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Mark Jackson wins in return to Brooklyn

Atlantic Yards
Mark Jackson looked around Barclays Center and saw friends, family and familiar faces from a lifetime of New York basketball. What he saw on the court was pretty special, too. … Full Article
 

Hip new retail, art complex eyes coming to Bushwick

Bushwick
An 80,000-square-foot retail and nightlife mall may be coming to Bushwick at 82 Bogart Street, the  … Full Article
 

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
 

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