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Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018

Writing wrongs: Bookseller focuses on forgotten female authors

Books: She’s seeking equal pay for equal words. Comments (2)

Monday, Aug. 27, 2018

Rock the block: Bell House celebrates 10 years with block party

Event: The Bell will be ringing! Comments (1)

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

If there wasn’t death, would we have religion?

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist studies why we are always looking to a higher power. Comments (1)

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Aug. 25. Comment

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018

Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got an alien invasion, an evil empire, jokes about junk, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

Changing Brooklyn: A private builder is now the official owner of Dyker Heights’s sprawling Angel Guardian home after he and the Sisters of Mercy closed the $37.5-million deal on the property on Aug. 15, he said. Comments (1)

Kensington inferno injures five firefighters

Kensington: Flames injured five of New York’s Bravest as they battled a blaze that tore through an auto shop on the ground floor of a Kensington apartment building early on Wednesday morning. Comment
Art: A strange new stop-motion video exhibit of walking figures in Bay Ridge was inspired by a tragic incident from the artist’s family history. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

Ditmas Park: Brooklyn Public Library leaders reopened the Courtelyou branch in Ditmas Park on Wednesday after closing the location for two days due to excessive heat — on what were ironically some of the coolest days of the summer. Comment
Flatbush: Members of Brooklyn’s Haitian community cheered officials as they unveiled a new street sign in honor of a native forefather at the corner of Rogers and Newkirk avenues on Saturday. Comments (5)
Health: More than 100 cyclists jumped on two-wheelers in East New York on Saturday for a 20-mile trek to Jamaica Bay and back that showcased the thrill of traveling the borough by bicycle to participants and passersby alike, according to a local rider. Comments (1)
Dining: We’ll finally get our piece of the pie! Comments (1)
Coney Island: Around 100 Brooklynites headed to Coney Island beach for the neighborhood’s 28th-annual sand-sculpting contest on Aug. 18. Comment

Clones lose again to Tri-City

The Ride: Our boys fell even further from first place! Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

Podcast: Kings County’s commander in chief is calling on locals to share photographs of the city’s best borough taken throughout the decades as part of a visual-history project that he is filling our hosts in on during today’s all-new episode of Brooklyn Paper Radio. Comments (2)
Breaking Chews: Locals and commuters who live and work in offices near the Brooklyn Paper’s headquarters in America’s Downtown are salivating over news that popular fast-salad spot Sweetgreen is opening up on Court Street later this year. Comments (4)

‘He ran right over him’: Dog owner watches as city bus driver hits, kills his pooch

Kensington: A Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee struck and killed a pit bull while behind the wheel of a city bus on Church Avenue after the dog darted into the street, according to the animal’s owner. Comments (8)
Bay Ridge: A new poll shows that the majority of state Sen. Marty Golden’s constituents support preserving and expanding the city’s school-zone speed-camera program that expired on July 25. Comments (9)
Dining: Got milk punch? Comment
Greenwood Heights: Some of the longest permanent residents of Brooklyn’s biggest graveyard may have never found eternal rest in Kings County had the country’s current president been in office in their lifetimes, according to the crypt-keeper who helped local teens research the genealogies of Green-Wood Cemetery’s occupants as part of a summer internship program there. Comments (2)

Fall from grace! Cyclones loss knocks them out of first

The Ride: At this time of year, in this division, you’ve gotta win — or go home (or, possibly, win the wild card). Comment

Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Boerum Hill: Mayor DeBlasio wants to dedicate about half a football field’s worth of space to potential retailers interested in opening up shop inside a massive new jail that would replace Atlantic Avenue’s House of Detention as part of his scheme to close Rikers Island within the next decade. Comments (6)
Crown Heights: The city this Labor Day will reprise the strict safety measures it implemented at last year’s early-morning J’Ouvert parade after the tight security prevented fatalities at the event where multiple people were killed in previous years. Comment

At last! Cyclones own a piece of first!

The Ride: Our boys moved into a tie for first place thanks to a 10–2 drubbing of the faltering Hudson Valley. Comment
Park Slope: Book-lenders reopened Brooklyn Public Library’s Pacific branch on Aug. 13, roughly two months behind their expected deadline — and without the ramp they promised stroller-pushing parents and disabled residents they’d install to ease access to the stacks as part of a recent makeover. Comments (1)

Lights, camera, action! City bringing TV and film production to S’Park

Sunset Park: The city is seeking proposals to develop nearly three-and-a-half football fields’ worth of waterfront property into a film and television production facility at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

So close! Cyclones split double-header, move in and out of first place

The Ride: In a battle for first place with Hudson Valley, the Cyclones split a cruicial double-header. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose…

The Ride: …and sometimes it rains. Comment

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

DUMBO: Some preservationists are crying foul over a city scheme to remove and reshape historic Belgian blocks from Dumbo and Vinegar Hill streets as part of a plan to make changes to a plaza that they said neighbors don’t even want — and never signed off on in the first place. Comments (14)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: The owner of a lost chicken was reunited with her missing bird on Wednesday with help from a so-called animal-rights activist, who returned the fowl to its Ditmas Park home and the care of its hen mother — only after conducting a tour of the place to ensure it was no poultry plant. Comments (1)
Theater: A couple of German tourists were granted lifetime passes to the Coney Island Circus Sideshow after one of them bought the one-millionth ticket to one of the city’s longest-running off-Broadway shows. Comment
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State Sen. Martin Dilan says his challenger was a Republican from Florida

Williamsburg: State Sen. Martin Dilan doubled down on his verbal assault on the Florida immigrant to Brooklyn who is challenging him for his seat in Albany on the latest edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio. Comments (4)

Dumb new rule works in Cyclones’s favor, kind of

The Ride: Down 1–0 in the 10th thanks to a dumb new rule that puts a runner on second base at the start of any extra inning, the Cyclones came back, scoring their automatic runner — and then a real runner — to win the game. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Hard bargain: Slope-crash victims’ families would refuse plea deal with driver, lawyer claims

Blind Spots: It’s too soon to seek a plea deal for the driver facing up to 15 years in prison for hitting and killing two kids on a Park Slope street, because the deceased youngsters’ parents would never accept a reasonable bargain just months after losing their children, defendant Dorothy Bruns’s attorney told a judge on Wednesday. Comment

Cyclones vanquish Lake Monsters

The Ride: Our boys defeated Vermont, taking their fifth-straight victory — Brooklyn’s longest winning streak this season. Comment

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