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Cyclones Off to Fast Start

The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Borough's own pro baseball team, have opened their seventh season on a tear. They took their opening series, two games to one, from their across-the-Narrows archrivals, the Staten Island Yanks, and tonight beat the Hudson Valley Renegades 3-0 to make their record 3-1. This is an auspicious start for manager Edgar […]

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Brooklyn’s Waterfront: Kudos and Concerns

Brooklyn's cruise ship terminal, located at Pier 17 in Red Hook (photo) has been named "the nation's best new homeport" for cruises by Porthole Cruise Magazine, according to a story by Rich Calder in Wednesday's New York Post. Princess Cruise Lines, which uses the terminal along with its sister company Cunard, has also honored Brooklyn […]

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Vinegar Hill Flea Market Saturday

The Sixth Annual Vinegar Hill Flea Market happens Saturday (6/16) from 11 am to 5 pm. [Download flier]

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Freelansky in DUMBO

Our man in the City Council, David Yassky, spent some quality time with members of the Freelancers Union in Dumbo on Tuesday night. The organization helps freelancers find health insurance and job opportunities.  Freelancers Union Blog: Tuesday night, over 100 Freelancers Union members came to Dumbo for a networking event. It was great to see […]

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BHS Opens Two New Exhibits

On Thursday evening, the Brooklyn Historical Society had an opening reception for two new exhibits now on view at the Society, located at Clinton and Pierrepont Streets. Among the dignitaries present was City Council Member Albert Vann (photo). One of these exhibits is titled "Up From Flames," and chronicles the literal rise from ashes of […]

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Subway Creep Busted

Miguel Ortiz's reign of terror over passengers of the number 2 subway train is over. Cops nabbed the "Subway Sicko", who reportedly robbed women at knifepoint of their gadgets and jewlery (and in at least one incident exposed himself) after he was identified by two of his victims.

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Models, Marty and Moguls Promote “Brooklyn Best” Fest

This morning, walking on Remsen Street towards the Greenmarket, I heard the familiar voice of Borough President Marty Markowitz. He was on a platform facing Borough Hall along with several other dignitaries, including Keyspan Energy CEO Bob Catell and Brooklyn Botanic Garden President Scot Medbury. (Hidden behind the model to the right is Brooklyn Cyclones […]

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Fulton Rendering

$15M Facelift for Fulton

According to an article in the New York Post, the Bloomberg administration will be providing $15 million "as part of an overhaul that will include modernized bus shelters, benches and other contemporary street furniture, with more lighting and trees."  Other noted improvements include $3-4M set aside to create 10,000 square ft of green space at the […]

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“Who Owns Brooklyn?” Topic of BHS Symposium

The Brooklyn Historical Society's website announces the following symposium, to be held at BHS (southwest corner of Pierrepont and Clinton) on Thursday, May 31, from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M. "In collaboration with New York Historical Society and Weeksville Heritage Center , and accompanying the Slavery in New York: Brooklyn Stories exhibit, BHS will host the […]

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Pete Hamill Moderates Conclusion of “Roots” Events

Yesterday, the "Roots of Modern Brooklyn" events concluded with "Neighborhood Day" at Borough Hall. There were several panel discussions, ending with a televised discussion featuring State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Brooklyn Brewery founder Steve Hindy, Carroll Gardens community activist Salvatore "Buddy" Scotto and Brooklyn College Professor Jerome Krase. Brooklyn born writer Pete Hamill moderated the proceedings, […]

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