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She’s got pluck: Pop singer plays the harp

Music: She’s been harping on pop music. Comment

Protect children, at the border and here

I was thrilled to read John Snow’s letter, “Spare the Children” in the Bay News of June 29–July 5. Mr. Snow, you are a kindred spirit! I hope you have read the letters I have been sending to the Bay News about the tragic and shameful separation of immigrant children and their parents. I think all of us here in the United States need to unite to help these children and all of the so-called “aliens” seeking asylum who are, after all, human beings just like we are! I wonder if Donald Trump ever stops to think about where his relatives came from. Because his relatives had money, does that mean they should have been treated any differently than refugees who arrive with nothing but fear, hunger and pain? Don’t these refugees des Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator explores the new taproom at the Brooklyn Brewery — and makes a new friend! Comment
Music: This music group is getting the Hook! Comment

United front: Southern Brooklyn Dems join forces to defeat Golden

Bay Ridge: A pair of rival Southern Brooklyn pols are now united in their mission to unseat Bay Ridge’s incumbent Republican state senator after both lined up behind one of his Democratic opponents. Comments (9)

Music makes the Ridge go around

Bay Ridge Nights: There is a ton of free tunes to take in this weekend in the Ridge! Comment

Welcome to the workforce! Thief swipes intern’s bike on her first day on the job, boss says

Bay Ridge: A Ditmas Park gymnastics teacher is calling on community members to help her track down the crook who stole her intern’s bike on Monday. Comments (6)

Cracking code: Manhattan Beach student wins global contest with password-protector invention

Manhattan Beach: This kid’s in a class of his own. Comment

Roll out

Art: They’re rolling out disco history! Comment

Let the good times roll!

Let the good times roll!

Nightlife: Here’s your guide to upcoming roller disco events in Brooklyn. Comment

Biden time!: New book stars former Prez and veep as mystery-solving duo

Books: Obama is basically Batman. Comment
Event: These cyclists are taking the ride of a lifetime — to save others’ lives. Comment
Event: This stroll wasn’t for the birds. Comment
Standing O: After a $2.8 million dollar renovation, the Kensington play space is now open again and ready for fun. Comment

Golden’s staff’s faux pas showing cracks in his armor

The Right View: The Bay Ridge state Senator staff is not serving him well as he faces his first real competition for his seat, says our columnist. Comment

A trip out west proves it is still wild

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie and her son negotiate the rapids of life. Comment
Digital editions: No. That’s not right. The Brooklyn Paper wouldn’t like to have just a word, because it would like to have many — as many words as it needs to tell a story. You see, the Paper simply misspoke. And it would be silly to think the Paper would ask for one word, when it clearly meant several, wouldn’t it? You wouldn’t think the Paper would botch such a simple statement. No, you would think it knew exactly what it was saying, and wouldn’t need to clarify. But here we are, folks. Should anyone else make such a gaffe, the Paper would understand why you wouldn’t believe their excuse. But it hopes you will accept this explanation. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Downtown: Cops on Tuesday cuffed a teen they suspect opened fire on Fulton Mall last week, shooting two pedestrians and his intended target amid a Friday the 13th fracas on the commercial strip in broad daylight. Comments (15)

Coney street co-naming honors late CB13 member and activist

Event: She really made her mark on the community. Comment

On BPR: Meet our awesome interns!

Podcast: It takes a village to put out a newspaper every week (and a website every day, and a podcast periodically), and on the latest edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio, we give you an inside listen into the lives of some of the villagers. Comment
Red Hook: Thousands of sports fans with a need for speed descended on Red Hook last weekend for the two-day championship of electric-car race Formula E, which featured battery-powered speedsters zooming along a track in a competition as amazing as it was unlikely, according to a man with a front-row seat to the action. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Music-lovers from across the borough and beyond boogied down in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday as an all-star lineup of performers closed out this year’s Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Comment

Bleeding hearts: ‘Marie and Bruce’ is a breakup comedy with edge

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: These characters cut deep. Comments (2)

