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Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Downtown

Welcome to Brooklyn! Visitor center gets a high-tech makeover

The tourist center at Borough Hall is about to get a high-tech boost, making it easier for visitors to shop, dine, and chill in Brooklyn. Comment.
Spin Cycle

Time for pols to fix this city up

Tom Allon thinks the city needs to invest in itself — or else. Comment.
Books

What to read this week

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Transit

Off his trolley: Pols say mayor should fix Southern Brooklyn transit before building flashy streetcar

A cadre of Southern Brooklyn politicians are slamming Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s $2.5 billion plan to build a streetcar route along Brooklyn’s hip waterfront neighborhoods, saying the city’s leader needs to stop lavishing money on “pie-in-the-sky” luxuries while commuters in Southern Brooklyn languish. Comments (5).
Canarsie

18 alleged gang members charged with ‘hunting’ Canarsie residents

Prosecutors are charging more than a dozen alleged Flatbush gang members with murder and conspiracy for going on “hunting expeditions” to gun down rival gangsters — and even civilians — simply for living in Canarsie. Comment.
Bar Scrawl

Bartoonist finds the whiskey flowing in Bushwick

Our drinking illustrator emerges from hibernation long enough to sketch a new bar where all the cocktails are on tap. Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge will have a Super weekend!

The Big Game is Sunday, but Friday and Saturday still have plenty of shows! Comment.
Transit

POLL: Mayor is on board with developer-backed streetcar plan — are you?

It is a streetcar named DeBlasio. Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

Illegals, not American travelers, may be bringing Zika to our shores

Connect the dots between illegal immigration and the Zika virus in the USA, writes our columnist. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Coney Island

A good turn! Historic designation likely for Coney’s carousel, Feds say

They’re coming around. Comment.
Crime

Divine intervention: Guardian Angels returning to Brooklyn

Heaven help us! Comments (1).

Genders with pets

DUMBO

Of meows and men: Photo book focuses on cats and their manly owners

There’s nothing feminine about having a pussy! Comment.
24/7

Puppy love: Equal time for women with dogs

Ladies discuss their canine companions! Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Sailor of the year, a cool school, and a youth group getting a grant! Standing O shouts out to Brooklynites who make our borough a better place. Comment.
High School Sports

Lion tamers: Stanners move into first place after quelling Loughlin uprising

Bishop Loughlin has been the comeback kids his season and nearly rode the trend to a commanding lead in its division. Comment.
High School Sports

Lewis buries Wolves with seeding at stake

It wasn’t the type performance Grand Street wanted and certainly not the ending with playoff seeding on the line. Comment.
Joe Knows

Xaverian back in hunt for city title

Xaverian is back in the championship mix — even after a major roster overhaul. Comment.

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