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Shocker! Pier 6 towers, months into construction, ruled legal by judge

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:20:43 EST

Bridge ‘Park’: They’re well on their way — and here to stay. Read more.

The in-cider

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:40:21 EST

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator likes them apples at the Bad Seed Taproom in Crown Heights. Read more.

Portraits of the past: Myrtle Avenue show of black history

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:10:47 EST

Art: They are looking back at black history. Read more.

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:05:53 EST

Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a jug band extravaganza, a celebration of the unemployed, an expert on poo, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Read more.

Inconspicuous construction: Builder of massive 80 Flatbush project tweaks one tower’s look to better fit nabe

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:02:03 EST

Boerum Hill: Luxury builder Alloy Development unveiled a new look for its massive 80 Flatbush project on the edge of Boerum Hill this week, changing the facade of the shorter of its two planned high-rises to more closely resemble that of a landmarked neighbor. Read more.

Sign of change: Rendering shows new letters atop old Watchtower building in Bklyn Heights

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:11:21 EST

Changing Brooklyn: Neon-red letters that spell the new name of the massive office-and-retail complex planned for the former Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters could float above Brooklyn Heights where the Watchtower letters once hovered, renderings show. Read more.

Lit up on screen: Library’s film fest looks at writers

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Cinema: Call it motion picture literature. Read more.

Not amused: Judge puts woman behind bars for theft of more than $1 million in theme-park passes

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Downtown: A woman will spend three years behind bars for using a Red Hook charter-bus company’s credit card to buy more than $1 million in amusement-park tickets, a Supreme Court justice ruled on Wednesday. Read more.

Dedicated villain: Man burgles woman’s W’burg home after several attempts at breaking in

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Williamsburg: A committed crook swiped electronics, a purse, and cash from inside a Williamsburg woman’s apartment after throwing himself at its door and then prying it open to break into the unit on Tuesday. Read more.

Sidewalk wars: Transit agency ignoring parents’ concerns over ‘death trap’ gas station, locals say

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Sunset Park: City transit honchos were a no-show at a meeting about safety plans for the Fourth Avenue “death trap” gas station just a block from an elementary school in Sunset Park, and the Department of Transportation is keeping locals in the dark, concerned parents said. Read more.

Moon market: Locals usher in the Year of the Dog early at beep’s pre-holiday bazaar

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:24:10 EST

Downtown: Who’s a good year? Read more.

Kings return: Hizzoner delivers annual address in Bklyn, but boro plays minor role in speech

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Flatbush: Mayor DeBlasio returned to his old stomping grounds on Tuesday to deliver his fifth State of the City address at Kings Theatre, but Hizzoner barely mentioned his home borough in the speech, except for shout-outs to the beep and the historic Flatbush playhouse. Read more.

Band of boobs: ‘Dumbest band in Brooklyn’ rocks Freddy’s

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Music: How Sweet Tits is! Read more.

Bee is for Brooklyn! Rooftop farm teaches urban honey harvesting

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Event: This workshop has a lot of buzz! Read more.

On BPR: Marine Park needs to go historic!

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Marine Park: The case for turning quaint Marine Park into an historic district was made on the latest episode of Brooklyn Paper Radio by real estate agent Jerry Minsky. Read more.

Supporting my teen during trauma

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Fearless Parenting: This week Steph learns that she doesn’t have all the answers, and that’s okay. Read more.

Driven to death: Carting company’s overworking and law skirting leads to fatal accidents, workers claim

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:27:03 EST

Greenpoint: The unlicensed garbage-truck operator who hit and killed a cyclist in Greenpoint last July drove for a company with a history of fatal crashes that pushes speed over safety amid a culture of malfeasance — inevitably leading to deadly collisions, those who work there and union officials claimed. Read more.

Un-funny valentine: Busted for swiping teddy bear

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:47:24 EST

Carroll Gardens: Cops cuffed a man who they say stole a teddy bear from a pharmacy on Smith Street on Feb. 13. Read more.

Police: Teens punch and rob man on Vanderbilt Avenue

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:29:54 EST

Fort Greene: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Read more.

