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Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks

Event: Check out our rocket roundup of the best places to watch the skies. Comment
Art: Go outside to see life on the inside! Comment

If you see something, sometimes you should keep your mouth shut

Rhymes with Crazy: Not every child left in a car is in danger. Comment

If you see something, sometimes you should keep your mouth shut

Rhymes with Crazy: Not every child left in a car is in danger. Comments (6)

Again, the world is watching the World Cup

I trust soccer fans are enjoying The World Cup of Soccer, Russia 2018. Not only are we privileged to watch the top athletes of the world, but we can also observe the finesse of European soccer contrasted with the rough play of teams from other parts of the world. Of course, we are also subjected to the “pick-up style” soccer of low-rated countries. The tournament — good, bad or indifferent — is wonderful to watch, especially for those who play, or have played, the game. Comment

Weekend Reads

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for June 30. Comment
Bensonhurst: The city’s first Italian-American community center, “Il Centro,” opened its doors in Bensonhurst last week — nearly a decade after the project was first announced. Comment
Theater: It is a show with a high-flying concept! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a clown concert, a Dr. Seuss spectacle, a bunch of Wonder Women, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comments (1)

Bay Ridge doubles down on Independence Day!

Bay Ridge Nights: It is a patriotic week in Bay Ridge, where we celebrate America’s Independence twice! Comment

Slamming the brakes: Golden casts aside speed camera bill in push for stop signs, traffic lights near schools

Mean Streets: Bay Ridge and Marine Park state Sen. Marty Golden is now supporting a bill that would increase the numer of stop signs in schools zones instead of the one he touted doubling the number of speed cameras near houses of education. Comments (20)
Cobble Hill: These stars and stripes really are forever! Comment

Incumbents prevail in Bklyn primaries

Politics: Tuesday’s primary elections were largely a victory for incumbents, but some challengers snuck up to the sitting reps more closely than others. Here’s our recap of the federal primary-election results in Brooklyn. Comment

Telepsychiatry is here

Telepsychiatry is here

Standing O: Imagine a world where kids can connect with a psychiatrist just by flipping on a monitor. It’s here! Welcome to Telepsychiatry—an interactive video-based means of connecting patients to mental health services. Comment

Incumbents prevail in primary vote

Party Line: Tuesday’s primary elections were largely a victory for incumbents, who won over rivals in three congressional seats that represent Kings County. But some challengers snuck up to the sitting reps more closely than others. Here’s our recap of the federal primary election results in Brooklyn. Comment
Digital editions: Time and again, readers will return to the Paper’s unique vocabulary, asking why it continues to use words that some say they haven’t heard since the days of “Leave It to Beaver.” But as the go-to news source in a county known for its singular dialect — Fuhgeddaboudit! Not for nuthin’! — the Paper is merely continuing a tradition of proudly speaking one’s own language, even those words that cause more polished linguists to cringe. If you want to read about executive vice presidents, board chairpersons, and school-aged children, there are plenty of other outlets chock full of ’em. But there is only one where you’ll find youngsters who may one day rise to be company bigwigs, or local civic gurus. So read on, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Incumbent Rock-to-Ridge congressman beats tax cheat in GOP primary

Bay Ridge: The sitting Rock-to-Ridge congressman clinched the Republican nomination in the June 26 primary race, beating back a challenge from the convicted felon who formerly held the seat. Comments (11)
Event: They took a stand — with their strollers. Comment

Borough Park man sentenced to four years in prison after forcing teen girls to take nude photos

Bensonhurst: A Borough Park man was sentenced to four years in prison in Brooklyn Supreme Court on June 26, after he pleaded guilty to using a child in a sexual performance and forcible touching. Comment
Mean Streets: The city’s plan to make a pair of bike lanes safer for cyclists who use them to cut across Fort Greene and Clinton Hill falls short because the paths lack solid barriers that separate drivers from bike riders, according to a local transit guru. Comments (7)
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Hey Siri! Play me the latest Brooklyn Paper Radio podcast!

Podcast: That’s all you need to say to hear our most-recent episode! Comment

Peak preservation: LPC approves extension of Boerum Hill Historic District

Boerum Hill: Boerum Hill preservationists are cheering following the city’s Tuesday decision to expand the neighborhood’s historic district, protecting nearly 300 more buildings from the wrecking ball as developers eye area streets for future towers. Comments (4)

The young and the restless: Civic seeks to increase youth engagement

Marine Park: They want to turn disaffected teens into civically engaged young people. Comment
Prospect Heights: Hundreds of revelers hit Eastern Parkway on Sunday to toast the cultural contributions of individuals and institutions hailing from neighborhoods in the heart of the borough, including a Bedford-Stuyvesant–born, award-winning performer honored at the bash who thrilled attendees with a surprise show. Comments (1)
Downtown: A class of pint-sized pupils proudly picked up their pre-school diplomas on Friday at the graduation ceremony for a Downtown school that teaches youngsters with emotional, physical, or neurological disabilities. Comment

Sea change: Mermaid Parade stars in picture book about mermaid boy

Books: She’s making a splash! Comment

Clones win it in the ninth!

