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Books: She makes walks down memory lane. Comment

A stroll through the Slope: Putting the guidebook to the test

Books: This guidebook gave me a run for my money! Comment

Safe harbor: D’town group helps Iraqi refugees who faced death threats resettle in S’Bay

Bay Ridge: A young couple who fled death threats in their native Iraq when they were teenagers are now raising their young daughter in Sheepshead Bay with the support of a Downtown group that helps immigrants and refugees resettle in Brooklyn. Comment

Here’s why I now love Mr. Rogers more than ever before

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist says why her appreciation for the show she was bored with as a kid has grown significantly. Comment

Here’s why I now love Mr. Rogers more than ever before

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist reveals why her appreciation for the show she was bored with as a kid has grown significantly. Comments (3)

Crack down hard on speeding drivers

If R. Lachant wants a solution to the dangerous conditions that we live under, then [she] needs to contact the U.S. Navy. You see, on aircraft carriers they have cables that catch aircraft landing on the decks, and since speeds of these aircraft are equal to these speeding non-caring drivers, we should put these cables on every street corner and catch the bottom of these cars ripping out their underbellies. If your vehicle goes a certain speed (let’s say, warp drive 2 or close to the sound barrier) then automatically these cables are activated. Of course, Lachant is not alone. Mill Basin and Bergen Beach are absolutely the worst when it comes to safety. Stand on Avenue U and E. 66th Street and watch as cars zip by at race car speeds, easily over 100 mph, 24 Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for July 28. Comment
Coney Island: It was a night to remember someone who remembered everyone else. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a beer bash, a shark show, and doggie discovery, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

The fun runs free in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: It is a packed weekend of free summer fun in the Ridge! Comment

Dems spar over Reform Party

Party Line: One of the Democratic challengers vying to unseat Bay Ridge’s lone Republican state pol handed back the cash he received from leaders of the Brooklyn Reform Party after critics blasted him, charging that taking the donation meant he supports the party’s anti-immigration rhetoric. Comment
Mean Streets: All 140 of the city’s school-zone speed cameras stopped doling out tickets on July 25, after state senators failed to vote on a new authorization in time. Comments (10)
Blind Spots: A group of mourners gathered on Tuesday to sing hymns and say prayers on the Bushwick pavement where a hit-and-run driver fatally ran over a 4-year-old girl one month prior, kicking off a year of such vigils to mark each month that passes since young Luz Gonzalez’s tragic death. Comment

Gave its blessing: Council green-lights rezoning for Ft. Greene church’s affordable tower

Fort Greene: Clergy at a Fort Greene house of worship cheered Council following its unanimous approval of their request to rezone a swath of land on S. Portland Avenue, where they intend to erect a 13-story tower of below-market-rate housing. Comments (7)
Dining: Call them ladies who lager. Comments (1)
Theater: Oh holy nights! Comment
Standing O: Walkers laced up their trainers, put on their tees, and put soles to the pavement at the 6th annual Brooklyn Brain Aneurysm Awareness 1K walk in Marine Park on June 9. Comment
Digital editions: No we didn’t. In fact, we hired a new reporter who started Monday. So let’s all welcome aboard Kevin Duggan, who’ll probably get some stuff in the Paper even if he mostly covers Southern Brooklyn. Forty years on, we’re still rolling along. So sit back and enjoy your edition written and laid out right here in America’s Downtown. Oh, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Special delivery: Judge stops deportation of undocumented pizza delivery man and demands his release from jail

Fort Hamilton: A judge stayed the deportation of undocumented immigrant Pablo Villavicencio-Calderon and demanded he be immediately released from detention on July 24, nearly two months after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained the pizza delivery man at Fort Hamilton Army Base on June 1. Comments (23)

On the Radio: Learn how you can help revive Gage and Tollner restaurant

Podcast: It was a chophouse with chops, and now St. John Frizell and his team want to bring it back. Hear how you can get in on the action. Comment

Tree’s removal cuts deep: Botanic Garden members cry foul over plan to replace old plant with young sapling

Prospect Heights: Some Brooklyn Botanic Garden fans blasted its staff for recently chopping down a stately old London plane tree in favor of a younger plant, claiming the green thumbs’ switcheroo reeks of arboreal ageism. Comments (9)

On the stroll again

On the stroll again

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge locals and visitors flocked to Third Avenue for an evening of fun and frolic at this year’s second Summer Stroll on Friday, July 20. Comment