Haul of presidents: Comedy show welcomes 45 commanders-in-chief

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:20:41 EST

Event: Hail to the chiefs! Read more.

In for the kill: Terrifying escape room comes to Sheepshead Bay

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:19:39 EST

Event: Escape from Sheepshead Bay! Read more.

Water torture: Three-year pipe-replacement project in Slope will sap parking, close streets

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Park Slope: Park Slopers can expect three years of racket, road closures, and parking woes as workers dig up neighborhood streets to renovate aging city pipes below them. Read more.

Celebrating service: Local leaders toast Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce at its centennial bash

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Downtown: Hundreds of Brooklynites packed a Downtown hotel on Saturday to celebrate the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s 100th year of boosting local businesses. Read more.

International con artist threatens man with revenge porn; demands $1,500 to stop it

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Sunset Park: A con artist swindled a youngster out of $100 by threatening to release a nude photo the man sent via Facebook messenger on 35th Street on Feb. 7. Read more.

Fraudster swindles man out of nearly $8,000

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Bay Ridge: The theft leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Read more.

Save the date! There is a Valentine’s event for everyone!

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:49:39 EST

Nightlife: It is a love-ly week! Read more.

Residents ponder fates of prime Gowanus lots being sold to residential builder amid rezoning study

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Gowanus: Locals’ minds are spinning over the fate of two adjacent Gowanus plots currently zoned for manufacturing that a borough-based developer is about to buy, because it’s anyone’s guess what the new owner — a firm the mayor recently tapped to build luxury towers on a nearby public-housing complex’s parking lot — might erect on the massive parcels. Read more.

Potty mouth: Lecture takes on poop shame and public toilets

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Event: He’s No. 1 when it comes to No. 2! Read more.

Money to spare! Local Girl Scouts raise thousands for hurricane victims at bowling fund-raiser

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Sunset Park: These girls are on a roll! Read more.

Make up before it breaks up: Gov. must forget feud with mayor, let city fix BQE faster, locals say

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Fixing the BQE: They need to work it out so the real work can begin! Read more.

Sick driver charged with manslaughter for ‘preventable death’ in East Flatbush crash

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Mean Streets: The district attorney charged a sickly motorist with reckless manslaughter for hitting and killing a man in East Flatbush last year, claiming the driver with multiple sclerosis knew better than to get behind the wheel in his condition. Read more.

Back-to-back bloodshed: Man shot dead in C’Heights less than two days after PLG couple brutally stabbed nearby

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Crown Heights: A shooter killed a 26-year-old man in Crown Heights before dawn on Friday, within walking distance of a grisly stabbing that left two people dead in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens on Wednesday night. Read more.

Look sharp: Catch an edgy play about teen fencers

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Theater: She’s getting right to the point. Read more.

Super-sized Sahadi’s coming to Sunset Park

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Awesome: It’s the Sahadi’s experience — on steroids! Read more.

Frank talk about an unmentionable subject

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Rhymes with Crazy: You guessed it: Death! Read more.

What to read this week

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Read more.

Borough immigration activist gets temporary deportation reprieve

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:53:10 EST

Downtown: The government agreed to temporarily halt the deportation of a Brooklynite nationally known for his immigrants’ rights activism after he filed a lawsuit in federal district court on Feb. 9 alleging that the Trump administration is deliberately targeting immigrant activists who speak out on behalf of their cause. Read more.

Game on! McCarren Park track and field to close next month for year-long makeover

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:11:41 EST

Williamsburg: The city will rip up the track and field at Williamsburg’s McCarren Park next month so workers can spend the next year laying down new rubber and artificial turf for local athletes, according to the Department of Parks and Recreation. Read more.

Cyber creep charged: DA indicts Ditmas Park man for targeting young girls in social-media sex scheme

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Ditmas Park: A Ditmas Park man lured underage teenage girls into having sex with him using Facebook and false promises of cash, before blackmailing at least one victim with footage of their illicit affair, according to the district attorney. Read more.

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Editor’s Picks: This week, we’ve got sleepy superheroes, kids boogie-ing to Bowie, a boozy production of “Romeo & Juliet,” and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Read more.