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Markowitz Appoints CB2 Chair McRae to City Planning Commission

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Borough President Marty Markowitz has named Shirley McRae, Chair of Community Board 2, which includes the Heights along with Boerum Hill, Clinton Hill, DUMBO and Fort Greene, to be Brooklyn's sole representative on the City Planning Commission.  She replaces Dolly Williams, a construction company executive who has been Brooklyn's representative […]

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Brooklyn Public Library Programs Focus on Borough’s Role in Civil War

This Saturday, November 10, the Brooklyn Public Library's Central Branch, at One Grand Army Plaza, will present two programs relating to Brooklyn during the Civil War era.  At 2:00 p.m. there will be a panel discussion among the scholars Debby Applegate (author of The Most Famous Man in America, the Pulitzer Prize winning biography of […]

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New (Boerum Hill) Neighbor: Blue Ribbon General Store

From Cobble Hill Blog: Proprietor Ann Lopatin has opened the The Blue Ribbon General Store at 365 State Street (and Bond). It promises to carry a “unique assortment of home accessories and gift items for kids, pets and adults that represent the best of what life has to offer, all under one colorful and cozy […]

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Cyclones are Bridesmaids Again

 The Brooklyn Cyclones have continued their unfortunate "often a bridesmaid" tradition, losing this year's championship series two games to none to the Auburn Doubledays (named for Abner Doubleday, a Civil War general controversially credited with having invented the game of baseball).  In their maiden year, 2001, the Cyclones advanced to the New York-Penn League championship […]

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Cyclones Beat Yanks, Play for Championship

The Brooklyn Cyclones swept their across-the-Narrows rivals, the Staten Island Yankees in the semifinal round of the New York-Penn League championship series and, depending on the outcome of the other semifinal contest, will face either the Auburn Doubledays or the Oneonta Tigers for the championship.  The opening game of the best of three series will […]

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Cyclones Win Division, Enter Playoffs with Yanks

The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Borough's own professional baseball team, have won the McNamara Division of the New York-Penn League, and will play a best of three semifinal series with archrival Staten Island Yankees.  The opening game will be this Sunday at Staten Island (the stadium is conveniently near the ferry terminal) beginning at 5 PM.  […]

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Lifeguard Saves Shark From Swimmers

According to an AP story datelined this morning, yesterday a Coney Island lifeguard, Marisu Mironescu, 39, saved the life of a shark.  He spotted a group of swimmers surrounding and abusing a two foot long sand shark.  "Well," said Mironescu, "I wasn't going to let them hurt the poor thing."  He swam out, grabbed the […]

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That Portal is Mine!

Tonight's movie at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park is Being John Malkovich starring John Cusack. DJ show starts at 6pm, movie rolls at sunset.

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Bastille Day!

  Ok, yesterday was really Bastille Day but Bar Tabac's annual fest took place today on Smith Street. Folks scarfed down merquez and played in the largest Petanque tournament in the United States. Flickr photo by dietrich

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Yassky Smackskies Ratsky

Brooklyn Heights' man in the City Council, David Yassky, delivered a veritable pile driver to Bruce "A Real Nowhere Man" Ratner this week, the Brooklyn Paper reports: Brooklyn Paper: Yassky- Stop Ratner Gravy Train: Bruce Ratner will reap a whopping 50-percent profit on his Atlantic Yards investment, a prominent Brooklyn lawmaker charged this week as […]

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