Author Archives: Heather Chin

Almost a ‘Flea’ sweep at the Vendy Awards


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Photos by Helen Klein, Denise Romano and Heather J. Chin

Thousands ate their way through Industry City on Saturday, September 7 for the 9th Annual NYC Vendy Awards—the Oscars of the food vendor world—which was held this year in Brooklyn for the very first time. The big winner of the day was Brooklyn/Red Hook’s El Olomega and owners Janet and Marcos Lainez, whose traditional, homemade […]

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G train to undergo full review by MTA


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Photo courtesy of the Office of State Senator Michael Gianaris

G train riders are one step closer to getting changes and improvements enacted on their subway line. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has agreed to “undertake a Full Line Review of the G train” and the review will be completed by the end of June 2013,” the transit agency announced on Friday, February 22. Residents and politicians signed […]

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UPDATE: Dolphin stranded in the Gowanus Canal dies


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Update 7 p.m. — The dolphin that had been stranded all day in the murky and poisonous waters of the Gowanus Canal finally succumbed to its injuries, dying at around 6 p.m. tonight ——- Earlier —– Emergency crews are attempting to rescue a stranded dolphin that has been bobbing up and down and swimming in the […]

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Brooklyn resident, Mallory Hagan, wins Miss America crown


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Photo courtesy of Miss America Organization

Brooklyn resident and the reigning Miss New York 2012, Mallory Hagan, won the tiara and title of Miss America 2013 on Saturday night, at the annual beauty pageant in Las Vegas. Hagan, 23, is a Park Slope resident and Alabama native who is studying Advertising & Marketing with a focus on Cosmetic & Fragrance Marketing […]

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Barclays Center opens to fanfare, protests


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BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Heather J. Chin

After a decade of debates, lawsuits, hearings and more, Brooklyn officially welcomed its new sports arena, Barclays Center. It was a festive atmosphere inside the 675,000-square-foot arena, where business, political and sports leaders from around the city and state gathered on Friday, September 21, to get a peek at the 18,000-plus-seat basketball court and the […]

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NYPD launches early morning raid and eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters


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An unconfirmed number of Occupy Wall Street protesters have been arrested during a surprise early morning raid and eviction of Zuccotti Park, where protesters have been camped for two months. It was shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, when word began to spread that the New York Police Department had surrounded the park […]

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