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Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Bay Ridge

Ridge jeweler wants to bring business from Manhattan to Brooklyn

She wants to bring it all home. Comments (1).
Bergen Beach

The root of the problem

The city’s restrictions on fixing root-damaged sidewalks are driving homeowners up a tree. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Putsch league: Council overthrows mayor in Coney softball game

For once, these politicians played ball — literally. Comment.
Borough-wide

Grave graffiti in Gravesend

Swastika graffiti on an American Legion building in Gravesend has locals concerned that religiously charged hate crimes are on the rise. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Borough-wide

Wheeling and dealing: Pro-business group deploys roving consulting van

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is now offering house calls for small businesses. Comment.
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Red Hook

Drama on the high seas in Red Hook

A roving band of seafaring actors has embarked on a string of performances of its show “Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire” at Gowanus Bay Terminal — aboard a 98-feet-long tall ship. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Politics

Brooklyn Scots on the rocks after independence vote fails

Last night, three thousand miles away from Scotland, Scottish ex-pats and Americans of Scottish descent gathered at Brooklyn bars to toss back pints and watch the poll results flow in. Comment.
Marine Park

Senior fitness classes at Marine Park

Staying active can be a stretch for seniors, but a program in Marine Park aims to make it easy —with yoga. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Live poets society meets at Bay Ridge bar

A poetry club in Bay Ridge? Get outta here! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Rude writings in Sheepshead Bay

Politically charged graffiti scattered around Sheepshead Bay is really leaving a mark. Comment.
Williamsburg

His way is the high way

A real estate executive is proposing a network of sky-scraping trams as a way to beat the crowded subway commute between waterfront Brooklyn neighborhoods and lower Manhattan. Comment.
BoroBeat

Cosmos soccer clinic out of this world

Slope kids kicked for the stars this week at a soccer tutorial hosted by the Long Island pro team the New York Cosmos. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Bay Ridge

Living up to its name

Our Lady of Perpetual Help hosts benefit for alumna’s sick kids. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Broken homes: Ridgites fight to stop illegal conversions

Ridgites and politicians are scrambling to stop greedy property owners from illegally dicing up one-family homes into multi-family flophouses. Comments (5).
Marine Park

Cops: Pregnant woman attacked in hate crime

A man accused of attacking a pregnant Pakistani woman and her family in Marine Park has been charged with hate crimes. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Homeless stop at Sheepshead Bay train station

Some residents say the growing number of homeless people taking up residence at the Sheepshead Bay Road train station are being rerouted there from Brighton Beach. Comment.
Bergen Beach

Bergen Beachers blast buses

The stink from idling school buses at a Bergen Beach depot has neighbors fuming. Comments (5).

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Bensonhurst

Wholesale ahead! BJ’s opens in Bensonhurst

Big-box buying comes to Bensonhurst. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ridge church reborn

The Union Church of Bay Ridge is getting a face lift. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Checkin’ in with Brooklyn Museum’s director as he eyes the exit

The outgoing Brooklyn Museum director has a piece of advice for his successor: march in the West Indian American Day Parade. Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Local libraries extend hours

Avid readers had better grab their library cards! Comment.
Fort Greene

Punks take beauty supplies from pharmacy

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

Sicko exposes himself to straphanger

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

Blade-toting villains slice victim

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

Gunman threatens woman and robs her home

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

Burglar swipes gadgets from burger joint

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

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Bay Ridge

R-ejoice! Montague Tunnel reopens

All aboard! The R train is once again running riders between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Comment.
Marine Park

On second thought, nevermind about the bocce courts

Locals now say don’t bother with long-awaited Marine Park renovations. Comment.
BoroBeat

Patriotism shines

Marine Park residents wore red, white, and blue to honor those dear to them at the 13th annual Marine Park 9-11 Memorial on Thursday. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Bay Ridge

Infamy remembered

Patriots in Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton Army Base marked the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Comment.
Bensonhurst

‘Downfall of 18th Avenue’

Locals say this Bensonhurst corridor has turned into a dump. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

A light in the darkness

Sheepshead Bay residents did their best to make a dark day a little brighter. Comment.
Downtown

FDNY adds names to Downtown Sept. 11 memorial

They will not be forgotten, either. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Feds to vaccinate Brooklyn raccoons with anti-rabies treats

Come and get it! Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Midwood

Cops: Help find fiend who mugged blind man in Midwood

Police released a video of the man they say robbed a blind man in Midwood on Sept. 9. Comment.
Canarsie

Murder in Canarsie

A man was fatally shot in Canarise on Sept. 11. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Marine Park

Cops seek Mill Basin mugger for crime spree

Police believe the man who robbed a victim at gunpoint on Sept. 10 in Mill Basin is connected to several other robberies throughout Brooklyn. Comments (2).
Prospect Heights

Brooklyn Museum head: Stick a frame on me, I’m history

It won’t be long before his last First Saturday. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

End-of-summer fun in Sheepshead Bay

Summer may have officially ended on Labor Day, but the warm-weather fun kept rolling for another weekend with the Sheepshead Summer Stroll on Sept. 7. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Condo plan irks locals

Gerritsen Beach residents want to sink a plan for waterfront condos in Sheepshead Bay. Comments (1).

