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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Borough-wide

Bike tour brings riders onto Brooklyn’s elevated interstate

Talk about riding high! Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Deadly ride

A man died after he was ejected from an all-terrain vehicle and discovered near a creek in Gerritsen Beach on May 3, police say. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Man leaps to death in Bay Ridge

A 23-year-old man jumped to his death from a Ridge Boulevard apartment building on May 4, officials said. Comment.
BoroBeat

Trucks, kids have a blast together

PS 295’s “Touch-a-Truck” event brought kids and trucks together again. Comment.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Kensington

Easel A: PS 192 students display their art

They’re Brooklyn’s next generation of great artists. Comment.
Marine Park

Stop or schlep: Seniors demand new B44 bus stop

They say the Metropolitan Transit Authority is throwing seniors under the bus. Comment.
Coney Island

En garde! Coney fencing academy fields international silver medalist

He’s a real saber rattler. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Test results: Maimonides celebrates its researchers

These experiments were a definite success. Comment.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Bay Ridge

Your guide to the May 5 special election

Voters from Bay Ridge to Gravesend will go to the polls on May 5 in a special election for New York’s 11th Congressional District to replace tax cheat Michael Grimm, who stepped down on Jan. 5. Republican Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan and Democratic Brooklyn Councilman Vincent Gentile are the top contenders vying for the seat. Here’s how the two stack up. Comment.
Bay Ridge

MTA revamping ramps to Verrazano approach

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is rebuilding and moving ramps on the Brooklyn side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge — stirring up what the bridge’s original engineer called a “spaghetti pile” of existing ascents. Comment.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bergen Beach

Farm fresh: Bergen Beach woman starts green market in home

A Bergen Beach woman who craved fresher food is sowing the seeds of healthier eating by turning her home into a green market. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Crisis inserted: City holds mock disaster in Coney Island

It was an exercise in crisis management — literally. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Civics united: Community groups join forces to make voices heard

More than half a dozen Southern Brooklyn civic groups united to discuss their concerns with Comptroller Scott Stringer at the Manhattan Beach Community Group meeting on April 22. Comments (1).

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dyker Heights

EXCLUSIVE: IS 201 waited two hours to call 911 after wall crashed in

You can mark them tardy. Comments (10).
Brighton Beach

Computer piracy

Johhny Law is on the hunt for the thief who boosted two laptops from a Brighton Beach Avenue business on April 11. Comment.
Coney Island

Creeps sought in clutch caper

Police released images of two twerps they say tried to rob a 76-year-old Coney Island woman in her Surf Avenue apartment building on April 20. Comment.
Fort Greene

Backpack bandit threatens kid and takes off with bag

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

Jewel thief strikes Ridge home

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

Punks attack teen and steal her phone

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

Someone left a woman walking her dog unconscious and bloody on a sidewalk

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bay Ridge

Twirly gig: Miss New York visits Ridge baton competition

This beauty queen had their heads twirling. Comment.
Borough-wide

Dresses accomplished! Operation prom helps high schoolers with gown giveaway

More than 250 students received free prom dresses at the third-annual Operation Prom — a formal wear giveaway for low-income students who are doing well in school — at Borough Hall on April 25. Comment.
BoroBeat

Robots take Downtown: Polytech grad students show off innovations

The robots are coming! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Payback: City finally reimburses drivers for damages from roadwork

Residents who suffered damage to their wheels driving over an exposed manhole in Midwood last fall when the Department of Transportation was doing roadwork recently received refunds from the city for repair costs. Comment.
Borough-wide

Five other Derby parties in Brooklyn

This isn’t a one-horse race! Comment.
BoroBeat

Young Red Hook residents help clean up the neighborhood

Kids crowded into the Housing Authority Farm in Red Hook to clean up the neighborhood and make something nice for their moms in preparation for Mother’s Day. Comment.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Speed-cam shift: City to move money-spinning camera from parkway exit

A controversial Sheepshead Bay speed camera that earned the city more than $2.4 million in six months last year is being relocated, according to an elected official who called its lucrative location unfair. Comments (6).
Flatlands

Cellphone thief punches victim who chased him down

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who allegedly robbed then attacked a straphanger riding the 5 train in Flatbush on April 20. Comment.
Midwood

Midwood teen disappears in Manhattan

Police are looking for searching for a 15-year-old Midwood girl who vanished from her high school in Manhattan on April 23. Comment.
Bay Ridge

PAC man! Donovan gobbles up checks from political action committees

In the race to replace disgraced Rep. Michael Grimm, the Republican candidate has collected nearly as much money from political action committees as his opponent has gotten from anybody. Comments (1).

