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Monday, June 18, 2018

Red Hook: Preservationists are crying foul play after a blaze tore through a vacant Red Hook warehouse on Thursday night, just weeks after a coalition of locals asked the city to landmark the building. Comments (1)

Caught on stream: Man gets five-plus years in prison for brutal assault broadcast on Facebook

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A Prospect-Lefferts Gardens man will spend five-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to savagely beating a homeless man inside a Lincoln Road apartment complex — and broadcasting the assault live on Facebook — a judge ruled on Friday. Comment

No road out: Driver charged with manslaughter for fatal Slope crash stuck in Rikers

Blind Spots: The motorist who crashed into five people crossing a Park Slope street in March, killing two kids and an unborn baby, cannot make bail and will wait out her trial in New York City’s notoriously hellish Rikers Island — where one deranged inmate already assaulted her, according to her lawyer. Comments (3)

Healthy growth: Methodist Hospital’s once-controversial new complex tops out

Park Slope: Bigwigs at Park Slope’s Methodist Hospital gathered at the construction site of its newest, years-in-the-making facility on Wednesday to put their John Hancocks on the structure’s last steel beam before workers installed it into the building’s frame. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Students from classrooms across the borough piloted self-made sailboats into the East River from Brooklyn Bridge Park last week, culminating the end of an eight-month ship-building course that taught the youngsters the value of a hard day’s work, according to its director. Comment

Rock ’n’ row: Guitarist performs while canoeing Gowanus Canal

Music: Talk about grungy music! Comment

Today’s produce at yesterday’s prices! Beloved Dyker grocer’s anniversary sale celebrates two decades of bountiful biz

Shopping: These Three Guys are ringing in 20 years! Comment
Blind Spots: A woman was killed and her son critically injured in a traffic accident on Seaview Avenue in Canarsie on June 12. Comment
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Whatta trade! Clones acquistion — from Staten Island — helps beat Yanks

The Ride: The Mets and Yankees can make a trade — and the Mets can get the best of it! Comment

A brief history of children’s games (played outside)

Rhymes with Crazy: Too many kids don’t get enough sun. Introduce these oldies but goodies and they’ll happily head outdoors! Comments (3)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Cyclones drop opener on the Rock

The Ride: Here’s the first pitch … and the season’s over. Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comments (1)

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