Pilfered plastic: Cops seek three in Park Slope credit card theft

Cops are hunting for three people wanted in connection with an illicit spending spree carried out with credit cards nabbed off a Park Slope woman. Comment

On BPR: The oft-overlooked doctor who blazed the trail for black female physicians in Bklyn and beyond

Podcast: Brooklyn Paper Radio this week explored the life and legacy of a little-known local doctor, who upended convention by becoming New York State’s first black female physician, and the country’s third, back in the 19th century. Comment

Bed-stuy man busted for illegal gun accessory: Feds

Bedford-Stuyvesant: A Bedford-Stuyvesant man busted earlier this month on weapons charges was allegedly toting an assault rifle rigged for automatic fire, which used the same tech employed by a Nevada mass murderer during his 2017 shooting spree that slew 58 people in Las Vegas, court documents show. Comments (2)

Backyard work

Mean Streets: The city plans to install a raised, two-way bike lane on Ocean Avenue along the border of Prospect Park as part of a grander scheme to ring Brooklyn’s Backyard with dedicated paths for cyclists. Comments (17)
Park Slope: Contractors failed to meet their November deadline for a $2.4-million project to repair sidewalks and install other beautifying elements along Flatbush Avenue bordering Prospect Park, according to a Parks Department spokeswoman, who said the agency chose not to fire the company behind the job, which could lead to additional delays. Comments (9)

Factory reset: Clinton Hill civic gurus approve rezoning manufacturing site for new school

Class Action: Clinton Hill civic gurus overwhelmingly supported a local charter school’s plan to erect a new learning house in a historically industrial part of the neighborhood, despite pushback from some locals, who argued the classrooms will further reduce the number of blue-collar jobs in the area, and expose students to dangers such as heavy traffic and pollution. Comment
Downtown: Paramedics took an injured cyclist to the hospital on Monday after someone doored him on Jay Street Downtown. Comments (14)

Death grip: Flatlander sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally strangling his wife

Flatlands: A Flatlands man will spend 20 years behind bars for strangling his wife to death, according to Brooklyn’s top prosecutor. Comments (1)
Brooklyn Heights: He’s signing off. Comments (1)
Park Slope: Students at a Park Slope Catholic school trekked to a local synagogue to gift their Jewish neighbors an orange tree, in memory of a massacre that claimed 11 lives at a Pittsburgh temple last year. Comments (17)
Theater: She’s being honored among thieves! Comment

Kings Highway, once spry, is now dry

Speak Out: Our readers weighed in on the changing face of the Southern Brooklyn commercial strip, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (15)
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