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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Borough-wide

Loading zone out: City quietly nixes parking spots on 5th Ave.

It’s a communication gap so big you could park a truck in it. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Dabka dance party in the Ridge

The 9th-annual Arab American Bazaar at Shore Road Park in Bay Ridge on July 26 marked the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with a celebration Arab heritage. Comment.
Harbor Watch

Sailors claim softball victory

Fort Hamilton Army Base hosted the fifth annual First Responders Picnic and Softball Competition, pitting military teams and cops and firefighters against each other. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Police: Suspect in robbery found with handgun

Crime from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Menace steals teen’s phone and tries to resell it

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

Cops: Employee pocketed thousands from restaurant

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.
Crime

Fiend sprays woman with pepper spray

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment.
Crime

Mugger pulls man into subway car before robbing him

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Coney Island

City Council co-names a street in Coney to honor Courier columnist and activist Lou Powsner

Courier “Speak Out” columnist Lou Powsner will be immortalized in his beloved People’s Playground, as the city votes to name a street after the iconic ink-slinger and dedicated community activist. Comment.
Gravesend

Long paw of the law

Call it puppy payback. Comment.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Coney Island

Seaside Summer Concerts rock Coney Island once again

Gettin’ down with Coney and the Gang! Comments (2).

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Borough-wide

Print jobs: Shortly after layoffs, MakerBot opens new factory, begins hiring

The Brooklyn tech darling that laid off 100 people in April has just opened its new factory in Sunset Park — and now the company is hiring. Comment.
Coney Island

Class on Coney’s coast

They’re exploring the mystique of Coney Island Creek. Comment.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Canarsie

Sampson guilty, faces 20 years in prison

State Sen. John Sampson faces up to 20 years in prison after a federal jury found him guilty on three charges on July 24. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops seek sneaky thief

Police are asking for the public’s aid in finding a woman suspected of sneaking into a 28th Avenue home in broad daylight on July 14 and making off with $120. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Sayon-R-a: Late-night R trains won’t reach Ridge next two weeks

The Rarely will be even tougher to find for the next two weeks. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Movin’ on up

Two-and-a-half years after Hurricane Sandy devastated Southern Brooklyn and changed the rules for flood preparation, the city’s effort to prepare homeowners for the next superstorm is finally getting off the ground — literally. Comment.
Coney Island

CB13 needs to fill some big shoes

Community Board 13 is looking for someone to take over the job of former district manager Chuck Reichenthal, who held the post for 22 years. Comment.
Marine Park

Grog jog at Aviator

This is a great way to get rid of your belly — without missing out on the beer. Comment.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Coney Island

‘Jokers’ bring joy to MCU Park

The stars of the TruTV show “Impractical Jokers” came to the Cyclones game on July 19 to make the crowd laugh — but they also moved one little girl to tears. Comments (4).
Borough-wide

Veterans Day Parade icon Patrick Gualtieri dies at Bklyn VA Hospital at age 70

Bensonhurst-born vet Patrick Gualtieri, who made the city’s struggling Veterans Day Parade into “America’s Parade” and had it aired across the world, died on July 21 at the age of 70. Comments (1).
Midwood

Murals in Midwood

Call it the power of positive art. Comment.
Borough-wide

Urban creatures: Cartoonist Alison Wilgus draws metro monsters

She makes Brooklyn fantastic! Comments (1).
Manhattan Beach

New science and engineering lab at Kingsborough

This tricked-out new technology lab is meant to stem the decline in science education. Comment.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fort Hamilton

The Army goes rolling along

These wounded veterans can really get around. Comment.
Mill Basin

Local kid in ‘Pixels’ movie

This Mill Basin kid didn’t even need to grow up to become President. Comment.
Borough-wide

Beep: City should take over, merge library systems

Mayor DeBlasio should merge the Brooklyn Public Library with the rest of New York’s library systems and place the whole operation under the control of the city’s Department of Education, says Borough President Adams. Comments (9).
Downtown

G-rooming house! Dog hotel and spa opens Downtown

This is no flea-bag motel! Comment.
Park Slope

Cranky cab commuter tries to stab driver over fare

Plus all the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct blotter. Comment.
Downtown

Tenants share landlord horror stories at town-hall meeting

Borough President Adams said he organized the meeting to crack down on bad landlords who attempt to harass their tenants out of buildings. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

‘Showtime’ dancers threaten straphanger

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Jewel thief swipes baubles from home

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

Heartless fiends tie up senior and steal pension check

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment.
Crime

Intruder hiding in man’s bathroom sneaks out with cash

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Brighton Beach

Teen charged with rape of Brighton Beach senior

The teenager who allegedly raped an 82-year-old Brighton Beach woman was arrested and arraigned in criminal court on July 17. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Trouble parked

Always keep an eye on other cars on the road — parked ones, too. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Urban legend: Ridge’s Summer Stroll so big it draws suburban crowds

It’s not just for Bay Ridge anymore. Comments (4).
Marine Park

Firefighters cut open cars to rescue crash victims

Rescuers had to bring out the “Jaws of Life” to extricate the victims of a two-car crash from their vehicles on July 19 in Marine Park. Comment.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Gas crash

Gas is hitting a new low, literally. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Poly Prep intimidated witnesses in Cuba lawsuit: Plaintiff

Embattled Dyker Heights private school Poly Prep allegedly sent a goon to intimidate people who might speak out against a school administrator accused of retaliating against a whistle-blowing co-worker, according to new court filings in a lawsuit. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Roll on!

