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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Dyker Heights

Suspected rapist sought in Dyker attack

Police are searching for a man they believe raped a Dyker Heights woman in her home on Aug. 23. Comment.
Flatbush

Flatbush theater to reopen in January with royal flourish

It is becoming palace fit for Kings. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops seek Coney phone snatcher

Police are looking for thief who allegedly swiped a phone from a Q Train straphanger on Aug. 10. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Fish-cop sting in Sheepshead Bay

This was a real bait and switch. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Turning over a new Leif

The Leif Bar reopens in Bay Ridge! Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Fighting test stress with the lotus position

It’s the downward-facing middle-school student! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

‘Love’ artist paints mural in Sheepshead Bay

This graffiti artist left his mark on the right wall, and people are loving it. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Cops: Russian strolled to top of B’klyn Bridge for cellphone pics

That’s no observation deck. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Cyclist struck by car in Brighton Beach

A bicyclist is in critical condition after being hit by a car in Brighton Beach on Aug. 24. Comments (9).
Fort Greene

Clerk beans woman with peanut butter jar while aiming at someone else

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

Cops: Suspect swipes toy dolls and shirts

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

Schemers trick senior, take her money

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

Knife-wielding thugs rob man

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

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Coney Island

Heroics at Coney soapbox derby race

The annual soapbox derby race in Coney Island’s Kaiser Park on Aug. 23 nearly turned tragic, but for the quick-thinking heroics of one of the event’s volunteers. Comment.
Canarsie

Backpack giveaway too popular for its own good

This school supply giveaway taught everyone a lesson about planning ahead. Comment.
Coney Island

School of fish

As far as summer school goes, this is as good as it gets. Comment.
Coney Island

Weekend power outage at Coney Island aquarium remains unexplained

Maybe they had a glitch in the electric eels. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brighton Jubilee a hit

This year’s annual Brighton Jubilee on Aug. 24 got rave reviews from attendees. Comment.
High School Sports

Youthful Erasmus Hall squad set to continue winning ways

One of the most successful seasons in Erasmus Hall football history ended with a semifinal loss to Tottenville last season. It is now up to the next generation of stars to try to keep the program among the best in the Public School Athletic League. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Marine Park

Marine Parkway bridge advisory

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the center span of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be raised several times a day all this week for inspections. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

MISSING: Cops seek help finding Sheepshead Bay woman

Police are asking for help finding a missing 79-year-old Sheepshead Bay woman who disappeared from her Quentin Road home on Aug. 23. Comment.
Mean Streets

Save our seniors! Beep wants crossing guards to help oldsters

Borough President Adams says making crossing guards full time, and having them help seniors cross the street will save lives. Comment.
Marine Park

Make sure your pets get their shots!

The city is offering free vaccines — including the rabies inoculation — for dogs and cats at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park on Sept. 14. Comment.
Marine Park

Waterfront committee seeks advice to prepare for next superstorm

There’s $4 million dollars on the line, and to win big, all locals need to do is complain. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Boomer! Softball stars raise money at MCU Park

The other stars were out in Coney Island before Tuesday’s New York-Penn League All-Star Game at MCU Park when a group of already-stars had a match of their own. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

Letters

‘Sound off to the Editor’ — a lively sounding board for the topics of the day

Want a good read? Check out our readers’ thought-provoking opinions on the liveliest letters’ page around. Comments (1).

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Bensonhurst

Rabid kitten alert!

An alert went out this week warning that feral cats and kittens roaming Bensonhurst may have rabies, after city officials captured a rabid raccoon that was seen fighting with some street cats in the neighborhood on Aug. 20. Comments (9).
Coney Island

Melee at MCU Park! Indie wrestling comes to Coney

There was a time when seeing two grown men fighting in Coney Island was undoubtedly a bad sign — now it’s a toss-up. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Made: The mark of greatness

A new certification defines what it means to be made in Brooklyn. Comment.
Fort Greene

BAM-boozled:Bad checks defraud Fort Greene institution

Somepne stole $36,000 from our beloved institution. Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie reunion brings folks back to the old neighborhood

They’re so Brooklyn, they remember Canarsie before it was Canarsie. Comments (1).

