Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

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

‘Roots’ for the win — Charter middle school approved in Fort Greene

Community Roots Charter School is moving into Fort Greene’s PS 287, thrilling parents who want another education option in the neighborhood but dashing hopes of the public elementary school’s own proposed expansion. Comments (20)

Church to upstage famed civil rights theater

The owner of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Slave Theater plans to convert the civil rights landmark into a church by booting the “squatters” living and working inside. Comments (13)

They have the same job — and they want the same job

Two Fort Greene political rivals who hold the same unpaid Democratic Party post are vying to replace departing Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. Comments (10)

Sign of the brines!

Pat Fairhurst sells pickles the old way at a new shop on Classon Avenue — and she’s keeping the classic New York-style pickle alive. Comments (5)

Gun-wielding thug robs two on Hanson Place

Crime: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (11)

Public housing residents: Bike lane fence is offensive

Mean Streets: Residents of two Fort Greene housing projects want the city to come up with a way to protect cyclists from brick-throwing teens that’s smarter and less stigmatizing than a cage-like fence. Comments (65)

BAM’s Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute draws visitors — and protesters

There were equal parts of angst and admiration at the 26th annual tribute to the legendary civil rights leader. Comment

Hakeem Jeffries announces bid for Congress

The coy legislator finally went all-in on Sunday, publicly announcing his run for Congress after months of speculation. Comments (10)

Schoolyard brawl: Parents fight over Fort Greene charter expansion

Parents at a Fort Greene elementary school are lashing out against the city’s proposal to move a new charter school into their building, claiming that their own expansion plans were denied to make room for a school with more political clout. Comments (48)

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