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With the heat of summer upon us, now is the perfect time to visit one of Brooklyn’s public pools. If your kids are ready to ditch the swim floats and venture to the deep end, then you’re in luck, because the Parks Department’s Learn to Swim lottery is now open. Here’s what you need to…

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Beginning today, the New York City Districting Commission will hold five public hearings — one in each of the city’s five boroughs — from October 2 to 11, 2012. The Brooklyn hearing will be held October 11 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. inside the Medgar Evers College Founder’s Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Avenue. The purpose of these hearings,…

Opinion
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BETWEEN THE LINES: Where were you when the lights went out on August 14, 2003? A recent partial power outage in my apartment jogged my memory to that night. When the power went out and the air-conditioner stopped shortly after 7:00 p.m., I was annoyed, thinking it was gonna be a repeat of that long, hot…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: The place: Times Square, New York City. The time: High Noon, the present. The scene: Two men slowly walk towards each other. A few passersby anticipate a showdown and seek nearby cover. The players: The Villain and The Hero. The Villain, clad in basic black from head to toe, advances from the…

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The New York City Districting Commission will hold five public hearings — one in each of the city’s five boroughs — from August 13-23, 2012. The Brooklyn hearing will be held August 13 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street. The purpose of these hearings, which are open to the…

Opinion
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BETWEEN THE LINES: Seven years ago New York City was in the running to host the Summer Olympic Games, which are currently underway 3,500 miles east of here. We made it to the final five before London was selected. Though I’ve yet to hear about any major problems for the games, with the exception of too…

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The New York City Districting Commission will hold its first organizational meeting tonight, July 17, 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 260 Broadway, in Manhattan. It will be the commission’s task to reconfigure all 51 City Council districts to reflect population shifts. The plan is slated to be submitted to the council…