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Gimme shelter: Park Slope residents sign petition in support of planned family shelters

Park Slope: More than 1,600 people have signed a petition supporting the city’s plan to open two homeless shelters in Park Slope, backing the effort which has drawn fierce opposition from some locals since it was announced in April. Comment

Around the block: Film talks to locals in Bushwick’s changing scene

Cinema: Welcome to the Neighborhood! Comment

Pimp gets 12 years in seedy prostitution scheme

A judge sentenced an East New York pimp to 12 years in prison for luring teenage girls from out of state to work as prostitutes in seedy Kings County hotels. Comments (2)

Cops hunt fiend who assaulted man with wine glass

Sheepshead Bay: Cops are hunting the fiend who slashed a 22-year-old man in the face with a wine glass inside a Sheepshead Bay nightclub on June 14. Comment
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City removes Cellino and Barnes ad for creating traffic hazard

Gerritsen Beach: They don’t call them the injury attorneys for nothing! Comments (6)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a major crackdown to combat violence and fare evasion on subways and buses, committing an additional 500 uniformed officers to the city’s transit system. Comments (6)
Music: If you can make it here; you can make it — anywhere! Comment
Park Slope: A sanitation worker was injured when a helium tank exploded in Park Slope on June 14, according to police. Comment

A batch made in heaven: Insomnia Cookies comes to Park Slope

Park Slope: Park Slope cookie monsters can soon satisfy their late-night sugar cravings with deliveries from the borough’s first Insomnia Cookies outpost, which is set to open on Fifth Avenue this fall, according to a rep with the pastry chain. Comments (2)

Racist by the bay: Vandal scrawls anti-Muslim threat on Sheepshead Bay bus stop

Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay straphangers were horrified to discover the words “Kill Arabs” scrawled onto a B44 bus stop at Avenue V Monday morning. Comments (15)
Cyclones: The Brooklyn Cyclones kicked off their summer with an impressive 5-4 Opening Day victory over the rival Staten Island Yankees at MCU Park on June 14. Comments (1)

Cuomo signs bill that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses

New York State lawmakers approved the hotly debated Green Light NY bill that allows undocumented immigrants to acquire driver’s licenses. Comments (12)

Material girl: Brooklyn Academy of Music puts premium Madonna tickets on sale

Fort Greene: The Brooklyn Academy of Music is selling $5,000 prime seat tickets for Madonna’s 17-day tour of her new album this fall. Comments (6)
Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson reached an early handshake agreement Friday on a balanced $92.8 billion city budget after weeks of negotiations. Comments (4)
Flatlands: These kids are going into summer with a roar! Comments (1)
Fort Greene: It was a hairy situation! Comment
Music: A local rhythm-and-blues ensemble rocked Marine Park amid a free concert last week, where the Michael David Band really got the oldsters moving and grooving, according to the bandleader. Comment
Coney Island: These kids want the world to chill out! Comments (1)

The march to sea! Your guide to this year’s Mermaid Parade

Event: The ‘maids are back in Brooklyn! Comment
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