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ELEVATION: Prospect Heights church made a Cathedral, one of Pope Benedict XVI's final acts

Before he abdicated the Papacy, Benedict XVI elevated a church in Prospect Heights to cathedral status. … Full Article
 

New Domino plan adds parkland, stores, offices; changes send project back to ULURP

Two Trees Management, which bought the former Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg from Community Preservation Corp. (CPC) last fall, plans to add more green space, recreational facilities and an office building to CPC’s older plans for a residential development on the site.
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Can’t find parking space? Neither can car company

“Baby, you can drive my car,” the old Beatles song goes. You just can’t park it in my garage! That’s what the owner of Brooklyn-based car sharing company said he was told by a garage owner in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Should `Drowsy Driver’ alerts be required in all cars?

Every year, there are over 1,000 traffic fatalities in New York state, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. … Full Article
 

NEWSPAPER HEIST! Copies of LIU's student paper disappear; editor implicates dirty food service

Almost the entire pressrun of the LIU-Brooklyn student newspaper vanished from the Downtown campus last weekend, after the paper published a cover story about a one-day shutdown by the city Health Department of an on-campus restaurant. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn's Maronite Catholic Bishop reflects on Pope Benedict's resignation

As the Vatican bid Godspeed earlier today to a living Pope who has served only eight years before abdicating, the leader of Brooklyn’s Maronite Catholics reflects on Benedict XVI’s persona and legacy, particularly in regard to the Middle East.
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MANGIA! Chamber of Commerce resurrects Brooklyn Eats

Food, food, and more food will be there for the tasting at Brooklyn Eats, a foodie lover’s event sponsored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. … Full Article
 

Cardboard canoes! Brooklyn Tech students to hold engineering regatta in pool

Almost five years ago, this newspaper ran an article about engineering students from NYU Polytechnic in Downtown Brooklyn taking part in a national concrete-canoe contest. … Full Article
 

Drivers losing control: What recourse do victims’ families have?

Last week, Martha Carr Atwater, 48, a well-known Brooklyn Heights resident and Emmy Award-winning TV writer, was struck and ultimately killed by an erratic d … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Brooklyn author’s “Eighty Days” revives historic race around world

Brooklyn author Matthew Goodman has just released his latest novel, “Eighty Days: Nelly Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World,” in which he recreates the true story of two adventurous young female reporters who set out to travel the world in 1889. … Full Article
 

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