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Plymouth Church hosts symposium about ending modern-day slavery

Brooklyn Heights
Plymouth Church, from its founding in the 19th century, became a pioneer for freedom and served as part of the Underground Railroad. Now in the 21st century, the landmark church continues to fight against forms of modern-day slavery. Friday, Jan. … Full Article
 

Transportation Dept. is looking at installing a bike lane on Pulaski Bridge

Greenpoint
The Pulaski Bridge in Greenpoint marks the halfway point along the route of the New York City Marathon. Tens of thousands of runners cross over the span linking Brooklyn and Queens on Marathon Day, representing the 14-mile mark in their journey. … Full Article
 

Bloomberg increases money for Brooklyn BIDs

Park Slope
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday signed Introductory Number 972, sponsored at the request of the administration by Brooklyn Council Members Mathieu Eugene (D-Flatbush) and Domenic Recchia (D-Coney Island/Gravesend).   … Full Article
 

College Beat: Blackbirds need to WRAC up wins: Begin critical home stretch vs. Wagner this week

Downtown
The two-time defending Northeast Conference champion LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds are hoping the friendly environs of the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center help them get out of unfamiliar territory. … Full Article
 

Report: Six Brooklyn schools targeted for closure by NYC

Crown Heights
A total of six schools in Brooklyn, two high schools, three middle schools and one elementary schools, are among the 17 schools targeted by the city for closure at th … Full Article
 

Literary couple buys Brooklyn Heights brownstone

Brooklyn Heights
Documentary filmmaker and writer David Schisgall, and his wife, Vanity Fair writer  … Full Article
 

Bloody weekend in Brooklyn: Crashes, murder

Clinton Hill
Death visited Brooklyn this weekend with car and bike crashes, a shooting in a Clinton Hill diner and the charred remains of a woman found in Marine Park. … Full Article
 

Monument to Brooklyn-built Monitor vandalized

Greenpoint
A Civil War monument in Greenpoint depicting the USS Monitor – which was built in Greenpoint, then clad with iron at the Brooklyn Navy Yard -- has been defaced with paint. … Full Article
 
 

Arrest in fatal Fort Greene diner shooting

Fort Greene
 Police have arrested a man in connection with an early morning shooting inside a diner in Fort Greene that left one man dead. … Full Article
 

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