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Santa joins Marty at Boro Hall Christmas tree lighting

Downtown
With music and plenty of good cheer, the spectacular 40-foot balsam fir Christmas tree in Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza was lit with energy-efficient LED lights at a ceremony Thursday night.  … Full Article
 

Menorahs light up for Chanukah across Brooklyn starting Saturday

Downtown
Chanukah (or Hanukkah), the eight-day Jewish "festival of lights" begins at sundown Saturday, and numerous menorah lightings are taking place around Brooklyn.  … Full Article
 

Single bullet killed Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G., autopsy shows

Bedford-Stuyvesant
Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G. was killed by a single bullet that pierced several vital organs in a 1997 drive-by shooting, a long-sealed autopsy report released Friday shows. … Full Article
 

Pizza wars still burning at Grimaldi's

DUMBO
Frank Ciolli – owner of the famous Grimaldi's Pizza in DUMBO, Brooklyn – is smoking mad at pizza's patron saint Patsy Grimaldi, 81. Ciolli always says he bought the Grimaldi's Pizza name from him back in 1998 for half a million dollars, and Patsy Grimaldi officially retired. … Full Article
 

Iceland's Bjork, a resident of Brooklyn Heights, grabs Grammy nomination

Brooklyn Heights
Icelandic rock singer Bjork, who has owned a $4.2 million, four-bedroom penthouse on Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights since 2009,  was nominated for a Grammy Best Alternative Music Album for her 2011 album "Biophilia." The album also received a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package. … Full Article
 
 

Beloved Brooklyn activist, Jon Kest, dies at 57

Brooklyn Heights
Well-know Brooklyn community activist Jon Kest, executive director of New York Communities for Change (NYCC) died from cancer Wednesday at the age of 57. … Full Article
 

Ceremony at TD Bank honors Brooklyn's volunteer lawyers project

Brooklyn Heights
The Brooklyn Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) honored the work of its volunteers at its annual awards ceremony, held at TD Bank on Montague Street.   … Full Article
 

Get this, mug! New potboiler set in 1930s Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights
At first glance, John Manbeck’s new crime novella, “Death on the Rise,” available on Amazon and barnesandnoble.com, reads like a typical Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett hard-boiled detective novel of the 1930s. … Full Article
 

Councilwoman reflects on AIDS fight in 1980s Sunset Park

Sunset Park
The nation and the international community have come a long way in the fight against AIDS, according to Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park), who spent World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 with medical professionals from Lutheran Medical Center recalling the early years of the epidemic. … Full Article
 

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