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Blerd lines: Black nerd festival lands in Dumbo

Boro of Nerds: Blerd is the word! Comments (1)

Sax machine! Musician uses synth on his horn

Music: He’s no Kenny G! Comments (1)

The mayor’s first-term report card

Spin Cycle: How’d he do? Our columnist figures it out. Comments (7)

Sound Off To The Editor

Letters: I just spent a few days in Philadelphia, showing my grandsons where our American history began. First stop was the Liberty Bell, where people proudly stood alongside, posing for photo after photo. The next stop was Ben Franklin’s grave to pay our respects, then to the immense United States Mint across the street, where millions of coins are made each year. A final trek was taken to our appointed tour of Independence Hall, where the 1776 Declaration to make us independent from England was made. Here, too, we saw the desks where representatives of the newly-free 13 colonies, now states, worked out details for our Constitution. I was rather dismayed, though, that there, on U.S. government–National Park property, the gift shops were selling memorabilia a Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment
Somebody has strewn banners decrying “displacement” on the scaffolding of Sunset Park’s landmarked old 68th Precinct Station House on Fourth Avenue — and locals don’t know who did it, or why. Comment
Bay Ridge: Citi Bike may be rolling to the Ridge. Comments (61)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got the return of Union Hall, a party on a boat, and cartoons galore! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Bay Ridge does it in the road

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is rockin’ and strollin’! Comment
Music: All roads lead to Brooklyn — whether you like it or not! Comment
Williamsburg: Talk about an ice cold beer! Comments (1)

Discount dacha: Mill Basin mansion with Russian oligarch ties just won’t sell

Mill Basin: If you’re looking for waterfront property in Brooklyn, there’s a stunning 10-bedroom mansion complex on the market now in Mill Basin that’s an absolute bargain — if you don’t mind its connections to the mob and the Russian oligarchy. Comment
Coney Island: Try to catch ’em slidin’ dirty! Comment

Jokes and junk: Female comics quip about their bits

Gowanus: They’re all bit parts! Comments (2)

Ferry tale of Dumbo

Ferry tale of Dumbo

Ferry Tales: Time to sail down under — the Manhattan Bridge! Comments (1)

Twenty-five reasons I love traveling with my son

Fearless Living: This week, Steph goes on a road trip with her 13-year-old. Comments (3)
The Cyclones honored late fan Joan Bette Paduano before their game on July 14, commemorating her seat behind the backstop at MCU Park. Comment
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Good-government guru calls out councilman on BPR!

Podcast: Citizens Union chief Dick Dadey tells Gersh and Vince that Councilman David Greenfield’s decision to step down and choose his successor was an “F-you” to voters. Comments (3)

Sunset Park gets free-wifi kiosks

The missing link has arrived! Comment

Raccoon killed after charming Clinton Hill locals

Wild Brooklyn: The only crime he was guilty of is stealing our hearts. Comments (8)

Clones take down Evil Empire

The Ride: We’re back in the win column! Comment

String a different tune: Gay puppet musical comes to Park Slope

Theater: This ain’t your kids’ puppet show. Comments (1)

Cops: Mill Basin bus depot fire was arson

Mill Basin: The city’s fire marshal has determined that a fire that burned out several school buses at a Strickland Avenue bus depot last week was caused by an arsonist. Comment

Women rule on ‘Thrones’

Not for Nuthin’: Winter has arrived at Westeros, and man is she a beeotch. Comment
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor exchanged insults, accusations, and more than a few profanities during the Brooklyn stop of their pre-fight tour on July 13. Comment

Brooklyn pols react to Sheldon Silver’s new freedom

Party Line: They’re all Shel-shocked! Comment
A goal in the 80th minute lifted the Cosmos to a much-needed road victory as the squad wrapped up its spring season on July 15. Comment

Powerful councilman to step down, choose own successor

Politics: The timing of Councilman David Greenfield’s announcement leaves little opportunity for anyone to run against his hand-picked replacement. Comments (6)
Brooklyn Heights: This case’s outcome goes far beyond the green space’s confines. Comments (3)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Don’t call it a catwalk! Comments (2)
Fort Greene: These vendors are in the business of love. Comments (9)
Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay’s lone landmark — the historic Lundy Brothers Restaurant Building — is getting a makeover with new canopies, awnings, and lighting. Comment

Cyclones winning streak ends at … 1

The Ride: Don’t get excited, folks. The Clones have lost again. Comment
Canarsie: Protect your head! Comment
St. Francis Prep standout Sal Ferro didn’t have many Division I offers a few months ago, but the left-handed standout didn’t mind being overlooked after the Blackbirds came knocking. Comment
Bay Ridge: Long-awaited countdown clocks in many Bay Ridge train stations are finally up and running, but some of them are accurate even less often than an R train shows up. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Mellett’s getting a makeover! Comment

Rat Pack-age!

Finally! Cyclones win a game!

The Ride: Funky Cold Medina did it in the ninth! Comment
Sheepshead Bay: They’re taking out the trash in Sheepshead Bay! Comment
Fort Greene: Call it a creative union. Comment

Cyclones blown away by State College in humiliating loss

The Ride: This is getting ridiculous. Comments (1)

Cyclones spiked by State College

The Ride: How did we ever win six? Comment

Get your free helmet at Canarsie Pier!

Canarsie: Get your tyke a free helmet for his bike! Comment
Bay Ridge: Call it a modest success. Comment

Interracial couple attacked in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: Cops cuffed two alleged bigots on charges of attacking an interracial couple and threatening to lynch the black boyfriend on E. 17th Street on July 8, police said. Comment

Cyclones again get scrapped by Mahoning Valley — again!

The Ride: The trip to the chasm has been terrible! Comment

Cyclones again get scrapped by Mahoning Valley

The Ride: Our boys had a 4–2 lead going into the ninth, and blew it! Comment

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