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'Send us your dirt from Sandy,' scientists ask Brooklynites

A team of chemistry professors is asking Brooklyn residents to send them baggies filled with dirt from areas inundated with floodwater during Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article

British government extradites al-Qaida suspect who plotted to blow up NYC subway system

WASHINGTON— Police in Britain have extradited a terror suspect to the United States to face charges that he took part in an alleged al-Qaida plot to detonate explosives aboard the New York City subway system. … Full Article

'Spaceship' fails to launch on Flatbush Avenue Extension

Plans for a 21-story spaceship-shaped building planned for 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn have been greatly downsized, Brownstoner reports. … Full Article

First Babies of New Year

One can never be sure where the first local baby born in the New Year was born, but two Brooklyn hospitals are strong contenders.  Baby boy Orane Clarke was born Jan. 1 at 12:12 am at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital in Central Brooklyn. … Full Article

Attorneys brace for problems caused by Sandy’s destruction of evidence

Brooklyn's 2013 Criminal Term may face several hurdles in the new year due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to evidence stored in warehouses. … Full Article

Cuomo’s Ed Commission recommends full day pre-K, teacher ‘bar exams’

An education commission appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a package of sweeping school reforms on Wednesday that included the creation of statewide full-day pre-kindergarten. … Full Article

Hello Brooklyn! Goodbye Avery!: Reactionary Nets fire Johnson amidst disastrous December

The Eastern Conference's Coach of the Month in November couldn't stay employed until the new year. … Full Article

Brooklyn `A' kicks off new years with arrival of new staff

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, more commonly known as “Brooklyn A,” the long-term provider of free legal services to low-income residents and community organizations in the neighborhoods of North and East Brooklyn, is celebrating the new year with the arrival of an extraordinary group of  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Publisher Ben Schrank's new novel depicts life in Brooklyn today

Ben Schrank has long been tied to both Brooklyn and the publishing industry, and these worlds now collide in his new novel "Love is a Canoe … Full Article

Councilwoman helps rent control tenants avoid eviction

When she heard that an elderly woman and her son were involved in a tenant-landlord dispute with their building owner, Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) reached back into her past as a tenant rights advocate to help them. … Full Article


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