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June 26, 1991 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
In his stunning debut film, Straight Out of Brooklyn, Matty Rich thwacks you in the solar plexus, bringing a documentary urgency to his chronicle of a family tragedy that boasts the poignancy of that other borough classic, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Although conceived almost a century apart, both Brooklyns are stories of ethnic minorities embittered by discrimination and poverty. Where Betty Smith's novel evoked Irish immigrants shoehorned into tenements, Rich's film etches the life of a black underclass marginalized in public housing projects.
SPORTS
October 23, 2007 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kevin Phillips, a 6-foot-7 forward from New York's Bishop Loughlin High School, has orally committed to Drexel. Phillips averaged 11 points and nine rebounds for Loughlin last season. "He's a pretty player," Loughlin coach Khalid Green said yesterday. "He uses his athleticism, and he does all the little things well. He plays very good defense, and his strongest asset might be his rebounding. " Phillips and teammate James Johnson, a guard who committed to Quinnipiac, announced their college choices Sunday night before the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation's Boroughs vs. the Burbs All State Game.
NEWS
November 20, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
IN THE RADICALLY decent "Brooklyn," a poor, vulnerable Irish girl arrives in America and . . . nothing awful happens. You keep waiting for folks to exploit poor little Eilis (Saoirse Ronan), but nobody does, and this is somehow transfixing. The been-around-the-block dame on the boat to the U.S. gives Eilis useful advice. The priest (Jim Broadbent) who sponsors her is honest, compassionate and helpful. The landlady (Julie Walters) who houses her gives her the best room and a hilarious floor show with every meal.
SPORTS
November 4, 2012 | Associated Press
Brooklyn made a winning return to major pro sports Saturday night as the Nets beat the Toronto Raptors, 107-100, in the first game at Barclays Center. After a 55-year wait that was extended a couple of extra days by Hurricane Sandy, the borough finally has a team of its own again, and the Nets think it's going to be a good one. Brook Lopez scored 27 points, and Deron Williams added 19 points and nine assists for the Nets. A sold-out crowd of 17,732 that included entertainers Jay-Z, a part-owner, and wife Beyoncé chanted "Brooklyn!
SPORTS
April 15, 1992 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Darryle Flicking, a 6-3, 180-pound senior shooting guard from Abraham Lincoln High in Brooklyn, will sign a national letter of intent with Temple today, the first day of the late signing period. Flicking, whose stock rose as the season progressed, averaged 20.4 points and 3.5 assists a game and shot 61 percent from the field. He is seen as a replacement for Rick Brunson, who last month decided to transfer to Boston College following a somewhat disappointing freshman season.
NEWS
January 17, 2003 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Bach usually benefits from an artist's belief that the world is a highly ordered place, and no doubt the sense of control Simone Dinnerstein placed on the composer's French Suite No. 5 in G major made the work a bastion of reason. True, too, that the Brooklyn pianist's marvelously smooth articulation added a gloss of beauty to everything she touched. But it wasn't until the last movement, the excitable "Gigue," that everything Dinnerstein has to offer crystallized. Here, she understood what's possible when Bach's complexity and euphoria converge.
SPORTS
November 29, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia, of Philadelphia, will fight Zab Judah on Feb. 9 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Garcia announced the fight on his Twitter feed Wednesday night. Garcia, 24, is 25-0 with 16 knockouts. Judah, 35, has a 42-7 record. He has 29 knockouts. The fight originally was scheduled for January.  
SPORTS
August 17, 2012
THE ATLANTIC 10 women's basketball tournament is changing things up in an effort to make a little history at the new arena in Brooklyn. The first three rounds of the tourney will take place at Saint Joseph's Hagan Arena March 8-11, but the championship game will be held March 16 at the Barclays Center following the semifinals of the men's tournament. One ticket will suffice for the tripleheader, which starts with a men's semifinal game at 1:30 p.m. The women's championship is slated for 7 p.m. and tickets exclusively for that contest also will be available.
SPORTS
October 25, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
NOW HOCKEY is coming to Brooklyn. The NHL's New York Islanders have agreed to move to the Barclays Center starting with the 2015-16 season. "Hello, Brooklyn!" Islanders owner Charles Wang said as he made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday. The lease agreement is for 25 years. Officials in nearby Nassau County, N.Y., have struggled for years to come up with a plan to either renovate or build a new arena to replace the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which opened in 1972.
NEWS
August 22, 1990 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Did you say Last Exit to BERLIN? Something odd happened on the way to the screen adaption of Last Exit to Brooklyn, Hubert Selby Jr.'s sordid but compassionate anthology of stories about Brooklyn riffraff in the '50s. With Bach-like organ chords accompanying shadowy, expressionistic scenes of hookers strutting and junkies shooting up, the movie by German filmmaker Uli Edel is a decidedly Teutonic contrast of the spiritual and the decadent. Last Exit may have been made in and about Brooklyn, but it strikes you less as an authentic portrait of that borough's lowlife, circa 1952, than as an evocation of artist Georg Grosz's grizzled Berlin grotesques, circa 1925.
