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UFO over Brooklyn! Sighting over Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights
With the Mayan end-of-the-world prediction just 10 days away, there are Brooklynites that claimed a UFO was seen flying over Brooklyn on Dec. 3, according to a Gothamist report. … Full Article
 

Looks like a fare hike is around the bend

Downtown
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board may soon consider a proposal that would increase base fares on subways and buses by a quarter, to $2.50, and raise the cost of a 30-day pass by $8, to $112, the  … Full Article
 

Jury convicts Williamsburg rabbi of sexually abusing young girl

Williamsburg
A respected religious counselor in New York's ultra-orthodox Jewish community was convicted Monday of repeatedly sexually abusing a young girl who had come to him with questions about her faith. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Tuesday at Book Court: A secret history of coffee, coca & cola

Cobble Hill
Brooklyn-based writer and illustrator Ricardo Cortés will appear at Book Court next week to celebrate the release of his new illustrated book A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola.  You may remember Cortés’s d … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: ‘Is That a Word?’ Find out next Thursday at powerHouse: David Bukszpan on the language of ‘Scrabblish’

DUMBO
Whether you play Words with Friends on your smart phone or you stick to the traditional Scrabble board game, head to Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena next Thursday, December 13, at 7pm, for a chance to brush up on your skills … Full Article
 

Many Sandy-battered Brooklyn parks will remain closed ‘for months’

Red Hook
Many parks and beaches in Brooklyn remain closed because of damage from Superstorm Sandy, according to the city's Parks Department.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Wednesday, Dec. 12 at powerHouse: the history behind Nostradamus

DUMBO
This Wednesday, December 12, powerHouse Arena will be hosting author and historian Stéphane Gerson for a reading and signing of his latest book, Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Pr … Full Article
 

Beyonce is Nets’ good luck charm

Atlantic Yards
Business Insider did an analysis of the Brooklyn Nets’ wins and losses, and came up with the conclusion that the team does better when Beyonce, the singing superstar and wife of Nets’ minority owne … Full Article
 

New round of anti-Islamic hate ads to be hung in subways

Downtown
New advertisements carrying anti-religious messages -- created by Pamela Geller and her anti-Islamic “American Freedom Defense Initiative” – will be hanging in New York City subways starting December 17, the  … Full Article
 

Tired of long, anxious waits for buses? `Bus clocks’ could help

It’s an age-old question: “Where’s my bus?”
 
Well, you know those displays that you see at many of the city’s subway stations, where it tells you “Express Train in 3 Minutes” or “Local Train in 2 Minutes?” … Full Article
 

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