John Doman, Mercedes Ruehl Among Readers Of Andrea Chapin’s Historical Novel ‘The Tutor’ “This is probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever done,” author Andrea Chapin told a crowd in Brooklyn Heights Wednesday night. Nearly 100 fans and friends of the writer gathered at the home of Rachel Foster and Alain Kodsi to celebrate Chapin’s debut novel, “The Tutor” Read More →


Brooklyn BookBeat In his “Brooklyn Heights Crime Series,” set in 1930, former Brooklyn Borough Historian John Manbeck looks at Heights institutions past and present — the docks at the foot of Montague Street, the Hotel Margaret, Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle itself — as seen through the eyes of the cops at the Poplar Street precinct house. Read More →

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Brooklyn BookBeat: Balmain’s ‘Walking In On People’ is Clever, Comical Brooklyn Heights native and former Brooklyn Heights Press writer Melissa Balmain takes her writing seriously. Her new collection of poetry, “Walking In On People” (Able Muse Press; on-sale June 23), has been praised by some of the most esteemed poets — among them former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Read More →