The coronation is nearly upon us. Scores of well-coiffed New York gals had their chance, the deadline was extended, and now only 11 remain, waiting eagerly on the door-step of borough royalty. All this dramatic to-do here is for the third annual Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Pageant, happening this Sunday, Mar. 28. The day includes all you’d expect from any such affair: the contestants on-stage, showing off their talent, intellect, fashion and class; and then an evening after-party to meet and greet the new queen. Which one of these will it be? Tickets are still available to come and see at Brooklyn College’s Sam Levenson Theater. The 2 p.m. pageant is $25, but $15 will get you into the catered coronation party at 5. The competition is the first step on the Miss America circuit, so see how the whole thing begins. More details here.
There isn’t a lot of good news these days, and this morning proved no different as beloved Cobble Hill bookstore BookCourt announced it was closing after 35 years of serving the neighborhood. But not all indie bookstores are facing extinction just yet, and one such bookstore in Bushwick refuses to let the death march of 2016 portend a four-year […]
Open hate is on the rise. Last week, a Muslim woman was attacked on the 6 train. Yesterday, a Muslim transit worker was pushed down the subway steps. These incidents stand out not merely as a reminder that everything is terrible (which it is), but as a study in contrasts: In the former, no one intervened. In the latter, a […]
Last week we rounded up some of the best holiday craft markets in Brooklyn this year; today we’re bringing you news about a market from our friends at Greenpointers that may help you shake off this winter chill. On Sunday, from 1-7pm, sleigh bells and palm trees, snowflakes and sunshine come together in the Greenpointers universe because they’re celebrating this […]