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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

Brooklyn Heights: Workers on Sunday tore down the Bossert Hotel’s tattered awning for a spruce-up nine days after the Brooklyn Paper reported locals’ frustrations with the eyesore and the slow-going restoration of once-grand lodge. Comment
Boro of Nerds: A Brooklynite with a love for blades turned his hobby into a full-time job teaching others how to make swords and other hand-crafted sharp objects at his studio in Red Hook. Comment

Today on BPR: North Bklyn state Senator seeking ninth term makes case for keeping seat

Podcast: A North Brooklyn state lawmaker with eight terms under his belt joins Brooklyn Paper Radio today to explain why voters should send him back to Albany for another two years instead of the democratic socialist running a grass-roots campaign to defeat him in this September’s Democratic primary. Comment

Shaking up theater

Theater: Brooklyn’s coolest Shakespeare event is not happening in the parks. Instead, it is in the air-conditioned black box of the Brick in Williamsburg, at the “Shakespeare in the Theater” festival. Comment

Coney man indicted for defrauding refugees

Coney Island: A Coney Island man faces up to four years in prison for bilking at least $30,000 from refugees while posing as an immigrant-assistance service provider, according to a 21-count indictment Brooklyn’s top prosecutor filed in Supreme Court on Aug. 8. Comment

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

Brooklyn Heights: The new owners of the former Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters in Brooklyn Heights can not hang another sign atop the building where the iconic Watchtower letters once floated — and must remove the flashing time and temperature display that still remains — because the signage was never legal for the decades it hovered above the borough, according to some city officials. Comments (4)
Brooklyn Is Angry: Brooklynites already lamenting the fast-approaching end of summer have even less reason to look forward to fall because officials are hiking fees for metered parking across the city, beginning in Kings County on Sept. 4. Comments (10)

The new Ninth: City begins safety fixes on street of fatal Slope crash

Blind Spots: City workers will begin installing protected bike lanes and sidewalk extensions along Ninth Street in Park Slope this week, roughly five months after a driver killed two kids and injured their mothers and another man as they crossed the street at Fifth Avenue. Comments (2)
Mean Streets: The Republican-led state Senate must return to Albany and pass a bill to preserve and expand the city’s school-zone speed-camera program, a group of local pols, officials, and activists demanded outside a Greenwood Heights middle school on Aug. 8. Comment
Music: He’s getting the bands back together. Comment

Clones top Spinners in extra innings

The Ride: Our boys eked out a win against Lowell last night in extra innings during the first match of a would-be doubleheader that was cut to one game due to rain. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018

Cyclones rained out, play doubleheader against Spinners today

The Ride: Heavy rains last night in Massachusetts prevented our boys from taking the field against Lowell, where they traveled to face the Spinners after sweeping Connecticut over three games in the County of Kings. Comment

Tracking the trends of tomorrow ... today!

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist predicts the crazes soon to take popular culture by storm (or not). Comments (1)

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