Re-visiting Marine Park with Mark Chiusano


Marine Park is one of those south Brooklyn neighborhoods that often gets overlooked. In his debut collection “Marine Park,” Mark Chiusano immortalized the spirit and the cast of characters that inhabit Brooklyn’s special southeastern marshland. While the collection was released in 2014, the street-smart and buoyant stories in 23-year-old Mark Chiusano’s “Marine Park” possess something […]

February 2, 2018

Punk Musician, Writer To Speak in DUMBO

Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

Richard Hell Launches Autobiography March 4 Musician, writer, and provocateur Richard Hell was at the center of the social and cultural upheaval of the 1970s that came to be called “punk.” With his best friend, Tom Verlaine, he started the band Television, which as the first band to play at a then-obscure downtown bar called […]

February 24, 2014

A Last Good-bye

Memoir, Non-fiction

By Sandra Hurtes From “The Ambivalent Memoirist“ Manhattan is now my home. But today I look over my shoulder at the Brooklyn that raised me. I look into an obscure distance and wonder, am I where I belong? My former neighbor Rick is moving after thirty-two years in his Brooklyn Heights apartment. He’s found his […]

January 30, 2014

‘Tarpaper Dreams’ evokes historic Brooklyn

Memoir, Non-fiction

Memoirist Recalls Sister’s Job as Eagle Reporter Though she’s migrated to a small town in the Sierra Foothills, California, author Jean Humburg’s latest book, “Tarpaper Dreams,” is largely focused on the formative years she spent in Brooklyn.  Humburg was raised by two immigrant parents in Bay Ridge during the Depression; her grandmother lived nearby. Humburg’s […]

January 28, 2014

Veteran Adrian Bonenberger launches wartime memoir with NY Times’ James Dao

Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

In “Afghan Post,” the New York Times blogger and veteran Adrian Bonenberger conveys the unforgettable emotional reality of his military experience through the cracked lens of his wartime correspondence. On Jan. 28, Bonenberger will appear in DUMBO at powerHouse Arena to discuss his book with New York Times deputy national editor James Dao. The program is being co-sponsored […]

January 26, 2014

Paul Auster to launch new memoir in DUMBO

Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in “Winter Journal,” internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in “Report from the Interior.” Auster will appear in Brooklyn to read from his book and to present […]

November 14, 2013

The Roots drummer, ‘Questlove’ to launch memoir in DUMBO

Fiction, Memoir, Non-fiction

From powerHouse Arena Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the drummer and co-founder of the Grammy award-winning hip hop band The Roots, will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on June 20 to discuss his new memoir “Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.” New Yorker editor Ben Greenman, who co-wrote the book, will speak on Thursday as well. In this punch-drunk-on-culture memoir, Ahmir Thompson tells […]

June 19, 2013

Brooklyn comedian to publish ‘New Rules for Blondes’

Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Selena Coppock, a (blonde) Brooklyn-based writer and comedian who decided to reclaim the blonde identity. Recognizing that the modern blonde has a reputation — whether characterized as dumb, ditzy, or wild — Coppock set out to disprove such illogical associations by writing a book titled “The New Rules for Blondes: Highlights […]

April 22, 2013