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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 (2)

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

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

District Attorney indicts Williamsburg man for brutal ax rampage

Williamsburg: A Williamsburger faces up to 25 years to life behind bars for allegedly brutally attacking his girlfriend with an ax and killing her pregnant friend at a Flushing Avenue apartment, District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s office announced on May 17. Comments (6)

Boats to the Yard: New Navy Yard ferry stop to open Monday

Fort Greene: The city will open its newest ferry stop at Fort Greene’s Navy Yard on May 20. Comments (1)

Benhsonhurst civic leaders push DOT to reconsider bike lane plan

Bensonhurst: They want the city to pump the breaks on its bike plan. Comments (9)
Crown Heights: A young man was gunned down just a block away from his Crown Heights home on May 16, cops said. Comment
Greenpoint: It was BAM-tastic! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got cemetery cinema, a Walt Whitman wonderland, sonorous sonnets, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
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