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Nets have been there, done that

The Nets' first two games against the Bulls in this best-of-7 first-round playoff series were a microcosm of the first two months of their historic debut season in our fair borough. … Full Article
 

LIU-Brooklyn to honor alumnus who scored first basket in NBA

Oscar “Ossie” B. Schectman made LIU a household name in the world of college basketball in the 1940s. A pioneer of the National Basketball Association, he scored the very first basket in NBA history.
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DeBlasio: Cobble Hill schools stuck with dangerous PCBs, while charter in same building cleaned up

Public Advocate and Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said Monday that dangerous PCB-containing lighting fixtures were removed from the politically-connected  … Full Article
 

Quinn-Bashing breaks out at Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce mayoral forum

Small business was the theme of Tuesday’s debate among this year’s Democratic mayoral hopefuls at St. Francis College.
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Smith/9th Street subway stop re-opening on Friday

The Smith-Ninth streets subway station is set to reopen by the end of the week following a nearly 2-year reconstruction. The F and G train stop in Gowanus was closed in June 2011. It's slated to return to service on Friday. … Full Article
 

Gala raises $950,000 for HeartShare Human Services

HeartShare Human Services of New York celebrated its 25th Annual Spring Gala and Auction by honoring five members of the community and raising more than $950,000, according to organizers. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn-born Richie Havens, singer who opened Woodstock, 72

Richie Havens, the Brooklyn-born folk and rock singer-songwriter who was best known for his performance at Woodstock in 1969, where he sang “Freedom,” has died at 72.

His family said in a statement that Havens died Monday of a heart attack. … Full Article
 

Bulls shut down Nets 90-82, even series at 1-1

Chicago evened its playoff series the only way it knows how: with bruising Bulls defense. … Full Article
 

Proposals for DUMBO’s Empire Stores include green roofs, retail, office space

Ten design firms have submitted ambitious proposals for the development of the long-empty Empire Stores coffee warehouses on the waterfront in DUMBO, Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

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