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Monday, June 29, 2015

Dyker Heights

Bill please: Mayor holding up ‘illegal home conversion’ bills

Legislation to combat illegal home conversions that Borough President Adams and two Brooklyn councilmen promised months ago is still on the drafting table because of a legal snag. Comments (1).

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Big Screecher

Screecher dances with stars in Atlantic City

This week, Carmine takes another trip down south, and has the time of his life. Or does he? Comment.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fort Hamilton

Slave to history: Army won’t change ‘racist’ street name despite plea from black leaders

Members of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network rallied in front of Ft. Hamilton on June 25 to denounce General Lee Avenue — named for Gen. Robert E. Lee — and call for a less racially charged moniker. Comments (5).

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Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge heats up for summer!

Free movies, a very educational happy hour, and a whole lot of rock are waiting for you in Bay Ridge this weekend. Comment.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fort Hamilton

Take it or Lee-ve it! Civil rights advocates demand Fort Hamilton surrender Confederate-named street

A black community leader and a congressman want Ft. Hamilton to rename a street named for a Confederate general who was stationed there before the Civil War. Comments (3).
Fort Hamilton

Fighting mad: Veterans protest planned closure of hospital wing

Brooklyn’s war veterans are up in arms over budget cuts that will shutter a wing of the borough’s veterans hospital. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Hazard lights: Locals say new Belt Parkway lamp posts are dangerous

The new lamp posts recently installed along a portion of the Belt Parkway are a hazard to drivers, according to locals who are pushing to have them moved behind safety barriers, despite the city’s assurances that the light poles are safe. Comment.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bay Ridge

Mama’s ploy: Disgraced Rep. Grimm’s mom asks judge for clemency

In a desperate bid for leniency at his upcoming sentencing, tax cheat and former congressman Michael Grimm gave the judge a note from his mommy. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Protestors clash with Golden, call for ‘fair’ rent regs

Things almost got ugly when housing advocates protested in front of state Sen. Marty Golden’s Bay Ridge office on June 19. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Armed duo sticks up teacher on Ridge Blvd.

The theft leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bensonhurst

Brooklyn’s Burlap To Cashmere fabricates new album

They’re picking up the threads of an old act. Comment.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Dyker Heights

Conversion reversion: Locals, city working together to prevent illegal home divisions

The system is working — finally. Comments (3).

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Big Screecher

Carmine: Give the vets what’s coming to them!

This week, the Screecher demands — no, DEMANDS — veterans get treated with the respect they deserve. Comments (1).

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bay Ridge Nights

In Bay Ridge, it’s time for Pop Rock

Dad’s rockin’ the Ridge. Sunday is Father’s Day, and there’s nowhere better to hear music much loved by “men of a certain age” than Bay Ridge — the home of the dad rock cover band. Comment.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bensonhurst

Karaoke knave lobs wine glass at DJ

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Intruder smashes through home window and steals purse

The theft leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bay Ridge

Confusing exit signs will stay on Gowanus Expressway until August: State

Keep calm and stay straight. Comment.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Bay Ridge

Punch sucker: Cops seek attacker in Ridge bus beatdown

Cops are searching for the cretin who clouted a straphanger on a bus at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street in Bay Ridge on April 25. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Chalk it up to art

McKinley Junior High held its third-annual Chalk Art Competition on June 10, allowing participating students to spend the entire school day out on the playground creating their own compositions with multi-colored chalks. Comments (1).

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bay Ridge

Star power: J. Lo and Ray Liotta film in Ridge

Don’t be fooled by the Bay Ridge shot, she’s still Jenny from the block. Comment.

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