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Monday, April 16, 2018

It’s gone from Sonic Youth to sonic middle-aged! Comment

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Check it out, along with our other local editions! Comment
Borough-wide

America needs a soccer culture

I’ve been following international soccer for a long time and remember when in the mid-70s, an over-the-hill Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, who by his own estimation played for the Cosmos at 75 percent efficiency, came to New York for a mega-bucks contract to promote soccer in the U.S. To induce Pele to play for the Cosmos — in addition to the money — the organization incorporated the colors of Brazil (Pele’s national team) into the Cosmos’s uniforms. Comment

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Books

What to read this week

Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Friday, April 13, 2018

A Brooklyn Heights cyclist and civic guru created a Twitter bot that spits out motorists’ traffic violations so concerned users can identify reckless individuals who cruise their local streets. Comment

Going to pot

This musical will be — hold on. Are you a cop? Comment
24/7

Joint sessions: Other events for 420 day

Weed all about it! Comment
Bay Ridge

Questionable question: Local pols and experts condemn adding citizenship question to census

Immigration experts, activists, and local pols are condemning the Trump administration’s push to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census, noting that the inquiry could have an outsize effect on Southern Brooklyn. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

The beat goes on in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge is jamming this week! Comment

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Brooklynites near Jamaica Bay are skeptical of the protection they can expect from an expedited plan to construct a seawall in the bay. Comments (1)
These runners are on track for a second national championship. Comment
These pictures are coming to life! Comment
Party Line

Dem boss takes sides in state Senate primary

Brooklyn’s Democratic Party Boss is throwing his support behind Bay Ridge Democrats member Andrew Gounardes in his campaign to again unseat longtime state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) over his Democratic primary opponent, Ross Barkan. Comments (1)
Standing O

How does your garden grow?

Standing O

How does your garden grow?

Green-thumbed students at St. Anselm’s Catholic Academy planted, pruned, and implemented their own keyhole gardens. Comment
The Right View

Is the ‘Golden Era’ coming to an end?

Could this election season be the end of the line for Marty Golden? Comments (3)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Borough-wide

Shot down: Local NRA group pulls plug on polarizing fund-raiser

Organizers of a controversial National Rifle Association fund-raiser that outraged Brooklynites forced out of two different venues officially canceled the event, according to a Wednesday e-mail sent to ticket holders the day before the planned banquet. Comment
Police are investigating the discovery of a dismembered body in Canarsie Park on April 9. Comment
Take these kids out to the ballgame! Comment
The king here does keep a hundred knights and squires! Comment

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Canarsie

Man allegedly bites off cop’s fingertip

A man allegedly bit off a chunk of a cop’s finger during a jailhouse struggle on April 6 in Canarsie. Comment
They’re really trash-talking these bike lanes. Comments (3)
Spring has sprung in Brooklyn’s Backyard! Comment
Prospect Heights

Barclays brawl: UFC champ Conor McGregor busted after violent tirade outside arena

Celebrity mixed-martial-arts brawler Conor McGregor turned himself in on criminal-assault charges at the 78th Precinct’s Prospect Heights station house on Thursday, following a fracas outside the Barclays Center that left two fighters and another man injured. Comment
Mean Streets

Hit-and-run motorist kills senior crossing E. Flatbush street

A driver smashed into a woman crossing an East Flatbush street on Sunday — then took off — leaving the victim with injuries that she died from the next day. Comment

Monday, April 9, 2018

Development

Checkin’ in with ... the new chair of Sunset Park’s Community Board 7, Cesar Zuniga

Cesar Zuniga, who took over as the new chairman of Sunset Park’s Community Board 7 at the beginning of the year, says that he wants to use his two-year term to get locals more engaged with the board and community concerns. The 2014 Assembly candidate — who lost the Democratic primary to Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D–Sunset Park) — added that he plans to ask the city to answer to locals directly about secrecy surrounding the placement of homeless shelters, and also wants to foster a community-wide conversation about development on the waterfront Comment
Bensonhurst ►Video

Police searching for pair of men wanted in four-day robbery spree

The police department is asking the public’s help identifying two men wanted for questioning in connection with a series of four robberies in as many days in Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Long Island City, and Mapleton. Comment
A massive crowd on Thursday filled the Crown Heights street corner where police the day earlier gunned down a man brandishing a metal pipe like a pistol at a vigil that quickly turned into an anti-cop protest. Comment

Friday, April 6, 2018

Coney Island

Coney Parachute Jump lit-up blue to highlight autism

These folks are a guiding light for autism awareness. Comment
Crime

Man stabbed to death at controversial Sunset Park address

A Sunset Park man was killed on April 1 when he was repeatedly stabbed in a fight in front of a troubled 64th Street sushi restaurant in his neighborhood, according to police. Comments (1)
Fort Hamilton

Fort Hamilton honors Vietnam vets at annual event

Fort Hamilton Army Base hosted its annual ceremony honoring veterans who served in the Vietnam War on March 29. The event is a favorite among the former soldiers, but is more of a somber commemoration than a celebration, according to the media relations rep for the base. Comment

Thursday, April 5, 2018

New York State’s top prosecutor is investigating the city’s Police Department after officers shot and killed an unarmed black man wielding a metal pipe like a gun in Crown Heights on Wednesday. Comment
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