Day: May 17, 2013

Park Slope’s Community Bookstore to open Windsor Terrace shop

Founded in 1971, Park Slope’s beloved Community Bookstore is one of Brooklyn’s oldest independent bookstores. According to Brooklyn Eagle, Staffers recently announced that they will soon be spreading the literary love to a new outpost on Prospect Park West in Windsor Terrace. Taking over Babbo’s Books, a six-year-old store that specializes in used books, Community Bookstore …

Novel portrays ’60s Brooklyn amidst Vietnam War backdrop

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Brooklyn native Jim McGinty’s novel “Right to Kill: A Brooklyn Tale,” which shifting between 1960s Brooklyn and Vietnam. The book begins with a scene on the Culver Line subway train, which “snaked through Brooklyn on an elevated steel platform that disfigured the otherwise tranquil neighborhood of Gravesend.” McGinty tells the story …