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Brooklyn Bookbeat: Brooklyn writer and pastry chef collaborate on new romance novel

Park Slope
If your tastes run to fiction and dessert, you're in luck this winter: Brooklynite Megan Caldwell's new novel " … Full Article
 

Markowitz to auction off his trove of Brooklyn swag for charity

Downtown
Borough President Marty Markowitz's final term in office runs out this year -- but before he goes, he's going to auction off his trove of office sw … Full Article
 

'Send us your dirt from Sandy,' scientists ask Brooklynites

Red Hook
A team of chemistry professors is asking Brooklyn residents to send them baggies filled with dirt from areas inundated with floodwater during Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article
 

British government extradites al-Qaida suspect who plotted to blow up NYC subway system

Downtown
WASHINGTON— Police in Britain have extradited a terror suspect to the United States to face charges that he took part in an alleged al-Qaida plot to detonate explosives aboard the New York City subway system. … Full Article
 

'Spaceship' fails to launch on Flatbush Avenue Extension

Downtown
Plans for a 21-story spaceship-shaped building planned for 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn have been greatly downsized, Brownstoner reports. … Full Article
 

First Babies of New Year

Park Slope
One can never be sure where the first local baby born in the New Year was born, but two Brooklyn hospitals are strong contenders.  Baby boy Orane Clarke was born Jan. 1 at 12:12 am at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital in Central Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Attorneys brace for problems caused by Sandy’s destruction of evidence

Downtown
Brooklyn's 2013 Criminal Term may face several hurdles in the new year due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to evidence stored in warehouses. … Full Article
 

Cuomo’s Ed Commission recommends full day pre-K, teacher ‘bar exams’

Downtown
An education commission appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a package of sweeping school reforms on Wednesday that included the creation of statewide full-day pre-kindergarten. … Full Article
 

Hello Brooklyn! Goodbye Avery!: Reactionary Nets fire Johnson amidst disastrous December

Atlantic Yards
The Eastern Conference's Coach of the Month in November couldn't stay employed until the new year. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn `A' kicks off new years with arrival of new staff

Williamsburg
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, more commonly known as “Brooklyn A,” the long-term provider of free legal services to low-income residents and community organizations in the neighborhoods of North and East Brooklyn, is celebrating the new year with the arrival of an extraordinary group of  … Full Article
 

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