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Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Sept. 22. Comment

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Commuting chaos

Prospect Heights: Debris plummeted from above inside Atlantic Terminal station on Friday morning, forcing Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials to suspend 4- and 5-train service in both directions, and leaving irate straphangers scrambling to find alternative commutes. Comment

Dry-ice truck flips on Gowanus Expressway ramp, injuring one

Gowanus: A tractor-trailer filled with dry ice flipped over on a ramp connecting the Gowanus and Brooklyn–Queens expressways on Friday morning, injuring one person, according to a Fire Department rep. Comment

Holy smokes! Bklyn’s first medical-marijuana dispensary opening on Flatbush Ave.

Leaves of Grass: Dr. Feelgood is coming to Brooklyn! Comments (2)
Clinton Hill: Four men raped by a former catechism instructor at a Clinton Hill Catholic church each received the largest sum ever doled out by the religious institution when its Brooklyn Diocese awarded them equal parts of a combined $27.5-million settlement on Tuesday, according to their lawyers, who called the incidents “every parent’s nightmare.” Comment

Police slap unlicensed driver with summons for hitting boy in Borough Park

Mean Streets: Cops slapped an unlicensed driver with a summons after she hit a 3-year-old boy with her car while he was crossing 44th Street in Borough Park on Sept. 19, police said. Comments (2)
Nightlife: It’s the best fest! Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: This is a week of festivals! We have a photo festival, a performance fest, a street festival, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Fixing the BQE: The Brooklyn Heights Promenade — the historic walkway that some say makes the Heights the Heights — will become a speedway for Brooklyn-Queens Expressway traffic, sending cars, trucks, and buses zipping by at eye-level during the reconstruction of the crumbling roadway beneath, transit leaders announced on Thursday. Comments (17)
Boerum Hill: The developer of 80 Flatbush trimmed its 986- and 561-foot towers to 840 and 510 feet respectively, while reconfiguring the taller high-rise’s design so it blocks less sunlight, and promising to give thousands to improve a nearby community garden, to get lawmakers to okay the rezoning it needs to build the complex at the edge of Boerum Hill. Comments (29)
Brooklyn Heights: Our pals at our sister website, Brownstoner, have a great story on the plans to turn a classic structure on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights into a 14-story hotel. Click away to give it a read! Read more…
Party Line: Letitia “Tish” James is likely to become the state’s first black attorney general following her Democratic primary win last week, and a handful of local lawmakers are reportedly ready to step into her citywide watchdog role if she does. Comments (8)

DA: Local cop and his wife stole thousands by impersonating dead relative

Marine Park: A Brooklyn cop and his wife face up to 25 years in prison for using the officer’s mother’s identity to steal upwards of $360,000 from financial companies and the federal government after she died in 2016, according to an indictment District Attorney Eric Gonzalez filed in Supreme Court on Tuesday. Comments (2)
Music: They’re jazzing up the folk festival. Comments (1)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: If you see a dozen people wandering through Dumbo looking lost, best not to talk to them. They might follow you home. Comment
Page 1: Look, The Brooklyn Paper hasn’t jumped the shark. We haven’t gone Hollywood. Nor have we sold out. We’ve just kept humming along, singing in the band, showing up for dinner, and appearing in news boxes across this great borough long after anyone ever thought we would. In fact, we’re kind of like Potsie in that snese. So we’ll keep doing what we’re doing, and you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

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