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Event: They’re sharing short stories from long lives. Comment
Music: See the Blue among the green! Comment

Pol takes a U-turn on speed camera issue

Bay Ridge and Marine Park state Sen. Marty Golden cast aside his support of a bill that would double the number of speed cameras in school zones citywide and is now pushing a bill requiring stop signs […] Comment
Mean Streets: A Park Slope mother whose son was killed by a reckless driver recently spent 24 hours protesting outside a Bay Ridge state senator’s local office because she claimed the pol backtracked on a personal promise that he’d push the passage of a bill to double the number of speed cameras citywide, which his Republican party blocked in the state Senate. Comments (13)
Fort Hamilton: Fort Hamilton Army Base must release the waiver that officials claim an undocumented pizza delivery man signed to allow a background check before Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained him at the base on June 1, the man’s lawyers are demanding. Comments (11)
Dining: It’s no fairy tale! Comment
Midwood: Two drivers crashed their cars at the intersection of McDonald Avenue and Bay Parkway in Mapleton on June 30, sending one smashing into a graveyard. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got Canadian choreography, lesbian lyrics, a stickball stand-off, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Let the Ridge’s music carry you away!

Bay Ridge Nights: The music will take you back in time this weekend! Comment
Cinema: Trade in your Netflix queue for popcorn in the park! Our outdoor movie guide is back — now updated with Coney Island’s Flicks on the Beach and Greenpoint’s Summer Starz Movies! Comments (2)

Getting the lay of Quay: Pier 6’s larger tower offers sprawling views, swanky condos, for a pretty penny

Changing Brooklyn: Developers of the fast-rising condo building at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park recently took this newspaper on an exclusive tour of the 28-story, East River–facing high-rise, touting vistas that they advertised as breathtaking whether you’re looking through its ground-floor windows or penthouse panes. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: President Trump must reunite the migrant children separated from their families when the immigrants attempted to cross the border without permission, demanded thousands of marchers who strode across the Brooklyn Bridge. Comments (9)
Coney Island: It’s finally summer! Comment
Music: As the audience for music dries up, he is changing the Station. Comment

Driver allegedly strikes pedestrian in Coney, flees scene, gets arrested

Coney Island: A driver was arrested after he allegedly struck a pedestrian on West 12th Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island at 2:30 am on June 30 and then fled the scene, according to police. Comment

Industrial revolution: Book traces history of makers in Bushwick

Books: For a while, they had it made! Comment

The long road to freedom

Fearless Living: On the heels of Independence Day, our columnist explains why learning to navigate family car trips is essential to understanding the true meaning of democracy. Comment

Winners and losers in Dan Donovan’s big win

The Right View: Over the past few months, the Republican congressional primary between incumbent Dan Donovan and Michael Grimm was in the spotlight, not only in Brooklyn and Staten Island, but throughout the nation. There were contentious debates, tweets from President Trump, contrasting polls, and fierce competition between supporters of both men. Comment
Digital editions: It must have been all of those burgers at the 4th of July barbecue. Or maybe it was the hot dogs? The Paper scarfed down more than a few, in addition to that one it helped cousin Julia finish, and she put sauerkraut on it, which has been known to make a tummy or two turn. The potato salad could also be the culprit. Boy did it look good while scooping out a heaping helping, but that mayo — which tasted way more like Miracle Whip — left behind an ominously funny taste. Thank god there was all that beer to wash it away. And the suds definitely can’t be blamed, because when has booze made anyone sick? Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Staten Island hurlers stifle Brooklyn’s batters, sealing win for Yanks

The Ride: The Cyclones scored first to take an early lead last night, but failed to add insurance to its one run while giving up five to the Yankees in three consecutive innings, handing victory to the Evil Empire. Comment

God bless America!

God bless America!

