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Brooklyn Stories Celebrates Another Journal Well Done

The annual journal of poetry, fiction, art and photography gives Downstate the chance to shine creatively, and is funded by alumni giving.

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The inscription inside the cover dedicates Brooklyn Stories XV to “those who recognize the art in medicine.” Then, it lists the Alumni Association, which contributed $1,475 toward the project this year, the College of Medicine, Medical Student Council, University Council, Dean of the College of Medicine, and Art and Anatomy, from a collective 14 editors and 29 contributors.

If you doubt Downstate’s enthusiasm for the project, borrow a copy from the Alumni Association (Basic Science Building 1-6), and flip through 88 pages of incredible photos, paintings, short fiction and poetry. The artists, editors and other interested parties celebrated the release party May 12 in a Downstate classroom.

“Art is a wonderful outlet for reflection,” Elizaveta Efuni, editor in chief, said earlier this year. That is evident in the pages.

Editors accept submissions annually from students, faculty and staff from late fall, generally, until Jan. 1. For more information, contact the Alumni Association at, or call 718-270-2075.

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