Sections

Sign up for daily news e-mails!

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Changing Brooklyn: The builder proposing a controversial megadevelopment at the edge of Boerum Hill must take its plans back to the drawing board and come up with a solution that better blends the area’s low-rise Brownstones with their neighboring high-rises Downtown, the councilman whose district would include the 80 Flatbush complex said Tuesday in his first public comments about the scheme. Comments (4)
Bay Ridge: Neither rain, nor sleet, nor threat of deportation will stay this pizza delivery man from his appointed rounds. Comments (6)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Black vegans and vegetarians from around the borough brought their appetites to Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday for a new plant-based food festival that some herbivores couldn’t wait to sink their teeth into. Comments (6)
Theater: An all-kid cast will stage at head-banging production of the musical “School of Rock” at Fort Hamilton Army Base this weekend. Comment

‘Peppers’ spree: Fiend robs W’burg restaurant in conspicuous clothing

Williamsburg: Some lowlife in a football jersey with “Peppers” written on the back pretended to pull a gun on an employee at a Williamsburg fast-food joint before robbing the eatery on Sunday, police said. Comments (1)

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 the 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. Comments (1)

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. Comments (2)

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 (7)
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 (22)

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

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!