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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.
Bay Ridge

This stroll is on a roll!

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

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.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

‘Zumba Daddy’ sets sights on outdoor world record

This will be one for the record books. Comment.
Music

This guy is putting Brooklyn songs on the map

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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bay Ridge

Filmmaker raises eyebrows in Ridge’s Muslim community

A filmmaker is in Bay Ridge casting Arabic-speaking families for a human rights film, but some area Muslims fear the production will be a smear job against Islam. Comment.
Coney Island

Body found in tub of bleach

Police discovered the body of a 54-year-old man soaking in a bathtub full of bleach on July 12. Comment.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Red Hook

Book binding! Activists say Hook library art-space deal squeezes the public

A plan to rent out a big chunk of the Red Hook library branch that would close the prose palace for at least eight months is an unnecessary privatization of public reading space, say bookworms who plan to pack public hearings next week and voice their opposition. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Playing dead! Green-Wood party pays tribute to long-gone theater

It was the party of the century — the 19th century. Comment.
Marine Park

Fast women get dirty at Aviator

The LoziLu Women’s Mud Run at Aviator Sports and Events on July 12 was filled with estrogen, obstacles, and — of course — mud. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Conman scams little old lady

A common con leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.
Marine Park

Camping in the city

The Family Camping event at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park gave families a chance to escape the city without actually leaving it. Comment.
Fort Greene

Burglaries continue to plague Clinton Hill

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

Boerum Hill basks in Bastille Day

The French holiday came to Smith Street a day early, and it was a blast. If you don’t believe us, take a look at our slideshow of the festivities. Comment.
Marine Park

Arboreal assault in Flatlands

Some weirdo wacked someone with a tree branch on Avenue L on July 10. Comment.
Williamsburg

Lady ambushed by paintball-gun-wielding fiend

Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Thug hits woman and takes cash

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

Jerk store! Cops cuff guy who they say beat up, robbed bodega worker

Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cops: Father and son beat teens with bat

A Bay Parkway beat down leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Nets nix the Knight

Brooklyn’s home team has put its mascot out to pasture. Comment.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Brooklyn Heights

Police: Corpse found in East River next to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Officers say they discovered the man’s body floating near Pier 6 this morning. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Bizarre banner flies swastika over Brighton Beach

A sunny day turned dark when a plane pulling a swastika banner flew over Coney Island and Brighton Beach on July 12. Comments (3).
Mill Basin

Mill Basin fire injures Bravest

A house fire in Mill Basin caused minor injuries for a firefighter on July 14. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Bike bandit strikes Dyker

Police are searching for a man suspected of stealing a bicycle from a 64th Street garage in Dyker Heights. Comment.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Brighton Beach

City flushes solution to Oceana toilet troubles

The Parks Department says it will not use unspent state funds to relocate the elevated public restrooms being built in front of the Oceana condominiums. Comments (3).
Bay Ridge

Fat funds for fixing Ridge parks

It’s game, set and match for long-awaited repairs to Bay Ridge parks. Comment.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Bay Ridge

Cops: Help catch these Ridge thieves

Police are searching for two suspects in connection with a pair of purse snatchings in Bay Ridge. Comment.

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