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Friday, April 20, 2018

A bar set to open on 39th Street between Third and Fourth avenues will cause the same late-night nuisances as the seedy establishment that previously occupied the space, complained locals at a recent community-board meeting. Comment
Borough-wide

Reefer badness: DA’s progressive pot policy falls short, activists claim

The district attorney’s office continues to prosecute the majority of low-level weed-possession cases despite its pledge to stop trying petty pot disputes in 2014, and most defendants are people of color, according to a public defender who called the so-called progressive policy a failure. Comment
Williamsburg

March sadness: Tenants honor W’burg building employee who died amid his favorite NCAA tourney

A sports-obsessed worker at a Williamsburg apartment complex who took part in fantasy leagues and pools with others there claimed his first victory when he won the group’s college-basketball contest earlier this month — roughly two weeks after he died. Comment
Immigrants — we get the jobs done! Comments (2)
Call it a space jam! Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

The ’80s are alive in the Ridge!

This week, Bay Ridge is going to, like, take a chill pill. Comment

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Locals blasted city reps for forging ahead with plans to build a homeless shelter for women and children on a site with a toxic history at Community Board 13’s environmental committee meeting on April 16, calling for a city or state environmental agency to investigate the site. Comment
One night in Park Slope makes a rough show better! Comment
Bergen Basin Realty, a fixture in Marine Park for more than 40 years, just got bigger, with the opening of new offices at Quentin Road and East 32nd Street Comment
Party Line

First candidate for open Assembly seat

Coney Islander Mathylde Frontus threw her hat in the ring to fill the vacant seat left behind by disgraced former Assemblywoman Pamela Harris (D–Coney Island), who resigned three months after the Feds charged her with stealing cash from storm-recovery agencies. Comments (4)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Our Southern Brooklyn newspapers took home some big awards at last weekend’s New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest! Comments (1)
They passed the pasta — and the prizes! Comment
A Windsor Terrace man burned himself to death early Saturday morning in Prospect Park, leaving behind charred remains that horrified passersby who started the weekend with a stroll in the green space. Comment
Read all a-boat it! Comment
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