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D-Line

By Daniel Roberts Sunday afternoon. The subway ride to South Brooklyn is a quiet one. People sleep or try to read. But on this Sunday, the D-line is undergoing renovation. At the Prospect Avenue stop, the conductor makes a garbled announcement about this becoming an R-train. Passengers snap up from their stupor and look surprised,...

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The Last Inning & The Artist

"Ball four! Take your base," the umpire barked in a husky voice. The Latina batter in an oversized NYPD Commissioner's Baseball Tournament t-shirt sauntered over to first as her teammates cheered and whistled from the sidelines. "Great eye, Tina, way to be patient!" She had not swung once.

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Introduction to Our Newest Feature

“Here is Brooklyn” is a compilation of observations in and around the borough. Starting this fall, every weekday we will bring you a Brooklyn moment, captured in words from the worlds and neighborhoods around you. Be sure to check back each day for a new slice of life from the neighborhoods you know so well....