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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

Bay Ridge

Church of the Generals takes down plaque honoring Confederate leader

A plaque commemorating the Confederate leader General Robert E. Lee was hauled off the grounds of the so-called Church of the Generals in Bay Ridge on Aug. 16, in the wake of white supremacist protests and violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. Comments (1)
Marine Park

Branch falls after waiting three months for Parks to prune tree

A dangerously heavy branch finally broke off a tree on Kimball Street on Aug. 9, after the city ignored months of calls from nearby homeowners to prune it, and its just lucky that it didn’t fall on one of the kids who play on the block, said one resident. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay still fighting zone-busting Avenue Z development

A proposed development planned for Avenue Z just can’t seem to get out of park — because of parking. Comment

It is to laugh

Williamsburg ►Video

Baffling ballet: Dance troupe screens funny, freaky film

Call it confusing comedy choreography! Comment

The best of the fest

Get your laugh on! Comment
Bay Ridge

Band of brothers: Local family headlines Bay Ridge’s Irish Night

It’s never too early for St. Patrick’s Day! Comment
Spin Cycle

Memories of college — as I send my daughters off

Ah, the circles of life! Comment
Party Line

Court quashes Working Families line grab

Bay Ridge City Council Candidate Justin Brannan will still enjoy an uncontested spot on the Working Families Party line this September after his Republican opponent Liam McCabe’s attempt to hijack it was thwarted in court. Comment

Better at bat: Xaverian star uses summer league to improve

Jared Lerner had an impressive junior season with the Clippers, but the outfielder was far from satisfied with his stat line. Comment

Taking off: St. Joseph’s star ready for next step

St. Joseph’s guard Raven Pitt committed to Wagner College earlier this month, cementing her college choice and living out her Division I dream. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

Bay Ridge

Firefighters battle blaze on 73rd Street

Firefighters battled an inferno in a 73rd Street apartment building early morning on Aug. 15, which sent nine people, including firefighters, to the hospital, said a spokeswoman for the fire department. Comment
Bay Ridge

City okays stop light for Ridge crossing

It’s a green light for the red light. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Stop whining about statues!

Just stop it now. You can’t change the past by knocking down a statue. You can’t erase the past just because you don’t like it. Comments (12)

Oh captain: Blackbirds standout ready for leadership role

Long Island University defender Brian Paredes is anxious to settle into a new role with the Blackbirds this year, named captain of the squad ahead of his senior season. Comment

Late push: Cosmos draw in Edmonton

The Cosmos grabbed a much-needed point on the road, and kept their scoring streak alive, with a 1–1 draw against FC Edmonton on Aug. 11. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017


Cops cuff man in fatal stabbing 23-year-old over parking spot

Police arrested a man for fatally stabbing 23-year-old Omari Dahan in the chest and knifing his older brother in the arm over a parking spot on E. 73rd Street on Aug. 13. Comments (3)

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Coney Island

Vendors bring the goods at Coney Art Walls FAD Market

One person’s old basketball is another’s new pencil case. Comment

Drawing fire: Local cartoonist brings fantasy comics to FlameCon

She’s in the Zone! Comment
Park Slope

Check, please: Dizzy’s Fifth Avenue diner closing in order to fund Ninth Street flagship

Talk about trimming the fat. Comment

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017


Car flips over on Avenue J

A woman driving a 2015 Toyota sedan sideswiped another car, causing hers to flip on its side on Avenue J on Aug. 6, police said. Comment

Kids cut a rug! Hundreds of local tots compete to perform for Brooklyn Nets

Call them dancing tweens! Comment

Hoop — there it is! Cosmic hula-hoopers perform in Dumbo

These dancers are spin doctors! Comment
Coney Island

Coney Island-native basketball star Isaiah Whitehead comes home to give back

These kids really scored! Comment

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