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Greenpoint residents get break in parking rules

Greenpoint
The city’s Department of Sanitation is easing alternate side of the street parking regulations Greenpoint to accommodate motorists who are finding a hard time finding parking due to the ongoing reconstruction of Nassau Avenue, Assemblyman Joe Lentol said.
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First Unitarian calls its first woman Senior Minister

Brooklyn Heights
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

Atlantic Yards
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 Heights
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
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

Atlantic Yards
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

Park Slope
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

Brooklyn Heights
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

Brooklyn Heights
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

Crown Heights
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
 

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