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Marine Park: They’re causing a busload of problems. Comment

Glowing up: Dance party combines raves and Caribbean culture

Nightlife: This party gets a rave review! Comment

Reading Tomorrow, remembering yesterday

This letter is about two articles in the 2018 Brooklyn Tomorrow magazine. Comment
Bay Ridge: These cops are back on the beat. Comment
Theater: Talk about a bare stage! Comments (10)

Sounds of summer drift through the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The summer wind blows music through the Ridge this weekend! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got an ’80s extravaganza, mead makers, magic-wielding middle-schoolers, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Nightlife: The State Liquor Authority must deny a new local club’s request for a liquor license due to the owner’s troubling history, demanded a pair of officials from Sunset Park’s Community Board 7 in a July 23 letter to the state regulator. Comment
Bay Ridge: Guy Molinari, who reigned as Staten Island’s top Republican power broker for nearly 30 years as a local, state, and federal legislator — and whose long political shadow loomed across the Narrows onto Bay Ridge — died on July 25 of pneumonia in a Manhattan hospital. He was 89. Comment
Nightlife: They’re hoping for a happily-ever-after. Comment
Music: These musicians are putting down roots. Comment

Insurgent fights to get on Dem primary ballot

Party Line: The 27-year-old self-proclaimed democratic socialist looking to unseat a longtime Democratic state senator claims the long-time pol is trying to kick her off the ballot. Comment

Let the kids be who they are

Fearless Living: While trying to figure out why her two sons are so different, Stephanie considers the important role teachers play in shaping a human being. Comments (1)

Driver strikes cyclist in Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst: The driver of a van struck a cyclist — causing a fractured leg and head trauma — on 65th Street in Bensonhurst on July 21, police said. Comment

BRIC gets a history-making new president

Checkin’ in with: The pioneering Brooklyn arts purveyor named a new president last week to take the helm amid its 40th anniversary serving the local community. BRIC tapped Kristina Newman-Scott to take over for its outgoing president of 13 years, Leslie Griesbach Schultz, next month. Comment

Barkan up the wrong tree: The slippery slope candidate Ross is walking down

The Right View: One week after journalist-turned-politician Ross Barkan attacked Andrew Goundardes for accepting the Reform Party endorsement, our columnist, who heads the party, barks back. Comment

Hail to the new chief

Standing O: Welcome and congrats to Mary Fu on her promotion to Chief Development officer of Helen Keller Services. Comment
Digital editions: That’s right, we’ve done it again. And again, and again, and again. For the umpteenth time this season, we’ve won the week, beating all takers and fakers that say they can bring you local news in a way only The Brooklyn Paper can. So, no, thank you, we did not lose 25–4 this week. We kept right on winning. So do what we do and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Gunfire rings out Downtown

Gunfire rings out Downtown

A mid-morning sidewalk argument erupted in gunfire on the edge of MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn on Aug. 1, forcing workers in the office and education complex to take shelter as police swarmed the area in a futile search for a lone gunman. Comments (2)
Coney Island: The city must take steps to mitigate the impact of construction and street closures planned for parts of Surf Avenue to keep Coney Island’s traffic nightmare from getting even worse, demanded Coney Islanders at a July 26 Community Board 13 meeting with city reps. Comment



Police arrest suspect in Greenpoint road-rage knifing, hit-and-run

A video of a man attacking a livery driver with a blade in the middle of a Greenpoint street last Tuesday has helped police nab the suspect a few days later, according to a spokeswoman for New York’s Finest. Comments (1)

Two teens arrested in Bushwick playground shooting

Crime: Police arrested two teens on Monday for shooting three men, killing one of them, inside a Bushwick playground the week before. Comment
Mean Streets: Electric-powered scooters started cruising Brooklyn streets on Monday when the founders of a Bushwick-based transit company launched a pilot program to give locals a new way to putt-putt around. Comments (1)
Music: The Future of music is in Coney! Comment
A former waiter at the Grand Canyon Diner — which closed its doors on Brooklyn Heights’ Montague Street in 2015 — will reopen the eatery later this year, only this time he looks forward to greeting his old customers as the boss! Comments (2)

