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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

Parenting: The family of an 11-year-old Brooklyn boy known internationally as one of the city’s most talked about drag queens continues to receive death threats, as well as investigatory visits from city social workers, weeks after writers for conservative and pro-life websites ignited a firestorm over his recent performance at a Williamsburg bar. Comments (21)
Mean Streets: Scaffolding outside a Downtown building came crashing down on Tuesday, after a man smashed his sport-utility vehicle into the temporary wooden-and-metal structure on Cadman Plaza West, according to a Fire Department spokesman. Comments (4)
Theater: This musical takes the crown for oddest premise! Comments (4)

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Driver fatally collides with empty car in Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach: A man died on Monday after smashing his van into another vacant vehicle parked on a Brighton Beach street, cops said. Comment

Pickup-truck driver fatally hits man in Williamsburg

Mean Streets: A man died after a driver hit him while he crossed a Williamsburg street, police said. Comments (8)

Marine Park-bred illustrator who cut his teeth at Brooklyn Paper dead at 65

Marine Park: A legendary Brooklyn-born comic artist — who got his start doodling strips for the Brooklyn Paper — died on Saturday at 65-years-old, following a two-year battle with brain cancer. Comment

Silence on statue sparks concern: Locals worry cemetery may go rogue after refusing meeting about controversial monument

Greenwood Heights: Green-Wood Cemetery leaders may be backing out of their promise to consult the community before installing a statue of a polarizing doctor in the burial ground, according to critics of the sculpture, who said a graveyard bigwig recently shot down their request for a sitdown about the fate of the monument to gynecologist J. Marion Sims. Comments (7)

City votes down developer’s request to upzone Surf Ave. block

Coney Island: The city rejected a developer’s controversial request to upzone a block of Surf Avenue in Coney Island, citing this newspaper’s reporting that the builder would consider going against city code by revising the application to only upzone its own properties on the stretch. Comment
Our pals at our sister site Brownstoner did a deep dive into the history and creation of the beloved Promenade, and the three-tiered engineering marvel beneath it — whose looming repairs may spell the end of the beloved walkway as locals know it. Click to give it a read! Comment

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Condos in new Brooklyn Heights library building on sale, starting at north of $1M

Changing Brooklyn: Buyers will need to drop stacks of cash to live above these stacks. Comments (6)

Sweet scene: Butterscotch comedy celebrates second anniversary

Event: This smooth show has stood the test of time. Comment

Drunk driver from Marine Park prison-bound for leaving friend to die in fiery crash

Mean Streets: A drunk driver will spend at least four years in state prison after leaving his friend to die in a fiery, Greenwood Heights crash in 2017. Comments (2)
Sheepshead Bay Councilman Chaim Deutsch has long used his voice — and his Council votes — to oppose gay rights, according to a new report by our sister publication Gay City News. Click to give it a read. Comment

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