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Well, consider one urban legend busted. Rather than in our sewer system, a 3-year-old alligator was found in a Bensonhurst backyard this week. Via the New York Post, "three-foot-long, 3-year-old Dino was sunbathing next to a small wading pool in a Bensonhurst back yard around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when a neighbor saw it and called cops." Which, cool. Good to know that even an alligator has a more luxurious outdoor space setup than I do. Perfect. Lest you...
We all know Brooklyn's changing. To paraphrase a famous Minnesotan, you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows—not least because the wind blows really, really hard in some parts of Brooklyn due to the wind tunnels created by the construction of so many tall towers along the waterfront. But so, earlier this week, Complex published a list of eight Brooklyn neighborhoods which will soon be unrecognizable due to their ongoing—and rapid—development. But...
However improbably, the award was picked up by local actor Ismael Cekic, who tells the Brooklyn Paper he found it in a box of discarded trophies near his home on 28th Ave., and is bringing it to tomorrow's Anthology Archives screening of Vamp Bikers (a locally-made movie in which he makes an appearance), on the off-chance whoever through it in the trash to begin with wants to come re-claim it. "I want to return it," Cekic...
Maurice Sendak has passed away due to complications from a stroke, reports the New York Times. Born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn to the son of a dressmaker on June 10, 1928, Sendak would go on to create some of the most memorable and profound "children's" books of all time. These included Where the Wild Things Are (winner of the Caldecott Medal), Chicken Soup with Rice, In The Night Kitchen, and Brundibar, an adaptation of a...

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