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Borough-wide

TONIGHT: City to spray for skeeters

Close your windows and bring the kids indoors tonight — Southern Brooklyn is getting sprayed. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tix fix fiasco! Ticket-slam vics still in limbo, traffic court

In traffic court, even the judges don’t have the right-of-way. Comment.
Gowanus

Chef survives Gowanus Canal ice bucket challenge

A fearless Bedford-Stuyvesant chef took he the so-called “Ice-Bucket Challenge” fund-raiser for Lou Gehrig’s Disease a disgusting step further when he survived a dousing of ice water drawn from the filthy Gowanus Canal — the only waterway in Brooklyn that is confirmed to have the clap. Comments (1).
Flatbush

Cops release video of gunpoint robbery in East Flatbush

Police are looking for two men they say were caught on video robbing a senior citizen at gunpoint in East Flatbush on Aug. 2. Comment.
Borough-wide

Audit reveals tree-trimming program’s deep-rooted problems

The Parks Department is mismanaging the war on trees in Brooklyn, a city audit found. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Arrest in Bensonhurst Park shooting

Police arrested a man for shooting another guy in a Bensonhurst Park after an argument escalated on Aug. 16. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Midwood

Reward for tips on Midwood shooting: $12,000

Police are offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a shooting in Midwood that killed a Canarsie man earlier this year. Comment.
Coney Island

A swimming success: Aquarium hosts after-hours bash

The penguins may have been overdressed. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Cops: Suspect swipes diamonds, goes on short get-away

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

Marine Park reflects on ‘sniper’ case

Marine Park residents are reflecting on the lessons of one of the neighborhoods most traumatic events after the so-called “Stuart Street sniper” was sentenced to eight years in prison for spraying the street with semi-automatic gunfire in 2011. Comment.
Fort Greene

Police arrest teen in Flatlands for allegedly swiping CitiBike from Fort Greene

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

Cops: Stool-wielding bar-goer bashes his away along Smith St.

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

Burglar hits pay day at 15th Ave. home

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

Water, water everywhere: Kids splash around Aviator

Aviator Sports and Events Center treated its members to a day of splashing around with water slides, bounce castles, and games on Aug. 17. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Punk pelts 62-year-old woman in the head with basketball

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

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Bensonhurst

Cops seek attempted bank robber

Police are searching for the woman who tried to rob a Bensonhurst bank on Aug. 16. Comment.
BoroBeat

Grain of doubt: Sand sculpture winners pull through after last-minute collapse

A 10-foot-tall, high-rise sand castle that almost didn’t happen took first place of the team division in the annual Coney sand sculpting contest on Aug. 16. Comment.
Mean Streets

Sand trap makes for risky detour

Daring riders are making a dangerous move — on to Belt Parkway. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Residents get down at annual block party

Residents enjoyed the last stretch of summer with games, dancing, and food for Pearson Street’s annual block party between Avenues T and U on Aug. 16. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

A trip into Sheepshead Bay’s past

Sheepshead Bay may currently be struggling to keep its streets clean, but back in the day, the area was a swank resort featuring gambling and ritzy hotels, according to Brooklyn’s official historian. Comments (3).
Gravesend

Cycling senior hit by car in Gravesend

A 73-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a sports utility vehicle on Aug. 15 while riding his bike in Gravesend. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Wounded warriors come out to play

The Wounded Warriors Project hosted a family day in Coney Island on Aug. 11. Comment.
Flatlands

Flatlands burglary caught on tape

Police are looking for two teenagers they say were caught on video committing a burglary in Flatlands — one of them wearing a rather distinctive backpack. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

Letters

‘Sound off to the Editor’ — a lively sounding board for the topics of the day

Want a good read? Check out our readers’ thought-provoking opinions on the liveliest letters’ page around. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Flatlands

Ambulance crashes in Flatlands

A Flatlands appliance store owner rescued two emergency medical technicians and a patient from a private ambulance that flipped upside down in a dramatic accident Thursday morning. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Up a creek: Gerritsen Beachers blast Belt Parkway drainage plan

The city’s plan to drain rain runoff from the Belt Parkway into Gerritsen Creek has neighbors fearing for their waterway. Comments (4).
Coney Island