Even Todd Frazier can’t save Cyclones

The Ride: Our boys fell short on a rare day game with a big leaguer in the house. Comment
Gowanus: You can soon get high on the shores of Lavendar lake Comments (1)
Canarsie: It was an afternoon of fun and health. Comment
DUMBO: Is your cat ready for its closeup? Comment

A second act for Gowanus playground

Gowanus: This playspace is set to play a new role! Comment

Clones pounced on by Valley Cats

The Ride: But it was a good game, so the fans go their money’s worth. Comment

Pass the joint: DA says pot policy is keeping stoners out of jail

Leaves of Grass: Weed rather not jail them. Comments (2)
The Greatest Story Ever: Our intrepid former editor has learned (while on vacation in Tuscany) that the state doesn’t have to “fix” the spelling of the name of the bridge to Staten Italy! Comments (14)

CB7 committee tackles homeless shelters

Development: Members of Community Board 7’s committee on homelessness convened on July 25 to address the problem of the city opening shelters in Sunset Park without consulting the board, according to the board’s district manager. Comment

No aid: Judge quashes Legal Aid suit to halt Bedford-Union Armory development

A developer behind the project to build housing and a recreation center at the Bedford-Union Armory is looking forward to starting construction this fall, after a judge last month dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of Crown Heights residents seeking to block the plan. Comments (3)

Feel-good fun zone: Slope school’s new playground will divert stormwater from sewers

Park Slope: The city on July 23 broke ground on a new playground at a Park Slope elementary school that will improve the lives of local youngsters — and the condition of the nearby noxious Gowanus Canal, according to the lawmaker who allocated taxpayers’ dollars to help fund it. Comments (1)

Jaison Vilera, league leader in ERA, throws seven shutout innings in Cyclones win

The Ride: Vilera kept the Black Bears off the board for seven innings. Comment

Man and girlfriend killed by Brooklyn subway train

Bushwick: A man hurled himself and his girlfriend into the path of an oncoming C train in Bushwick July 26, authorities said. Comments (1)

Gunman shoots 3, kills one, in Bushwick playground

Bushwick: A gunman brute shot three men inside a Bushwick playground July 26, killing one of them, police said. Comment
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Bad news as Cyclones fall to Bears

The Ride: Our boys couldn’t get the job donw with runners on base. Comment

Cyclones take Black Bears for a ride

The Ride: Pitcher Kyle Wilson and slugger Manny Rodriguez led the Clones to victory. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: Residents at a Boerum Hill public-housing complex told the Feds to sink their proposal to put a temporary pool on a parking lot there when Gowanus’s Double-D closes as part of the Gowanus Canal cleanup, claiming they lost enough spots already after the city ceded other pavement at the property for a pair of privately owned towers. Comments (5)

Maniac attacks driver with box cutter on busy Greenpoint street

Greenpoint: Some brute attacked a livery driver with a blade in the middle of a Greenpoint street on Tuesday, before grabbing the victim’s keys from his car and fleeing, cops said. Comments (3)

Conor McGregor cuts plea deal, gets community service following Barclays melee

Downtown: Celebrity brawler Conor McGregor struck a sweetheart deal with District Attorney Eric Gonzalez that let the Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete walk away after an April scuffle outside the Barclays Center in which he injured two other athletes and a security guard. Comment

Wheel criminal: Cyclist injures man, rides away, police say

Sunset Park: Cops are searching for the cyclist who they said rode into a guy and sent him crashing to the ground in Sunset Park last month, then fled the scene. Comments (9)

Clones break three-game losing streak in Mahoning Valley

The Ride: Ross Adolph had a big night at the plate, and Chase Chambers smacked a two-run homer. Comment
Downtown: A piece of plaster plummeted onto the Brooklyn-bound 4- and 5-train platform inside Borough Hall station on Thursday afternoon, roughly a month after a partial ceiling collapse above the hub’s Manhattan-bound 4- and 5-train platform sent debris raining down on straphangers. Comments (7)

Cyclones lose two in a row to Scrappers

The Ride: Our boys only managed one run vs. Mahoning Valley. Comment

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