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September, 2015


Here they are: Your first day of school photos!

Out of the home, into the homeroom! Comment.

Revelers shake their tail feathers at West Indian Day Parade

We know you’ve been waiting for these photos all day — and they’re finally here! Comment.

Vision heroes: Young artists paint road-safety mural in Park Slope

They’re driving this message up the wall! Comment.

Hang time: Brooklyn kids shoot the breeze with rookie Nets star

These kids had a ball with a Net. Comment.

August, 2015


A grave matter: High-schoolers restore Green-Wood monument

It was a case of young meets seriously old. Comment.

Diamond ring! WWE stars slug it out at MCU Park

This was a very different bash at the beach. Comment.

Rookie ball

Aspiring ball players learned from the best — former Mets great John Franco and current Cylcones — during a baseball and softball clinic at MCU Park. Comment.

Sleight of sand

Sand masters sculpted national monuments, animals, and castles on the Coney Island beach on Aug. 15 for the annual Sand Scultpure Contest. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.

Kung fu fighting

Martial arts students showed off their mastery of kung fu with a demonstration on Aug. 16. Comment.

Teal good! Ovarian cancer group opens new WT HQ

They’re painting the town teal! Comment.

Police and Brooklynites come together

Brooklynites and the officers charged with protecting them got together across the borough on Aug. 4 for National Night Out Against Crime. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.

July, 2015


Opening BID: Sunset Park business group celebrates 20 years

They got down to bid-ness. Comment.

June, 2015


Joystick division! Retro and futuristic video games face off at arcade expo

The past and the future of video gaming faced off at the New York City Arcade 2015 show Downtown on June 18, where joystick jockeys had the chance to road-test both the classic arcade-style games of yesteryear and the virtual reality technology set to take the industry by storm in years to come. Comment.

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Bam! Pow! Library kicks off superhero-themed summer reading program

Holy literacy promotion, Batman! Comment.

May, 2015


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.

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.

UPDATED: Vets call for reopening of Downtown monument

Borough President Adams has now pledged $1 million to help restore the Cadman Plaza World War II memorial. Comment.

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

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

Fleeced! Zoo gives sheep their summer haircut

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

Flatbush biz leaders toast Markowitz at Kings Theatre

It was a gala fit for Kings. Comment.

Trucks, kids have a blast together

PS 295’s “Touch-a-Truck” event brought kids and trucks together again. Comment.

April, 2015


Robots take Downtown: Polytech grad students show off innovations

The robots are coming! Comment.

Young Red Hook residents help clean up the neighborhood

Kids crowded into the Housing Authority Farm in Red Hook to clean up the neighborhood and make something nice for their moms in preparation for Mother’s Day. Comment.

March, 2015


Bustin’ shorts

Kids from Fort Hamilton Army Base’s youth programs encouraged soldiers on the base to stop lighting up during “Kids Kick Butts Day” on March 18. Comment.

Irish ramblers

Ridge eyes were smiling during the neighborhood’s beloved St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 22. See our slideshow for all the green-clad fun. Comment.


Kids braved the snow for an Easter egg hunt, egg-dyeing, and the big bunny itself at Our Lady of Grace chuch in Gravesend on March 21. Comments (1).

January, 2015


PHOTOS: Grand Army Plaza fireworks herald start of 2015

The annual fireworks display at Grand Army plaza drew scores of people too smart to travel overseas to Manhattan to ring in the new year. Relive all the action with our slideshow. Comment.

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