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Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

Williamsburg

Bridging the gulp! Brooklyn Brewery ponders trans-Narrows expansion

Brooklyn’s longest-running brewing company is eyeing opening up a factory across the Narrows on bucolic Staten Island. Comment.
Fort Greene

O-BAM-a! Prez honors Fort Greene arts venue

The Brooklyn Academy of Music hit the White House yesterday. Comment.
Borough-wide

We brief readers on news from the past month

Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they missed in July. Comment.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Coney Island

Ain’t nothin’ but a Cyclone!

There was a whole lot of shakin’ going on. Comment.
Midwood

Updated: Police on the hunt for Midwood woman’s attacker

Police have arrested one of the men responsible for attacking and robbing an 18-year-old woman in Midwood on July 27 — but they are still looking for his partner. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Cleaning up Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay got swept away last weekend! Comment.
Marine Park

Walking Marine Park

Bored this summer? Take a hike! Comment.
Coney Island

Police seek bus stop brute

Police are searching a man who snatched a necklace from a woman in Coney Island and left her face bloody and battered on July 18. Comment.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Pizza By The Bay closed by health inspectors

Mice are definitely not kosher. Comment.
BoroBeat

Total fluke: Mystery fish found near Coney Island Creek

Fifth graders from Coney’s PS 188 were excited to find a mystery fish during a hands-on lesson about the creatures of the deep. Comment.
Fort Hamilton

Meet the new boss: Ft. Hamilton welcomes new commander

There is a new top dog at the Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton. Comment.
Fort Greene

Apartment burglaries continue

Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Hostile work environment

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Thief takes off with power tools

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Punks punch straphanger, steal tablet

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Thief speeds off in delivery man’s car

The theft leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gerritsen Beach

New help for Sandy-stricken homeowners

A recovery program homeowners who aren’t getting help through the city’s Build It Back Sandy recovery program will be taking new applications starting July 29. Comment.
Borough-wide

City to dismiss most delayed bus-lane tickets

The city is backing down after sending out a flurry of long-delayed traffic violations. Comments (2).
Bensonhurst

Traffic tragedy in Bath Beach

An 80-year-old woman is dead after a driver struck her on a Bath Beach street July 25. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Cops seek help finding flasher

Police are still looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman on the B44 bus on Nostrand Avenue on July 8. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cooking the books

Sunset Park bookworms will have to sweat it out for a few more days before cooler air returns to the local library. Comments (1).

Monday, July 28, 2014

Coney Island

Victory dance: Zumba Daddy to previous record: ‘You’re busted, mister’

Zumba Daddy did it again. Comment.
Borough-wide

UPDATED: Delayed tickets have drivers fuming

This gives a whole new meaning to the term “ticket blitz.” Comments (4).
BoroBeat

Green Girl power

Girls 11 to 13 years old visited Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center on July 24 to learn about plant and animal lifecycles. Comment.
BoroBeat

Splash down

Newly renovated pools at Aviator Sports Center are making a splash with the center’s campers. Comment.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bay Ridge

Ridge cops searching for larceny crew

Police are searching for four teens they say went on a cash- and purse-snatching spree in Bay Ridge on June 9. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Mosque-less Muslims improvise for Ramadan

Plans to build a mosque in Sheepshead Bay may remain on hold, but Ramadan waits for no man. Comments (1).
Brooklyn Heights

All aboard! Former Navy ship docking for tours at Brooklyn Bridge Park

These anchors won’t be aweigh for a while. Comment.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bay Ridge

It’s Ramadan in the Ridge!

Ramadan is about fasting — but at the end of the day, it’s also about food. Comments (3).
Sheepshead Bay

Talking trash in Sheepshead Bay

Residents of Sheepshead Bay fed up with the trash that litters their streets will have a chance to take matters — and brooms — into their own hands this weekend. Comment.
Coney Island

Child drowns in Coney Island surf

A 10-year-old girl from Staten Island drowned after falling into the ocean in Coney Island on July 22. Comments (1).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gerritsen Beach

Build It Back gets back on track

Build It Back is finally living up to its name. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Summer yoga in the park

Namaste, Bay Ridge! Comment.
Downtown

Flag-rant violation! Brooklyn Bridge’s American flags swapped for white flags

UPDATE: NYPD brass says the culprits probably had an elaborate plan and the climbers may have worked in construction. This much they do know: the pranksters blocked the flag lights with baking tins. Comment.
Downtown

Eric Adams: $5,000 reward for white-flag ‘terrorist’

UPDATE: NYPD deputy commissioner for counter-terrorism John Miller dispelled the notion that the flags were connected to terrorism, saying they “may have been somebody’s art project.” Comment.
Marine Park

Thief takes off in idling car

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Calls for unity as Islamophobic harassment rocks Ridge

Jewish and Muslim leaders came together on Tuesday to denounce two weekend incidents in which people bearing Israeli flags targeted Bay Ridge Muslims at mosques, prompting one set of worshippers to hurl bottles back. Comment.
Fort Greene

Cops: Suspect attacks man with his own umbrella

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

Cops: Man steals neighbor’s cash, counter-top stove

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Cops: Teens spray perfume in woman’s eyes, steal purse

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Grocery goon steals shopper’s handbag

The theft leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.
Bay Ridge

This stroll is on a roll!

Bay Ridge’s newest block party got off on the right foot this year. Comment.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Canarsie

Tragic tree trimming

Trimming tree branches near power lines is a familiar practice, but one Canarsie resident said a profound pruning has left the trees in her neighborhood looking like they were blown apart. Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Good vibes at Aviator neon run

Neon-painted runners stood out on Saturday night at the Neon Vibe run at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment.
Harbor Watch

At ease, soldier

The National Guard held a family day cookout and awards ceremony at Fort Hamilton on July 13 to thank its members for their service. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Dinos roar at Barclays

Steven Spielberg, eat your heart out. Comment.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Tour of duty: Fishing trip floats vets’ boats

A group of about 50 veterans got to take a free trip aboard one of Sheepshead Bay’s charter fishing boats on July 16 — to unwind some post-combat stress, and reel in some seafood. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Encore! Music on the Bay is back

A once-defunct Sheepshead Bay concert series has started its reunion tour. Comment.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Borough-wide

The Knight shift! Help choose the new Nets mascot

The Nets ditched their much-maligned mascot the Brooklyn Knight last week, meaning the hunt is on for a replacement that captures the essence of Brooklyn. We know Nets management is plenty busy looking for ways to fill seats next season after this spring’s meltdown at the hands of the Miami Heat, so we figured we would offer up some suggestions for the team’s next cheerleader in chief. Comment.
Music

This guy is putting Brooklyn songs on the map

Okay, he acknowledges the rest of the city, too. Comment.

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