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Coney Island: Cops arrested the sister of Coney Island basketball standout Sebastian Telfair, a nine-year NBA veteran, on May 20 for allegedly threatening a witness who testified at her brother’s Criminal Court trial last month. Comment

Schneps Media celebrates next generation at ‘Stars Under 40’ gala

Bay Ridge: Schneps Media celebrated the young and influential at the eighth annual ‘Stars Under 40’ celebration on May 16 in Dyker Heights. Honorees included Brooklyn business tycoons, charitable community leaders, and the next generation of Kings County stars. Comments (1)
Event: Political bigwigs of Brooklyn held their annual Democratic County Gala on May 9 in Mill Basin to honor business leaders, legal eagles, and the party’s elite. Comment
Park Slope: Two Park Slope construction workers were sent to Methodist Hospital following accidents at two separate work sites that occurred within about an hour of each other on Tuesday, in a bizarre, but fortunately non-life-threatening coincidence. Comments (1)
Theater: How to score free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park — Central Park, that is! Comments (3)

Readers sentence the jail expansion plan

Speak Out: Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to raze Atlantic Avenue’s House of Detention and rebuild a larger incarceration complex in its stead stumbled when it failed to get the approval from Community Board 2 members by a hair-thin margin at a raucous meeting on May 8 (“Community Board 2 narrowly votes not to approve mayor’s House of D expansion,” by Kevin Duggan, online May 9). Comments (8)

Fearless Living: Finding inspiration in unexpected places

Fearless Living: We can’t always hop on a plane to a distant land in search of inspiration. The reality is that we are where we are. We have work, and family, and responsibilities. So what is a fearless adventurer to do at home? Comments (6)

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for summer beach reading! Comment
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