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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

80 Flatbush flashpoints

Downtown: Local HIV-AIDS patients slammed the city for keeping them in the dark about its plans to close and relocate a health-services center on the edge of Boerum Hill next month, which officials said will shutter because its building is set to be demolished to make way for a controversial megadevelopment on the site. Comment
Dining: Bartenders at a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens watering hole are waking up at the crack of dawn to serve liquid breakfasts to local football fans looking for a spot to watch the World Cup — even if it means kissing sleep goodbye for the next month. Comment

Motorcyclist dies after colliding with crossover vehicle in East New York

Mean Streets: A motorcyclist died after colliding with a car in East New York on Saturday morning, police said. Comment

House of Escher: Exhibit showcases mindbending artist

Art: This exhibit is in-depth! Comment

Monday, June 18, 2018

Red Hook: Preservationists are crying foul play after a blaze tore through a vacant Red Hook warehouse on Thursday night, just weeks after a coalition of locals asked the city to landmark the building. Comments (6)

Caught on stream: Man gets five-plus years in prison for brutal assault broadcast on Facebook

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A Prospect-Lefferts Gardens man will spend five-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to savagely beating a homeless man inside a Lincoln Road apartment complex — and broadcasting the assault live on Facebook — a judge ruled on Friday. Comment

No road out: Driver charged with manslaughter for fatal Slope crash stuck in Rikers

Blind Spots: The motorist who crashed into five people crossing a Park Slope street in March, killing two kids and an unborn baby, cannot make bail and will wait out her trial in New York City’s notoriously hellish Rikers Island — where one deranged inmate already assaulted her, according to her lawyer. Comments (18)

Healthy growth: Methodist Hospital’s once-controversial new complex tops out

Park Slope: Bigwigs at Park Slope’s Methodist Hospital gathered at the construction site of its newest, years-in-the-making facility on Wednesday to put their John Hancocks on the structure’s last steel beam before workers installed it into the building’s frame. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Students from classrooms across the borough piloted self-made sailboats into the East River from Brooklyn Bridge Park last week, culminating the end of an eight-month ship-building course that taught the youngsters the value of a hard day’s work, according to its director. Comment

Rock ’n’ row: Guitarist performs while canoeing Gowanus Canal

Music: Talk about grungy music! Comment

Clones topple Yankees 4–2, winning season’s first three-game series

The Ride: With yesterday’s win, Brooklyn’s Boys of Summer took claimed their first three-game-series victory over Staten Island since 2014! Comment

Today’s produce at yesterday’s prices! Beloved Dyker grocer’s anniversary sale celebrates two decades of bountiful biz

Shopping: These Three Guys are ringing in 20 years! Comment
Blind Spots: A woman was killed and her son critically injured in a traffic accident on Seaview Avenue in Canarsie on June 12. Comments (3)
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Whatta trade! Clones acquistion — from Staten Island — helps beat Yanks

The Ride: The Mets and Yankees can make a trade — and the Mets can get the best of it! Comment

A brief history of children’s games (played outside)

Rhymes with Crazy: Too many kids don’t get enough sun. Introduce these oldies but goodies and they’ll happily head outdoors! Comments (4)

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