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Magnifique! Cirque du Soleil Coming to Barclays

The Nets, Barbra Streisand, Jay-Z, world-class rock acts like the Who and the Rolling Stones – what could be next for Barclays Arena? Well, from July 24 to 28, the world-famous Cirque du Soleil will come to Barclays with its new show, “Quidam.” … Full Article
 

15 arrested at LICH protest: de Blasio, Levin, nurses put in cuffs

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Councilman Steve Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights) were among more than a dozen demonstrators arrested in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday during a protest against the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

A tale of three titles, one restricted garden

A god-awful plot of land in Brooklyn Heights was lovely back in the day – the 1980s, to be precise – when neighborhood mom Sylvia Blinchik made it into a memorial garden for her dead son. … Full Article
 

Huge Watchtower sell-off seen boosting new Tech Triangle

The Jehovah's Witnesses' $375 million deal to sell six key properties to big-time developers will be a godsend (pardon the pun) to DUMBO that will enable the neighborhood to play a key role in the creation of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, real estate executives and civic leaders said. … Full Article
 

Levin backs Quinn for mayor

Calling her “a proven leader,” City Councilman Stephen Levin announced that he is endorsing Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn trial court, attorney erred in criminal case, Appellate Division dismisses indictment

A panel of Appellate Division, 2nd Department judges ordered the indictment of a defendant dismissed after finding that  the lower court made a series of serious errors and that the defendant's counsel was ineffective. … Full Article
 

Chuck Klosterman to speak in Cobble Hill

Acclaimed author Chuck Klosterman, best known for his collection “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto”, will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on July 10 to discuss his latest book, “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined … Full Article
 

Cumbo files over 10,000 signatures to run for council

Laurie Cumbo, a candidate for the Democratic nomination to run for the City Council seat in Fort Greene, has filed more than 20 times the required number of petition signatures with the New York City Board of Elections, according to her campaign. … Full Article
 

Quinn joins fight to get ferry service for stranded R train riders

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has joined an effort by Brooklyn elected officials and transportation advocates to get a temporary ferry service established for R train riders who will be facing a transit nightmare once the Montague Street Tunnel closes for repairs and the train stops  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn tortilla factory sentenced for labor law violations

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Monday announced the conviction and sentencing of Erasmo Ponce, the owner of Tortilleria Chinantla Inc., a corn tortilla factory in Brooklyn.  … Full Article
 

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