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Friday, May 22, 2015

Bensonhurst

Do you know this woman?

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a woman who was discovered wandering at the intersection of Cropsey Avenue and Shore Parkway in Bath Beach around 7:10 pm on May 21. Comment.
Brighton Beach

‘Stress-A-Ride’

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering big changes to the program that serves many seniors and disabled people after getting an earful of complaints from Brooklyn riders. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cash for locals part of likely Marine Terminal deal

It’s the lease they could do. Comment.
Williamsburg

Joke and dagger! Comedians to perform ‘Clue’ live

This is a different kind of murder mystery party. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Drone-trification!

Owl’s Head Park ‘bee hotel’ hopes to attract honied newcomers to neighborhood. Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

It is game on in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge is heating up — even as all eyes are on the ice. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito invites public boozing and peeing

The Council speaker’s plan to decriminalize minor offenses is a slippery slope – the likes of which we have been on before, writes our columnist. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Boogie by the bay

Thousands flocked to Emmons Avenue over the weekend to revel in the warm weather and free fun at the 24th Annual Bayfest on May 17. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Gunman robs Ridge deli

Police have released photos of the suspect they believe robbed a Fifth Avenue deli at gunpoint on April 19. Comment.
Music

Rock, out: Top outdoor concerts in Brooklyn this summer

Punk, jazz, hip-hop, country, dance music — it’s all here. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Vikings invade Bay Ridge!

Owl’s Head Park hosted the 15th-annual Viking Fest on May 16. Comment.
Standing O

Standing and cheering for Felice

Brooklyn’s biggest booster celebrates 100 candles and counting! Comment.

Upzone outrage

Bay Ridge

City downsizes zoning plan after local pushback

They’re taking a little off the top. Comment.
Marine Park

Councilman: We can stop upzone plan

A local councilman vowed to block the city’s controversial zoning proposal that Marine Parkers fear would destroy the character of their low-rise neighborhood, he told a civic meeting on May 19. Comments (2).
Bushwick

Circus show will bring the heat with fire-breathing performance

This circus won’t be in tents — but it will be intense. Comment.
Gowanus

Giggly world: Comedians pay tribute to Devo

Five comedians, an author, and a member of Devo walk into a bar… Comment.
Williamsburg

Knife on Mars: Artists need your help improving space food

Two artists have built a test kitchen in a Williamsburg gallery, where you can create food for an expedition to Mars. Comment.
Joe Knows

Loss of city title doesn’t deminish Eagle, Brooklyn Tech seasons

The Eagle Academy II boys’ lacrosse team and Brooklyn Tech girls’ squad didn’t get to feel the joy of ending their historic seasons with city titles. But that should not take away from what the teams did accomplish this year. Comment.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Borough-wide

Honored for service

Four Brooklynites were honored on May 13 for their volunteer service in the aftermath of the devastating gas explosion and building collapse in Lower Manhattan on March 26. Comment.

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Bay Ridge

Art and soul

A painter shows Ridge nuns their roots. Comment.
Gowanus

Writers pen erotic additions to ‘Moby-Dick’

Call me, Ishmael. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo reminds you why there’s a big sale Monday

With Memorial Day approaching, our columnist points out that the holiday is supposed to be about more than barbecues and mattress sales. Comment.
Borough-wide

St. Edmund wins third-straight Brooklyn-Queens Class A softball crown

Kayla Maiolo knew early on it was going to be a good day. Comment.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Prospect Heights

Library unearths its trove of Coney collectibles

Dig through some buried historical treasures. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney teen disappears on her way to school

Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who vanished from Coney Island on May 15. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Wildfire rages in Marine Park

A brush fire blazed for more than an hour in Marine Park on May 15, according to the FDNY. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

History night has timely agenda

The topic for a local group’s recent annual history night was ripped from today’s headlines. Comments (1).
Flatbush

Woman disappears from Flatbush home

Police are looking for a 50-year-old woman who vanished from her apartment in Flatbush on May 14. Comment.
BoroBeat

Fleeced! Zoo gives sheep their summer haircut

It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow! Comment.
High School Sports

Brooklyn Tech’s title bid ended by Curtis in final

Brooklyn Tech appeared to have enough momentum to pull off a comeback in the second half of the championship game, but three-straight Curtis goal quickly dashed those hopes. Comment.
High School Sports

Railsplitters enjoying baseball revival

Abraham Lincoln is on its way to being known as a baseball school. Comment.
High School Sports

Eagle grounded by Tottenville in boys’ lacrosse semifinals

The Eagle Academy For Young Men II boys’ lacrosse team’s first year in the Public School Athletic League’s top division came to a heartbreaking end on May 15. Comment.
Borough-wide

Historic Paramount Theatre to host first boxing show

Professional sporting events are returning to the Long Island University Paramount Theatre. Comment.

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