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Lichtenstein: Forgive Me For Not Celebrating Islanders’ Move Out Of Nassau

Forgive me if I don’t celebrate with Michael Bloomberg, Marty Markowitz and Charles Wang. Brooklyn is better than Quebec, but it still feels like another punch to the soul for the true fans of a once-proud franchise.

10/25/2012

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Saga Finally Ends As Islanders Announce Move To Barclays Center

Goodbye, Nassau. Hello, Brooklyn. The Islanders will become the borough’s second professional sports franchise when they move to Barclays Center in 2015.

10/24/2012

9/11 Memorial

Brooklyn Students Turn Out To Plant Daffodils Honoring 9/11 Victims

A crowd turned out Saturday to plant daffodils outside a Brooklyn school in memory of those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

CBS New York–10/20/2012

Members of the Harlem Globetrotters at the Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Harlem Globetrotters To Play First-Ever Game In Brooklyn

The Harlem Globetrotters have played 20,000 exhibitions in 120 countries and now for the first time in their 87-year history they will play in Brooklyn.

10/03/2012

Barclays Center court (Credit: Brad Kallet/CBSNewYork.com)

Are You Ready, New Yorkers? An Inside Look At The Brand New Barclays Center

Brooklynites have been waiting for this moment for years, for decades. The Barclays Center will be the first new major sports and entertainment indoor arena in New York since 1968.

09/21/2012

Macy's fireworks over the Hudson River - New York, NY - Jul 4, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

De Blasio Wants Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Back On East River

The Macy’s fireworks have been held over the Hudson River since 2009, at which time it was just to celebrate Henry Hudson’s discovery of Manhattan. Several elected officials are calling for the display’s return to the East River.

06/29/2012

The Wonder Wheel at Coney Island (Credit: CBS 2)

Iconic Coney Island Wonder Wheel Getting Environmentally Friendly Upgrade

The Wonder Wheel has been delighting visitors at Coney Island for generations. And now its operators are putting a bright idea into action, giving the iconic Ferris wheel an environmentally friendly upgrade.

05/15/2012

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Panel Votes To Close 24 NYC Schools Despite Protests From Parents, Teachers

Dozens of parents addressed the Panel for Educational Policy in Brooklyn Thursday night.

04/27/2012

Coney Island Cyclone (credit Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Egg Cream Tradition Continues At Coney Island

With the smash of a bottle of egg cream against the Cyclone, the 2012 season at Coney Island’s Luna Park official began.

04/01/2012

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MTA Explores Closing Several G Train Subway Stops

“And now, what are they talking about possibly eliminating? One of their few success stories? Mashugana! ” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

03/18/2012

4th Ave - 9th St Subway Station in Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY - Feb 23, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Eastern Entrance To 4th Avenue Station In Brooklyn, Closed For 40 Years, Reopens

For many people in Brooklyn, riding the F and G trains has meant a mad dash across six busy lanes of 4th Avenue in Park Slope. Not anymore!

02/23/2012

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Sen. Charles Schumer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard - Brooklyn, NY - Jan 27, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Navy Yard Retail Construction Moves Forward

The final hurdle has been cleared for the construction of a major supermarket in Brooklyn.

01/27/2012

Coney Island - Brooklyn, NY (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Markowitz In Favor Of Push For Coney Island Casino

If Gov. Andrew Cuomo succeeds in making table gambling legal in New York, where do you think casinos will crop up? Some are betting on Coney Island.

01/10/2012

New Shake Shack at 409 Fulton Street at Adams Street in Brooklyn. (Credit: Edward Reed)

Shake Shack Opens First Brooklyn Location At Fulton Mall

Everyone’s favorite Manhattan hamburger stand now has a location in Brooklyn.

12/20/2011

New Fairway Market opens in Douglaston, Queens. (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

Largest New York City Fairway Market Opens In Queens

A big crowd showed up for the grand opening of the store and Mayor Michael Bloomberg helped cut the ribbon.

11/16/2011

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