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Green-Wood Cemetery has 2,000 Civil War vets in unmarked graves

Greenwood Heights
Thousands of Civil War veterans are buried in Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery, but an estimated 2,000 of them are resting in unmarked graves, according to US Senator Charles Schumer, who said something should be done to give these heroes the posthumous recognition they deserve. … Full Article
 

Brooklynite releases Prohibition-era novel

Cobble Hill
Jersey Leo is the quintessential outsider—an albino of mixed race. The protagonist in Brooklynite John Florio’s latest novel “Sugar Pop Moon” (Seventh Street Books), Jersey makes a living as the bartender at a mob-run speakeasy in Prohibition-era Hell’s Kitchen. … Full Article
 

Magnifique! Cirque du Soleil Coming to Barclays

Atlantic Yards
The Nets, Barbra Streisand, Jay-Z, world-class rock acts like the Who and the Rolling Stones – what could be next for Barclays Arena? Well, from July 24 to 28, the world-famous Cirque du Soleil will come to Barclays with its new show, “Quidam.” … Full Article
 

15 arrested at LICH protest: de Blasio, Levin, nurses put in cuffs

Cobble Hill
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Councilman Steve Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights) were among more than a dozen demonstrators arrested in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday during a protest against the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

A tale of three titles, one restricted garden

Brooklyn Heights
A god-awful plot of land in Brooklyn Heights was lovely back in the day – the 1980s, to be precise – when neighborhood mom Sylvia Blinchik made it into a memorial garden for her dead son. … Full Article
 

Huge Watchtower sell-off seen boosting new Tech Triangle

DUMBO
The Jehovah's Witnesses' $375 million deal to sell six key properties to big-time developers will be a godsend (pardon the pun) to DUMBO that will enable the neighborhood to play a key role in the creation of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, real estate executives and civic leaders said. … Full Article
 

Levin backs Quinn for mayor

Williamsburg
Calling her “a proven leader,” City Councilman Stephen Levin announced that he is endorsing Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn trial court, attorney erred in criminal case, Appellate Division dismisses indictment

Brooklyn Heights
A panel of Appellate Division, 2nd Department judges ordered the indictment of a defendant dismissed after finding that  the lower court made a series of serious errors and that the defendant's counsel was ineffective. … Full Article
 

Chuck Klosterman to speak in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
Acclaimed author Chuck Klosterman, best known for his collection “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto”, will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on July 10 to discuss his latest book, “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined … Full Article
 

Cumbo files over 10,000 signatures to run for council

Fort Greene
Laurie Cumbo, a candidate for the Democratic nomination to run for the City Council seat in Fort Greene, has filed more than 20 times the required number of petition signatures with the New York City Board of Elections, according to her campaign. … Full Article
 

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