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Monday, May 21, 2018

Eye on Ninth

Ninth Street redesign coming in June, officials say

Blind Spots: City transit leaders will unveil their plan to make Ninth Street safer in June, two months later than promised after a driver hit five people — killing two kids and a pregnant mother’s unborn baby — crossing the road at Fifth Avenue in March. Comments (1)
Gowanus: New York’s Bravest forced roughly 20 Gowanusaurs to evacuate their homes after a vacant Ninth Street building partially collapsed late Thursday night. Comments (1)
Theater: It is time for Shakespeare in the parks! This summer, the green spaces of Kings County will be filled with fairies, lost princesses, and star-crossed lovers! Read on to plan your summer of culture! Comment

Below board: Landmarking of Coney Boardwalk falls short, locals claim

Coney Island: The city landmarked Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk, but the designation won’t mean much since it doesn’t protect the walkway’s original wooden structure, neighborhood conservationists continue to complain. Comment
Boro of Nerds: Nerd is the Word! Comment

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Edited for bedtime: Parents making fairy tales ‘safer’

Rhymes with Crazy: Will parents ever stop putting their kids in plastic bubbles? Comments (3)

Friday, May 18, 2018

River of Tears: The city must install barriers stronger than paint to protect all of the cyclists expected to pedal along Grand Street on their way to and from Manhattan during the shutdown of the L train’s East River tunnel, cyclists demanded at a Wednesday public meeting about the closure, which is less then a year away. Comments (31)

The Paper on politics

Brooklyn Heights: Public Advocate Tish James, a Brooklynite and lawyer who formerly represented Fort Greene as councilwoman, announced her campaign to become New York State’s next attorney general at a rally on Wednesday. Comments (6)

Long-time Ridge activist and former Council candidate leaving boro

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge political activist Rev. Khader El-Yateem — who narrowly lost his bid for the neighborhood’s Council seat to Councilman Justin Brannan in last September’s Democratic primary — is trading the County of Kings for the Sunshine State. Comments (1)
Music: The music scene is hot this summer! Brooklyn’s brutal winter is finally over, so it is time to get outside and hear some music! We have pored over the many offerings and distilled a dozen must-see concerts happening in the borough this summer. Comments (1)

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