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Fair shake: Longtime vegan ice cream shop may get to renew lease thanks to community effort

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: The owner of a Prospect Lefferts Gardens vegan ice cream parlor may not get booted from his Flatbush Avenue storefront of 34-years, after more than 1,400 fans of the eatery’s non-dairy delicacies signed a petition demanding the restaurant be allowed to stay. Comments (4)

Rot in jail: Murderers of two Bed-Stuy mothers face life behind bars following conviction

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Two gunmen face life behind bars after a jury found them guilty of murder for slaying two young mothers amid a failed Bedford-Stuyvesant assassination attempt in 2017. Comments (2)

On Brownstoner: New look for 20-Story Montague Street building in Heights needs Landmarks approval

Brooklyn Heights: When they were last in front of the LPC in March, the developers who are planning to bring a 20-story structure to Brooklyn Heights were told they needed to fix a few details... Click to give the full story a read on our sister site, Brownstoner! Read more…
Park Slope: Fitness fanatics the world over gathered in Prospect Park for the 39th-annual Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday, where the runners pushed themselves to the very limit of human endurance — to snag one of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs! Comments (14)
Coney Island: Cops arrested the sister of Coney Island basketball standout Sebastian Telfair, a nine-year NBA veteran, on May 20 for allegedly threatening a witness who testified at her brother’s Criminal Court trial last month. Comment

Schneps Media celebrates next generation at ‘Stars Under 40’ gala

Bay Ridge: Schneps Media celebrated the young and influential at the eighth annual ‘Stars Under 40’ celebration on May 16 in Dyker Heights. Honorees included Brooklyn business tycoons, charitable community leaders, and the next generation of Kings County stars. Comments (2)
Event: Political bigwigs of Brooklyn held their annual Democratic County Gala on May 9 in Mill Basin to honor business leaders, legal eagles, and the party’s elite. Comment
Park Slope: Two Park Slope construction workers were sent to Methodist Hospital following accidents at two separate work sites that occurred within about an hour of each other on Tuesday, in a bizarre, but fortunately non-life-threatening coincidence. Comments (1)
Theater: How to score free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park — Central Park, that is! Comments (5)

Readers sentence the jail expansion plan

Speak Out: Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to raze Atlantic Avenue’s House of Detention and rebuild a larger incarceration complex in its stead stumbled when it failed to get the approval from Community Board 2 members by a hair-thin margin at a raucous meeting on May 8 (“Community Board 2 narrowly votes not to approve mayor’s House of D expansion,” by Kevin Duggan, online May 9). Comments (9)

Fearless Living: Finding inspiration in unexpected places

Fearless Living: We can’t always hop on a plane to a distant land in search of inspiration. The reality is that we are where we are. We have work, and family, and responsibilities. So what is a fearless adventurer to do at home? Comments (5)
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