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Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Covering: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Colson Whitehead’s new novel explores the city — after the apocalypse

Books: And Fort Greene’s top (male) writer will read and release it at Greenlight Bookstore on Oct. 19. Comment

Hey, Fort Greene iPhone owners — prepare to be mugged

Crime: One week after the release of the iPhone 4S, more iPhone thefts. Plus the other crime — lots of it — from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (18)

Spike Lee sells out in Brooklyn

Spike Lee came back to Brooklyn on Saturday — albeit just to sell stuff. Comments (3)
BoroBeat: Many tried out, but few were chosen for next week’s finals in hopes of being the voice of the Brooklyn Nets. Comments (3)

Hakeem — the dream! Jeffries to fight Rep. Towns in 2012

Politics: Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries will battle 30-year Rep. Ed Towns next year — a battle for a congressional seat that is part political mission, part generational shift. Comments (9)
A spunky Fort Greene pastor and labor organizer who transformed his church into a center for social justice is retiring — and locals are devastated to see him go. Comments (1)

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