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Friday, April 20, 2018

Party foul: Residents enraged by promoter’s second attempt at staging bash inside PLG building

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Tenants of a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens building are furious with their landlord for inviting a party promoter to throw an all-night bash inside the space on Saturday — a year after the city shut down the host’s planned rager at the then in-construction complex due to lack of permits. Comments (7)
Boerum Hill: Civic gurus on Wednesday unanimously rejected a real-estate firm’s plan for a five-building megadevelopment on the edge of Boerum Hill. Comments (12)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Funnyman Tracy Morgan returned to his native Bedford-Stuyvesant this week to snip the opening-day ribbon at a pair of revamped basketball courts in the neighborhood’s Marcy Playground. Comment

Coney Island then and now

Event: Immigrants — we get the jobs done! Comments (3)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got pot plays, mad science, the 95th birthday celebration for Bettie Page, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Tomorrow: Local health-insurance firm and Bed-Stuy hospital stage medical fair for teens

Health: Leaders at a Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital and a local health-insurance provider are inviting teenagers to an information-packed fair on April 21 where they can receive medical tips and advice geared towards their young-adult years. Comment

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Going to pot

Reefer badness: DA’s progressive pot policy falls short, activists claim

Leaves of Grass: The district attorney’s office continues to prosecute the majority of low-level weed-possession cases despite its pledge to stop trying petty pot disputes in 2014, and most defendants are people of color, according to a public defender who called the so-called progressive policy a failure. Comments (7)
Leaves of Grass: This musical debuting tomorrow will be — hold on. Are you a cop? Comments (2)

Joint sessions: Other events for 420 day

Leaves of Grass: Weed all about it! Comments (1)

March sadness: Tenants honor W’burg building employee who died amid his favorite NCAA tourney

Williamsburg: A sports-obsessed worker at a Williamsburg apartment complex who took part in fantasy leagues and pools with others there claimed his first victory when he won the group’s college-basketball contest earlier this month — roughly two weeks after he died. Comment
Theater: One night in Park Slope makes a rough show better! Comment
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