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Friday, May 26, 2017

Assault and bat-tree! Cars bruised by rogue branches in Park Slope and Windsor Terrace

Park Slope: Their bark is worse than their bite! Comments (2)

Clean up or pay up! Gowanus polluters threatened with penalties for delaying canal cleanse

Cleaning Our Waterways: It’s time to pay the piper. Comments (1)

Community group votes to co-name BK Heights street after female B’Bridge mastermind

Brooklyn Heights: Don’t call it a “miss”-nomer! Comments (2)

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: We’ve got saucy superheroes, dandy dudes, and stories from above the grave — and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Fort Greene inferno! Broken water pipe forces firefighters to use handheld extinguisher to battle blaze

Fort Greene: Firefighters struggled to battle a blaze at a Fort Greene public housing complex on Monday after a broken water pipe forced them to use an extinguisher to stop the inferno, which burned for 36 minutes before they put it out. Comment
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Light showers: Park gets lit with ‘Umbrella Project’ dance

Bridge ‘Park’: Go dancing with the stars! Comment

Planting a new Rose Garden! Prospect Park officials call for ideas to revive forgotten patch of greenspace

Park Slope: Everyone is invited to this garden party. Comment

Towering animal sculptures take over B’Bridge Plaza

Brooklyn Heights: Octopus and orangutan and eagle — oh my! Comments (2)

Tech it out! City Tech debuts new facility Downtown

Downtown: Give them a round of app-lause! Comments (1)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Mystery solved! Russian billionaire’s yacht can’t dock because it is illegal

Gravesend: A yacht owned by a Russian oligarch that has floated in Gravesend Bay for more than a month — and drifted there throughout President Trump’s first visit to the city since taking office — is sitting idle because it is illegal for the vessel to dock. Comments (4)

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Dead beats: Music and story series rises in Green-Wood Cemetery

Music: It’s the club people are dying to get into. Comments (1)

Steph can’t make her teens love Pink Floyd as much as she does

Fearless Parenting: But are they able to make “good art?” Comments (5)
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The Brooklyn Paper: Seaworthy

Page 1: Call me Brooklyn Paper. Some weeks ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would look about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off — then, I account it high time to get to the sea as soon as I can and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Should-be award-winning reporter Dana Rubinstein discusses CitiBike on Brooklyn Paper Radio

Podcast: The boys were joined by their former colleague, who had a lot to say about the future of the bike rental program. Comments (2)

In the nick of ‘Times’! Community endorses city plan to improve nightmare intersection at Fourth, Flatbush, and Atlantic

Mean Streets: The “Times” they are a changin’! Comments (13)

Fifth time’s a charm! City plan for Dumbo Jay Street bike lane finally okayed

Mean Streets: They’ve changed lanes … again! Comments (15)

Closing for repairs! Prospect Avenue station shuttering for six-month renovation project

Transit: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will close the R line’s Prospect Avenue subway station for six months of renovations, beginning June 5. Comments (2)

The People’s Clay-ground: Historic terra cotta images on display in Coney

Art: The king of the sea is re-surfacing at the People’s Playground! Comment