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

Downtown
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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Vote on Brooklyn’s LICH Wednesday at City Council

Cobble Hill
On Wednesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. … Full Article
 

DeBlasio: Cobble Hill schools stuck with dangerous PCBs, while charter in same building cleaned up

Cobble Hill
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

Downtown
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

Gowanus
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

Downtown
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

Bedford-Stuyvesant
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

Atlantic Yards
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

DUMBO
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
 

Brooklyn Heights resident releases enchanting debut novel

Cobble Hill
Lucy – the bewitching narrator of Julie Sarkissian’s debut novel “Dear Lucy” – has an unusual if sometimes eerie voice. … Full Article
 

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