The Ride: Coleman did it! He did it! Comment

S’Park attorney indicted for allegedly stealing more than $150K from clients

Crime: A Sunset Park attorney was indicted on charges of two counts of second- and third-degree grand larceny and two counts of first-degree perjury in Brooklyn Supreme Court on June 25 after he allegedly stole more than $150,000 from his clients. Comment
Prospect Heights: Hundreds of professional jitterbugs cut a rug at the Barclays Center on Saturday in the hopes of scoring a gig cheering on the Brooklyn Nets as part of the squad’s dance team. Comment

Clones blown away by Lowell

The Ride: The New Englanders got their revenge Monday night. Comment
Prospect Heights: Big-hearted Brooklynites celebrated refugees and the local organizations that help them acclimate to life in Kings County at a Saturday bash at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music — a century-plus old institution with a diverse history that made it the perfect place for the festivities, a staffer said. Comments (6)
Dining: A well-known talk show host in the Eurasian country of Azerbaijan started anew as a no-name restaurateur in Gravesend after leaving his native land following a controversial episode of his series that angered members of its ruling class. Comments (1)
Blind Spots: A driver fatally hit a 4-year-old while pulling out of a Bushwick laundromat’s parking lot on Sunday then fled the scene, but cops, who caught up with the motorist about a block away from the deadly hit-and-run, likely will not arrest her, a spokesman said. Comments (25)

Fix falls short: City’s Ninth Street redesign fails to keep rogue truckers off road, civic gurus say

Mean Streets: The city revealed safety improvements it wants to make on Ninth Street after a crash on the road claimed the lives of two kids and an unborn baby, but the measures won’t do much to save lives in Park Slope unless officials also crack down on truckers who use the street as an illegal thoroughfare, a civic guru said. Comments (5)

Coney Island Dancers bristle at new permit policy

Coney Island: All they wanna do is dance! Comment
Fort Greene: A Fort Greene deli owner who immigrated to Brooklyn from the Middle East as a toddler turned his storefront into a passionate rebuke of President Donald Trump’s contentious immigration policy that ripped thousands of youngsters from their parents as the migrant families arrived at the nation’s southern border. Comments (24)

One run is enough for Cyclones

The Ride: Our boys beat the Spinners by the thinnest of margins. Comment
Downtown: Contractors on Thursday kicked off the long-awaited transformation of Downtown’s historic Paramount Theatre from college gym to restored concert hall — but not before a musician treated the ground-breaking ceremony attendees to a performance on its antique Wurlitzer organ that literally brought the house down. Comment

City community college’s food pantry feeds students in need

Health: Administrators at a city community college are nourishing the minds — and bodies — of its most vulnerable students with a newly created food pantry where those in need of something to eat can stock up on essential groceries for free. Comments (1)

Five runs in final frame sweeps Connecticut

The Ride: Our never-say-die Cyclones won it in the ninth! Comment

Clones crush Connecticut

The Ride: The New Englanders didn’t have a chance! Comment

Sunset Park man arrested for allegedly severing wife’s arm, fingers

Crime: Police arrested a Sunset Park man on attempted murder and other charges on June 24, after he allegedly cut off his wife’s right arm and two fingers from her left hand on 55th Street in Sunset Park three days earlier. Comment
Bay Ridge: A homeless man has chained his belongings to the roll-down gate of a Kensington social-services provider’s storefront without permission for months, forcing its workers to sidestep the allegedly smelly stuff as they search for a solution that isn’t dumping the guy’s earthly possessions in a landfill. Comments (7)
Crime: The police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who allegedly touched a woman inappropriately on a bus in Sunset Park heading towards Bay Ridge on May 17. Comment

Sands Street shuffle: Do-good developer buying Dumbo tower from builder that purchased it from Witnesses last year

DUMBO: A builder of so-called affordable housing is working out a deal to buy a now-vacant Dumbo hotel from the developer that just last year bought the property from the Jehovah’s Witnesses as the religious group unloaded the last of its local real estate. Comments (5)

Cyclones shut out Connecticut

The Ride: Cyclones ace Christian James shut out the Connecticut Tigers for seven innings Thursday to help lead the Clones to victory. Comment

Dumb new rule sinks Cyclones

The Ride: Minor League Baseball wants to speed up games by putting a free runner on second base at the start of extra innings. Last night, the move worked — for the Hudson Valley Renegades. Comment

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