Strong pitching stops Valley Cats

The Ride: Jaison Vilera threw seven innings of two-hit ball, striking out nine in the process and leading the Cyclones to victory. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park leaders on Monday indefinitely shuttered the zig-zagging Squibb Bridge leading to the waterfront lawn, blaming a single, faulty piece of wood for the notoriously bouncy span’s latest closure. Comments (12)

Dumb-ster gone, but city won’t pay to pave bald spot on Boerum Place

Downtown: An illegally parked dumpster that blocked city workers from finishing a paving job Downtown on Boerum Place has been moved, and now officials say its owner has to pay to lay new asphalt on the bald spot that was missed. Comments (1)

Police search for man wanted in Sunset Park rape

Crime: The police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who they believe raped a woman inside a 52nd Street building in Sunset Park on July 13. Comment

Cost of living: Suit alleges Kushner Co. risked tenants’ health for profits

Williamsburg: The family real-estate firm of President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner illegally forced rent-stabilized tenants out of a Williamsburg apartment building with construction that exposed occupants, including children, to cancer-causing chemicals, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday. Comments (11)

Arch support: LPC green-lights fixes to stone structures beneath B’Bridge

Brooklyn Heights: City preservationists okayed renovations to the masonry arches supporting one end of the landmarked Brooklyn Bridge as part of a scheme that also proposes fixing up similar structures at the crossing’s opposite foot, as well as the two stone towers that rise above the span. Comment
Fort Greene: Doctors at Brooklyn Hospital Center on Friday orchestrated an extra-special delivery when they welcomed a pregnant mother’s bundle of joy — in the parking lot outside the emergency room. Comments (1)

‘Laid back’ Cyclones fall to Crosscutters, fail to sweep

The Ride: Our boys may not have put forth their best effort on Monday afternoon. Comment

Road to riches: Mytle Ave. entrepreneurs brace for flush future with opening of plaza

Clinton Hill: Clinton Hill business owners are hoping last month’s long-awaited debut of an inviting pedestrian plaza along Myrtle Avenue will jump-start commerce on the stretch, after roughly four years of construction slowed sales at many stores, and forced some to close their doors altogether, according to one shopkeep. Comment

Five alleged Brooklyn Mafia men indicted on fraud charges

Crime: They kept it in the family. Comment

Clones top Crosscutters

The Ride: Our boys scored early and never looked back. Comment

City program offers homeowners free deck inspections with grace period for repairs

Development: Department of Buildings leaders today kicked off a weeks-long program offering free, no-penalty inspections of homeowners’ decks, porches, and retaining walls in an effort to shore up any suspicious structures and avoid dangerous collapses. Comment

Vargas delivers as Cyclones win again

The Ride: The Met hurler, making his second rehab start for Brooklyn, went six strong innings. Comment

Cyclones squeak one out in the ninth

The Ride: Sloppy play by the Ironbirds allowed the Cyclones to come back from a 2–1 deficit in the ninth. Comment

Rush to redemption: Gov. demands special state Senate session to vote on speed-camera bill, slams GOP for inaction

Politics: State Senators must return to the capital for a special session to vote on a bill to double the number of speed cameras allowed citywide before the current camera program expires on July 25, Gov. Cuomo announced on Friday. Comments (4)
Downtown: You missed a spot! Comment
Prospect Heights: Dozens of Kings County jitterbugs cut a rug as a swing band played tunes outside of Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch on Wednesday at the first of five boogies the book lender is hosting this season. Comment
Bay Ridge: Youngsters packed Kensington’s DiGilio Playground on Thursday after officials snipped a ribbon at the just-renovated fun zone following a 14-month-long makeover, it’s first in 20 years, according to the Department of Parks and Recreation. Comment

Police arrest Sheepshead Bay man in fatal Belt Parkway crash

Dyker Heights: Police arrested a Sheepshead Bay man on charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and three counts of vehicular assault after he allegedly collided with another car, killing one person and injured two others near exit four of the Belt Parkway on July 12. Comment

Two Clones pitchers shutout Ironbirds

The Ride: Jaison Vilera and Mac “Rhymes with Closer” Lozer gave up just five hits combined against the Ironbirds. Comment

Ironbirds bomb Cyclones

The Ride: Starter Briam Campusano gave up four runs in just two-thirds of an inning, as the Cyclones fell. Comment

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