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Friday, June 22, 2018

Kensington: A homeless man has chained his belongings to the roll-down gate of a Kensington social-services provider’s storefront without permission for months, forcing its workers to sidestep the allegedly smelly stuff as they search for a solution that isn’t dumping the guy’s earthly possessions in a landfill. Comments (5)

Sands Street shuffle: Do-good developer buying Dumbo tower from builder that purchased it from Witnesses last year

DUMBO: A builder of so-called affordable housing is working out a deal to buy a now-vacant Dumbo hotel from the developer that just last year bought the property from the Jehovah’s Witnesses as the religious group unloaded the last of its local real estate. Comments (1)

Mustard mobile: ‘Hot Dog Bus’ offers free franks

Dining: Hot diggety! You can chow down on a free hot dog served fresh from an overstuffed, vaguely bun-shaped bus that will be parked in Brooklyn Bridge Park every weekend until Aug. 26. Comment

Cyclones shut out Connecticut

The Ride: Cyclones ace Christian James shut out the Connecticut Tigers for seven innings Thursday to help lead the Clones to victory. Comment
Nightlife: It is more than a show! Comment
Sunset Park: The owner of a soon-to-open 39th Street bar that neighbors worry will cause the same quality-of-life problems as its seedy predecessor must return to the Sunset Park community board — again — to present a written security plan for the space after he failed to bring it to this month’s Public Safety Committee meeting, the civic gurus demanded. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got Midsummer magic, a poutine party, a festival of funny females, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Event: Watch the world’s biggest game — now updated with more locations! Comment

Boro daughter cites Bklyn upbringing for her success in the Navy

Boerum Hill: Native Brooklynite Petty Officer 2nd Class Aliah Hall, a graduate of Boerum Hill’s Metropolitan Corporate Academy, serves with one of the Navy’s most advanced amphibious-warfare units — and credits many of her accomplishments to growing up in Kings County. Comment
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park stewards are backing locals’ demands for a new footbridge from Brooklyn Heights to the green space, and they can’t promise that construction of the public pool coming to Squibb Park won’t force them to close its eponymous zig-zagging walkway to Brooklyn’s front yard. Comments (5)

Dumb new rule sinks Cyclones

The Ride: Minor League Baseball wants to speed up games by putting a free runner on second base at the start of extra innings. Last night, the move worked — for the Hudson Valley Renegades. Comment

March madness: Hungry March Band launches its new album

Music: Bring your appetite! Comment
Prospect Heights: These clothes are fresh off the Shaq! Comment
Dance: It’s a dream of the past and present. Comments (1)
Dining: This food fest is fresher than ever! Comment

Note to self: I killed the cat

Fearless Parenting: Sure, the vet can say it was inevitable that it would die before its second birthday, but I know it was my fault. Comment
Page 1: While reporting the truth behind claims that a long-shuttered Fort Greene park recently reopened without notice, the Paper stumbled upon what may be its most creative excuse yet for maneuvering out of a sticky situation: Spike Lee made me do it! Yes, the native filmmaker allegedly let locals into the still-forbidden green space because he forgot to lock it following a shoot, and who’s to say that was the only time he’s led folks astray. Caught jaywalking? Spike Lee made me do it! Right on red? Spike Lee made me do it! Hopping a turnstile? That’s right, Spike Lee made me do it! Of course, the acclaimed auteur did not force anyone to enter the park, just as he has never forced the Paper to commit any of those infractions. In fact, he has only taught us to Do the Right Thing, and for that, the Paper is proud to proclaim: Spike Lee made me do it! Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fort Greene: Reports that a long-shuttered green space near Fort Greene’s Brooklyn Academy of Music quietly reopened last weekend are not true, according to city officials, who blamed filmmaker Spike Lee for unknowingly letting a few locals into the park when he forgot to lock its gates while shooting there. Comments (6)
Park Slope: Leaders at a Park Slope house of worship and a local do-gooder installed an on-street cupboard outside the Prospect Avenue church that good Samaritans can stock with non-perishable foods and other household supplies for needy passersby to freely take. Comments (3)
Changing Brooklyn: A developer filed permits for one of two residential buildings planned to rise as part of its redevelopment of Crown Heights’s Bedford-Union Armory, even though a state Supreme Court judge has yet to rule in a case that could send the city-approved scheme back to the drawing board. Comments (1)

Find out what to do this summer on Brooklyn Paper Radio

Podcast: Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for the good times? Comment

Making a splash: Mermaid Parade brings out the joy of Coney Island

Coney Island: It was a sight to sea! Comment

Up and down ride for Cyclones ends with win

The Ride: The streaking Cyclones continued their strong start to the season Tuesday night when they topped the Renegades for the second night in a row and moved to 4–1 on the season. Comments (1)

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