Making a splash: NYC Ferry launches first jumbo boat in East River

Fort Greene: The first super-sized boat to join city’s fleet of ferries started shuttling commuters across the East River last weekend, allowing even more straphangers to trade trips through crumbling subway stations for travel on the high seas, according to leaders of the service. Comments (1)

Graphic violence: Famed comic book writer pens ‘Brooklyn Blood’

Books: Brooklyn is in his blood! Comments (1)

Gov. dedicates millions to grow boro’s community gardens

Crown Heights: The governor is showering 22 Kings County community gardens with $3.1 million in state capitol funding as part of a billion-dollar-effort to improve the quality of life for residents in some of the borough’s lower-income neighborhoods. Comments (1)

Cyclones fall to Mahoning Valley in rain-shortened game

The Ride: The Cyclones bats were silenced by the Scrappers Tuesday night, getting shutout in a rain-shortened game that lasted five innings. Comment

Fighting for a full package: Anti-circumcision group calls for end to practice outside Atlantic Terminal

Fort Greene: Costumed protestors in all-white getups with red-stained crotches on Monday took to the streets outside Atlantic Terminal, where they preached what they claimed are the dangers of circumcising baby boys to passersby, slamming the medical procedure as unnecessary, painful, and a form of child abuse. Comments (25)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The ground beneath a seating area outside Gowanus’s Whole Foods started sinking towards the toxic waterway it abuts after equipment workers used in the Superfund site’s scrub shook the land around the store, forcing employees to rope the space off indefinitely, according to the Feds leading the canal’s cleanse. Comments (4)

Endangered species: Street mosaics of animals getting paved over

Art: His art has faced some bumps in the road! Comments (1)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Dapper pups dressed in the latest canine couture turned out for a beloved Park Slope bar’s dog fashion show on Saturday, where the furballs’ finery won them even more affection from neighbors than usual, according to one mutt’s mom. Comments (1)

Taxi terror: Pair violently robs cab driver whom they threatened to shoot

Fort Greene: Two creeps attacked and threatened to shoot a taxi driver before robbing the guy after he picked them up early on Friday morning in Fort Greene, police said. Comment
Downtown: A long-awaited project to build a vending-machine-style parking facility beneath a promised park on Willoughby Street Downtown is not on the rocks despite previous reports, according to its developer, who said his firm secured the cash it needs to break ground and may do so as early as this fall. Comments (4)

Clean start: Developer reveals rehab of old Dumbo rehabilitation center’s building

Changing Brooklyn: The Brooklyn builder that wants to erect a controversial megadevelopment on the edge of Boerum Hill recently turned its attention to Dumbo, scooping up two neighboring Jay Street buildings in the area’s historic district that its bigwigs hope to transform into a single, live-work space for creative types, they told city preservationists last week. Comments (1)

Clones take two from Lowell

The Ride: Our boys came from behind on Sunday to clinch game one in a doubleheader, and continued their dominance in game two, shutting out Lowell for back-to-back wins. Comment
Williamsburg: Police are hunting for a crook who stole cash out of the register at a Williamsburg Chinese restaurant after threatening to shoot an employee last month. Comments (3)

Rain-delayed game to be completed today at noon

The Ride: Last night’s game was called after three innings, and will be finished up today. Comment

Booooooo! Clones fall to Spinners

The Ride: Our boys failed to hit when they had to. Comment
Coney Island: Youngsters in Coney Island flocked to Kaiser Park to learn about New York’s many waterways and waterfronts for “City of Water Day” on July 14. Comment

Safety fur-st! Locals receive lesson in animal CPR

Fuzzy Brooklyn: More than a dozen animal lovers learned how to give vital mouth-to-snout resuscitation to their furry friends at a Brooklyn Heights rescue’s first-aid seminar on Wednesday. Comments (2)
Bridge ‘Park’: A Tuesday meeting to discuss plans for some of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s last undeveloped land beneath its namesake span quickly devolved into back-and-forth bickering about dots, leading an exasperated member of the green space’s community-advisory group to question why some of her colleagues even bothered to show up. Comments (5)
Fort Hamilton: With liberty and justice for ball! Comment

Six Cyclones pitchers can’t stop Tri-City

The Ride: The Valley Cats scored four runs in the seventh to blow open what was a 3–2 game. Comment

Medina’s bat powers Cyclones

The Ride: The right fielder hit two home runs, leading the Clones to victory. Comment

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