The 2015 Brooklyn Book Festival

Last weekend’s Brooklyn Book Festival fell on just the right day, cooler and crisper than the preceding Saturdays. The area outside the Brooklyn Courthouse flooded with people who wanted nothing more than to shell out cash for books. Readers, writers, and other city-dwellers just looking for something to do came out to the tenth annual […]

Spanning Two Boroughs

I’ve lived in Brooklyn for close to 16 years, ever since I moved to the US from Baku, Azerbaijan in 1999. The Brooklyn that I know is blocks of six-story red- and yellow-brick apartment buildings filled with people of all colors. Mexicans, Jews from the former USSR, Pakistanis, African Americans, and anyone else you can […]


Brooklyn Revival

At the beginning of the season, the Brooklyn Nets were picked by many experts to win the Atlantic Division, and ultimately challenge the defending champions, the Miami Heat, for the Eastern Conference crown. To say that things did not go as expected would be a massive understatement. At the end of the 2013 calendar year, […]