Happy Independence Day, Brooklyn! The Paper salutes all those heroes — local ones especially — whose patriotism, courage, and democratic spirit built the nation it proudly calls home. We are off chillin’ and grillin’ to celebrate our great country’s 242nd birthday, but will be back tomorrow with more breaking news from around the borough.
Fort Hamilton: They got a head start on the holiday! Comment
Wild Brooklyn: Civilian anti-crime group the Guardian Angels is expanding its Kings County ranks to include some ferocious felines in order to combat the borough’s epidemic of cheese-stealing crooks — the rats! Comments (2)

Flatlands blaze kills elderly woman

Midwood: A 67-year-old Flatlands woman died in a two-alarm fire on East 49th Street in early in the morning on July 2, according to the fire department. Comment

Hit-and-run driver faces seven years for fatally striking man in G’wood Heights while allegedly drunk

Mean Streets: A hit-and-run driver who killed a man after allegedly knocking back some beers and crushing him with his car in Greenwood Heights faces up to seven years behind bars, according to charges the district attorney filed on Monday. Comments (1)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The city and Feds may be headed toward a showdown over a parcel of land where the former plans to erect two towers filled partly with so-called affordable housing, and the latter suggested as a site for a new public pool promised after Gowanus’s beloved Double-D swimming hole closes as part of the ongoing scrub of the Gowanus Canal. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: Any closer and they could bite you! Comments (1)

Cyclones thwart Evil Empire on Staten Island

The Ride: Brooklyn defeated the Yankees last night out on bucolic Staten Island, bouncing back after two tough losses. Comment
Mean Streets: The United States Postal Service is revoking parking placards issued to workers at a Park Slope office after a Brooklyn Paper investigation exposed the employees regularly used them to park illegally on local streets. Comments (23)

Isle ensconced: City designates swath of Central Bklyn as Little Haiti

Bay Ridge: Council on Thursday passed a bill designating a swath of Central Brooklyn as the Little Haiti Cultural and Business District, culminating a state pol’s months-long push for the enclave following last year’s designation of its tiny neighbor, Little Caribbean. Comments (3)

Better backpedal! Coney community board blasts city’s dockless bike-rental program

Bay Ridge: The city must put the brakes on its recently announced pilot program to bring 200 dockless bikes to Coney Island this summer, locals and board members told officials at a Community Board 13 general meeting on Wednesday. Comments (11)
Bensonhurst: It was a family day to remember! Comment
Breaking Chews: Hungry Kings Countians trekked Downtown on Thursday to savor locally made treats from dozens of vendors at the Brooklyn Eats food-and-beverage trade show. Comment

Clones hand Staten Island victory with two-run homer in ninth

The Ride: The Cyclones fell to the Evil Empire last night, allowing a two-run homer in the ninth that broke a 1–1 tie in favor of Staten Island and sealed the loss for Brooklyn. Comment

Brooklyn’s mistakes on mound seal Vermont’s win

The Ride: No less than five Cyclones hurlers could not stop the might of Vermont’s batters, who swung their way to victory for the Lake Monsters last night, delivering our boys their first series loss of the season. Comment

Cyclones sink Lake Monsters

The Ride: Our boys answered back after a tough loss. Comment

In the black: New shadow study of C’Heights towers shows dim future for Botanic Garden, P’Park

Crown Heights: Three towering Crown Heights developments planned to rise blocks from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park will deprive those and other nearby green spaces of precious sunlight each day, according to a study commissioned by a local anti-gentrification group. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: The Ridge was rocking at the June 26 kickoff of the annual “Summer Concerts in the Park” in Bay Ridge, Marine Park, Gravesend and Dyker Heights. And it’s only the beginning. Comment

Lake Monsters pummel Cyclones

The Ride: Lake Monsters batters shellacked Brooklyn early and often, scoring 14 runs in the first four innings of last night’s blowout. Comment
Blind Spots: Family and friends of the 4-year-old killed when a hit-and-run driver ran over her on a Bushwick sidewalk on Sunday commemorated her short life at a memorial march on Wednesday, where young Luz Gonzalez’s godmother demanded the motorist apologize for slaying her goddaughter, whose name means “light,” she said. Comments (16)
Awesome: Kings County kids celebrated the first day of public schools’ summer vacation on Wednesday by diving into city pools across the borough, which opened for the season the day after classrooms emptied out. Comment

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