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5 Things To Do Today: Celebrate National Pig Day, Go To a Reading, Tackle Your Taxes and More

Carroll Gardens-area subway, alternate side and event information you won't want to miss.

1. Talk tech (or just listen). Author Ellen Ullman (The Bug; Close To the Machine), will give a reading a discuss her experience as a rare female programmer in the early years of the personal computer era. , 163 Court Street between Pacific and Amity Streets, 7:00 p.m., Free.

2. Get piggy with it. Today is National Pig Day, a day to recognize and give thanks to domesticated pigs. Does anyone in Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill or Boerum Hill keep a pig as a pet? If not, it's safe to say many people enjoy a variety of pork dishes. In fact, Yahoo! searches for “pulled pork in slow cooker” are up 1,540% this month. So pick up some chops or cutlets today at , 288 Court Street, between Degraw and Douglass Streets, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., prices vary.

3. Tackle your tax return. Are you a freelancer? Does the idea of filing your federal return strike fear into your heart? Find out what type of record-keeping requirements you need to follow to back-up your tax deductions and be audit-ready. , 515 Court Street at West 9th Street, 6:30 p.m. $11

4. Find out if your train is running ... The F and G trains will be skipping Smith-9th St, 15th St-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway, per usual. Jamaica-bound F trains will run via the M from 47-50 Streets to Roosevelt Avenue. Coney Island-bound F trains run via A the from W 4 St to Jay St-MetroTech, according to the MTA

5. ... And if you have to move your car. Yes. Alternate side parking is in effect, according to the NYCDOT.

About this column: Carroll Gardens information and events you won't want to miss, including the subway and alternate side info each day.

China Stamps Here March 01, 2012 at 12:26 PM
National Pig Day, interesting! Have no this day in china.

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