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The Greene Space

Battle of the Boroughs 2015: The Contestants

Monday, January 12, 2015

See which up-and-coming acts will compete in the sixth season of our citywide talent search.

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The Takeaway

Brooklyn Bound: Writing Kings County

Thursday, December 25, 2014

In September, four Brooklyn-based writers sat down to talk about the borough that inspired them most as part of a WNYC Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event at the Brooklyn Museum.
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WNYC News

New Atlantic Yards Project to be 100 Percent Affordable, Mayor Says

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
The new development will create 298 affordable units in a neighborhood that's being branded as "Pacific Park."

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WNYC News

A Parole Office Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
All of the 6,072 people on parole in Brooklyn will soon be checking in with their parole officers at a new facility on the Gowanus Canal. Opponents hope a lawsuit will block the plan.

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WNYC News

NYPD Officers May Have Fabricated Witnesses and Evidence

Friday, December 12, 2014

WNYC
A number of gun arrests in Brooklyn point to a pattern of questionable police conduct.

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WNYC News

Planning a Funeral for Akai Gurley

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
 A funeral for an unarmed man who was shot by an officer on patrol in a housing development stairwell is scheduled for Saturday as protests against police use of force continue.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Post-war Brooklyn Heights Comes Alive in the Novel When the World Was Young

Thursday, December 04, 2014

In Elizabeth Gaffney’s new novel, When the World Was Young, postwar Brooklyn comes alive through Wally Baker, an outcast in the shadow of her dazzling, unstable mother.

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Transportation Nation

Minivan Driver Kills Child, Injures Pregnant Mom

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A 10-year-old girl died and her mother gave birth after a minivan struck them around 9 p.m. Tuesday night.
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WNYC News

Officials Promise Brooklyn Housing Court Will Finally Move

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

WNYC
After decades of crowded, substandard conditions at the court, the de Blasio administration say they've found a new site nearby in downtown Brooklyn.

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WNYC News

A Brooklyn Boy's Big Night on 'Jeopardy!'

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

WNYC
An 11-year-old Brooklyn boy with a big personality and a colorful name lit up television sets all over the nation Monday night.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Borough President Responds to Ferguson Decision

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WNYC
As the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, continues to reverberate across the country, Eric Adams says New York City has to move toward real police reform.

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WNYC News

Gowanus Community Plan A Work in Progress

Monday, November 24, 2014

WNYC
What is the future of the Gowanus neighborhood now that a cleanup of the Superfund site is on the way? Residents and stakeholders are still figuring it out.

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WNYC News

'Little White Lie' Unveils Dark Family Secret

Saturday, November 22, 2014

WNYC
A new documentary tells the story of Lacey Schwartz, who grew up Jewish, but learned 18 that her biological father was black.

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Death, Sex & Money

James McBride Resets

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The best-selling author of The Color of Water lived large, and he lost his creative focus. Now, he drives a pickup and teaches music in Brooklyn, and he's happier than he's ever been.

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WNYC News

New Business Hub Coming to Brooklyn Navy Yard

Monday, November 17, 2014

 $140 million will be spent to transform a World War II-era building into a center for manufacturing and investment. 

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Nonprofit to Reopen Clinic in Liberia

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

WNYC
Imani House near Monrovia closed in late September following the death of two workers from Ebola, but the rest of the staff is eager to revive the clinic.

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Soundcheck

Jonathan Lethem's 'The Fortress Of Solitude' Is Now a Musical

Monday, October 27, 2014

The coming-of-age saga following two teenage friends as they navigate adolescence and racial tensions in 1970s Brooklyn has just been extended through Nov. 16 at the Public Theater.

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WNYC News

Death By Trendy: Greenpoint's MTZ Electronics

Monday, October 20, 2014

WNYC
A repair shop operating for more than two decades is closing. The high price of real estate and New Yorkers' insatiable lust for the newest gadget has squeezed out MTZ Electronics.

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WNYC News

Behind Every Great Piece of Art, There is Often a 20-Year-Old

Friday, October 17, 2014

Artists like Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns and Egon Schiele created their best work before they were 30 — but how do current young Brooklyn artists stack up?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who Wins and Loses as Brooklyn Changes

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Remember when the Domino Sugar plant was a sugar plant? "25 Years in 25 Days" looks at the year 2000 and the rapid transformation of Brooklyn's economy and reputation.

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