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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

The curtain is about to go up! Comment
These kids are ready to hang! Comment
Boerum Hill

DA drops charges against Bed-Stuy mom violently arrested at Ft. Greene social-services office

A Brooklyn mother whom police violently arrested last week after ripping her baby from her arms inside a Boerum Hill social-services office walked out of jail free on Tuesday, after Kings County’s top prosecutor dismissed all charges against her. Comment
There is no need to subject yourself to the misery of trekking to the distant isle of Manhattan to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve — whether you prefer a fireworks display, an all-night dance party, a beer bash, or a candlelit yoga class, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the auld lang syne right here in Kings County. Comment
Party Line

Advocate hopefuls clash over use of cash from potential weed tax

These pols are stirring the pot! Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Gravesend

Police arrest suspect for fatal Gravesend hit and run

Cops on Tuesday cuffed a Brighton Beach woman for driving away after hitting and killing another woman as she crossed a Gravesend street earlier that day. Comment
This building will take the “flat” out of Flatbush! Comment
Crown Heights

Zoning out: Crown Heights civic gurus pan requested upzoning for new tower in nabe

Crown Heights civic gurus panned a developer’s request to rezone a Pacific Street lot located in a historically industrial part of the neighborhood, even as the local leaders hope the city will sign off on their own upzoning proposal to bring taller buildings to the same area. Comment
Theater

Here we go a-‘Carol’-ing

What the Dickens? Four versions of ‘A Christmas Carol’ will play this weekend. Comment
Borough-wide

On Gay City News: Lesbian comedian soldiers on after anti-gay rabbis nix Brooklyn parties

Our pals at our sister website, Gay City News, have the latest on a lesbian comedian’s search for new venues for an upcoming New Year’s Eve set after two borough spots cancelled on her amidst pressure from Orthodox Jewish leaders. Click to give it a read! Read more…

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Nitehawk Cinema bigwigs are opening the historic Pavilion Theater they’ve been renovating for years on Sunday to members of a Park Slope civic group, who will screen the movie house’s debut flick ahead of its looming grand opening to the public. Comment
Bensonhurst

Report: Cops cuff man for killing off-duty firefighter in apparent fit of road rage

Police reportedly arrested the man whom they suspect killed an off-duty Coney Island firefighter during an apparent bout of road rage that turned deadly after his and the victim’s cars collided on the Belt Parkway on Dec 9. Comments (1)
It’s a beloved holiday tradition! Comment
Coney Island

Cashing in on Coney: Local group moves forward with plan to bring business-boosting ‘bid’ to nabe

A contingent of Coney Islanders this month kicked off the formal process to create a city sanctioned business-boosting group in the neighborhood, which they say will stimulate the local economy by beautifying the area, providing support to mom-and-pop shops there, and attracting more tourists. Comments (7)
A man died on Monday after his coworker drove into him on the Cobble Hill set of an in-production television series executive produced by rapper 50 Cent, cops said. Comment
Williamsburg

Police arrest man for urinating on, damaging Williamsburg church’s statues

Only god can judge him now. Comment
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On Brownstoner: The rise and fall of Red Hook’s Revere Sugar

Our pals at our sister website, Brownstoner, worked with a local real-estate firm on a deep dive into the history of one of Brooklyn’s most prolific Big Sugar companies, whose refinery complex still defines Red Hook’s waterfront long after workers vacated the buildings. Click to give it a read! Read more…
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