Culture shock: Library, arts spaces in Ft. Greene tower delayed indefinitely due to dragging deal

Fort Greene: Work on long-promised new cultural spaces inside a Fort Greene tower near the Brooklyn Academy of Music is delayed indefinitely, until the city can hash out a deal with the building’s developer to acquire the sites and break ground, according to a rep for the agency overseeing the project. Comments (1)
Art: It’s the original bridge to nowhere! Comment
Flatlands: A young man survived after a shooter pumped a bullet into his head outside a Flatlands diner, police said. Comments (3)
Downtown: This building gets a passing grade! Comment

On BPR: Bklyn advocate candidates stump for seat

Podcast: Two Brooklynites running in the 17-person race to fill the city’s vacant public advocate seat campaigned for their candidacy on Brooklyn Paper Radio this week, ahead of the Feb. 26 election to fill the office. Comment

Turncoat Dem’s days in party may be numbered

Party Line: He’s on thin ice! Comments (13)
Dining: New York City Beer Week will feature dozens of events in all five boroughs, but the best events are happening here in Brooklyn! Comment
Downtown: It’s an appealing opportunity! Comments (3)
Dining: And the award goes to… Comment
Bushwick: Authorities are investigating after some bigot hurled an object through the window of a Bushwick synagogue, just as families gathered inside to break bread during the Sabbath, according to police and local religious leaders. Comments (1)

Ridge state pol pushing bill to ban supervised injection sites

Bay Ridge: Mayor DeBlasio’s plan to open a local facility where drug users can inject heroin under the supervision of trained-overdose technicians could collapse, if state legislators approve a new bill introduced by a Bay Ridge state pol. Comments (12)
Theater: This show has deep roots. Comment
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into law last week, ending a decades-long quest for survivors and advocates in the state who have long sought the bill’s passage, according to a new report by our sister publication QNS. Click to give it a read. Read more…
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