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MTA's latest Smith-9th station promise: It will reopen by April

The MTA confirmed that it intends to renew service at the long-dormant Smith/9th Street Station by April 2013, according to Carroll Gardens Patch. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: BookCourt hosts five of 2012's Best New Poets

Head to BookCourt tomorrow, Jan. 9, to hear from five of 2012's Best New Poets. Best New Poets, established seven years ago, serves to represent fifty rising poets each year. … Full Article

Campaign aims to bring Celia Cacace back home to Carroll Gardens

Celia Cacace, a Carroll Gardens activist for decades, has been forced to moved to her son’s house in Wisconsin because the building where she had her most recent apartment is being sold, and rents in the area are largely out of the range of seniors on fixed incomes. … Full Article

Indoor 'parkour' gym opens in Brooklyn

Bklyn Beast, the borough’s first "parkour" gym, has opened on Bogart Street in Bushwick, the Brooklyn Paper reports. … Full Article

No Pants Subway Ride returns to NYC this Sunday

If you ride the New York City subway this Sunday, get ready to see a lot more than you may want to. Thousands of riders are expected to take their pants off as they ride the rails at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, in what has become an annual, if idiotic, event. … Full Article

Brooklyn Religion Briefs: Jan. 7, 2013

Film on Muslim stand-up comedy launches ‘Interfaith Movie Nights’ … Full Article

Kane St. Synagogue hosts Brooklyn Israel Film Festival

Another film series, offering the best of Israeli cinema, is a popular tradition at the Kane Street Synagogue.
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Plymouth Church hosts symposium about ending modern-day slavery

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

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

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


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