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Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Park Slope: Book-lenders reopened Brooklyn Public Library’s Pacific branch on Aug. 13, roughly two months behind their expected deadline — and without the ramp they promised stroller-pushing parents and disabled residents they’d install to ease access to the stacks as part of the project. Comment

Lights, camera, action! City bringing TV and film production to S’Park

Sunset Park: The city is seeking proposals to develop nearly three-and-a-half football fields worth of waterfront property into a film and television production facility at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Hard bargain: Slope-crash victims’ families would refuse plea deal with driver, lawyer claims

Blind Spots: It’s too soon to seek a plea deal for the driver facing up to 15 years in prison for hitting and killing two kids on a Park Slope street, because the deceased youngsters’ parents would never accept a reasonable bargain just months after losing their children, defendant Dorothy Bruns’s attorney told a judge on Wednesday. Comment

Mommy juice: Brewery throws party for pregnant moms

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: She’s serving some of mother’s little helper. Comments (1)

Group kicks off ovarian-cancer-awareness activities by tagging trees teal

Park Slope: Do-gooders will turn hundreds of Kings County trees teal on Aug. 20 to kick off a series of events in honor of ovarian-cancer-awareness month in September. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Dog-napper swipes pooch tied to tree for two hours

Park Slope: Plus all the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct blotter. Comments (1)

Lout smashed bottle over man’s head

Sunset Park: Plus all the other crime from Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct blotter. Comment

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

The new Ninth: City begins safety fixes on street of fatal Slope crash

Blind Spots: City workers will begin installing protected bike lanes and sidewalk extensions along Ninth Street in Park Slope this week, roughly five months after a driver killed two kids and injured their mothers and another man as they crossed the street at Fifth Avenue. Comments (2)
Mean Streets: The Republican-led state Senate must return to Albany and pass a bill to preserve and expand the city’s school-zone speed-camera program, a group of local pols, officials, and activists demanded outside a Greenwood Heights middle school on Aug. 8. Comment

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Hundreds sign petition supporting new P’Heights historic district

Prospect Heights: More than 1,000 preservationists joined a grass-roots effort to name a new historic district in Prospect Heights by endorsing a petition local civic gurus created to muster support for their proposed enclave, according to a man behind the landmarking initiative. Comments (10)

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

Wild guide: Films highlight city’s natural landscapes

Cinema: He’s a force of nature. Comment

Police: Man stabs guy during argument

Park Slope: Plus all the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct blotter. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Animal lovers flocked to Prospect Park and its surrounding neighborhoods on Saturday and Sunday for a pair of events chock full of four-legged fun. Comment

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018

Seeing green: Prospect-Lefferts Gardens block named greenest in the borough

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: They put the “garden” in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens! Comment

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