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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Manhattan Beach

Cracking code: Manhattan Beach student wins global contest with password-protector invention

This kid’s in a class of his own. Comment
They did it for the culture. Comment
Bay Ridge

Ridgites enjoy Third Avenue Summer Stroll

Bay Ridge

Ridgites enjoy Third Avenue Summer Stroll

This stroll wasn’t for the birds. Comment
These cyclists are taking the ride of a lifetime — to save others’ lives. Comment

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Call it a strategic realignment. Comments (5)
Coney Island

Coney street co-naming honors late CB13 member and activist

She really made her mark on the community. Comment
Thousands of sports fans with a need for speed descended on Red Hook last weekend for the two-day championship of electric-car race Formula E, which featured battery-powered speedsters zooming along a track in a competition as amazing as it is unlikely, according to a man with a front-row seat to the action. Comment
Marine Park

Crooks take man’s wallet from his car

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Arch support: LPC green-lights fixes to stone structures beneath B’Bridge

City preservationists okayed renovations to the masonry arches supporting one end of the landmarked Brooklyn Bridge as part of a scheme that also proposes fixing up similar structures at the crossing’s opposite foot, as well as the two stone towers that rise above the span. Comment
Crime

Police: Duo swung axe at man and child

Plus all the other crime from Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct blotter. Comment
Bensonhurst

Knife-toting villains threaten man and steal his cash, phone

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

Police: Group of men assaulted man on Fifth Avenue

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

Crook picks Apple computers from store

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

Police: Knife-wielding trio terrorizes and robs man on Boardwalk

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Crime

Police search for man wanted in Sunset Park rape

The police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who they believe raped a woman inside a 52nd Street building in Sunset Park on July 13. Comments (1)
Williamsburg

Cost of living: Suit alleges Kushner Co. risked tenants’ health for profits

The family real-estate firm of President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner illegally forced rent-stabilized tenants out of a Williamsburg apartment building with construction that exposed occupants, including children, to cancer-causing chemicals, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday. Comment
Doctors at Brooklyn Hospital Center on Friday orchestrated an extra-special delivery when they welcomed a pregnant mother’s bundle of joy — in the parking lot outside the emergency room. Comment
Harbor Watch

Brooklyn native keeps Navy shipmates well fed

The Washington Irving High School graduate is serving as a culinary specialist. Comment
Development

City program offers homeowners free deck inspections with grace period for repairs

Department of Buildings leaders today kicked off a weeks-long program offering free, no-penalty inspections of homeowners’ decks, porches, and retaining walls in an effort to shore up any suspicious structures and avoid dangerous collapses. Comment

Monday, July 16, 2018

Crime

Five alleged Brooklyn Mafia men indicted on fraud charges

They kept it in the family. Comment
Dozens of Kings County jitterbugs cut a rug as a swing band played tunes outside of Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch on Wednesday at the first of five boogies the book lender is hosting this season. Comment
Youngsters packed Kensington’s DiGilio Playground on Thursday after officials snipped a ribbon at the just-renovated fun zone following a 14-month-long makeover, it’s first in 20 years, according to the Department of Parks and Recreation. Comment

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Borough-wide

Some say Golden’s image is tarnished

A mother whose son was killed by a reckless driver recently spent 24 hours protesting outside a Bay Ridge state senator’s local office because she claimed the pol backtracked on a personal promise to her that he’d push the passage of a bill to double the number of speed cameras citywide, which his Republican party blocked in the state Senate.. Amy Cohen, who stood vigil with other safe-street activists, claimed Sen. Marty Golden has the power to get the legislation passed before the city’s speed-camera program expires on July 25 — but is choosing not to. Our readers’ opinions varied widely on this hot-button issue: Comments (1)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Politics

Rush to redemption: Gov. demands special state Senate session to vote on speed-camera bill, slams GOP for inaction

