Friday, June 15, 2018

Event: There is plenty to sea — and do! Comments (2)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Film history: African arts festival adds movies to its lineup

Cinema: An old festival learns new flicks! Comments (2)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

One bountiful barge! S’Park boat offers fruits and veggies — for free — through July 1

Awesome: A floating farm on a barge docked at Sunset Park’s Brooklyn Army Terminal offers locals a slice of nature in the concrete jungle by allowing them to freely pick fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Comments (2)
Dining: Want to get really high? Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a pride parade, a Broadway bash, and a reading from “The Red Hook!” Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Park Slope: A Park Slope pol wants to pull cars belonging to thousands of law-breaking motorists from city streets and force the rogue riders to go back to drivers’ ed before their wheels are returned, according to legislation he announced last week. Comments (32)
Changing Brooklyn: The developer that last year abruptly abandoned its controversial request to rezone two Brooklyn Botanic Garden–adjacent sites to build taller towers on the land quietly resubmitted the application in April, according to a city spokesman. Comments (9)
Art: This is an ivy-league sculpture! Comment

You have to believe we are magic

Fearless Parenting: Look, everybody has their “Xanadu” moment. Comment
Page 1: Every Wednesday, as the Paper readies the pages of its latest print issue, it often cannot believe how much has happened in the few short days since its previous press run. Just last week, for instance, Gowanus was an old-fashioned manufacturing hub, but in the blink of an eye the city announced plans to make way for shiny towers as tall as 17 stories there, and suddenly its industrial days seem as distant as that isle across the East River! And in Brooklyn Heights, where locals have pined for a permanent pool for years, no such swimming hole existed seven days ago, then – boom! – plans to build one in Squibb Park dropped faster than Coney Island’s new Astro Tower ride. Yes, Kings County may constantly change, but its metamorphoses never escape the Paper – so if you ever have trouble keeping up, you know where to turn. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Gowanasauras Rex


On BPR: There’s life — and artifacts — in the Gowanus Canal!

Podcast: The Gowanus Canal is home to microbes that can only live there — because every other place in the world is just too clean! Comment

Rising from the sludge: City releases rezoning plan for huge swath of Gowanus

Gowanus: The city wants to make way for bigger buildings on Gowanus’s busiest thoroughfare that can pack even more residents inside than current law allows, according to a new proposal to rezone part of the neighborhood that pols released on Monday. Comments (1)

Outrage burns on Bklyn Bridge: Orange-clad protestors march across span in latest call for gun-law reform

Brooklyn Heights: These activists wore their fiery passion on their sleeves. Comments (23)
Dining: Ditch the beer bust for the beer bus! Comments (1)

Bow-ouch! Vets give local pups free flu shots at Borough Hall

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Who’s a healthy boy?! Comments (1)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Mean Streets: New street-safety signs the city installed on a bicycling corridor in Prospect Park are anything but, because one of the moveable placards sent a cyclist to the hospital after he crashed into it within a week of its arrival, furious locals claim. Comments (31)
Crown Heights: Paramedics rushed three victims to local hospitals after flames raged through the top floors of a four-story Crown Heights building on Friday. Comment
Photo Galleries: Courier Life Publications and Community News Group honored 26 of the borough’s most worthy women at a May 31 awards gala at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights, celebrating of our Brooklyn Women of Distinction, class of 2018. Comments (1)

Monday, June 4, 2018

Brooklyn Heights: A long-awaited pool will soon arrive — and stay — in Brooklyn Heights, inside a paved city park just above Brooklyn Bridge Park, leaders of Brooklyn’s front yard announced on Friday. Comments (5)
Sunset Park: He put his 50 cents in. Comments (5)

Baddie wields pipe like pistol while robbing W’burg shop

Williamsburg: A fiend waved a pipe like a handgun in order to swipe a wad of cash from a Williamsburg store on May 26, police said. Comment

Friday, June 1, 2018

Off site: Brooklyn music venues lose their websites after ticket vendor hack

Music: The websites for at least seven music spots in Brooklyn have gone blank this weekend, but the shows will go on! Comment

CB2 slaps absent staffer with unpaid suspension at secret meeting

Downtown: His “vacation” is over. Comments (11)

Park perv: Man exposes himself inside playground within Brooklyn’s Backyard, mom claims

Park Slope: A man exposed himself to children playing at Prospect Park’s Imagination Playground on Wednesday, but police let him go with a slap on the wrist after the nanny who spotted him refused to press charges, according to a mommy blogger who frequents the play space. Comments (6)

The Paper on politics

Slope Assemblyman endorses local lawyer to replace embattled district leader

Park Slope: A Park Slope state pol threw his support behind a local attorney running for the low-level, unpaid post of district leader to represent the Brooklyn Democratic Party days after the area’s current district leader announced he would not seek reelection. Comments (1)

Motorcyclist dies after collision with double-parked car in Bushwick

Mean Streets: A motorcyclist died after plowing his two-wheeler into a double-parked car in Bushwick earlier this week, police said. Comments (5)

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Downtown: It was Wednesday afternoon nitro! Comments (1)

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