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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Canarsie

Fatal hit-and-run in Canarsie

A Flatlands man was killed on May 22 when a driver struck him on Glenwood Road near Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie and then fled the scene. Comment.
Coney Island

Plunder-bolt: Luna Park looter on the loose

Cops are searching for a killjoy who is stealing purses from cubbies at Luna Park in Coney Island. Comment.
Coney Island

Open water: Beach season begins in Coney

Life’s a beach for Brooklynites. Comment.
Gowanus

Gestation sensation! A pregnancy-themed variety show in Gowanus

This show is all in the delivery. Comment.
BoroBeat

Thrill-seekers spin, drop, and fly at Kings County Fair

The Kings County Fair entertained Brooklynites with stomach-turning roller coasters, wild attractions, and plenty of funnel cake from May 14 to 25 at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment.
Standing O

Local legal eagle soars!

Standing O is shouting it out for the new president of the Women’s Bar Association. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: School safety agent drove drunk

Police arrested an off-duty school safety agent for drunk driving right in front a police station on W. Eighth Street in Coney Island on May 22. Comment.
BoroBeat

Wheelin’ in the years

Amusement ride buffs gathered at Deno’s Wonder Wheel for a celebratory ride when it turned 95 years old on Monday. Comment.
High School Sports

Karn-age: Senior’s walk-off hit, arm send Madison to semifinals

Christopher Karnbach single-handily advanced James Madison to the semifinals. Comment.
Joe Knows

Public missed chance to suggest PSAL improvments

People complain in the background all the time about the workings of the Public School Athletic League, from parents to coaches to referees. Those people missed a rare chance to say it right to the PSAL’s top executives last week. Comment.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brighton Beach

Dancing their way to safety

The students of PS 253 won $10,000 last week for strutting their stuff in the name of safety. Comment.
BoroBeat

Vets call for reopening of Downtown monument

Veterans launched a campaign to make sure Brooklyn remembers its fallen heroes year-round by raising the money to reopen the Cadman Plaza World War II Memorial. For all the borough ceremonies to thank those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, see our slideshow. Comment.
Harbor Watch

Ahoy!

Fort Hamilton Army Base welcomed sailors entering New York Harbor with a pre-Fleet Week “Salute to Ships” on May 20. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo reminds Kuby why he can yak on the radio

Recalling her own hippie past, our columnist tells a certain radio host to grow up and show some gratitude. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Living on video: Bushwick filmmaker stars as himself in new flick

Talk about a meta narrative. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Argument ends in 14-year-old slashed on hand

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly Prep rally falls short in softball title game

Poly Prep just fell few hits short. Comment.
High School Sports

Grand Street hits dead end in playoff loss to Cardozo

Grand Street Campus hurt itself more times than it could overcome last Friday. Comment.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bay Ridge

Young guns start door-to-door gym service in Ridge

They’re here to pump — you up! Comments (1).

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Dining

Where to drink boozy slushies this summer

They’re the hottest cold drink around! Comment.
Cinema

Where to watch outdoor movies in Brooklyn this summer

Brooklyn’s outdoor film festivals don’t show the latest blockbusters, but who needs the new “Star Wars” movie when you can see real stars? Comment.
BoroBeat

Blaze of glory: FDNY ambulance crews battle it out in EMS competition

They’re the best of New York’s Best. Comment.
Fitness

Float your boat! Learn to kayak and canoe in Brooklyn this summer

Find your sea legs at one of these borough boating clubs. Comment.
Borough-wide

Oliver tapped to turn around Blackbirds women’s hoops program

The first thing the new Long Island University women’s basketball coach wants to do is remind the long-suffering Lady Blackbirds why they love to play the game. Comments (1).

Monday, May 25, 2015

Coney Island

Your perfect day in Coney Island

Coney Island truly is the People’s Playground. Brooklyn’s entertainment capital has amusements to delight every visitor, young or old. So jump on the F train and follow our guide to having fun in the sun-soaked neighborhood at any age. Comment.
Coney Island

Game on! A look ahead at this year’s Cyclones season

It wouldn’t be summer in Brooklyn without the Cyclones, and — thank the baseball gods — the long winter comes to an end on June 20, when our Boys of Summer take on their cross-Narrows rivals, the hated Staten Island Yankees, at beloved MCU Park. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Remember how we got here

In which our columnist explains the importance of Memorial Day, and shares his secret for great sangria. Comments (3).
Books

The best beach reads this summer

Brooklyn booksellers offer their top picks. Comment.

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