to learn about American democracy. And you don't know what election season talk sounds like to a kid. For instance, a child might hear about political parties, and wonder, where's the party?Or a kid might hear about a person holding office and wonder why, if you can work in an office or go to an office what the heck does it mean to hold an office? In the heated 2013 mayors race in New York City, a half million Brooklyn kids are hearing about this big election. Here are 35 questions to discuss with children of all ages, stimulated by election season.

The Humble Spud Gets Dressed Up - Brooklyn Locavore Latke Festival & Cook Off
New York City's fanciful, fattening, foodie event known as the Third Latke Festival and Cook Off, held at BAM right before Hanukkah in 2011, is a new Brooklyn-born food institution. It's part of the farm-to-table food revolution that's helped create a buzz about Brooklyn locavore cuisine.

Explore African Restaurants in Brooklyn: Ethiopian, West African & More
African restaurants in Brooklyn! To expand your culinary universe, or to celebrate Kwanzaa, African American History Month, or simply to explore the many diverse tastes available in New York's Brooklyn, try these ten (or more) African restaurants. Many are located in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, not far from the Brooklyn Bridge, Downtown Brooklyn, the Atlantic Center mall area, and the Barclay Center stadium.

Cyclists Do Good: 40 Charities in New York's Five Boro Bike Tour Recruit Bicylists
One great way to participate in the nation's biggest, most popular cycling event, the New York's TD Five Boro Bike Tour, is to sign up with a charity team. Find out which charities are partnering with this fun, family-friendly event.

How to Get a Place in New York City's Five Boro Bike Tour
How to Get a Place in New York City's Five Boro Bike Tour

Participating Charities in the New York TD Five Boro Bike Tour
Find out which charities participate in the New York City Five Boro Bike Tour, 2012.

Looking for a Job? As Brooklyn and NYC Go Digital, Jobs Expand
Sure the economy is tight but there are still jobs to be found and careers to forge. New York City is working hard to become a digital city, and that shift will open up a whole range of positions, and not just for those with hi-tech skills. Find out more.

Brooklyn BIDs:Business Improvement Districts Key to Neighborhood Small Biz
Brooklyn is full of distinct neighborhoods, and the local Business Improvement Districts, called BIDS, are instrumental in determining the development of a given area. There are nearly two dozen different BIDs in Brooklyn. Here's how to find them.

Third Ward - Artist Collective Williamsburg
Third Ward is an artist collective in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Membership gets you free classes, a free bike, studio space for artists, or office space for writers and networkers.

9 Don'ts for Cyclists in Brooklyn & NYC: How You Can Get a Ticket Riding a Bike
9 Do's & Don'ts for Cyclists in New York: How NOT to Get a Ticket Riding a Bike

Rules for Riding a Bike in Prospect Park
Rules for Riding a Bike in Prospect Park

Volunteer to Fight Hunger in Brooklyn: Join City Harvest's Skip Lunch for a Day, Fight Hunger
Volunteer to Fight Hunger in Brooklyn: Join City Harvest's Skip Lunch, Fight Hunger program by creating a team in Brooklyn. The program is recruiting teams and individuals in Brooklyn, NY. Here's how to make a difference by volunteering to help out, just one day a year.

Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride in July: 40 Mile Ride Along a Developing Greenway
Want to have a really interesting bike trip in Brooklyn? Register in advance and participate in the annual Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride every July — and see Brooklyn's future waterfront development.

Whisk - Williamsburg Kitchen Supply Store
Whisk is a beautiful kitchen supply store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The East River State Park - Williamsburg Brooklyn Waterfront
The East River State Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline and is right next door to Williamsburg's food and flea markets on the weekends. In the summer there are free concerts here, right on the waterfront.

Leap Year in Brooklyn New York: 2012 and 2016
Once every four years, opportunity comes a'knocking — in the form of leap year. That's February 29th, and due to mostly-ignored astrological occurrences, it's a day that only appears on the calendar once every four years. How is leap year marked in New York,and in Brooklyn?

Avoid "Instant" or "24 Hour" Tax Refund Loans,Says NY Consumer Affairs
A lot of Brooklyn residents dread tax season, and for good reason: it's frustrating to have shelled out a lot of money for taxes, and then have to wait for that refund. But don't get fooled into signing onto a RAL, or

For Cheap Tickets to Broadway Shows, Try Brooklyn's TKTS Booth
The Downtown Brooklyn TKTS booth sells greatly reduced priced tickets to Broadway, Off Broadway and Brooklyn performances. Find out where, when,and what.

What's Open 24/7 in Brooklyn?
What's open 24/7 in Brooklyn? Get tips on classic all night diners and other destinations for night owls.

How to Find Photos of an Old Family Home or Building in Brooklyn
Luckily, you don't have to hire a private detective to find a snapshot of your old building in Brooklyn.

