Student Uses Heights Upbringing as Subject Matter Vincenzo Ciccone used his experience of growing up in Brooklyn Heights as his inspiration for a poem that won him the 2015-16 Truman Capote Scholarships for creative writing at Xavier University of Louisiana. Ciccone, a senior at the university, and fellow student Huda Afandeh each won $14,000 in Read More →


Will be in conversation with Gloria Steinem on June 4 The¬†Brooklyn¬†Museum’s Sackler Center First Awards honors women who’ve made outstanding contributions in their fields. This year’s surprise honoree is … (drumroll here): Miss Piggy. The Muppets character joins a prestigious list of past recipients. They include theater director Julie Taymor, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Read More →