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Theater: How to score free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park — Central Park, that is! Comments (5)

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 (10)

Fearless Living: Finding inspiration in unexpected places

Fearless Living: We can’t always hop on a plane to a distant land in search of inspiration. The reality is that we are where we are. We have work, and family, and responsibilities. So what is a fearless adventurer to do at home? Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

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

Spring-along

Event: Prospect Park’s Spring Fling fair and old-timey baseball exhibition are only two of a whopping 17 outdoor events set to happen in the park this weekend. Comment

Brooklyn bigots: String of senseless hate crimes have left Williamsburg Jews in fear of attack

Williamsburg: Williamsburg Jews suffered a string of senseless attacks earlier this month, leaving members of the neighborhood’s Orthodox Jewish community fearing for their safety, according to a local rabbi. Comments (12)
Coney Island: A dump truck driver struck and killed a 58-year-old man while he was crossing W. 21st Street in Coney Island on Saturday. Comments (16)

School’s out: All-girls school in Bensonhurst will close its doors in August

Bensonhurst: Bensonhurst’s Bishop Kearney High School will close its doors for good on Aug. 31, according to the head of the all-girls school’s parent organization, who cited several factors in the “painful” decision. Comment

Farah Louis wins special election for 45th District Council seat

Photo Galleries: Farah Louis will be the city’s newest councilwoman and will fill the seat vacated by now-Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, after winning the special election on May 14. Comments (2)
Art: This art space is hitting a Myles-stone! Comment
Want to show off your green thumb and community spirit? Bring some nature to your neighborhood and enter the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. Click to give it a read on our sister site, Brownstoner! Read more…
Fort Greene: Police cuffed a man they suspect of trying to steal a pricey laptop, while armed with knives, from the Fort Greene Apple Store on Flatbush Avenue on May 7. Comment
Mill Basin: Check it out. Comments (10)
Kensington: A fire gutted a Kensington cellphone shop early Monday morning, reducing the store and its inventory to a pile of char, witnesses say. Comment
Photo Galleries: Eight candidates will go head to head in today’s special election to replace now-Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ Council seat. Comments (1)
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Crafty kleptos are targeting a Prospect Lefferts Gardens drop box — and locals claim no one’s mail is safe! Comments (2)

Cuomo signs local pol’s speed camera expansion bill into law

Bay Ridge: Say cheese! Comments (12)
Marine Park: Pro-bike advocates are condemning the city for unsafe road conditions in Southern Brooklyn after the driver of an SUV fatally struck a bicyclist in Marine Park on Sunday night. Comments (54)

Goals: Coney Island to get two new soccer fields by end of year

Coney Island: Talk about getting the ball rolling! Comment

Ridgites toast opening of beloved neighborhood coffee chain’s newest location

Dining: Call it good, caffeinated fun. Comments (3)
The Brooklyn man accused of attempting to lure a 12-year-old girl into his car in Corona earlier this week has been linked to a similar incident in Flushing last month, prosecutors announced on Friday. Click to give it a read on our sister site, QNS! Read more…

Five hospitalized in multi-car crash in Mill Basin: NYPD

Mill Basin: First responders took five people to the hospital on May 10 after a passenger vehicle rammed into a school bus in Mill Basin, according to authorities. Comments (2)
Downtown: Civic honchos chastised the city for delaying the release of community guidelines for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s borough jails plan. Comment

‘Lives are at stake’: Comptroller blasts city’s slow safety spending

Development: He wants the city to open the flood gates. Comments (5)
Downtown: Kings County legal eagles celebrated the First Amendment at the annual Law Day celebration at the Supreme Court on May 8. Comment

Get lit: Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks to return to Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Heights: Talk about a fire festival! Comment

East New York man sentenced in fatal 2015 Bed-Stuy shooting: DA

Bedford-Stuyvesant: An East New York man faces up to life in prison without parole after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in Brooklyn Supreme Court on May 9. Comments (2)

Sunset stick-up: Three gunmen make off with $7,800 in Sunset Park robbery

Sunset Park: Cops are hunting the gun-toting goons who robbed a 53-year-old man in Sunset Park on May 3, nabbing a whopping $7,800. Comments (1)

Six-year-old Canarsie boy dies in car crash: NYPD

Canarsie: A 6-year-old boy died on Wednesday after a gruesome Canarsie car crash, according to authorities. Comments (4)

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