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Lefferts Gardens Still Has Grand Townhouses, Neighborly Vibes--Discounts Not So Much

About nine years ago, near the dawn of their 30s, Jessica Stander, an architect, and her husband, Daniel Kristjansson, a computer programmer, were living in a small one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and yearning, like many of their neighbors, for more space. 1,937 more words

Gus Vlahavas: The Heart of Prospect Heights

Gus Vlahavas 

Gus Vlahavas (1938-2014) was the owner of Tom’s Restaurant, a popular Prospect Heights eatery and a fixture of the neighborhood. Tom’s Restaurant was perhaps better known for the warm, friendly atmosphere created by Vlahavas and the festive decor than the food itself— although the restaurant’s Chocolate Egg Creams and pancakes were particularly popular. 690 more words

Spring 2015

Clara Bow: Hollywood's Forgotten "It Girl"

Clara Bow 

Clara Bow (1905-1965) was a well-known actress of the silent film era and one of Hollywood’s first “It Girls,” embodying the flapper aesthetic and ideals of the time. 882 more words

Spring 2015

Prospect Heights Social Media Review

The Brooklynian

The website Brooklynian.com provides a forum on which members can post discussions and comment on anything related to Brooklyn neighborhoods. There are categories for different neighborhoods as well as different topics relating to Brooklyn, such as Brooklyn Eats, Brooklyn Back When, Brooklyn Photos, and Brooklyn Politics, to name a few. 1,039 more words

Spring 2015

Worker Crushed to Death by Falling Steel

BROOKLYN, NY PROSPECT HEIGHTS — A construction iron worker at the Barclays Center died Tuesday when he was crushed by steel joists that fell from a truck at the arena, according to officials. 419 more words

Personal Injury

Wheeling, Prospect Heights Aim For Fireworks Show At Executive Airport

CHICAGO (CBS) – Here’s something to get you thinking about summer: planners already are putting together fireworks shows for Independence Day.

The village of Wheeling had to get creative this year. 204 more words


Meet Phil Smith, designer of AWNY's new logo

Phil Smith was the talented Aussie designer who won the AWNY Design our Logo competition we held late in 2014. His logo was selected as the top 3 by the panel of judges, and then voted as the winner by a people’s choice vote on the… 798 more words

Faces Of AWNY