Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Chin up and chest puffed out, Adam Chlor swaggered through the double doors of Modell’s Sporting Goods and onto Flatbush Avenue, decked out in newly-bought black and white garb – Brooklyn Nets snapback, Deron Williams jersey, skinny jeans and matching high-top Chuck Taylor’s.
The 26-year-old Fort Greene native crossed the street toward the Nets’ $1 billion arena, then suddenly hooked a left and walked right by.
“You’ll never get me in Barclays Center to see a game,” Mr. Chlor said. “I love the Nets new design and the colors are hot, but I’m a Knicks fan at heart. I’ll support the Brooklyn Nets, because I’m from Brooklyn, but that’s it.”
Mr. Chlor isn’t alone.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
David Diamante, the in-house announcer for the Brooklyn Nets, also owns Diamante’s Cigar Shop in Fort Greene. He revels in that his dream job is just a five-minute walk away from where his family has called home for generations.
“It’s such a wonderful thing to able to represent the borough, it’s a real honor, something I don’t take lightly and I think without a doubt it’s good to have a local guy as the voice of our team,” Diamante said.
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Friday, March 15th, 2013
Artist Sally Novak’s latest piece, titled “Benevolence,” features a linen curtain mounted over a red, yellow and orange acrylic painting of a fire.
“It’s just something that I had to get out,” Ms. Novak said.
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Parishioners at the Church of St. Joseph will have extra reason to celebrate when they gather to mark the Feast of St. Joseph.
In one of his last acts as pope, Benedict XVI designated the Pacific Street church as co-cathedral of the Brooklyn Diocese – sharing responsibilities with the smaller St. James Cathedral Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn. The churches will house the chair of the bishop, and split duties hosting major diocesan events.
“The church is not a building, it is the people,” said Msgr. Kieran Harrington, the pastor of St. Joseph’s, as he informed the congregation of the church’s new status. “It is a great honor for you and me and this area.”