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Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

DUMBO: Some preservationists are crying foul over a city scheme to remove and reshape historic Belgian blocks from Dumbo and Vinegar Hill streets as part of a plan to make changes to a plaza that they said neighbors don’t even want — and never signed off on in the first place. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: The owner of a lost chicken was reunited with her missing bird on Wednesday with help from a so-called animal-rights activist, who returned the fowl to its Ditmas Park home and the care of its hen mother — only after conducting a tour of the place to ensure it was no poultry plant. Comment

Hard bargain: Slope-crash victims’ families would refuse plea deal with driver, lawyer claims

Blind Spots: It’s too soon to seek a plea deal for the driver facing up to 15 years in prison for hitting and killing two kids on a Park Slope street, because the deceased youngsters’ parents would never accept a reasonable bargain just months after losing their children, defendant Dorothy Bruns’s attorney told a judge on Wednesday. Comment
Theater: A couple of German tourists were granted lifetime passes to the Coney Island Circus Sideshow after one of them bought the one-millionth ticket to one of the city’s longest-running off-Broadway shows. Comment
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State Sen. Martin Dilan says his challenger was a Republican from Florida

Williamsburg: State Sen. Martin Dilan doubled down on his verbal assault on the Florida immigrant to Brooklyn who is challenging him for his seat in Albany on the latest edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio. Comment
Event: The summer sun turns every day into a sauna, so there is just one solution — go out at night! Brooklyn has plenty of outdoor activities that you can do once the day-star has gone away, and we have rounded up some of the best. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got the Beach Boys, the Battle of Brooklyn, sand sculpting, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Awesome: The native son serves fellow officers — and his country — while stationed aboard a guided-missle destroyer in Spain. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

The president, the mayor, fake news, and your local paper

Editorial: CNG editors say attacks on the free press are attacks on American values. Comments (12)

Mommy juice: Brewery throws party for pregnant moms

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: She’s serving some of mother’s little helper. Comment
Crown Heights: A Crown Heights state senator on Wednesday announced he will introduce legislation to crack down on discriminatory 911 calls days after he claimed a President Trump supporter called the cops on him for “campaigning while black.” Comments (2)

Group kicks off ovarian-cancer-awareness activities by tagging trees teal

Park Slope: Do-gooders will turn hundreds of Kings County trees teal on Aug. 20 to kick off a series of events in honor of ovarian-cancer-awareness month in September. Comments (1)

Cyclones vanquish Lake Monsters

The Ride: Our boys defeated Vermont, taking their fifth-straight victory — Brooklyn’s longest winning streak this season. Comment

Steph says it’s time to talk to strangers

Fearless Parenting: As William Butler Yeats so wisely put it, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” Comment
Page 1: Please see today’s editorial, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Changing Brooklyn: The builder proposing a controversial megadevelopment at the edge of Boerum Hill must take its plans back to the drawing board and come up with a solution that better blends the area’s low-rise Brownstones with their neighboring high-rises Downtown, the councilman whose district would include the 80 Flatbush complex said Tuesday in his first public comments about the scheme. Comments (9)
Bay Ridge: Neither rain, nor sleet, nor threat of deportation will stay this pizza delivery man from his appointed rounds. Comments (7)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Black vegans and vegetarians from around the borough brought their appetites to Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday for a new plant-based food festival that some herbivores couldn’t wait to sink their teeth into. Comments (6)
Theater: An all-kid cast will stage at head-banging production of the musical “School of Rock” at Fort Hamilton Army Base this weekend. Comment

‘Peppers’ spree: Fiend robs W’burg restaurant in conspicuous clothing

Williamsburg: Some lowlife in a football jersey with “Peppers” written on the back pretended to pull a gun on an employee at a Williamsburg fast-food joint before robbing the eatery on Sunday, police said. Comments (1)

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