Truman Capote, shown here in a 1953 photo with actress Gina Lollobrigida, would be surprised if he saw what color 70 Willow St. is now. AP Photo/Jim Pringle

To hell with your nostalgia, Heights literature lovers! That’s the message from the folks who are renovating 70 Willow St., the “elegant yellow mansion” where Truman Capote worked on “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “In Cold Blood.” The 1830s-vintage Greek Revival-style house’s façade is red now. The yellow paint that helped make 70 Willow an instantly recognizable Brooklyn Read More →

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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 →