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Gounardes: The top 10 actions taken this legislative session

This legislative session was arguably the most productive in modern New York history. We showed that despite federal dysfunction, our state can make meaningful progress on behalf of working people. Comments (10)

Whoa! Nitehawk celebrates 30 years of Keanu Reeves

Cinema: Dude, Keanu believe it’s been 30 years? Comment

Readers: Another cyclist dead?

Letters: A truck driver struck and killed a 29-year-old cyclist at a Williamsburg intersection Monday, according to authorities. Comments (23)
Art: This new art project is flippin’ fantastic! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got Stranger scenes, female football, Dapper Dan, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Park Slope civic group awards scholarship to deserving students

Standing O: A band of Park Slope civic gurus awarded four high schoolers with $2,500 toward their college tuition for outstanding community service. Comments (3)
Standing O: Three cheers to upstate grocery empire Wegmans for giving out $500 scholarships to six students at two Kings County colleges on June 24. Comments (5)
Theater: Something wacky this way comes! Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Small businesses across Sheepshead Bay are going belly up — and they’re not being replaced — with some storefronts remaining shuttered for well over a decade, according to locals. Comments (34)

Swing state

Music: You’re guaranteed a swingin’ good time at this jazz fest! Comment
Music: Can’t get enough of those cool jazz beats? You can enjoy swingin’ Saturday night concerts all month long! In addition to Davina and the Vagabonds, here are the other three shows playing the On Stage at Kingsborough series. Comment

Police charge teen with felony assault in Commodore Barry Pool scuffle

Fort Greene: Police cuffed a man for allegedly body slamming a patrolman outside Commodore Barry Pool on June 27, charging the suspect with felony assault, despite numerous eye-witnesses who claim that the suspect’s badge-wearing victim exaggerated his account. Comments (4)

Mayor under pressure to protect city cyclists following week of carnage

Williamsburg: Cycling advocates accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of failing his own Vision Zero street safety initiative — a citywide mandate to prevent any traffic-related fatalities — in the wake of back-to-back fatalities that claimed the lives of two Brooklyn bikers in the last week. Comments (28)
Mourners gathered in Brownsville Monday to honor the memory of a local cyclist, who a teenage driver struck and killed last week. Comments (5)
Basketball superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will be calling Brooklyn home after the future Hall of Famers agreed to lace up their shoes for the Brooklyn Nets. Comments (3)

Thieves targeting kids with trick bikes in Marine Park

Marine Park: Marine Park parents claim their kids are being targeted by older teens intent on stealing expensive trick bikes, saying that as many as five of the high-priced stunt cycles have been nabbed since Memorial Day. Comments (20)
Sheepshead Bay: These students celebrated more than just graduation! Comments (2)
Books: He’s got a novel approach to sequential art! Comments (1)

Truck driver fatally strikes cyclist in Williamsburg: NYPD

Williamsburg: A truck driver struck and killed a 29-year-old cyclist at a Williamsburg intersection Monday, according to authorities. Comments (41)

Timber!: Trees fall across the borough during Saturday’s storm

These trees bite worse than they bark! Comment

Man shot to death in his Sunset Park home: NYPD

Sunset Park: Cops are hunting for a gunman who shot a man to death in his Sunset Park home on June 28. Comments (7)
Standing O: Three cheers for NYU Langone Hospital! Comment
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Cops seek two in connection with Coney Island robbery

Coney Island: Police are searching for the pistol-packing teens who robbed two men in Coney Island on June 24, according to authorities. Comments (2)
WorldPride NYC and the Stonewall 50 Anniversary Weekend kicked off June 26, drawing thousands of revelers to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Comments (14)
Bushwick: Seven men face between 40 years to life behind bars for allegedly dealing drugs near a Bushwick elementary school and at a local public housing complex, federal prosecutors said on June 27. Comments (12)

Take a hike: Brighton Beach municipal lot to become priciest in the city

Brighton Beach: The city plans to raise the price of a three-month Brighton Beach parking permit from $330 to $500 beginning July 1 — making the southern Brooklyn municipal parking lot the most expensive in the city. Comments (31)
A teenage driver struck and killed a cyclist in Brownsville Thursday night, according to authorities. Comments (21)
Park Slope: More than 150 Brooklyn bookworms flocked to Park Slope Library on June 27 to celebrate the unveiling of a bronze shrine of the famed literary rabbit “Knuffle Bunny.” Comments (1)
Crown Heights: A driver struck and killed an elderly man with her car on Ralph Avenue on June 20, according to authorities. Comments (15)
Park Slope: America’s most hated video game company teamed up with the National Basketball Association to produce a vibrant new makeover for a Park Slope playground! Comments (7)

‘It’s bittersweet’: Beloved Brighton Beach barber shop to close after 55 years

Brighton Beach: It’s the end of an hair-a! Comments (4)
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Parks staff shuts down Clinton Hill pool after cops arrest teen

Clinton Hill: This year’s pool day was wet — and wild! Comments (18)
Crown Heights: Locals flocked to support a drag queen who read children’s books to kids at Brooklyn Public Library’s Crown Heights branch on Thursday, overwhelming a small group of protesters. Comments (23)
Mill Basin: Sometimes Brooklyn comes to the rescue, and sometimes the rescue comes to Brooklyn! Comments (4)
Midwood: A judge handed down a 60-day prison sentence to a disgraced Brooklyn cop on June 26 for violently assaulting a man in Midwood last year, overruling prosecutors who were seeking a lengthier sentence, according to the District Attorney’s office. Comments (4)

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