Not so fast, Roll-N-Roaster just turned 45! Comments (1).
Coney Island

Health center reopens in Coney

Convenient medical service is finally coming back to Coney Island. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Comrades in Rods

Spirits were high and the waters calm when Brooklyn veterans set sail from Sheepshead Bay on an annual fishing trip on July 8. Comment.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Canarsie

Canarsie museum is history

The neighborhood’s Quixotic chronicler — who created a museum, wrote a book, and produced a documentary all to celebrate Canarsie history — has closed shop and moved away, citing locals’ lack of interest. Comments (4).
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bay Ridge

Grimm ending: Tax-cheat ex-congressman sentenced to eight months

Call him Mikey Jumpsuits. Comments (2).
Brighton Beach

UPDATED Accused Brighton Beach rapist arrested: Cops

UPDATE: Police announced early Friday morning that the suspect was apprehended in the 81st Precinct, which covers part of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Charges are pending, and the investigation remains ongoing, according to cops. Comments (2).
Coney Island

Softball and hard cash for a good cause

Councilman Mark Treyger (D–Coney Island) teamed up with the Coney Island Autism Angels for a charity softball game at MCU Park on July 14. Comment.
Red Hook

Biz kids! Hook teens launch marketing company

They’re teen tycoons! Comment.
Borough-wide

Congratulations to the newest Plebe

Tassels off to Dorienne Peters, a graduate of Brooklyn College Academy, for her induction into the Naval Academy Class of 2019 to begin a challenging week of basic midshipman training as part of the Plebe Summer program. Comments (1).

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Massively multi-player

A start-up competitive video game league comes to a Sheepshead Bay theater. Comment.
Coney Island

Kids come out to play with Cyclones

It was an inside-the-park home fun. Comment.
Marine Park

Kids with clubs

Marine Park Golf Course offers free lessons for youngsters. Comment.
Borough-wide

Safety seminar for seniors

Safety first! Comment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Coney Island

Elderly woman raped in her home

A man raped an 82-year-old Brighton Beach woman in her home in the early hours of July 13, and police are asking for the public’s help in finding the culprit. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

City to Green-Wood: Weir not with you

They’re worried a rotten apple would spoil the bunch. Comment.
Coney Island

Cy-clone wars at MCU Park

This was the fun fans were looking for. Comment.
Borough-wide

Library unveils new television studio at Coney branch

Lights, camera — Coney! Comments (1).
Fort Greene

Jewelry thief rips off diamond-laden victim

Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.
Park Slope

Cops: Dorito-lover breaks into 14th Street home

Plus all the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct blotter. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Police: Vitamin shoplifter bit employee’s hand

Crime from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Sneak yanks chain from dog walker’s neck

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

Cops: Suspect swipes man’s wallet

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment.
Crime

Cops: Man takes off with uncle’s microwave

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Community comes together to break fast

Save room for Iftar dinner mints! Comment.
Marine Park

These colors do run

The sky was black over Floyd Bennett Field the night of June 11, but it looked like a box of crayons had spilled on the ground. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Strained glass: Opinions mixed over glassy condo replacing convent

It’s a religious conversion! Comment.
Marine Park

Congregating with creation

Members of the congregation from Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom got back to nature on July 11, gathering at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park for an outdoor Shabbat service. Comment.
Downtown

Islanders come to Brooklyn — and a hockey team too

They were cheering for the home team, but most of the fans were still visitors. Comment.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Gravesend

John Dewey principal fired over grade-fixing report

This principal got all Fs — as in fudged, fixed, and now — fired. Comment.
Park Slope

Farmer-ceuticals: Slope rancher wants to open pot dispensary in G’wood Heights

He is seeking greener pastures. Comment.
Williamsburg

L station to station: This music app only plays on the Williamsburg Bridge

It is radio-reactive. Comment.
Borough-wide

Many rivers to cross: Soundtracks for Brooklyn bridges

Why should the Williamsburg Bridge get all the tunes? Comment.
Cobble Hill

Borough’s boxers take a licking at ice cream event

I scream, you scream, we all scream for … boxing? Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Councilman hosts Sheepshead Bay job fair

Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D– Sheepshead Bay) held a job fair for locals at his district office on June 6. Comment.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bay Ridge

Collateral damage

Corner-cutting contractors forced an innocent Bay Ridge restaurant to close when a house they were working on next door threatened to fall on the eatery on July 9. Comments (5).
Sheepshead Bay

Gun scare at Madison High School

A Brooklyn resident was arrested at James Madison High School on July 8 for allegedly trying to bring drugs into the troubled Sheepshead Bay school. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Pol gets city to pay for promenade fix

The Parks Department has finally found the dough to repair more than two dozen sinkholes that riddle the Shore Road Promenade. Comments (2).

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