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Friday, April 24, 2015

Borough-wide

Identity thieves steal nearly $12,000

Police are looking for two men who siphoned nearly $12,000 from a man’s bank account and blew the money on shopping sprees around the city last week. Comment.
Bergen Beach

Slow your roll! Bergen Beach couple’s new app tells parents when kids are speeding

They’re not your typical software moguls. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Fail! City holds controversial hearing on eve of major test

Bensonhurst protestors blasted the Department of Education for scheduling a public hearing on local charter school proposals on April 21 — the night before high-stakes state math exams. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Test anxiety: Exams force kids back into shaky school days after wall collapse

Class is back in session — whether you like it or not. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

The art of memory

Nearly 500 students entered the Holocaust Memorial Creative Arts Contest at Kingsborough Community College on April 19. Comment.
Marine Park

Double dose! Fidler finds two matching kidney donors on same day

Ask and ye shall receive — eventually! Comments (1).

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Courts

Top cop! Senate confirms Loretta Lynch as attorney general

Lynch has clinched it! Comment.
Marine Park

Locals blast plans to rezone Marine Park

The city’s proposed citywide rezoning has some Marine Park residents fearful that their close-knit community will become just another overcrowded neighborhood. Comments (16).
Bay Ridge

Donovan ducks Bay Ridge debate

The only mark they’ll put next to his name is “absent.” Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Lights, camera ... Baldwin!

The stars came out in Sheepshead Bay for the filming of an indie flick written by and staring a borough native. Comment.
Marine Park

Celebrating Earth Day at the salt marsh

Dozens of residents celebrated the sun and soil at the Salt Marsh Nature Center’s 10th-annual Earth Day celebration on April 19. Comment.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Flatbush

Man disappears in Flatbush

Police are looking for a 26-year-old man who vanished from his Flatbush home on April 20. Comment.
Coney Island

Happy hunting: Coney youth group’s scavenger hunt takes them to Carribean

Talk about the trip of a lifetime! Comment.
Bay Ridge

Gunman to store clerk: ‘I have to do this’

Armed robbery, burglaries, and other crimes hit the Ridge this week Comment.
Borough-wide

Made in Brooklyn: Industry City makers show off their digs

Some of Brooklyn’s most cutting-edge manufacturers opened their doors to the public during Industry City’s open studios on April 18. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Armed robbers steal $1 from store clerk

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

Umbrella attack in Coney Island

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dyker Heights

School’s wall crumbles on Dyker Students

Class ended early for students at IS 201 when a wall collapsed into a packed fourth-floor classroom on April 20. Comment.
Flatbush

Flatbush man missing

Police are looking for a 56-year-old man who vanished from his home in Flatbush on April 17. Comment.
Gowanus

Toxic avenger! Activist to swim Gowanus

A clean-water activist plans to take the ultimate plunge on Earth Day, swimming 1.8 miles through Brooklyn’s nautical purgatory — the Gowanus Canal. Comment.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Flatbush

Grand theft auto

Police say three men broke into a car, stole credit cards, and then used them to buy video game consoles. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lest we forget

Dozens of residents honored the survivors and remembered the victims of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, at events across Southern Brooklyn on April 15. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Cat-astrophe! Locals say MTA trying to kill feral cat colony

It may be these cats’ final stop. Comments (7).
Borough-wide

Grill baby grill! Prospect Park opening new east-side grilling area

Prospect-Lefferts Gardeners now have a license to grill! Comment.
Borough-wide

Teen falsely accused of bashing cops fights back in court

A Sunset Park teen who was beaten by police and then falsely accused of being the aggressor is suing the city and several police officers. Comment.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mean Streets

Truck slams into dead-pedestrian memorial — as it goes up

All activists survived as an 18-wheeler crashed into their worksite. Comment.

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