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Use caution to avoid becoming victim of theft

Our readers weighed in on the latest capers in our newspapers’ police blotters and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comment

A killer show! Don’t miss your ‘Appointment with Death’

A killer show! Don’t miss your ‘Appointment with Death’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Make an appointment with the Gallery Players! Comment
Bay Ridge: The state is doling out more than $250,000 to four environmental organizations for projects the groups say will help purify the poo-filled waters of Coney Island Creek over the next two years, after officials put out a call for proposals to clean up the filthy waterway in February. Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a mystic musical, some loud London louts, Christmas queens, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Parade rounds: Teens shoot, injure man in Ditmas Park near Prospect Park Parade Ground

Bay Ridge: Cops are searching for two teenage gunmen who shot a man in Ditmas Park near the Prospect Park Parade Ground on Monday. Comment
Event: It’s a beloved holiday tradition, borrowed from the Dutch! Comment
Mean Streets: Police on Wednesday arrested a driver for hitting a cyclist on Jay Street Downtown, after she swerved out of the road’s bike lane because cops parked a police van in it, according to the victim. Comments (29)
Downtown: Hundreds of revelers on Tuesday gathered outside this newspaper’s Downtown offices at MetroTech Center for the neighborhood’s annual tree lighting — which for the first time in nearly three decades almost didn’t happen, because the bulbs strung around the 60-foot plant failed to light on cue. Comment
Bay Ridge: These Dems traded their signature blue for red and green! Comment

Mixed nuts

Dance: This show keeps dancers on their toes! Comments (2)

All they’re ’cracked up to be!

Dance: Here are six more ‘Nutcracker’ shows in Brooklyn! Comment

A farewell to ‘41’

The Right View: Our columnist remembers former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away on Nov. 30 at 94, and applauds what he calls the career Republican statesman’s legacy of patriotism over party politics. Comment
Digital editions: Don’t you hate it when you try to rummage through that lexicon of yours — the one you know is chock full of various adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, exclamations, nouns, pronouns, verbs, and other turns of phrase – and you simply can’t conjure anything? It doesn’t happen to the Paper often, but when it does, boy is it awkward. Thank goodness there are always three words at the top of mind for such instances: Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Truck no! Coney Island civic panel pans proposal to park a single food truck outside Asser Levy Park

Dining: They’re not trucking around. Comments (5)
Dining: Fans of an old-timey style of bagel that fell out of fashion around the turn of the 21st century can now find their beloved bread of the past in Park Slope, at a new sister shop of popular Cobble Hill delicatessen Shelsky’s of Brooklyn that opened on Monday. Comments (3)

Herb is the word: Five-course eatery opens near Bklyn Museum

Dining: This pop-up crew has settled down! Comments (2)

On Brownstoner: Housing for LGTBQ seniors tops out in Fort Greene

Our pals at our sister website, Brownstoner, have a great report on the latest developments in the ongoing construction of a Fort Greene building that will be filled with below-market-rate units for LGBTQ seniors when complete. Click to give it a read! Read more…

Man arrested for attacking Jewish victim in W’burg on Shabbat

Williamsburg: Cops on Tuesday cuffed a guy for terrorizing a Jewish man in Williamsburg on Friday evening. Comments (10)
Park Slope: They jingled all the way — to the finish line! Comment

Beep gives Williamsburg church funds to restore statues destroyed by vandal

Williamsburg: Thank heavens! Comments (6)
Park Slope: Authorities are hunting for the villain who brutally stabbed a woman at Park Slope’s 15th Street-Prospect Park subway station early Tuesday morning. Comments (3)

Straight shooter: Coney pol blasts city for painting squiggly yellow lines to divide stretch of Neptune Ave.

Bay Ridge: This agency needs to get in line! Comments (9)

Teen twosome sought for attacking, robbing boy in Sunset Park

Sunset Park: Police are on the hunt for two teenage punks who assaulted another teen and stole his cellphone in broad daylight in Sunset Park. Comments (6)

On Caribbean Life: Brooklyn state pol vying for public advocate

Our pals at our sister website, Caribbean Life, have a great story about Democratic Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, who currently represents neighborhoods including Brownsville and East New York, throwing her hat into the growing field of contendors to replace state Attorney General–elect Letitia James as the city’s public advocate. Click to give it a read! Read more…
Blind Spots: Cops are hunting for the hit-and-run driver who killed an oldster after smashing into him on E. 28th Street in Sheepshead Bay on Saturday. Comments (8)

Cobble Hillers approve redesigned ‘wall’ outside tower on old LICH campus

Changing Brooklyn: The developer that locals bashed for proposing to build a brick wall blocking off one of the swanky towers in its seven-structure complex going up on Cobble Hill’s old Long Island College Hospital campus now wants to put a steel fence around the property, according to a rep. Comments (3)

Man headed behind bars for shooting bystander outside Barclays Center last year

Prospect Heights: A Flatbush man could spend up to 25 years behind bars after a jury found him guilty of shooting and wounding a bystander during a fracas outside the Barclays Center last year. Comment

On QNS: The World’s Fare returns to Citi Field in May

Our pals at our sister website, QNS, have a great story on the return of the food-, drink-, and entertainment-packed festival, The World’s Fare, which will again set up shop over at Citi Field next spring. Click to give it a read! Read more…
Dining: The Coney Island outpost of Wahlburgers — the burger chain owned by famous siblings Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg — will temporarily close its doors this winter for the second year in a row. Comment

Tunnel vision: Giant underground tube along Gowanus Canal could replace long proposed water-storage tanks

Cleaning Our Waterways: City officials may scrap a long in-the-works plan to bury two massive sewage tanks beneath Gowanus Canal–adjacent land — some of which officials recently seized via eminent domain — and instead construct a giant tunnel to collect storm-water runoff in the cisterns’ place, according to Feds with the Environmental Protection Agency. Comments (4)

Former city intern faces 25 years in prison for alleged anti-Semitic crime spree

Prospect Heights: A Bedford-Stuyvesant man and former city intern faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted on hate crime-charges for allegedly vandalizing a Prospect Heights synagogue and setting fires at two Williamsburg Jewish sites earlier this month. Comments (2)

Grinched! Sneak swipes presents from Sheepshead Bay residents’ stoop

Bay Ridge: This goon needs a lesson in Christmas spirit! Comments (2)
Event: It’s the return of a beloved holiday tradition! Comment
Prospect Heights: It won’t be “the Brooklyn Eagle” for long. Comments (4)
Class Action: This school plan passed with flying colors! Comment

Following yonder bar!

Nightlife: Five more holiday saloons to lift your spirits! Comment
Bay Ridge: An inferno almost completely destroyed a more than century-old Sheepshead Bay church after burning inside the house of worship for hours after midnight on Thursday. Comment

Police: Anti-Semitic scoundrel punches Jewish boy on Williamsburg street

Williamsburg: Cops are hunting for the bigoted teen who socked a Jewish boy in the face on a Williamsburg street on Sunday. Comments (4)

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