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Music: He’s getting the bands back together. Comment
Harbor Watch: The former commander of the base, Col. Peter Sicoli, handed over command to Col. Andrew S. Zieseniss. Comment

Tracking the trends of tomorrow ... today!

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist predicts the crazes soon to take popular culture by storm (or not). Comment

Tracking the trends of tomorrow ... today!

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist predicts the crazes soon to take popular culture by storm (or not). Comments (1)

City having trouble focusing on schools

I find it most amusing that our troubled schools are now referred to as focus schools. The Department of Education never fails to amaze me in the respect that it refuses to acknowledge the problem, and rather comes up with fix-it solutions it fully well knows shall fail. Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Aug. 11. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a rapper in Red Hook, Breeders at Celebrate Brooklyn!, and “Black Panther” in a park, along with much more. Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Bay Ridge is boiling over with fun

Bay Ridge Nights: This week is packed with free fun in the Ridge! Comment
Co-op d’Etat: Leaders of a decade-old co-operative market in Clinton Hill celebrated the store’s reopening in a brand-new space with a two-day shopping event last weekend that packed its aisles with first-time and loyal customers. Comment
Gerritsen Beach: Talk about being thrown under the bus. Comment
Awesome: Brooklynites mingled with members of New York’s Finest at events across the borough on Tuesday that fostered camaraderie between residents and those men and women who protect and serve them each day. Comment
Books: Comedian, podcaster and author Maeve Higgins’s new collection of essays “Maeve in America” details her experiences as an Irish immigrant in New York. Our reporter Kevin Duggan, also a recent Irish newcomer to Brooklyn, talked to Higgins about her new book and what he can expect from life in the borough. Comments (1)

Old hand on deck for Blue Wave

Party Line: Former long-time Bay Ridge District Leader Ralph Perfetto is poised to take back his old seat next month in a likely uncontested election after almost a decade away from playing politics. Comment

Cleaning up those Brooklyn streets

Standing O: Continuing his efforts to make the neighborhood cleaner, Assemblyman William Colton put the word out for volunteers. High school students cast their dust bins and swept the sidewalks and cleaned catch basins along Kings Highway between McDonald Avenue and Bay Parkway. Comment
Digital editions: Yes, it’s true. If you haven’t noticed, the Paper has a proclivity for pups, pooches, canines, hounds, mutts, furballs, puppies, and even mongrels. Big ones, small ones, fat ones, and skinny ones. No matter the age, sex, or breed, if there is a dog having its day in the borough, you better believe the Paper will be there to cover it. Our dedication to dogs is not for the ap-paws, no, it is for the sheer joy felt when gazing into the eyes of a good boy, or girl, and knowing that the beast loves us, simply because we love it. So keep droolin’, dogs, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Crime: The father of a dead baby found floating in the East River beneath the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday will be charged with concealing a human corpse if authorities can force his return from Thailand, where he fled the day after rescuers pulled the infant boy from the water, cops said on Wednesday. Comments (2)
Mean Streets: Authorities on Wednesday said they issued no charges or violations to the Department of Sanitation employee at the wheel of a city garbage truck who slammed into a cyclist in Bushwick on Aug. 1, injuring her and driving off before cops stopped the hit-and-run motorist blocks away with help from a good Samaritan. Comments (22)

‘L-pocalypse’ now: L train to shutter for 15 weekends ahead of April closure

River of Tears: Straphangers fretting over the looming closure of the L train’s Brooklyn–Manhattan tube will realize their worst fears sooner than expected because city and state transit bigwigs recently announced they will shutter the underwater tunnel for 15 weekends leading up to the so-called “L-pocolypse” — beginning with this one. Comments (9)
Mean Streets: A group of four women grieving for loved ones killed by speeding drivers spent eight hours walking a full 26.2-mile marathon around the block of state Sen. Marty Golden’s district office on Aug. 2 to protest the pol’s inaction on reviving and expanding the citywide speed-camera program. Comments (5)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: A team of pint-sized Brooklynites faced off against their counterparts from China during a friendly baseball game in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Aug. 2 where the athletes from opposite ends of the world bonded over their love of the sport — even if they couldn’t talk about it. Comment
Bensonhurst: The Police Department must track down the bigots who scrawled racist, anti-Chinese graffiti at various sites throughout Bensonhurst, demanded local leaders and Borough President Adams, who said the vulgar vandalism — which was mass-produced across the neighborhood using spray paint and a stencil — bore all the hallmarks of a hate crime, and must be prosecuted as such. Comments (13)
Event: This Stroll was a walk in the park. Comment

