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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claw-Back: The Sequel

Months after Sandy victims fended off a push by federal agencies to claw back relief payouts from those who got help from more than one source, the government is making another grab. Comment.

Last call! Bushwick bar Cain’s Tavern is closing

Go There Now While You Still Can: Beloved Bushwick watering hole Cain’s Tavern is closing at the end of August, and regulars say they’re bummed to be losing a neighborhood hangout where everyone knows your name. Comment.

Sound of violence: Anti-lynching play uses audio footage of Eric Garner

Theater: In this play, the present haunts the past. Comment.

Agency wants to move Coney flood barrier up the creek

Could Coney Island Creek become the Great Barrier Creek? Comment.

Wonder Dad, or the guy that did everything right

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie wonders if a guy she met raised his kids the right way, and if she’s doing it all wrong. Comment.

Cancer ‘Crusaders’ raise cash on 17th Street

Awesome: They came from near and far for a good cause. Comment.

In other news, ex-Cyclones had a big week.

Diamond Dave’s Cyclones Report: With a long roadtrip, it was easy to lose focus on our beloved Boys of Summer. But not all focus. Comment.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Heights and dry: Montero’s Bar building is up for sale

Go There Now While You Still Can: The 76-year-old Brooklyn Heights tavern is one of the borough’s last real longshoremen’s bars. Comments (4).

Loading zone out: City quietly nixes parking spots on 5th Ave.

Sunset Park: It’s a communication gap so big you could park a truck in it. Comments (6).

Piping hot! Teen ivory-ticklers tour Brooklyn’s top organs

They’re going on the organ trail! Comments (1).

Talib Kweli DJing silent dance party in Downtown alley

Music: Dance like no one is listening! Comment.

Ditmas artists teach how to be a ‘GoodPerson’

Ditmas Park: So, how do you become a good person? Comments (1).

Oh, man. Cyclones lose again

The Ride: These guys have got to get home. Comment.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mega hurts! Kids build, battle bots at Slope summer camp

Boro of Nerds: They’re doing the robot! Comment.

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Pop shots: Performer takes aim at the history of American music

Music: This costumed chameleon is breathing new life into some threadbare tunes. Comment.

Ce-libation day! Red Hook festival uncorks new tradition

Red Hook: Red Hookers toasted their neighborhood at the second annual Celebrating Red Hook festival at Erie Basin Park on July 25 — this time with actual booze. Comments (2).

Cops monitoring streets for computer-screen crook

Williamsburg: A burglar swiped a 27-inch Apple monitor, along with several credit cards, say police. Comments (1).

Monday, July 27, 2015

Helter shelter: Keep sex fiends out of W’burg refuge, say locals

Brooklyn Is Angry: Neighbors say putting 50 sex offenders in one place is a recipe for disaster. Comments (10).

Doc-ument details new $204-million LICH medical center

Hospitals in Crisis: And one doctor says it is not what he ordered! Comment.

Print jobs: Shortly after layoffs, MakerBot opens new factory, begins hiring

Sunset Park: The Brooklyn tech darling that laid off 100 people in April has just opened its new factory in Sunset Park — and now the company is hiring. Comments (1).

In a funk, Cyclones lose again

The Ride: Man, what these guys need is a rain out. Comment.

Cops: Guy groped woman on Q train

Downtown: Cops are on the lookout for a man who they say groped a woman on the subway last Tuesday morning, according to a report. Comments (3).

Marriage material: Local author discusses attending 30 weddings

Books: Weddings: fun-filled festivities or matrimonial misery? Comment.