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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Changing Brooklyn: Builders are hard at work finishing five projects that will transform Fort Greene’s once-industrial Navy Yard into a new commercial hub when all are completed by early next year. Comments (2)

Planks for the memories! Locals slam landmarks agency for threatening to rip up Coney Boardwalk’s iconic wood

Coney Island: Coney Islanders blasted the city Landmarks Preservation Commission at a Feb. 14 public meeting, complaining that landmarking the iconic Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk would do nothing to protect its signature wooden structure. Comments (2)

Employees of the month: Tellers foil snake’s back-to-back attempted bank robberies

Bushwick: Two brave tellers thwarted a would-be thief’s back-to-back attempts to rob a pair of North Brooklyn banks this week by refusing to comply when he demanded cash. Comments (1)
Page 1: Do you turn into a slugabed with dysania at one scroll of your Twitter feed? Tired of headline after headline about grumbletonians accusing the country of becoming a kakistocracy led by a man they say is nothing more than a twattling ultracrepidarian and a snollygoster? Does most news these days make you frobly-mobly? Then you’ve come to the right Paper! Embrace your cacoethes to abandon the 24-hour spin cycle for some local news that will have you feeling like a groke in a swanky restaurant full of abligurition. You’ll be glad you did. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Hospitals in Crisis: The city must remove metered-parking spaces on DeKalb Avenue outside a Fort Greene hospital because they create traffic that delays ambulances and their sick passengers from getting treatment, the medical center’s staff demanded. Comments (22)
Fixing the BQE: Gov. Cuomo did not authorize a method to streamline the city-led reconstruction of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway’s deteriorating triple cantilever in his second go at the state budget, sending local lawmakers in Albany back to square one in their fight to allow the design-build process. Comments (6)

Joan of arts: Singer curates a women’s music series

Music: These musicians are hip! Comments (3)

Elders’ escape: Seniors travel the world in new virtual-reality class

Health: Bay Ridge oldsters can now see the world without leaving Southern Brooklyn thanks to a new weekly virtual-reality class that debuted at a neighborhood senior center last month. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Mean Streets: A United Parcel Service driver hit and killed a 27-year-old woman on Feb. 17 as she tried to cross Ashland Place in Fort Greene — just feet from Brooklyn Hospital Center, police said. Comments (28)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: A wayward pup escaped from her owner and took off down the tracks at a Dumbo subway station on Friday — the first day of the Year of the Dog — stalling F-train service for roughly an hour until some transit workers came to her rescue. Comments (5)

Common’s ground: Celebrated rapper to headline annual summer-concert series with Prospect Park show

Waiting in the Wings: Rap superstar Common will headline the upcoming semi-free summer-concert series hosted by local cultural organization Bric, its bigwigs announced on Feb. 14. Comment
Awesome: Patients recovering at a Boerum Hill rehabilitation center celebrated Valentine’s Day with a bunch of local do-gooders, who lifted the convalescents’ spirits with some singing, dancing, and handmade cards. Comment

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

Changing Brooklyn: Mayor DeBlasio is the only person who can save the more than century-old Angel Guardian home from its impending demolition, according to a rep from a private citywide historic preservation organization. Comments (5)
Windsor Terrace: Police arrested two 16-year-old boys who threatened to gun down their classmates at a Windsor Terrace charter school on Wednesday, about an hour after a shooter began a killing spree at a Florida high school. Comments (2)
Changing Brooklyn: A builder proposing a megadevelopment of six residential high-rises on the site of an old Crown Heights warehouse is pushing for a zoning variance that would allow the towers to rise as high as 37 stories — radically altering the predominantly low-rise nabe’s character, according to a local land-use guru. Comments (3)
Park Slope: A letter-writing thief suspected of robbing no less than seven Kings County banks this year continued his cash-stealing spree at a Park Slope financial institution on Feb. 14, cops said. Comment
Theater: He’s just a god from Brooklyn. Comments (2)

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