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Iceland's Bjork, a resident of Brooklyn Heights, grabs Grammy nomination

Brooklyn Heights
Icelandic rock singer Bjork, who has owned a $4.2 million, four-bedroom penthouse on Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights since 2009,  was nominated for a Grammy Best Alternative Music Album for her 2011 album "Biophilia." The album also received a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package. … Full Article
 
 

Beloved Brooklyn activist, Jon Kest, dies at 57

Brooklyn Heights
Well-know Brooklyn community activist Jon Kest, executive director of New York Communities for Change (NYCC) died from cancer Wednesday at the age of 57. … Full Article
 

Ceremony at TD Bank honors Brooklyn's volunteer lawyers project

Brooklyn Heights
The Brooklyn Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) honored the work of its volunteers at its annual awards ceremony, held at TD Bank on Montague Street.   … Full Article
 

Get this, mug! New potboiler set in 1930s Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights
At first glance, John Manbeck’s new crime novella, “Death on the Rise,” available on Amazon and barnesandnoble.com, reads like a typical Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett hard-boiled detective novel of the 1930s. … Full Article
 

Councilwoman reflects on AIDS fight in 1980s Sunset Park

Sunset Park
The nation and the international community have come a long way in the fight against AIDS, according to Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park), who spent World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 with medical professionals from Lutheran Medical Center recalling the early years of the epidemic. … Full Article
 

Nets lead league in flops: Wallace fined $5,000 for taking dive against Miami

Atlantic Yards
The Brooklyn Nets have already made plenty of history during their initial month as our borough's first major pro sports franchise in over 55 years. Not all of it has been proud history, however. … Full Article
 

SL Green buys first residential building in Brooklyn

Williamsburg
SL Green Realty Corp., owner of the iconic Downtown Brooklyn commercial building at 16 Court St., reports it has signed an agreement to acquire a newly completed but vacant residential building in Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn's building it and business will come: The promise of boro's 'tech triangle'

Downtown
Some Brooklyn Realtors and developers believe the Barclays Center will attract more companies and residents to the borough. Others believe the Brooklyn Tech Triangle will do it. One, David Behin of MNS, believes it’s the Brooklyn Flea.
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College Beat: Too little, too late for St. Francis Terriers in Albany

Brooklyn Heights
With each missed shot, St. Francis Brooklyn men's basketball coach Glenn Braica grew more astounded. … Full Article
 

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