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Coney Island

Breezin’ through Coney Island

Aerial enthusiasts from around the world blew into the People’s Playground last weekend for the annual Coney Island National Kite Festival. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Lilikakis prevails in Republican primary for 46th Assembly District

Stamatis Lilikakis defeated Lucretia Regina-Potter in the Sept. 9 Republican primary, winning the right to take on four-term incumbent Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny in the November general election. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Storage moving into Gerritsen Beach

Metro Storage, a self-storage facility with more than 100,000 square feet, is set to go up in Sheepshead Bay across the creek from the waterfront neighborhood. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Cymbrowitz defeats Akselrod

Incumbent Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz defeated repeat challenger Ben Akselrod in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary by more than double the margin he received the last time the two tangled at the ballot box. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

It’s electric

Electric Run at Aviator Sports Center on Sept. 5 and 6 provided beer for the grown-ups, fun for the kids. Comment.
Canarsie

Sampson wins primary battle

Twice-indicted state Sen. John Sampson (D–Canarsie) won the Sept. 9 Democratic primary by a significant margin, taking more than half of the votes cast in the four-way race. Comment.
Downtown

Junior’s owner: I turned down $45 million and won’t sell

The iconic Downtown cheesecake bakery’s owner says he reconsidered his plan to unload his building after he thought about what closing would entail. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Door-buster swipes $3,700 in jewelry

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.
Fort Greene

Cops: Passenger attacks cabbie

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

Police: Blade-wielding woman threatens lady

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

Trio beats man with a bat

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

Upset stomach: Trio swipes drug store’s antacids

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

Crooks clobber and rob man

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

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

New lows in Sheepshead Bay Assembly race

The Sheepshead Bay Assembly race has gotten even uglier in the home stretch. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Unicycle fest pushed from Prospect Park

The borough’s annual unicycle festival was thrown for a loop when the city blocked the pedaling participants from their traditional route through Prospect Park over Labor Day Weekend. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney icon ‘goes gold’ to fight childhood cancer

Brooklyn’s Parachute Jump lit up in gold to celebrate Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, after Manhattan’s Empire State Building said ‘no’ to kids fighting cancer. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Doe Fund to clean Ridge streets

They’ll be cleaning up Brooklyn streets as they clean up their lives. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklynites: Bless these Mets

Brooklyn turned out to celebrate its love for the orange and blue this weekend at a Mets–themed shindig in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday called Mets Jam. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Crazed vagrant threatens to behead Arab community leader

Police arrested a troubled homeless man for threatening to behead an Arab community leader in Bay Ridge on Sept. 3. Comments (17).
High School Sports

Femiano, Poly Prep run past Cardinal Hayes

Brendan Femiano sure didn’t look like somebody still nursing a sore knee. Comments (1).

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Bay Ridge

EXCLUSIVE: R train’s East River tunnel may reopen early

Brooklyn Daily has learned that repairs to the long-shut Montague Street Tunnel are ahead of schedule. Comments (2).
Coney Island

Minor league football coming to MCU Park

Score! Brooklyn is getting its first football team in 70 years. Comments (2).
Bensonhurst

18th Avenue’s Rosalia Fest a hit

Bensonhursters once again celebrated Italian heritage with the 10-day 18th Avenue Feast, which culminated in a parade on Aug. 31. Comment.
Coney Island

Best seats to see the Bolts?

Where to sit when watching football in a ballpark. Comment.
BoroBeat

‘Swan Lake’ dances into Brighton Beach

A professional ballet company for young adults wowed the seniors at Shore View Nursing Home with their second performance at the center. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

S’head Bay synagogue bounces back from Sandy

The Young Israel of Kings Bay synagogue in Sheepshead Bay showcased their new community social hall on Sept. 4. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Bay Ridge

State: Don’t order the ‘Hammas’ plate

The Department of Motor Vehicles yanked a Bay Ridge driver’s pro-Hamas vanity license plates after complaints from locals and questions from this paper. Comment.
Borough-wide

Back to school!

Ready or not, Brooklyn kids kicked off another school year today. Comment.

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