First Unitarian calls its first woman Senior Minister

The First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn has called the Reverend Ana Levy-Lyons to be its first woman Senior Minister, effective Aug. 1. She will preach her first sermon this Sunday, Sept.
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Backing up Brook: Nets poised to sign reserve center Andray Blatche

The only thing missing from Nets general manager Billy King's near-perfect summer was a big man to back up 7-foot center Brook Lopez for the franchise's upcoming inaugural season in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn remembers

Brooklyn will mark the 11th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, with the annual “Tribute in Light” visible from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park. In Bay Ridge, people will gather on the 69th Street pier at 7:30 p.m.
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Clarke's history of slavery blooper stuns 'Colbert' viewers

Park Slope Rep. Yvette Clarke’s blooper about the history of slavery in Brooklyn on Tuesday night's “The Colbert Report” had viewers shaking their heads. … Full Article

Coolest game could be on ice: Isles-Devils Barclays' match threatened by looming NHL lockout

The first major pro sports event at the Barclays Center, albeit an exhibition hockey game between the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders, is  … Full Article

Park Slope Jewish Center hosts joint penitential service

The Park Slope Jewish Center will be hosting Selichot (a program of penitential prayers said prior to Rosh Hashanah) this Saturday, Sept. … Full Article

LETTER: Brooklyn Bridge Park is too small to accommodate velodrome

Henrik Krogius writes that Brooklyn Bridge Park "has lots of room" and therefore "can easily accommodate" the proposed track-cycling velodrome on Furman Street.
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Robber of Sovereign Bank branch in Brooklyn Heights gets 26 years

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Tuesday announced the sentencing of Edward Pride, 49, to 26 years in prison for robbing the same Sovereign Bank twice in two weeks, in February 2011.    
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Festive climate at Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade

It was Brooklyn's version of Main Street USA. People waved flags from their front stoops, drumbeats filled the air and women in brightly colored sequined costumes and feather headdresses danced to reggae music as they marched Monday in the West Indian Day Parade. … Full Article

Brooklyn gets Stones! Rockers may play 50th anniversary concert at Barclays Center in Nov.

The Rolling Stones are planning a birthday party that Brooklyn may never forget.

To mark the band's 50th anniversary, the legendary rockers are reportedly set to pack the House that JayZ Built on two incredible November nights. … Full Article


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