Hurricane Sandy: 12 Steps to Recovery and Prevention in Southern Brooklyn.
On the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, what remains to be done to ensure that there's not another disastrous hurricane or flood in such South Brooklyn neighborhoods as Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach and more? Here are 12 important outstanding areas that have yet to be addressed.

Transportation: Getting Around from Stuyvesant Heights, in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Thinking of living in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn? Find out how to get from this pretty neighborhood to Manhattan, the Long Island Railroad, JFK and cultural institutions such as BAM, the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Celebrate Brooklyn and more.

Some Things Never Change: Where to Buy a Snow Shovel in Brooklyn
A lot has changed in Brooklyn over the years, but not the humble snow shovel. And if you need one, here's where to find one.

About October's Columbus Day Parade: Brooklyn
About October's Columbus Day Parade: Brooklyn

Where Can You Park the Car When Visiting the Brooklyn Navy Yard?
Where Can You Park the Car When Visiting the Brooklyn Navy Yard?

8 Things to Consider When Looking for An Apartment in Brooklyn
Not sure where to live? Here are eight things to think about when choosing a Brooklyn neighborhood.

More New Year's Day Brunch Ideas in Brooklyn: Where to Make a Reservation
Thinking ahead to New Year's Day....if you're looking for a quiet afternoon brunch to ease your way into the New Year, then you'll have to make a reservation. Here are a few tips of great brunch spots in Bay Ridge and Carroll Gardens that are open on January 1, and also take rezzies for parties of fewer than six people.

New Year's Day Brunch in Brooklyn: Where to Book Brunch on Jan. 1
Many of New York City's finest restaurants book up well in advance for New Year's Day. If you're entertaining friends from out of town, and have left it for the last minute, grab a table today at one of these wonderful Brooklyn restaurants. Translation: Make a reservation for brunch on January 1!

New Year's Day Restaurant Reservations in Williamsburg, Brooklyn —Jan. 1 Brunch
Where to book brunch in Williamsburg on New Year's Day? You can find brunch in hundreds of Brooklyn restaurants, but what often one has to wait in line because they'll only take reservations for groups of six or more. And sometimes the lines are out the door, especially at favorite local restaurants. Now, that's not how one wants to spend New Year's Day, even if brunch starts at 2 P.M. So where, in Brooklyn, can you book a reservation for brunch for just two or four people?

New Years Eve at a Brooklyn Sports Bar— Cheer as Times Square Ball Drops
How about a low-key neighborhood New Year's Eve celebration this year? After all, New Year's Eve in New York City can be such a production. So if you're not in the mood, or are working late, or don't feel like going to an expensive restaurant or show, there's a very Brooklyn alternative: just head toward your local, friendly sports bar. Here are a few suggestions.

Brooklyn Raindeer Report: What's the Weather for Christmas in New York? Snow?
Find out what the weather is likely to do this Christmas in Brooklyn New York. Will we get snow for Christmas this year? Or will it be unseasonably warm? Or, rainy? Can the kids go sledding? Or will it be warm enough to take a walk on the Coney Island boardwalk? And how's the weather for a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge? Find out in our

Rice — Affordable Global Meals Based on Rice, A DUMBO Institution
The concept behind the Brooklyn restaurant called Rice — rice-based dishes from around the world — certainly has a global appeal. Many of the entrees are tasty, and the small, fusion style decor is appealing. Founded in 1995, this fusion-minded restaurant was one of the original innovative DUMBO restaurants that helped create the hip sensibility of what's become one of Brooklyn's most well known neighborhoods. Rice is located near the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.

Brooklyn's Cheapest SecondHand Recycled Clothes Shop:Housing Works Buy the Bag
Looking for really cheap secondhand clothing, in volume? Check out Brooklyn's cheapest recycled clothes shop. It's called Housing Works Buy the Bag.

Visitors Guide to the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center
Opened on Veterans Day, 2011, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Visitors Center is a not-to-be-missed visit for Brooklyn residents and visitors. Closed to the public for the first two hundred years of its existence, this 300-acre shipbuilding yard is a top NYC destination for locals and NYC tourists with an interest in military history, adaptive reuse, and NYC urban history, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center should be top of the

Top Spots for Watching the NY Marathon in Brooklyn — Live Music & Cheering Zones
Where's the best place in Brooklyn to watch the ING New York Marathon this year? If you want to be in thick of it, then head toward one of the official

Watching the NY Marathon in Brooklyn? Free Music & "Cheering Zone" in Park Slope
Cheering on the Marathoners is fun enough, but Park Slope is one of the locations where the ING New York City Marathon organizers have situated an official Marathon Spectator Zone. Plus, live music makes it even cooler. Find out who's playing live music (free, of course) during the NY Marathon as it passes through Park Slope, Brooklyn this year.

One Hanson Place, Ex-Williamsburgh Savings Bank, Now Lux Condos & Rental Venue
Brooklyn's tallest building since its construction before the Great Depression of the 20th century, the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, now known as One Hanson Place, is one of Brooklyn's most visible landmarks. Today it is luxury condos and the ornate lobby is a rented special events space known as Skylight at One Hanson.

