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SPAIN – Release Catalonian Protesters: People gather to protest against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders without bail, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday. … Full Article

Everything you need to know about the L Train shutdown

With the L-train shutdown looming on the horizon, and with no concrete alternative transportation options in place, the MTA is welcoming any suggestions on how to mitigate the closure for the roughly 400,000 commuters who use the line every day.   … Full Article

Bed-Stuy locals block naming a bar after historic Weeksville

A bar by any other name but Weeksville would suit many Bedford-Stuyvesant residents just fine. … Full Article

Patrick O’Rourke Playground reopens after $1M renovation

A playground named in memory of a handicapped Dyker Heights man who touched many lives with his determination and spirit has been reopened now that the parks department has completed a $1 million renovation of the recreational space. … Full Article

Something’s Affordable! West Indian Carnival Association will move in when Bedford-Union Armory is redeveloped

Affordable housing at the redeveloped Bedford-Union Armory is still a hotly debated issue, but for at least one high-profile would-be tenant, affordable office space is not. … Full Article

Velazquez, Schumer announce thousands of NYC housing tenants will be exempt from the HUD rule

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer announced that after their push earlier this year, the U.S. … Full Article

Pols honor veterans with wreaths, certificates, breakfast

Elected officials in Southwest Brooklyn didn’t wait for Nov. 11 to honor local veterans. … Full Article

America’s most toxic waterway gets some help

Slowly but surely, the Gowanus Canal — referred to by some as arguably the dirtiest waterway in America — is beginning to see some noticeable progress. … Full Article
TWU Campbell by Mary Frost

Transit workers rally in Brooklyn Heights against their own union

The contract for 38,000 New York City Transit workers expires on Jan. 15, and a group of union members says they fear the union will make too many concessions to the city during upcoming negotiations. … Full Article

Gounardes raises more than $9,500 in marathon

Bay Ridge runner Andrew Gounardes was a man on a mission when it came to the New York City Marathon on Nov. 6. … Full Article

Crown Heights pols clash over Bedford-Union Armory proceedings

Generally, armories have been constructed to prepare for war, not to generate war. That does not seem to be the case, however, with the long-vacant Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights. … Full Article

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