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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Two cultures meet on a dish. Comment

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

They’re stepping back into Brooklyn. Comment

Monday, April 23, 2018

They’ll leave their glasses on! Comment

Sunday, April 22, 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
Rhymes with Crazy

Meet the ‘Hidden Figures’ of the fashion industry

Women fashion designers have been turning heads for more than a century. Comment
Borough-wide

Going back and Fourth on a bike lane

“Two steps forward, but one step back,” came to mind when I read last week’s story about the Fourth Avenue bike lane through Sunset Park (“Lane closure: Sunset Park Fourth Ave. bike path will skip a block for police parking,” by Julianne McShane, online March 30). We learned that after all this time and effort to create a truly protected bike lane down Fourth Avenue, the Department of Transportation did an about face and nixed the protected lane at 29th and 30th Streets, thus requiring bikers to temporarily merge into car traffic. The rea Comment

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
Call it a space jam! 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)
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 (6)

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Eight people were injured — three seriously — when an allegedly drunk driver smashed into pedestrians and two other cars at a Flatbush Avenue intersection on April 13. Comment
Police arrested a man for allegedly shooting two people on Flatbush Avenue on April 13. Comment
This Holocaust museum takes a more Orthodox approach. Comment
Veterans and Southern Brooklynites gathered at the Fort Hamilton Community Club on April 12 for its annual Holocaust Day of Remembrance on Yom HaShoah, which marks the anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in German-occupied Poland. Comment
Bigwigs at a local cemetery offer parents-only stroller tours of the burial ground that are tailored to new moms and dads dying for an excuse to leave the nursery, according to one mama who has walked among the tombstones. Comment
This band keeps it moving! Comment

Monday, April 16, 2018

Fire marshals arrested and charged a Staten Island contractor with reckless endangerment at the scene of a Mapleton fire on 63rd Street after he allegedly broke the law by using a torch to install roofing materials, which sent the three-story building up in flames for nearly two hours on April 11. Comment
Canarsie

Man gets life for strangling his adoptive mother in Canarsie

A man convicted of strangling his elderly adoptive mother in Canarsie has received a life sentence for the crime. Comment
Coney Island

Borough Girl Scouts come together to support Relay for Life event in wake of Florida shooting

Call them lights in the darkness. Comment
A group of culturally curious explorers hit the streets of Little Caribbean in parts of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush for a taste of what some local businesses are serving up in the area. Comment

Saturday, April 14, 2018

More than 100 people lit candles and demanded justice at a vigil on April 12 for the local woman who was found dead in Canarsie Park three days earlier. One family member of Brandy Odom, whose dismembered body was found near a footpath in the park, said he hopes the perpetrator of the horrific crime is found quickly. Comments (1)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Bay Ridge

Tomorrow: Ridge teen to host town hall on violence against young people with congressional candidates

A Bay Ridge teen has organized a town hall on violence against young people set for April 14 at the Salam Arabic Lutheran Church with the aim of broadening the gun-violence discussion that has mobilized youth following the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Fla. Comments (1)
Bensonhurst

Plague of illegal driveways erasing street parking across Bensonhurst

They’re the unkindest cut of all. Comments (2)
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