Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance pa … Full Article

A guide to exploring Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn

With the movie "42" bringing the Jackie Robinson story to a new generation, fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in  … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Association optimistic about bike share program

Brooklyn Heights
After years of anticipation, the Citi Bike Share program is finally hitting the streets of Brooklyn.  The Brooklyn Heights Association, which has expressed concerns over the program in the past, is excited for the programs launch in May. … Full Article

NEWS ANALYSIS: In Jay-Z’s New Rap, Who Are the `dweebs’?

Atlantic Yards
In his new song, “Open Letter,” 17-time Grammy winner Jay-Z, a longtime booster and part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, addresses his having to sell his reported $4.5 million stake in the team so he can become certified as a player agent. … Full Article

Bike Share stations begin popping up in Brooklyn

While Brooklynites were out enjoying nearly 80-degree weather on Tuesday, the Department of Transportation was busy installing the long-awaited bike racks for the Citi Bike share program throughout the borough. … Full Article

Great GoogaMooga returns to Prospect Park in May

Prospect Park
The 2013 Great GoogaMooga food and music spectacular will return to Prospect Park on Brooklyn May 17 through 19. If you want to go, you'll need to buy tickets soon. … Full Article

Marilyn Gelber reflects on achievements of Brooklyn Community Foundation

The biggest accomplishment of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, established three-and-a-half years ago as the successor to the Independence Community Foundation, is the fact that “the foundation belongs to Brooklyn, rat … Full Article

Verrazano Bridge bike path not a new idea, advocates say

Bay Ridge
A new online petition aimed at getting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to install a bicycle path on the currently car-only Verrazano Narrows Bridge appears to have been generated by a transportation advocacy group outside of Bay Ridge, the Brooklyn community closest to the span, a … Full Article

Tax time! College kids help people file returns

April 15 is right around the corner, but don’t panic if you haven’t filed your tax return yet. The deadline for filing is next Monday, so you have a few days to prepare. … Full Article

New concerns about tax ripoffs for low-income filers

When Danny Taylor tried to pick up the free tablet advertised to customers at a Bushwick Instant Refund Tax Center last week, the manager turned him away. "I would kick his [butt] if I wasn't with my daughter," said Taylor about the manager. … Full Article

Tree house at Botanic Garden uses wood from trees downed by storm

“Sandy Remix,” a specially commissioned tree house, opened to the public at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) this past weekend after a four-week installation process.  … Full Article


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