Smorgasburg - Saturday Williamsburg Food Market
Smorgasburg is a gigantic Saturday food market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, hosted by The Brooklyn Flea.

Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse
Looking for an amazing venue for a major event? Check out the elegant, eco-friendly and vast Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Transportation: Getting from Brooklyn to the LAG's Marine Air Terminal
The Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia is separated from the rest of the terminal. Find out how to get there from Brooklyn.

Buffalo Exchange in Brooklyn's Williamsburg - Buy and Sell Used Clothing
The Williamsburg location of Buffalo Exchange is a very popular place to sell clothing and shop for great deals. If you are serious about selling your clothes, give them a call to see what the sales team is looking for that season.

Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg - Hip Place to Buy and Sell Clothes, Shoes
The Williamsburg location of Beacon's Closet, a second-hand buy and sell store, is very popular, with a great selection of clothing and accessories.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria in DUMBO: Is the Pizza Worth the Wait?
One of Brooklyn's best pizzerias, Grimaldi's Pizzeria in DUMBO attracts an international clientele of tourists and visitors, many of whom like to combine a taste of this famous pizza with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. Is Grimaldi's a great pizzeria worth the wait even by locals, or a tourist trap? Find out about Grimaldi's Pizzeria in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Welcome to the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York
A walk on the boardwalk is refreshing, fun, and there's nothing like Brooklyn's Coney Island boardwalk for peoplewatching and Atlantic Ocean breezes, Nathan's hot dogs, and a view of the world famous Coney Island amusement park rides.

Can You Bike, Rollerblade, Drive or Use a Scooter on the Coney Island Boardwalk?
Can you ride a bike, use a scooter or rollerblade on the Coney Island boardwalk? Find out whether, and when, you might try.... Page 2.

Do's and Don'ts of the Coney Island Boardwalk
A walk on the boardwalk is refreshing, fun, and there's nothing like Brooklyn's Coney Island boardwalk for peoplewatching and Atlantic Ocean breezes, Nathan's hot dogs, and a view of the world famous Coney Island amusement park rides. Page 3.

Special Events on the Coney Island Boardwalk
Special Events on the Coney Island Boardwalk. Page 4.

Brooklyn MTA Bus Routes, Restored in '13, Get You to IKEA,DUMBO,Williamsburg,Coney,Manhattan
Brooklyn's a huge, sprawling place, and sometimes you can't get where you want to go by bus. In January 2013, the MTA restored some vital bus routes that had been cut for budgetary reasons. Now hipsters living in Williamsburg can bus across to Manhattan's Lower East Side. People wanting to visit Red Hook or shop in IKEA can get there by bus from Carroll Gardens. Coney's now accessible to Bay Ridge and Benshonhurst residents (and vice versa). Find out about where you can now go, by bus, in Brooklyn.

Directions to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, part of Gateway National Park, NPS
Find out how to get to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, part of Gateway National Park, NPS

Guns in Brooklyn: Getting Involved in the Issue
Gun ownership is contested on the national stage, but Brooklyn has enjoyed a decline in gun related violence since the 1990s. However, illegal firearm possession remains a problem. City wide gun buy back programs regularly remove dozens of lethal weapons from some of Brooklyn's most dangerous neighborhoods. Proposed national legislation to override strict New York laws regulating the carrying of concealed weapons could, however, change the landscape of gun ownership in Brooklyn.

Outdoor Running Tracks in Brooklyn
Enjoy a half-dozen quarter-mile running tracks (some of Mondo, some of rubber) in Brooklyn.

Take a Brooklyn Tour Bus — And It's Not Just for Tourists
Brooklyn Tour Bus: It's Not Just for Tourists. Find out about the guided bus tour of...Brooklyn.

Halloween in Coney Island: Luna Park's "Nights of Horror"
For a great Halloween in New York City, don't miss the annual

10 Basic Items to Keep in Your Home Emergency Supply Kit in Case of Storms, Terrorism, Crisis
Are you ready in case some natural disaster or man-made crisis requires you and your family to stay indoors for a few days? It could happen, for instance, in the event of a big snow storm or hurricane, a terrorist attack or nuclear incident at Indian Point. Here's what the NYC Department of Health recommends that you need to stash away for, literally, a very rainy day — or several.

Michelin Rated Brooklyn Restaurants
The Michelin Guide 2012 rated 45 New York City restaurants with at least one star. Of these, 5 are restaurants are in Brooklyn. Find out which.

Brooklyn's Wyckoff House is Oldest Home in New York City & Historic House Trust Site
An important piece of New York City history is nestled in the middle of Flatlands neighborhood in Brooklyn: the Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House, now a public museum owned by the City of New York. It is the oldest home in New York City, and one of the oldest wooden structures in the United States.