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July 12, 2016 | By Jonathan Valania, For The Inquirer
Steve Gunn is a sandy-haired mop top with raccoon eyes who can play the guitar just like ringing a bell. Perched somewhere between Television's Richard Lloyd and Jerry Garcia, Gunn is adept in the dark arts of arpeggio, clustered overtone and the kind of modal chording arabesques that make Western stoners feel like Sufi mystics for the space of an album side. Straight out of Drexel Hill, Gunn established a beachhead in Brooklyn more than a decade ago, where he's been releasing pleasantly complicated albums of effortless art rock since at least 2007.
SPORTS
June 28, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Spenser Popeson passed the Art Museum and felt inspired. He got a second wind Sunday in navigating the bike portion of the TriRock Philadelphia Olympic Triathlon. Part of it, he said, was because his new coach stressed bike training and he was prepared. The other part of it was passing the Rocky statue. "I'd lie if I said I didn't hum the Rocky theme song when I went by," said Popeson, 30, who won the race with a time of 1 hour, 58 minutes, and 54 seconds. J.R. Creekmore of Wilmington was second in 1:59:54.
NEWS
May 2, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - A crowded city like nothing New Jersey has ever seen is rising over this once sleepy Ocean County township, and its neighbors are on edge. In adjacent Toms River, those tensions started in late 2014 when bearded men in wide hats began knocking on doors. They had friends in Brooklyn, they said, who would pay top dollar for the houses. "The guy who came around our street called himself 'Charles from Brooklyn,' " homeowner Laurie Venditto recalled. He "must have been here 20 or 30 times" to tell her and others on Hunters Court that his fellow Haredi Jews were moving in. "He said we wouldn't want to live here when he was done," Venditto recalled, speaking in the ground-floor office of her corner home.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
It seems a foregone conclusion that Saoirse Ronan will win an Academy Award for acting well before she turns 30. The Bronx-born Irish American was still a teen when she picked up her first nomination, for best supporting actress, for 2007's Atonement . She was nominated again, this time for best actress, for last year's Brooklyn , an intense romantic drama about the immigrant experience from director John Crowley ( Closed Circuit , A Boy...
NEWS
March 15, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Columnist
NEW YORK - As the last seconds ticked off Sunday at the Barclays Center, St. Joseph's forward Isaiah Miles sat right down on the court, just outside the three-point line. If conference tournaments don't mean much, Miles didn't get the memo. "Everything just hit me at once," Miles said later. "I had to take a seat. " After Miles joined the mob scene at center court celebrating an Atlantic Ten title, the senior went over to do a postgame interview with CBS. He didn't see his mother coming.
NEWS
March 13, 2016
St. Joseph's vs. Dayton, 1:30 p.m. in Brooklyn. TV: CBS-SN Temple vs. Connecticut, 3 p.m. in Orlando, Fla. TV: ESPN2 Villanova vs. Seton Hall, 5:30 p.m. in New York. TV: Fox29
NEWS
February 7, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
A Brooklyn developer has secured $24 million in financing for its redevelopment of the former West Philadelphia High School building into a 298-unit apartment property. Colliers International Capital Markets said in a release Friday that it had arranged the loan for the acquisition and redevelopment of the 442,200-square-foot, four-story structure. Brooklyn-based Heights Advisors describes the project at 4700 Walnut St. on its website as a gut rehabilitation. An entity with the same address as Heights Advisors purchased the 1911 building for $5.1 million in February 2015, according to records filed with the city.
SPORTS
January 26, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - I went to Brooklyn to cover a game and ended up covering a practice. I mean, we're talking about a practice.   The original assignment: the Flyers vs. the New York Islanders Saturday night at the Barclays Center. As tasks go, this did not rank up there with covering the America's Cup in Australia, which The Inquirer did once during the golden age of newspapers and United States yacht racing. Still, I was looking forward to seeing Brooklyn's relatively new arena for the first time.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Saoirse Ronan plays Eilis Lacey, the Irish country girl at the heart of the magnificent and moving Brooklyn , with an intelligence and spirit that fills the screen and radiates beyond it. One of the most memorable characters of recent film, born from Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel and brought to life via a screenplay by Nick Hornby and the smart, steady direction of John Crowley, Eilis is a young woman who faces a huge choice. She can stay in Enniscorthy, the County Wexford town where she has grown up and where, in truth, the future holds small promise.
NEWS
November 20, 2015 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
SAOIRSE RONAN was looking for a specific kind of role. She wanted something that would continue her transition from child actress to adult - "it's a transition everyone has to make when you start out young," she said - and she wanted to play an Irish person. After years, speaking in all types of accents, Ronan wanted to hear her own voice. And that's what led this lass born in the Bronx but raised in Ireland, to "Brooklyn. " Speaking in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, Ronan said the role of Eilis (pronounced Ailish )
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