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Man faces 25 years in prison for allegedly assaulting, robbing Coney senior on Christmas Day

Coney Island: An East New York man could spend up to 25 years in prison if convicted of a slew of charges prosecutors slapped him with for allegedly assaulting and robbing an elderly woman in her Coney Island apartment on Christmas Day. Comments (1)
Sunset Park: Hundreds of buildings within four distinct swathes of Sunset Park could be forever spared from the wrecking ball if the city green-lights a recently proposed scheme to designate a quartet of new historic districts in the neighborhood. Comments (2)

Kings salutes King: Local luminaries remember civil-rights leader at annual Fort Greene ceremony

Fort Greene: They’re keeping his dream alive. Comments (1)
Prospect Heights: Dozens of federal employees still out of work and pay due to the longest government shutdown in American history swung by the Barclays Center on Tuesday to pick up free food and toiletries doled out by a city do-good group. Comments (10)

Cops: Masked villain robs man at gunpoint in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: Police are hunting for the masked malcontent who robbed a man at gunpoint in Sheepshead Bay — and got caught in the act on camera. Comments (3)
Park Slope: Thousands of local music lovers tore up not one, not two, but five dance floors at Park Slope’s gilded Grand Prospect Hall on Saturday, during the latest installment of an annual festival featuring folk sounds from the Balkans. Comments (1)

Growing Gowanus: City sets Feb. meeting to discuss latest rezoning plans for nabe

Gowanus: The city will host a public meeting on Feb. 6 to update Gowanusaurs on the latest rezoning plans for their neighborhood, more than six months after officials first released an upzoning scheme that calls for packing more residents into bigger building on some of Gowanus’s busiest streets. Comments (3)
Theater: Hair! Flow it, show it — long as God can grow it! Comment
Class Action: Administrators at an elite Dyker Heights private school must show public support for its students of color and condemn racism on campus, a group of pupils demanded after an explosive video surfaced showing some of the academy’s white students imitating monkeys while in blackface. Comments (2)

Man arrested for attempting to rape, robbing woman aboard 4 train

Crown Heights: Cops cuffed a man for molesting, robbing, and attempting to rape a woman after she boarded a 4 train in Crown Heights. Comments (7)
Changing Brooklyn: The developers building two luxury towers on a vacant Jay Street lot they bought years ago from the Jehovah’s Witnesses revealed new renderings and a website for the high-rises, whose one-to-four-bedroom condos are expected to hit the market later this year, according to a rep. Comments (6)

Steel of approval: City okays plan to put steel-iron fence outside Cobble Hill tower on old LICH site

Changing Brooklyn: City preservationists green-lit a developer’s proposal to build a fence separating the swanky tower it is building on part of Cobble Hill’s old Long Island College Hospital campus from passersby on Amity Street. Comments (3)
Parenting: A new free website makes it easy for borough parents to connect for play dates and find other willing moms and dads to watch their kids, according to its Brooklyn-based creators, who sought the help of dozens of experts to put their platform together. Comments (1)

Doomsday talk: Podcaster discusses the end times

Gowanus: The end is nigh! Comment
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