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Marty Markowitz Endorses Council Speaker Christine Quinn for Mayor

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz bypassed Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson, who have ties to the borough, to endorse Manhattan resident Christine Quinn. Markowitz said he thinks it’s time for a woman to be the city’s mayor. He is the first borough president to endorse a mayoral candidate. Read more at The New York...


Brooklyn Shows Love for Boston

A group born out of the Occupy Wall Street movement projected inspirational messages on the side of the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night in solidarity with the people of Boston who were reeling from the bombings at the marathon earlier in the day. Read more and see pictures at The Atlantic Wire.


Bike Share Stations Set to Open in Brooklyn Next Month

Brooklynites will soon be able to rent bicycles through the city’s bike share program. The city has been installing stations throughout Brooklyn, Midtown and Lower Manhattan to be ready when the program launches next month. Thousands of New Yorkers signed up for the program after registration opened yesterday. Read more about the city program at...


Boston Marathon Bombing Doesn’t Stop Barclays Center Game

The Brooklyn Nets’ game against the Washington Wizards went on as planned today, with the Nets winning 106-101, hours after a pair of explosions at the Boston Marathon killed at least three people and injured dozens. In a statement earlier today, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said, “We’re stepping up security at hotels and...


The Brooklyn Flea Spreads to Philly

Philadelphia will soon get its own version of the Brooklyn Flea. The Flea’s founders are launching the Brooklyn Flea Philly in June. But don’t worry. The Fort Greene and Williamsburg locations are here to stay. Read more at The Philly Post.