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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Coney Island

Time to hit the beach!

Jazlyn Ramirez from the New York Aquarium welcomes beach season with open arms in a dapper starfish suit on May 21 — the official opening of Coney Island’s Boardwalk. The beach opens May 23. Comment.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bensonhurst

Do you know this woman?

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a woman who was discovered wandering at the intersection of Cropsey Avenue and Shore Parkway in Bath Beach around 7:10 pm on May 21. Comment.

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Brighton Beach

‘Stress-A-Ride’

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering big changes to the program that serves many seniors and disabled people after getting an earful of complaints from Brooklyn riders. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Cash for locals part of likely Marine Terminal deal

It’s the lease they could do. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Drone-trification!

Owl’s Head Park ‘bee hotel’ hopes to attract honied newcomers to neighborhood. Comment.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Boogie by the bay

Thousands flocked to Emmons Avenue over the weekend to revel in the warm weather and free fun at the 24th Annual Bayfest on May 17. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Gunman robs Ridge deli

Police have released photos of the suspect they believe robbed a Fifth Avenue deli at gunpoint on April 19. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Vikings invade Bay Ridge!

Owl’s Head Park hosted the 15th-annual Viking Fest on May 16. Comment.
Bay Ridge

City downsizes zoning plan after local pushback

They’re taking a little off the top. Comment.
Marine Park

Councilman: We can stop upzone plan

A local councilman vowed to block the city’s controversial zoning proposal that Marine Parkers fear would destroy the character of their low-rise neighborhood, he told a civic meeting on May 19. Comments (3).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Borough-wide

Honored for service

Four Brooklynites were honored on May 13 for their volunteer service in the aftermath of the devastating gas explosion and building collapse in Lower Manhattan on March 26. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Art and soul

A painter shows Ridge nuns their roots. Comment.
Fort Greene

Pickpocket swipes man’s cash in subway turnstile

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

Police: Woman slapped 8-year-old girl

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

Salutational brute socks victim for phone

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

Blade-toting fiend punches teen in effort to steal cellphone

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment.
Crime

Teen steals kid’s phone twice

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Coney Island

Coney teen disappears on her way to school

Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who vanished from Coney Island on May 15. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Wildfire rages in Marine Park

A brush fire blazed for more than an hour in Marine Park on May 15, according to the FDNY. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

History night has timely agenda

The topic for a local group’s recent annual history night was ripped from today’s headlines. Comments (1).
Flatbush

Woman disappears from Flatbush home

Police are looking for a 50-year-old woman who vanished from her apartment in Flatbush on May 14. Comment.
BoroBeat

Fleeced! Zoo gives sheep their summer haircut

It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow! Comment.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fort Hamilton

Art of warriors

Kids from JHS 259 in Bay Ridge teamed up with army veterans to make art inspired by the soldiers’ experiences. Comment.
Bay Ridge

A view to a hill: Parks to clear Shore Road slope

The Parks Department wants to remove a bunch of overgrown, invasive plants along Shore Road between Third Avenue and 95th Street so folks on the promenade can have a better view of the harbor. Comments (2).
Fort Greene

Fine feathered friends: MoCADA celebrates 15 years with masquerade ball

There’s no masking it — this was one successful bash! Comment.
Fort Greene

Yoga party! Senior yogis stretch it out in Fort Greene

They took their downward-facing dogs to the park! Comment.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

THIS WEEKEND: Billy Joel’s band movin’ out to Bayfest

The 24th-annual BayFest is featuring Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out Band and other stars at the Sheepshead Bay festival on May 17. Comment.
Crown Heights

Medgar Evers dean killed in Philadelphia train crash

A Medgar Evers College dean was among the eight passengers killed in the tragic Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, making the national tragedy a personal loss for many Brooklynites. Comment.
Crime

Heroine addiction: Cop busted with drugs, needle

This cop may have done some shooting without ever firing her service weapon. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Trashed: Mayor ignores Bensonhurst’s call for more sanitation service

Mayor DeBlasio’s executive budget doesn’t give Bensonhurst garbage collection the boost local leaders wanted. Comments (3).
Marine Park

Locally hewn: Woodworkers craft Marine Park timber

Wood you look at that! Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie man vanishes from subway station

Police are looking for a 29-year-old Canarsie man who vanished from a subway station in Bedford-Stuyvesant on May 11. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Badges and head scarves: Muslim youth attend law-enforcement job fair

More than 700 kids and teenagers from schools throughout the city converged on Kingsborough Community College on May 9 for a job fair aimed at encouraging young Muslims to consider careers in law enforcement. Comment.
Crime

Cops seek shooters in Flatlands drive-by

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the suspect or suspects responsible for shooting and critically injuring a 26-year-old man in Flatlands on May 11. Comment.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Carnival of books

Dozens of locals celebrated the borough-wide bicycle tour at the Bike the Branches Friends Carnival at the Sheepshead Bay Library on May 9. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Allegory of the Kaves: Ridge artist featured in Brooklyn film fest short

This lord is expanding his dominion. Comment.
Coney Island

Boardwalk Mother’s Day karaoke hits all the right notes

It was the mother of all sing-alongs. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Remembering victory and loss

More than 250 people attended the Victory Day celebration hosted by the Be Proud Foundation at the National restaurant on May 8. Comment.
BoroBeat

Flatbush biz leaders toast Markowitz at Kings Theatre

It was a gala fit for Kings. Comment.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Gerritsen Beach

Society of Old Brooklynites elects new president

Meet the new boss of the old Brooklynites. Comment.
Coney Island

Luna lockers looted

An eagle-eyed go-kart rider fingered a guy who allegedly looted a locker at Luna Park on May 10, but the cretin behind two other cubby-related cribbings that day appears to be still at large. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Rising stars of Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay has no treble finding talent! Comment.
Marine Park

Nothing but net

Families tried their hand at seining — fishing with a net — with the Urban Park Rangers at the Marine Park estuary on May 10. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Knave knifes woman in the back

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

Cops: Group smashes man’s head through window

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

Sneak loots Sixth Avenue home’s computers

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

Fiend steals fish tank from E. 16th St. shop

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment.
Crime

Phony cop threatens and robs man in basement

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay teen disappears

Police are looking for a 17-year-old boy who vanished from Sheepshead Bay on May 6. Comment.
Bay Ridge

‘Love locks’ trend spreads to Bay Ridge

Call it Bae Ridge. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Temporary fix: Cherry Hill may get 10-year reprieve

The controversial Sheepshead Bay supermarket that has been operating illegally for nearly six years took a major step towards legalization on May 7 when the local councilman threw his support behind a text amendment that would allow the business to operate for the next 10 years. Comments (1).

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Cops: Help bust this burglar

Police have released a photograph of the suspect they say robbed a man’s home in Sheepshead Bay on April 17. Comment.
Coney Island

Stop gap: Lack of stop sign, crosswalk endagers Coney seniors, say activists

They will not yield. Comment.
Canarsie

Off-duty cop killed in motorcycle accident

An off-duty police officer driving a motorcycle died after he was struck by the driver of a sports utility vehicle in Canarsie on May 4, according to the police department. Comment.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Pedestrian in critical after collision

A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was hit by a car in Sheepshead Bay on May 6, according to police. Comment.
Fort Greene

UPDATED: Cops free Snowden statue after rogue artists turn themselves in

Authorities have finally released the bust of whistle-blower Edward Snowden that rogue artists famously erected in Fort Greene Park last month, after two of the artists responsible came forward. Comment.

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