4 LIU basketball players suspended after brawl

Four Long Island University basketball players have been suspended after they were arrested on charges of assault in a campus brawl with the track team. … Full Article

New retail openings noted in Downtown Brooklyn

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) reports in its recent newsletter that at least five new neighborhood retail stores have recently opened or will open this month.

They include the following:

• Planet Fitness, which opens for business at 253 Livingston St.; … Full Article

The Big Show: Brooklyn Nets' inaugural season to be documented by NBA TV's "The Association"

It's got all the elements of a hit cable TV series: The return of a major pro sports franchise to Brooklyn after 55 heartbreaking years, a maverick billionaire owner who once ran for the Russian presidency, but now seems obsessed with vanquishing his crosstown rivals, a hip-hop icon who has a sta … Full Article

Brooklyn protests planned over annual slaughter of chickens in Jewish ritual

A group called the “Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos” will be hosting two demonstrations in the Orthodox Jewish section of Crown Heights this Sunday and Monday to protest the overhead “swinging" and slaughtering of live chickens in Kaporos cere … Full Article

Extra LIRR trains will help ease Barclays traffic

“Take the train to the game” was a slogan repeated by representatives of the MTA as well as traffic consultant Sam Schwartz during hearings earlier this year about the traffic plan for Barclays Arena. … Full Article

Lady Gaga coming to Barclays Center

Grammy Award-winner Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball World Tour will come to Barclays Center on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

In this brand new tour, Gaga performs her latest CD “Born This Way” as well as music from both “The Fame” and “The Fame Monster.” … Full Article

Fifth Ave. Committee airs ‘Battle for Brooklyn’ tonight

The Fifth Avenue Committee will sponsor a free screening of “Battle for Brooklyn,” the Atlantic Yards documentary by Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky, tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Cobble Hill. … Full Article

BP considers request to build 8-story in Greenpoint

A proposed new eight-story residential building in Greenpoint will have a hearing today Wednesday, Sept. 19, before Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. … Full Article

Land Use Committee of CB 2 looks at brownfield application

At its meeting tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Community Board 2 Land Use Committee will hear from M. Blaise Backer, executive director of the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project, who will present the organization’s NYS Brownfield Opportunity Areas grant application. … Full Article

SUNY Downstate to host discussion on healthcare act

`Broccoli, Medicaid and mandates’ … Full Article


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