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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DUMBO

Blerd lines: Black nerd festival lands in Dumbo

Blerd is the word! Comment

Monday, July 24, 2017

Williamsburg

Sax machine!: Musician uses synth on his horn

He’s no Kenny G! Comment
Williamsburg

Moving music: Cabaret singer’s ode to relocation

All roads lead to Brooklyn — whether you like it or not! Comment

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Letters

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I just spent a few days in Philadelphia, showing my grandsons where our American history began. First stop was the Liberty Bell, where people proudly stood alongside, posing for photo after photo. The next stop was Ben Franklin’s grave to pay our respects, then to the immense United States Mint across the street, where millions of coins are made each year. A final trek was taken to our appointed tour of Independence Hall, where the 1776 Declaration to make us independent from England was made. Here, too, we saw the desks where representatives of the newly-free Comment

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Books

What to read this week

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Friday, July 21, 2017

Borough-wide

Perplexing protest: Locals wonder who’s not happy about landmark deal

Somebody has strewn banners decrying “displacement” on the scaffolding of Sunset Park’s landmarked old 68th Precinct Station House on Fourth Avenue — and locals don’t know who did it, or why. Comments (2)
Bedford-Stuyvesant

Squeak thief! Rodent stole woman’s mail for two months, exterminator says

Talk about a pack rat! Comment
Williamsburg

Packing pints: B’Burg bar serves alcoholic, brew-infused ice cream

Talk about an ice cold beer! Comments (1)
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge does it in the road

Bay Ridge is rockin’ and strollin’! Comment

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bay Ridge

Citi Bike in the Ridge? Petition drive seeks to bring bike-rental scheme to nabe

Citi Bike may be coming to Bay Ridge. Comments (22)
Coney Island

Fund the police! Charity softball game held on NYPD Appreciation Night

Try to catch ’em slidin’ dirty! Comment
Mill Basin

Discount dacha: Mill Basin mansion with Russian oligarch ties just won’t sell

If you’re looking for waterfront property in Brooklyn, there’s a stunning 10-bedroom mansion complex on the market now in Mill Basin that’s an absolute bargain — if you don’t mind its connections to the mob and the Russian oligarchy. Comments (1)
Standing O

The next generation of advocates

Teens who completed the Youth Empowerment Movement program at Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies are the future social justice advocates for our borough. Comment
Gowanus

Jokes and junk: Female comics quip about their bits

They’re all bit parts! Comment
DUMBO

Ferry tale of Dumbo

Time to sail down under — the Manhattan Bridge! Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Take a seat: Clones honor long-time fan at MCU

The Cyclones honored late fan Joan Bette Paduano before their game on July 14, commemorating her seat behind the backstop at MCU Park. Comment

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Borough-wide

Sunset Park gets free-wifi kiosks

The missing link has arrived! Comments (2)
Marine Park

Thief steals cash from woman’s bank account

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comments (1)
Park Slope

String a different tune: Gay puppet musical comes to Park Slope

This ain’t your kids’ puppet show. Comments (1)
Mill Basin

Cops: Mill Basin bus depot fire was arson

The city’s fire marshal has determined that a fire that burned out several school buses at a Strickland Avenue bus depot last week was caused by an arsonist. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Women rule on ‘Thrones’

Winter has arrived at Westeros, and man is she a beeotch. Comment
Borough-wide

Fight night: Fighters stare down at Barclays event

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor exchanged insults, accusations, and more than a few profanities during the Brooklyn stop of their pre-fight tour on July 13. Comments (1)
Party Line

Brooklyn pols react to Sheldon Silver’s new freedom

They’re all Shel-shocked! Comments (1)
Borough-wide

High note: Cosmos wrap up spring with shutout victory

A goal in the 80th minute lifted the Cosmos to a much-needed road victory as the squad wrapped up its spring season on July 15. Comment

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Politics

Powerful councilman to step down, choose own successor

The timing of Councilman David Greenfield’s announcement leaves little opportunity for anyone to run against his hand-picked replacement. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Landmarks approves changes to historic Lundy’s

Sheepshead Bay’s lone landmark — the historic Lundy Brothers Restaurant Building — is getting a makeover with new canopies, awnings, and lighting. Comments (4)
Fort Greene

Trumping hate: Myrtle Ave. shopkeepers promote inclusivity with new campaign

These vendors are in the business of love. Comments (1)
Canarsie

Safety first: Canarsie bikers get free helmets

Protect your head! Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Taking off: Long Island University signs area pitcher

St. Francis Prep standout Sal Ferro didn’t have many Division I offers a few months ago, but the left-handed standout didn’t mind being overlooked after the Blackbirds came knocking. Comment

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bay Ridge

Cockamamie clocks confuse Bay Ridge straphangers

Long-awaited countdown clocks in many Bay Ridge train stations are finally up and running, but some of them are accurate even less often than an R train shows up. Comments (3)
Sheepshead Bay

City to give Mellett Playground a much-needed makeover

Mellett’s getting a makeover! Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

The city and Sheepshead Bay pol clean up the trash-filled bay

They’re taking out the trash in Sheepshead Bay! Comment

Friday, July 14, 2017

Canarsie

Get your free helmet at Canarsie Pier!

Get your tyke a free helmet for his bike! Comment
Bay Ridge

Multi-cultural consignment store caters to Muslim modesty

Call it a modest success. Comments (3)
Sheepshead Bay

Interracial couple attacked in Sheepshead Bay

Cops cuffed two alleged bigots on charges of attacking an interracial couple and threatening to lynch the black boyfriend on E. 17th Street on July 8, police said. Comment
Red Hook

Off to the races! Formula E officials finish track, unpack cars ahead of weekend event

They’re all charged up! Comment

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