Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

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

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

Bedford-Stuyvesant: 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

Fort Greene: 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!

Clinton Hill: 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)

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Gun-wielding thug robs two on Hanson Place

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

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

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

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

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

Hakeem Jeffries announces bid for Congress

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

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

Schoolyard brawl: Parents fight over Fort Greene charter expansion

Fort Greene: 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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