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Art: The show is Port-au-Prince charming! Comments (1)

Your backyard: Where the wild things are

Rhymes with Crazy: A new movie at the Museum of Natural History shows you what is going on in your own backyard. Comment

Your backyard: Where the wild things are

Rhymes with Crazy: A new movie at the Museum of Natural History shows you what is going on in your own backyard Comment

Golden rule: Let’s keep city schools cool

So nice to hear that Councilman Treyger wants the timetable for air-conditioning our schools pushed up. Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Sept. 22. Comment
Nightlife: It’s the best fest! Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: This is a week of festivals! We have a photo festival, a performance fest, a street festival, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

High-school teacher arrested on child-porn charges

Coney Island: A public high-school teacher from Coney Island was arrested and charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a child in federal court on Sept. 19. Comment
Party Line: Letitia “Tish” James is likely to become the state’s first black attorney general following her Democratic primary win last week, and a handful of local lawmakers are reportedly ready to step into her citywide watchdog role if she does. Comments (8)

DA: Local cop and his wife stole thousands by impersonating dead relative

Marine Park: A Brooklyn cop and his wife face up to 25 years in prison for using the officer’s mother’s identity to steal upwards of $360,000 from financial companies and the federal government after she died in 2016, according to an indictment District Attorney Eric Gonzalez filed in Supreme Court on Tuesday. Comments (3)
Music: They’re jazzing up the folk festival. Comments (1)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: If you see a dozen people wandering through Dumbo looking lost, best not to talk to them. They might follow you home. Comment
Standing O: Move the tassels and pass out the awards to Brooklyn Public Library. The borough’s leading information center was awarded top honors by the Urban Libraries Council as a Top Innovator for it’s Teacher Lab. Comment
Digital editions: Look, The Brooklyn Paper hasn’t jumped the shark. We haven’t gone Hollywood. Nor have we sold out. We’ve just kept humming along, singing in the band, showing up for dinner, and appearing in news boxes across this great borough long after anyone ever thought we would. In fact, we’re kind of like Potsie in that snese. So we’ll keep doing what we’re doing, and you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…
River of Tears: State transportation leaders want to pack even more passengers on the dedicated Brooklyn–Manhattan ferries they plan to sail across the East River when the L train’s underwater tunnel shuts down for 15 months next April, according to a Williamsburg pol. Comments (6)
Marine Park: A Flatlands man was charged in federal court on Sept. 18 with intentionally setting the fire that ripped through the Kings Plaza parking garage the day before. Comments (12)
Carroll Gardens: Preservationists including legendary folk singer Joan Baez succeeded in saving a pair of Carroll Gardens buildings the musician’s family once lived and worked in when officials named the properties as city landmarks on Tuesday. Comments (1)
Art: It’s black and it’s beautiful. Comments (1)
Boerum Hill: The Boerum Hill councilman said his decision on the controversial project may come down to just how dense it actually is. Comments (5)
Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park leaders want the new public swimming hole they’re building in Squibb Park to be more than double the size of the beloved Pop-Up Pool it is replacing, according to consultants tapped to help plan the facility, but also asked neighbors to share their concerns about foot traffic a larger pool will draw to the tony enclave where residents have complained about unruly park-goers in the past. Comments (3)
Marine Park: Police and fire marshals suspect that the massive fire that tore through multiple floors of the Kings Plaza Shopping Center parking garage on Sept. 17 was arson. Comment

Show’s over: Downtown TKTS booth quietly closes

Theater: Local theater-lovers now have to schlep across the East River to score half-price tickets for Broadway plays after Brooklyn’s lone TKTS window closed earlier this month with no grand finale. Comments (2)

Fire in Kings Plaza parking garage injures 21

Marine Park: Nearly two dozen people sustained injuries after a massive inferno tore through a parking garage at Kings Plaza Shopping Center this morning. Comments (2)
Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights residents should not hold their breath waiting for the serpentine Squibb Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park to reopen following its sudden July closure, because the problem meadow leaders claimed was a single faulty piece of wood is actually a far bigger structural flaw, the stewards said. Comments (11)

Gounardes nabs Democratic nomination to face off against Golden in November

Bay Ridge: The battle lines are drawn. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: The owner of a Windsor Terrace no-kill animal shelter — along with a few of his fuzzy rescues — took a fashionable turn as models in new advertisements for preppy retail giant J. Crew. Comment
Park Slope: A Park Slope pet owner is furious with workers at a local carpet-cleaning businesses whom she claimed pulverized her beloved kitty’s paw during a recent cleanse, and then refused to pay the animal’s thousand-dollar medical tab, instead offering a mere $130 refund on the shampoo job. Comments (5)
Meadows of Shame: Local athletes blasted the city for letting McCarren Park’s three grass ball fields deteriorate into waterlogged mud pits that they claimed residents are forced to maintain because officials are moving too slow on a plan to reseed the diamonds. Comments (2)
Shopping: Residents of Park Slope and Prospect Heights can receive free one-day shipping on certain goods from dozens of neighborhood mom-and-pop shops via a new online marketplace starting on Sept. 20. Comment

Gang members get prison time for death of gov’s aide

Crown Heights: A judge on Wednesday sentenced three gang members to several years in prison each for the fatal shooting of a former aide to Gov. Cuomo during the early morning J’Ouvert festivities on Labor Day in 2015. Comment

Primary news: Tish moves forward, Salazar stuns Dilan

Primary news: Tish moves forward, Salazar stuns Dilan

Politics: Brooklynite and former Fort Greene Councilwoman Letitia James is now the Democratic nominee for New York State Attorney General, and was just one of the self-described progressives who won big in Thursday’s primary elections. In Bushwick, upstart Julia Salazar topped longtime state Sen. Martin Dilan, and another political novice bested sitting state Sen. Jesse Hamilton in Crown Heights. Read on for our full recap. Comments (26)

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