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Snow? S'no problem! But watch out for the ice on Wednesday

The sun is out but so are city salt-spreaders as the frozen remains of Tuesday’s snowmelt is expected to cause slippery conditions throughout Wednesday’s commute. … Full Article
 

Report: Starbucks to Williamsburg

Williamsburg may soon be getting its first Starbucks, according to the CBS Local site … Full Article
 

Riverhead Books and Flavorwire co-sponsor Williamsburg holiday party for PEN American Center

In the borough of all things literary, Riverhead Books (an imprint of Penguin Group) and Flavorwire are partnering to co-sponsor a “Celebrate the Holidays” party on Thursday, Dec. 12. … Full Article
 

Will Green-Wood Cemetery turn greenhouse into visitors' center?

Will Green-Wood Cemetery get the go-ahead to turn the magnificent but crumbling Weir Greenhouse into a visitors center? The city Landmarks Preservation Commission will have its say on the matter on Tuesday. … Full Article
 

A weekend of craft fairs brings out holiday shoppers in Brooklyn

Brooklyn was full of holiday craft fairs and carnivals this past weekend, and locals took advantage of them not only to shop, but to meet up with friends, let the kids work off steam and help fundraise for good causes. … Full Article
 

City doesn’t need to return child to birth mother’s care, Brooklyn judge rules

A mother accused of repeatedly neglecting her child is not entitled to the benefit of reasonable efforts being exerted for the safe return of the child to the parental home. … Full Article
 

Council newcomers want Sandy recovery committee formed

Two of the young guns who will be joining the City Council in January aren’t waiting to get into office to make their voices heard. They’re already trying to shake things up at City Hall. … Full Article
 

Memorial for Nelson Mandela in Brooklyn this Sunday

A memorial for Nelson Mandela will be held on Sunday, December 8 at 1 p.m. in Brooklyn at The House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Avenue. … Full Article
 

High-tech fire pit will light up DUMBO Christmas tree

This year's DUMBO Christmas tree will be illuminated using the electricity generated by a wood-burning “FirePit” using a high-tech stove designed by a DUMBO startup.  … Full Article
 

In Brooklyn, Malcolm Gladwell dissects ‘David and Goliath’

Most of us know the story of David and Goliath as it’s traditionally told: shepherd boy David, in spite of his comparatively diminutive stature and seemingly inferior weaponry, manages to defeat the giant Goliath when the two engage in battle. … Full Article
 

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