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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park leaders on Monday indefinitely shuttered the zig-zagging Squibb Bridge leading to the waterfront lawn, blaming a single, faulty piece of wood for the notoriously bouncy span’s latest closure. Comments (6)
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On BPR: Meet our awesome interns!

Podcast: It takes a village to put out a newspaper every week (and a website every day, and a podcast periodically), and on the latest edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio, we give you an inside listen into the lives of some of the villagers. Comment
Red Hook: Thousands of sports fans with a need for speed descended on Red Hook last weekend for the two-day championship of electric-car race Formula E, which featured battery-powered speedsters zooming along a track in a competition as amazing as it was unlikely, according to a man with a front-row seat to the action. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Music-lovers from across the borough and beyond boogied down in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday as an all-star lineup of performers closed out this year’s Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Comment

Bleeding hearts: ‘Marie and Bruce’ is a breakup comedy with edge

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: These characters cut deep. Comment

Strong pitching stops Valley Cats

The Ride: Jaison Vilera threw seven innings of two-hit ball, striking out nine in the process and leading the Cyclones to victory. Comment

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dumb-ster gone, but city won’t pay to pave bald spot on Boerum Place

Downtown: An illegally parked dumpster that blocked city workers from finishing a paving job Downtown on Boerum Place has been moved, and now officials say its owner has to pay to lay new asphalt on the bald spot that was missed. Comments (1)

Cost of living: Suit alleges Kushner Co. risked tenants’ health for profits

Williamsburg: The family real-estate firm of President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner illegally forced rent-stabilized tenants out of a Williamsburg apartment building with construction that exposed occupants, including children, to cancer-causing chemicals, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday. Comments (9)

Arch support: LPC green-lights fixes to stone structures beneath B’Bridge

Brooklyn Heights: City preservationists okayed renovations to the masonry arches supporting one end of the landmarked Brooklyn Bridge as part of a scheme that also proposes fixing up similar structures at the crossing’s opposite foot, as well as the two stone towers that rise above the span. Comment
Fort Greene: Doctors at Brooklyn Hospital Center on Friday orchestrated an extra-special delivery when they welcomed a pregnant mother’s bundle of joy — in the parking lot outside the emergency room. Comment
Art: These drawings have been given a new platform! Comments (1)

‘Laid back’ Cyclones fall to Crosscutters, fail to sweep

The Ride: Our boys may not have put forth their best effort on Monday afternoon. Comment

Monday, July 16, 2018

Road to riches: Mytle Ave. entrepreneurs brace for flush future with opening of plaza

Clinton Hill: Clinton Hill business owners are hoping last month’s long-awaited debut of an inviting pedestrian plaza along Myrtle Avenue will jump-start commerce on the stretch, after roughly four years of construction slowed sales at many stores, and forced some to close their doors altogether, according to one shopkeep. Comment

Clones top Crosscutters

The Ride: Our boys scored early and never looked back. Comment

City program offers homeowners free deck inspections with grace period for repairs

Development: Department of Buildings leaders today kicked off a weeks-long program offering free, no-penalty inspections of homeowners’ decks, porches, and retaining walls in an effort to shore up any suspicious structures and avoid dangerous collapses. Comment
Music: This band is old and new and something blues! Comment

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