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NIMBY! Man robbed and killed on quiet Park Slope street

Park Slope
A Long Island man just looking to buy a car on Wednesday evening was robbed and killed on 18th Street in Park Slope, police said according to NY1. … Full Article
 

$50 million velodrome is dead. Philanthropist backs out of Brooklyn Bridge Park project

Brooklyn Heights
After more than a half year of controversy, a plan to bring a bicycle racing sports complex called a velodrome to Brooklyn Bridge Park has crumbled, the  … Full Article
 
 

Nets to host Russian culture event at Barclays during Pacers game

Atlantic Yards
The Brooklyn Nets will host An Evening of Russian Culture, presented by Aeroflot–Russian Airlines, when the team faces the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, January 13, Old Russian New Year’s Eve, at Barclays Center. Game time is 6 p.m.  … Full Article
 

St. Francis welcomes new Fulbright scholar-in-residence

Brooklyn Heights
St. Francis College will be home to Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Vaneshran Arumugam from Cape Town, South Africa for the Spring 2013 semester as he brings his artistic, social and scholarly skills to the St. Francis community.  
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Brooklyn Bookbeat: Former Brooklynites coin 'The Gaggle,' a modern guide to dating

Fort Greene
Jessica Massa was living in Brooklyn this past June when she published "The Gaggle" -- a well-researched and innovative guide to dating in the modern world. … Full Article
 

On the rebound: Nets hope to resume turnaround during three-game homestand

Atlantic Yards
Maybe this will be a month-to-month thing with the Brooklyn Nets. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn company makes it tempting to cut cable TV

Bushwick
Broadcast networks make many of their shows available on the Internet, but you usually have to wait at least a day after an episode airs on television. A subscription service called Aereo breaks those shackles and makes network programs available right away. … Full Article
 

Appeal likely over warehoused evidence lost during Sandy

Red Hook
Brooklyn defendant Manuel Castro discovered the physical evidence against him was washed away in waters of Superstorm Sandy. Even with the destruction of the physical evidence, Castro, a repeat violent offender, was sentenced to 23 years to life for the robbery and stabbing assault of a woman. … Full Article
 

Group 'takes it to the streets’ on G train service

Williamsburg
The Riders Alliance, a grass-roots advocacy organization for the city’s transit riders, has taken the improvement of the much-criticized G train as one of its main focuses. … Full Article
 

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