Wild guide: Films highlight city’s natural landscapes

Cinema: He’s a force of nature. Comment

Clones swept by Hudson Valley with third-straight loss

The Ride: A ninth-inning burst of momentum was not enough for our boys to overcome the Renegades. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Locals and families with kids with special needs had a blast last week at the Connie Lekas School-P811K eighth-annual Summer Carnival on Aug. 1. Comment

Arrest in deadly Sunset Park stabbling

Crime: Police arrested Brighton Beach man for allegedly stabbing another man to death in broad daylight on 59th Street in Sunset Park on Aug. 2. Comment
Dining: The best beer comes from Brooklyn — and that’s official! Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Animal lovers flocked to Prospect Park and its surrounding neighborhoods on Saturday and Sunday for a pair of events chock full of four-legged fun. Comment
Cinema: Check out “Singing in the Rain,” the first film in the month-long series, tonight! Comment

Cyclones succumb to Hudson Valley in the ninth — again

The Ride: Our boys allowed the Renegades another come-from-behind victory when they gave up a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth last night. Comment

Bada bling!

The Greatest Story Ever: Visitors to a swanky Williamsburg park outside an even swankier hotel can now buy expensive bling without dealing with stuffy salespeople thanks to a new vending machine that spits out jewelry like it’s Doritos or a can of Coke. Comments (6)

Brooklyn Paper vs. Marla Aaron vending machines: Tale of the Tape

Downtown: How does this newspaper’s beloved snack dispenser compare to the jeweler’s bauble bar? Our reporter investigates. Comment
Coney Island: Police are searching for a pair of men who put another man in a chokehold and stole $250 cash from him on West 17th Street on July 19. Comment

Clones fall to Renegades in ninth-inning nail-biter

The Ride: Brooklyn reliever Yeudy Colon couldn’t hold off Hudson Valley in the final inning, giving up the lead — and game — to the Renegades. Comment

Seeing green: Prospect-Lefferts Gardens block named greenest in the borough

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: They put the “garden” in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens! Comment
The Ride: You ever notice that “Seinfeld Night” at MCU Park is always sold out? Comment

Clones lose in 10th thanks to dumb new rule

The Ride: Our boys fell when they failed to hold a runner who had no business being on second base from scoring, then failed to drive home their runner who had no business being on second base. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: The fate of the still-shuttered Bossert Hotel remains a mystery to locals as another promised opening date will likely come and go this month. Comments (6)
Brooklyn Is Angry: Video of a white woman calling 911 on a black woman for seeking temporary shelter beneath the doorway of her Park Slope apartment building on July 22 went viral, and police say the woman’s attempt to stay dry didn’t break the law. Comments (20)

Birthday bomber! Fort Greene’s Manny Rodriguez hits first homer — on his mom’s birthday — to take down Ironbirds

The Ride: Our boys crushed Aberdeen, and Fort Greene’s Manny Rodriguez hit a home — with his mom on hand! Comment

Carting truck’s tire flies off, kills NYPD employee

Blind Spots: A loose tire flew off a private garbage truck and into another car on the road, killing the man inside it as he drove to work along the Gowanus Expressway on Wednesday morning, police said. Comments (2)

Cut down: Brooklyn Botanic Garden fires arborist for trying to save trees, former garden worker claims

Prospect Heights: He tried to save a tree — so they gave him the ax. Comments (9)

Insurgent fights to get on Dem primary ballot

Politics: 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. Comments (7)

Dirocie’s homer in sixth leads Cyclones to victory

The Ride: Anthony Dirocie smacked a three-run homer, turning a 2–0, sixth-inning deficit into a 3–2 lead, and powering the Cyclones to victory over the Valley Cats. Comment

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