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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Police arrest suspect for fatal Gravesend hit and run

Gravesend: Cops on Tuesday cuffed a Brighton Beach woman for driving away after hitting and killing a woman as she crossed a Gravesend street earlier that day. Comment

Zoning out: Crown Heights civic gurus pan requested upzoning for new tower in nabe

Crown Heights: Crown Heights civic gurus panned a developer’s request to rezone a Pacific Street lot located in a historically industrial part of the neighborhood, even as the local leaders hope the city will sign off on their own upzoning proposal to bring taller buildings to the same area. Comment

Here we go a-‘Carol’-ing

Theater: What the Dickens? Four versions of ‘A Christmas Carol’ will play this weekend. Comment
Downtown: Members of the Brooklyn Bar Association packed Downtown’s New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday night for the group’s annual Foundation Dinner, which salutes local judges and their civic contributions to Kings County. Comment

On Gay City News: Lesbian comedian soldiers on after anti-gay rabbis nix Brooklyn parties

Our pals at our sister website, Gay City News, have the latest on a lesbian comedian’s search for new venues for an upcoming New Year’s Eve set after two borough spots cancelled on her amidst pressure from Orthodox Jewish leaders. Click to give it a read! Read more…

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Park Slope: Nitehawk Cinema bigwigs are opening the historic Pavilion Theater they’ve been renovating for years on Sunday to members of a Park Slope civic group, who will screen the movie house’s debut flick ahead of its looming grand opening to the public. Comment

Report: Cops cuff man for killing off-duty firefighter in apparent fit of road rage

Blind Spots: Police reportedly arrested the man whom they suspect killed an off-duty Coney Island firefighter during an apparent bout of road rage that turned deadly after his and the victim’s cars collided on the Belt Parkway on Sunday. Comments (2)

Cashing in on Coney: Local group moves forward with plan to bring business-boosting ‘bid’ to nabe

Coney Island: A contingent of Coney Islanders this month kicked off the formal process to create a city sanctioned business-boosting group in the neighborhood, which they say will stimulate the local economy by beautifying the area, providing support to mom-and-pop shops there, and attracting more tourists. Comments (3)
Fort Greene: It’s a beloved holiday tradition! Comments (5)
Cobble Hill: A man died on Monday after his coworker drove into him on the Cobble Hill set of an in-production television series executive produced by rapper 50 Cent, cops said. Comments (1)

Police arrest man for urinating on, damaging Williamsburg church’s statues

Williamsburg: Only god can judge him now. Comments (8)
Event: Legal eagles with the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn packed Gargiulo’s eatery in Coney Island on Dec. 6 for the group’s annual Judges Night. Comment
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On Brownstoner: The rise and fall of Red Hook’s Revere Sugar

Our pals at our sister website, Brownstoner, worked with a local real-estate firm on a deep dive into the history of one of Brooklyn’s most prolific Big Sugar companies, whose refinery complex still defines Red Hook’s waterfront long after workers vacated the buildings. Click to give it a read! Read more…

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

Big changes at Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park bigwigs are shelling out millions of dollars to build an entirely new span in place of the beleaguered Squibb Bridge, which zig zags from its namesake park in Brooklyn Heights down to the waterfront lawn below, and for the second time closed due to structural problems back in July. Comments (6)
DUMBO: The owners of the beloved Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory in Brooklyn Bridge Park must close their store inside the historic fireboat station at Fulton Ferry Landing by the end of the year, after green-space stewards handed the keys to the property to the folks behind another borough scoop shop, Ample Hills Creamery. Comments (4)

Honky tonk holidays: Sweetback Sisters celebrate 10th annual singalong spectacular

Music: Call it the Jingle Bell House. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: It took a borough — or two — to save this kitty! Comments (1)

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