State Senators must return to the capital for a special session to vote on a bill to double the number of speed cameras allowed citywide before the current camera program expires on July 25, Gov. Cuomo announced on Friday. Comment
These seniors couldn’t get a new lease on life. Comment
Dyker Heights

Police arrest Sheepshead Bay man in fatal Belt Parkway crash

Police arrested a Sheepshead Bay man on charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and three counts of vehicular assault after he allegedly collided with another car, killing one person and injured two others near exit four of the Belt Parkway on July 12. Comment
A developer proposing to erect a nine-story, mixed-use building next door to Kensington Stables must consider the beloved barn in its plans, according to the borough president, who implored the builder to work out a land-use agreement with its neighbor in exchange for the city signing off on a rezoning request necessary to construct the mostly residential high-rise. Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn native serves his country — and crew — as a Navy culinary specialist

South Shore High School grad is cooking up a storm on the USS Decatur. Comment

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Talk about being taken for a ride. Comments (19)
This bar has plenty of breathing room. Comment
Party Line

Pols get antisocial on social media

There’s lots of news this week from around the political interweb. Comments (11)
Marine Park

Saving o’ the green!

Marine Park

Saving o’ the green!

An Irish discount fashion store has opened in Kings Plaza. Comments (1)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Gowanus

There’s a catch: Signs can’t ban angling in Gowanus without data on how putrid canal affects fish, state says

State officials cannot sign off on placards that ban all fishing in the fetid Gowanus Canal, which past federal studies found filled with life-threatening chemicals, because they lack any actual data on how those toxic substances taint species that swim inside the channel itself, according to a bigwig from New York State’s Department of Health. Comment
Mill Basin

Feds want to tear down WWII barracks in national park damaged by Sandy

This historic building could be history soon. Comment
Bensonhurst

Swindler tricks man into coughing up $2,000

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

Brute smashes man in the head with glass bottle

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

Brute chokes and robs man on F train

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

Gunman shoots man driving on Surf Avenue

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Is there a way to not see them? Comment
Park Slope

Driver arrested in deadly Park Slope hit-and-run

Police arrested a Bronx man after he allegedly hit and killed a Staten Island man on 21st Street in Park Slope on June 30. Comment
Demonstrators swarmed the 83 Precinct station house on Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick on Thursday, demanding authorities explain why the hit-and-run driver who fatally ran over a 4-year-old on a nearby sidewalk on June 24 has yet to be arrested or charged, even after cops stopped her while she fled the scene. Comment
A Brooklyn police detective shot in the line of duty early Friday left Kings County Hospital that afternoon surrounded by members of New York’s Finest, who cheered his recovery and thanked him for his service. Comment
Coney Island

Homecoming: Sandy-struck Coney Islander returns to elevated house after year of work

Call it a higher standard of living! Comment

Monday, July 9, 2018

They’re sharing short stories from long lives. Comment
Crown Heights

In the black: New shadow study of C’Heights towers shows dim future for Botanic Garden, P’Park

Three towering Crown Heights developments planned to rise blocks from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park will deprive those and other nearby green spaces of precious sunlight each day, according to a study commissioned by a local anti-gentrification group. Comment

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Borough-wide

Pol takes a U-turn on speed camera issue

Bay Ridge and Marine Park state Sen. Marty Golden cast aside his support of a bill that would double the number of speed cameras in school zones citywide and is now pushing a bill requiring stop signs […] Comments (1)

Friday, July 6, 2018

The contest was frankly amazing. Comment
Borough-wide

Not pussyfooting around: Guardian Angels fighting boro’s rats with feral cats

Civilian anti-crime group the Guardian Angels is expanding its Kings County ranks to include some ferocious felines in order to combat the borough’s epidemic of cheese-stealing crooks — the rats! Comment
President Trump must reunite the migrant children separated from their families when the immigrants attempted to cross the border without permission, demanded thousands of marchers who strode across the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment
Two drivers crashed their cars at the intersection of McDonald Avenue and Bay Parkway in Mapleton on June 30, sending one smashing into a graveyard. Comment
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