Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Boerum Hill: The Boerum Hill councilman said his decision on the controversial project may come down to just how dense it actually is. Comments (1)
Marine Park: A Flatlands man was charged in federal court on Sept. 18 with intentionally setting the fire that ripped through the Kings Plaza parking garage the day before. Comment
Carroll Gardens: Preservationists including legendary folk singer Joan Baez succeeded in saving a pair of Carroll Gardens buildings the musician’s family once lived and worked in when officials named the properties as city landmarks on Tuesday. Comment
Art: It’s black and it’s beautiful. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park leaders want the new public swimming hole they’re building in Squibb Park to be more than double the size of the beloved Pop-Up Pool it is replacing, according to consultants tapped to help plan the facility, but also asked neighbors to share their concerns about foot traffic a larger pool will draw to the tony enclave where residents have complained about unruly park-goers in the past. Comments (3)
Marine Park: Police and fire marshals suspect that the massive fire that tore through multiple floors of the Kings Plaza Shopping Center parking garage on Sept. 17 was arson. Comment
Music: They have been Active a long time. Comment

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Show’s over: Downtown TKTS booth quietly closes

Theater: Local theater-lovers now have to schlep across the East River to score half-price tickets for Broadway plays after Brooklyn’s lone TKTS window closed earlier this month with no grand finale. Comments (2)

Fire in Kings Plaza parking garage injures 21

Marine Park: Nearly two dozen people sustained injuries after a massive inferno tore through a parking garage at Kings Plaza Shopping Center this morning. Comments (2)
Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights residents should not hold their breath waiting for the serpentine Squibb Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park to reopen following its sudden July closure, because the problem meadow leaders claimed was a single faulty piece of wood is actually a far bigger structural flaw, the stewards said. Comments (10)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: The owner of a Windsor Terrace no-kill animal shelter — along with a few of his fuzzy rescues — took a fashionable turn as models in new advertisements for preppy retail giant J. Crew. Comment
Park Slope: A Park Slope pet owner is furious with workers at a local carpet-cleaning businesses whom she claimed pulverized her beloved kitty’s paw during a recent cleanse, and then refused to pay the animal’s thousand-dollar medical tab, instead offering a mere $130 refund on the shampoo job. Comments (4)
Nightlife: Burlesque has new home! Comment

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