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Brooklyn remembers

Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn will mark the 11th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, with the annual “Tribute in Light” visible from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park. In Bay Ridge, people will gather on the 69th Street pier at 7:30 p.m.
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Clarke's history of slavery blooper stuns 'Colbert' viewers

Park Slope
Park Slope Rep. Yvette Clarke’s blooper about the history of slavery in Brooklyn on Tuesday night's “The Colbert Report” had viewers shaking their heads. … Full Article

Coolest game could be on ice: Isles-Devils Barclays' match threatened by looming NHL lockout

Atlantic Yards
The first major pro sports event at the Barclays Center, albeit an exhibition hockey game between the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders, is  … Full Article

Park Slope Jewish Center hosts joint penitential service

Park Slope
The Park Slope Jewish Center will be hosting Selichot (a program of penitential prayers said prior to Rosh Hashanah) this Saturday, Sept. … Full Article

LETTER: Brooklyn Bridge Park is too small to accommodate velodrome

Brooklyn Heights
Henrik Krogius writes that Brooklyn Bridge Park "has lots of room" and therefore "can easily accommodate" the proposed track-cycling velodrome on Furman Street.
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Robber of Sovereign Bank branch in Brooklyn Heights gets 26 years

Brooklyn Heights
Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Tuesday announced the sentencing of Edward Pride, 49, to 26 years in prison for robbing the same Sovereign Bank twice in two weeks, in February 2011.    
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Festive climate at Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade

Crown Heights
It was Brooklyn's version of Main Street USA. People waved flags from their front stoops, drumbeats filled the air and women in brightly colored sequined costumes and feather headdresses danced to reggae music as they marched Monday in the West Indian Day Parade. … Full Article

Brooklyn gets Stones! Rockers may play 50th anniversary concert at Barclays Center in Nov.

Atlantic Yards
The Rolling Stones are planning a birthday party that Brooklyn may never forget.

To mark the band's 50th anniversary, the legendary rockers are reportedly set to pack the House that JayZ Built on two incredible November nights. … Full Article

Brighton, Slope subway stations go trashcan-less

Brighton Beach
Every transit rider does it at one time or another.

He buys coffee, tea or soda before he enters the subway, gets on the train, and sips his drink during the long train ride.
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Popular food carnival ‘Smorgasburg’ expanding to DUMBO

Fans of Teriyaki balls, artisonal granola, house-made sausages and chocolate-dipped bananas rejoice: The Brooklyn food festival known as Smorgasburg is coming to the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO on Sundays. … Full Article


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