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Skittish cyclists hop on the Bike Train

A group of skittish cyclists who feared two-wheeling on Brooklyn’s mean streets have created a Thursday morning bike pool so they can safely pedal their way to work.

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Green$pace! Advocates fear Bushwick Inlet Park will go private

Williamsburg park lovers are worried that the city will let apartments rise up in the planned Bushwick Inlet Park because of the glacial pace it is taking to fund the greenspace.

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FIRST LOOK: Renderings show the future of the Domino Sugar factory

The new owner of the Domino Sugar factory revealed its billion-dollar vision for the iconic Williamsburg site, calling for massively tall and architecturally bold skyscrapers that would redefine Brooklyn’s skyline.

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Thistle Hill Weavers [video]

Thistle Hill Weavers, located in Otsego County, makes high-scale fabrics for Hollywood costume designers.

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My Exit

Every Monday night our friends at WEXT do this thing called My Exit — local listeners get to come into the station and program an hour of music. So we thought it’d be fun to find out a little bit about these people and why they picked the songs on their play list.

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SPAC Holds True to Mission

Ever since the New York City Ballet christened the Saratoga Performing Arts Center amphitheater in July 1966 with a performance of George Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the core mission of the center has remained unchanged.

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Film Details Refugees’ Journey

Have you heard of the Kunama? Don’t be embarrassed if you haven’t. The Kunama are a tiny ethnic group from Eritrea, which is a country many people haven’t heard of, either.

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PICKING, SINGING ON THE FRONT PORCH

If the new Felice Brothers album, “Yonder Is the Clock,” sounds like it was written and recorded by a bunch of guys living together in a house in the woodsy Catskill Mountains, that’s because it was.

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Hellions on Wheels

The new feature-length documentary “Hell on Wheels” shows that roller derby isn’t just a sport — it’s a revolution.

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BOMBIN’ TO BIG TIME

Sub-Bombin Records operates on principles of community, friendship and love of making music. The label is a loosely organized group of similarly minded musicians who work together to share resources, connections and ideas to nurture its artists and promote the local scene. Call it a musicians’ incubator.

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