What a gem! Coney bar Ruby’s marks 80 years

Call it a Ruby Jubilee. Comment.
Park Slope

Attorney general: Undercover geezer behind Slope senior sting

An elderly incognito agent helped the state attorney general blow the lid off million in Medicaid fraud and other misdeeds that landed four employees of a Park Slope adult daycare in cuffs, the state announced on Tuesday. Comment.
Flatlands

Cops: Watch out for these bandits

Police are looking for two men wanted for a series of robberies that have targeted middle-aged adults and senior citizens in Flatlands this summer. Comment.
Canarsie

Nine sickened in Brooklyn Terminal Market incident

Nine people were sickened by carbon-monoxide poisoning at the Brooklyn Terminal Market in Canarsie on Aug. 13. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Gravesend

Can’t ‘The Dog’ have his day in Brooklyn?

A film about Brooklyn’s most famous bank robbery barely made it to borough theaters. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Can’t slow this stroll

The Summer Stroll on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge started off its second leg strong on Aug. 8, when revelers took over the avenue to enjoy shops and restaurants between 80th and 90th streets. Comment.
Coney Island

Buried treasure in Coney Island!

There’s gold in them thar dunes! Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Trash can crackdown in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay’s ongoing battle against trash is about to get real. Comments (1).
Standing O

The ride of a lifetime

Mother and daughter cycling team Lisa and Hannah Herman are high on the pedal after completing the Bike 4 Friendship Pacific Coast charity ride and raising funds for Friendship Circle, an international Jewish non-profit that provides programs for families with special-needs children. The annual event, hosted by Investors Bank, raised more than 150,000 buckeroos. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Thief sought by cops

Police want your help finding a man who snatched a wallet and a phone from a subway rider at Kings Highway back in May. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Butcher shop chopped

A Bay Ridge butcher has gotten the axe. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Hot-button hits in Sheepshead Bay Assembly primary race

The primary battle for Sheepshead Bay’s Assembly seat is descending into an exchange of hot-button insults with the dueling Democrats accusing each other of disrespecting the sabbath and trivializing the Holocaust. Comments (8).
Sheepshead Bay

Music and dancing in Sheepshead Bay

The Music on the Bay concert series brought music and dancing in Tucker Park on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay on Aug. 10. Comment.
Fort Greene

Cops: Box-cutter-wielding man swipes teen’s phone

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

Police: Suspect threatened woman with a wrench

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

Burglar takes man’s cat and shorts

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

Shoplifter takes off with diamond ring in Bay Ridge

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

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Bensonhurst

Former Knick reads for kids

It’s a brand new Knickerbocker tale. Comment.
Flatbush

Celebrating 30 years of family fun!

Citizens for a Better Community celebrated the 30th anniversary of is annual Family Day over the weekend at Paerdegat Park on Farragut Road in East Flatbush. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

Bensonhurst

An immoveable feast: City denies date-change for 18th Avenue Feast

Bensonhurst’s biggest street festival will go on as regularly scheduled on Aug. 21, despite the wishes of its own planners. Comments (1).
Midwood

Fire truck, car crash in Midwood

A fire truck and a car collided in Midwood on Aug. 7 while the truck was responding to a fire that turned out to be a false alarm. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Special students enjoy annual school block party

These teens know how to party! Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

Canarsie

Canarsie 18-year-old vanishes

Police are asking for help finding an 18-year-old Canarsie man who disappeared on Aug. 7. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

Coney Island

Home at last! Charity group repairs Sandy-damaged house

There’s no place like home. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Cops: Help us catch this pervert

Police are looking for the creep who sexually assaulted a woman in Bay Ridge on July 16. Comment.
Williamsburg Waterfront

Domino Sugar sign signing off

Say goodbye to the Domino Sugar sign — for now, at least. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay senior goes missing

Police are asking for help finding a missing 85-year-old Sheepshead Bay man who disappeared from his Crawford Avenue home on Aug. 6. Comment.
Coney Island

The umpire strikes back: Cyclones hold second ‘Star Wars’ Night

The Clones were seduced by the Dark Side last weekend. Comment.

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