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Midwood: An 87-year-cyclist has died after a minivan struck him last week in Midwood, according to police Comments (20)
Theater: Something twisted this way comes! Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Nov. 2! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got singing septuagenarians, Asian artwork, a basketball book, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

In the toilet: A city plan to build a bathroom in Canarsie Park suffers yearlong delay

Canarsie: A city plan to build a bathroom in Canarsie Park has come to a stand still, with National Grid refusing to connect the loo to gas and the city warring with its contractor over who’s to blame for a months-long delay that’s forcing locals to whizz in the bushes. Comments (4)
Park Slope: An artistic group of volunteers unveiled a sprawling new mural at PS 321 elementary school in Park Slope on Saturday, wrapping up a lengthy process of sprucing up the schoolyard with a whimsical assemblage of sea-creatures, cityscapes, and more. Comments (1)
Bensonhurst: A woman is in died after a motorist struck her with a car in Bath Beach on Oct. 29, according to police. Comments (3)

Swing state: Dance contest lindy hops into Grand Prospect Hall

Dance: They’ll make your dancin’ dreams come true! Comment
Coney Island: It was super ghoul! Comment
Gowanus: This artist is putting Trump’s impeachment scandal into context! Comments (3)
Coney Island: Flood-prevention infrastructure in the People’s Playground remains far from completion seven years after Superstorm Sandy devastated Coney Island, and what safeguards do exist won’t protect against a Sandy-sized storm — leaving residents vulnerable to flooding for years to come, according to advocates. Comments (2)
Gowanus: Preservationists are rejoicing after the city granted landmark status to five historic Gowanus buildings on Tuesday, which will save them from potential demolition ahead of the neighborhood’s massive planned rezoning. Comment
Manhattan Beach: The city spent $4.5 million in state resiliency funds on a Manhattan Beach park — while doing next to nothing to enhance the playground’s storm preparedness — and local civic gurus blasted the Parks Department for squandering an opportunity to safeguard the neighborhood. Comments (1)
Books: Check out the Brooklyn that might have been! Comment
Park Slope: Thousands of goblins, ghouls, and ghosts flocked to Prospect Park for the 40th annual Haunted Halloween and Walk on Saturday. Comment
The big wigs at Industry City submitted an application for a controversial rezoning with the city last week, beginning a seven-month-long game of chicken with Councilman Carlos Menchaca, who vowed to kill the proposal if executives at the maker space moved forward without his approval. Comments (11)
A group of neighborhood activists and local pols are renewing their demand that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority restore the B71 bus line in light of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to revamp Brooklyn’s bus network and the city’s scheme to stuff 20,000 new residents in Gowanus through an upcoming rezoning. Comments (7)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Residents rallied on Saturday to demand the closure of a Bedford-Stuyvesant ceramics studio after the nonprofit’s co-director placed Halloween decorations that looked like black children hanging from nooses in her home last week. Comments (11)

Wegman-ia! Massive upstate grocery store draws thousands on rainy opening day

Fort Greene: Thousands of shoppers lined up during an early morning downpour to be among the first to buy groceries at a new supermarket in Fort Greene on Sunday. Comments (2)
Bensonhurst: A popular pastor who revitalized a struggling Bensonhurst Church will be reassigned in January, disappointing parishioners who credit him with saving the church from closure and restoring it to its former glory. Comment
Park Slope: He’ll make all your dreams come true — except if you dream of the playoffs! Comment
Downtown: Brooklyn Heights residents called on Mayor de Blasio to unilaterally ban non-essential helicopter flights from a Lower Manhattan heliport, claiming the choppers’ racket is making life in their bougie brownstones unbearable. Comments (3)

It’s Hammer-time: Former Park Slope civic guru making waves in Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach: The former top staff member of Brownstone Brooklyn’s Community Board 6 has moved to Brighton Beach after resigning amid a flurry of stalking and forgery indictments, and the one-time civil servant is now busy promoting numerous traffic safety initiatives in his newfound home. Comments (6)
Bensonhurst: City greenspace gurus welcomed locals to a spiffy new Gravesend park on Thursday, capping off a three-year, $4.5 million effort to transform an asphalt slab into sprawling public parkland, said the area’s local councilman. Comment
Coney Island: The new head of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce laid out his ambitious vision for the future of the small business-boosting enterprise on Wednesday — promising to improve the landscape for the borough’s mom-and-pop shops. Comment
Event: It had a Strong start! Comments (1)
Police gunned down a man in Brownsville after he beat a cop with a chair on Friday night. Comments (2)
Coney Island: Developers of a 20-story tower in Coney Island drew concern from local civic gurus after revealing their plans to build ground-floor retail at an upcoming residential tower. Comments (11)
Brighton Beach: Two Brooklynites tragically fell to their deaths in separate apparent suicides on Thursday, according to authorities. Comments (1)
Park Slope: Over 100 firefighters rushed to the scene of a massive inferno that devastated a stately Park Slope brownstone on Thursday afternoon. Comments (1)

Update: NYCHA rushes to meet Senator’s ‘hell to pay’ demands

Flatbush: Freshman legislator Zellnor Myrie offered a 24-hour ultimatum for city housing honchos to clean up the fire-ravaged situation at an East Flatbush housing complex. Comments (2)

Biker in critical condition after Williamsburg scooter crash

Williamsburg: A motorcyclist suffered severe injuries after smashing into a scooter-riding teen in Williamsburg Wednesday night. Comments (3)

Cops hunt killer in Ditmas Park stabbing

Ditmas Park: Cops are hunting the butcher who stabbed a man to death in Ditmas Park on Tuesday. Comment

Reprobate throws woman against Fort Greene subway: video

Fort Greene: Police are hunting the scumbag who hurled a woman head-first into the side of a waiting train at the Dekalb Avenue subway station in Fort Greene on Oct. 23. Comments (2)
Sunset Park: A high-ranking staffer for Brooklyn Assemblyman Félix Ortiz pled guilty in federal court on Wednesday to stealing more than $80,000 from the legislator’s campaign bank account. Comment

Thief nabs man phone on Mermaid Avenue

Coney Island: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment

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