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Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Windsor Terrace: A plan to transform Windsor Terrace’s Kensington Stables into a swanky new riding facility is at a standstill until the Red Hook concrete tycoon who bought the dilapidated barn ponies up thousands in fines, a Department of Buildings spokesman said. Comments (2)
Brooklyn Heights: The still-shuttered Squibb Bridge connecting its namesake park on Columbia Heights — where Brooklyn Bridge Park bigwigs plan to put a new public pool — and the waterfront green space below will likely remain closed for at least two years, and maybe even longer, according to a local pol. Comment
Art: It’s a tale of two Syrias. Comment

Striding the Boardwalk against breast cancer: Group returns to Coney for annual walk

Breast Cancer Awareness: The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Brooklyn Walk edition, will take to the iconic Coney Island beachfront on Sunday, continuing a 16-year tradition of uniting supporters and survivors. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

Today on BPR: Can the city be stopped from destroying the Promenade?

Brooklyn Heights: A pair of Brooklyn Heights civic gurus will discuss their ongoing effort to convince officials to do everything they can to avoid turning the Brooklyn Heights Promenade into a highway during the city’s repairs to the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway on an all-new episode of Brooklyn Paper Radio today. Comments (3)

Hocus Scotus: Bushwick witches will hex Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday

Bushwick: A group of self-proclaimed witches will gather in Bushwick on Saturday to perform what they described as a “punitive” hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, weeks after 50 United States senators voted to confirm him to the nation’s highest court despite multiple women accusing the judge of sexual assault. Comments (11)
TV: He’s only a few notes from fame. Comment
Williamsburg: Bigwigs at Chase Bank opened a new Williamsburg outpost on Saturday that offers patrons couches to relax on, a space to charge laptops and phones, and free wifi — the latter amenity previously unavailable to customers in the neighborhood, according to the branch’s manager. Comments (3)
Coney Island: At Coney Island Hospital, ground zero in the battle against breast cancer is on the fifth floor, in the new Womens Health Imaging Center. Comment

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

Blogger back in biz: PLG writer returns to website, fires back against racism allegations

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A local blogger who recently promised to shut his website down in the face of a public protest over his alleged racism dropped that pledge and returned to posting on his site “Q at Parkside” days after he called it quits. Comments (16)

Tonight: Beep hosting discussion at deli where white woman accused black boy of sexual assault

Ditmas Park: The borough president is urging locals to join him for a conversation about diversity on Monday outside the Ditmas Park deli where a passerby recorded a white woman reporting a black child for allegedly “grabbing her a--” last week. Comments (32)

Police: Driver smashes SUV into parked cars, flips it, then flees D’Park scene

Mean Streets: Cops are looking for the driver of a sport-utility vehicle who on Saturday smashed the car into two others parked on a residential Ditmas Park street, flipping it, and then fled the scene. Comments (11)

Split decision: Vote on Downtown tower galvanizes board before majority pans project

Downtown: Community Board 2’s full board last week outright rejected a developer’s request to rezone Fulton Street land in order to erect a 40-story tower — but not before the civic guru who cast the lone vote in favor of the 80 Flatbush megadevelopment when the full board voted against it earlier this year urged his colleagues to follow suit this time around, arguing doing so would at least give the panel a seat at the table for discussions should the project move forward. Comments (3)
Art: She’s throwing a pit-y party! Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness: This educator has an important lesson for all women — and men. Comments (1)
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