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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fort Greene: Reports that a long-shuttered green space near Fort Greene’s Brooklyn Academy of Music quietly reopened last weekend are not true, according to city officials, who blamed filmmaker Spike Lee for unknowingly letting a few locals into the park when he forgot to lock its gates while shooting there. Comments (3)
Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park stewards are backing locals’ demands for a new footbridge from Brooklyn Heights to the green space, and they can’t promise that construction of the public pool coming to Squibb Park won’t force them to close its eponymous zig-zagging walkway to Brooklyn’s front yard. Comments (2)

Dumb new rule sinks Cyclones

The Ride: Minor League Baseball wants to speed up games by putting a free runner on second base at the start of extra innings. Last night, the move worked — for the Hudson Valley Renegades. Comment

March madness: Hungry March Band launches its new album

Music: Bring your appetite! Comment
Prospect Heights: These clothes are fresh off the Shaq! Comment
Dance: It’s a dream of the past and present. Comments (1)
Dining: This food fest is fresher than ever! Comment

Note to self: I killed the cat

Fearless Parenting: Sure, the vet can say it was inevitable that it would die before its second birthday, but I know it was my fault. Comment
Page 1: While reporting the truth behind claims that a long-shuttered Fort Greene park recently reopened without notice, the Paper stumbled upon what may be its most creative excuse yet for maneuvering out of a sticky situation: Spike Lee made me do it! Yes, the native filmmaker allegedly let locals into the still-forbidden green space because he forgot to lock it following a shoot, and who’s to say that was the only time he’s led folks astray. Caught jaywalking? Spike Lee made me do it! Right on red? Spike Lee made me do it! Hopping a turnstile? That’s right, Spike Lee made me do it! Of course, the acclaimed auteur did not force anyone to enter the park, just as he has never forced the Paper to commit any of those infractions. In fact, he has only taught us to Do the Right Thing, and for that, the Paper is proud to proclaim: Spike Lee made me do it! Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Park Slope: Leaders at a Park Slope house of worship and a local do-gooder installed an on-street cupboard outside the Prospect Avenue church that good Samaritans can stock with non-perishable foods and other household supplies for needy passersby to freely take. Comments (2)
Changing Brooklyn: A developer filed permits for one of two residential buildings planned to rise as part of its redevelopment of Crown Heights’s Bedford-Union Armory, even though a state Supreme Court judge has yet to rule in a case that could send the city-approved scheme back to the drawing board. Comments (1)

Find out what to do this summer on Brooklyn Paper Radio

Podcast: Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for the good times? Comment

Making a splash: Mermaid Parade brings out the joy of Coney Island

Coney Island: It was a sight to sea! Comment

Up and down ride for Cyclones ends with win

The Ride: The streaking Cyclones continued their strong start to the season Tuesday night when they topped the Renegades for the second night in a row and moved to 4–1 on the season. Comments (1)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

80 Flatbush flashpoints

Downtown: Local HIV-AIDS patients slammed the city for keeping them in the dark about its plans to close and relocate a health-services center on the edge of Boerum Hill next month, which officials said will shutter because its building is set to be demolished to make way for a controversial megadevelopment on the site. Comments (6)
Dining: Bartenders at a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens watering hole are waking up at the crack of dawn to serve liquid breakfasts to local football fans looking for a spot to watch the World Cup — even if it means kissing sleep goodbye for the next month. Comments (2)

Motorcyclist dies after colliding with crossover vehicle in East New York

Mean Streets: A motorcyclist died after colliding with a car in East New York on Saturday morning, police said. Comment

House of Escher: Exhibit showcases mindbending artist

Art: This exhibit is in-depth! Comment

Clones top Renegades for third win in a row

The Ride: The Cyclones held off a late surge by the Renegades beating Hudson Valley for the first time since the 2016 season. Comment

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