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Heart and solo: Wombats frontman takes chance on new project

Music: He’s taking a chance on Love. Comment

Toon town: Animated short celebrates Bklyn at Coney Film Fest

Cinema: This flick will really draw you in! Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Sept. 7! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got fantastic facial hair; antique archives; boozy burlesque; and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Downtown: Borough President Eric Adams refused to intercede in his employees’ illegal parking habits at a town hall meeting he convened to discuss placard abuse on Tuesday, claiming that — if other public officials get to abuse their parking privileges — he can too! Comments (23)

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The big picture: Giant photo event takes over Dumbo

Art: It’s a monumental event! Comment
Art: Get your photo fill! Comment

City completes lead paint remediation across thousands of classrooms ahead of first day of school

The city Department of Education hopes to put controversy behind them with the announcement that major lead paint remediation has been completed ahead of the first day of school. Comments (2)
Sunset Park: Police arrested the alleged mastermind behind an elaborate mail theft scheme in Sunset Park on Tuesday. Comments (3)

Flatlands pub hosts meet-and-greet with New York Rangers legend

Marine Park: Ice hockey fans flocked to a Flatlands sports pub on Aug. 30 to meet the famous Rangers player Stephane Matteau, whose outstanding performance in the 1994 playoffs helped the team clinch a Stanley Cup championship. Comment
Gowanus: A Brooklyn Nets player was arrested on Tuesday morning for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend following a bitter argument at his Gowanus apartment on June 27, according to court documents. Comments (1)
Marine Park: He’s in a real pickle! Comment
Kensington: A Brighton Beach man faces 15 years behind bars for fatally striking a motorcyclist while driving drunk in Kensington and then lying to cops about it earlier this year. Comments (3)
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Brooklyn’s measles outbreak over on Tuesday. Comments (3)
Crown Heights: Thousands of Brooklyn revelers marched down Eastern Parkway decked out in flamboyant costumes to celebrate Caribbean culture at the 52nd annual West Indian Day Parade on Sept. 2. Comments (2)
Midwood: Cops busted a man for allegedly slashing a 49-year-old father and his 18-year-old son with a box cutter in Midwood on Aug. 31. Comments (2)
Bushwick: Police charged a Brownsville man with murder for allegedly running down a cyclist he claims looted his car in Bushwick on Monday, Sept. 2. Comments (30)
DUMBO: Talk about an expansion pack! Comments (1)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened to break up National Grid’s stranglehold over natural gas in Brooklyn last week amid their ongoing war over a hotly contested pipeline, which has left would-be customers without gas for more than three months and counting. Comments (13)
Police officers shot and killed a masked gunman who had fired several shots at a patrol cruiser in Brownsville early Monday morning. Comments (2)
Local Catholic Church leaders are in the process of demolishing a run-down former school building on Fort Hamilton Parkway — and city education honchos may be eyeing the property. Comments (9)

NYC Labor Day parade returns to Fifth Avenue

Thousands of working men and women from 150 unions and labor groups will march in this year’s annual New York City Labor Day Parade on Sept. 7. Comments (2)
When the 2019 NYC Labor Day Parade steps off on Fifth Avenue on Saturday, Elizabeth Shuler will proudly wear the sash as this year’s Grand Marshal. Comment

Kathy Ioannou: Life begins at 50

Kathy Ioannou: Life begins at 50

It’s been said that life begins at 40, but for this Brooklyn mom it’s more accurate to say that life truly began at 50. That’s because to celebrate her 50th birthday in 2012, Kathy Ioannou from Dyker Heights decided to run the New York City Marathon. The punchline: she wasn’t a runner. Comment
Overdose deaths in Brooklyn dropped by almost a quarter last year, but the borough continues to suffer from more drug-related fatalities than any other aside from the Bronx, according to new government figures. Comments (8)
Bushwick: A stone fence crushed a 5-year-old Bushwick girl to death on Thursday. Comments (1)
Park Slope: Homeowners claim a massive city construction project has resulted in the routine flooding of their stately Park Slope brownstones. Comments (12)
Sunset Park: Time for seconds! Comment

State opens Kosciuszko Bridge early, city too slow with proper cycling and pedestrian paths on roads leading to it: Stringer

While Gov. Andrew Cuomo was celebrating the ribbon-cutting of the second span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge, which opened on time and four years later, Comptroller Scott Stringer demanded answers on why the city was so far behind in providing proper infrastructure that would protect cyclists and pedestrians trying to make their way onto the bridge’s 20-foot wide pathway that has been provided for them. Comments (10)

Subway menace punches conductor at Downtown station: NYPD

Downtown: Cops are searching for the man who attacked a train conductor at the DeKalb Avenue subway station on Aug. 10. Comments (6)
Canarsie: A 52-year-old woman died Wednesday morning after she crashed her motorcycle into a truck parked on E. 95th Street on Saturday afternoon. Comment

Brooklyn jail on fast track to shutdown

The city’s jail in Brooklyn will close and the inmates will move to a facility on Rikers Island by around the end of the year, say leaders of the labor unions whose members staff the facility. Comments (4)
Downtown: Police collared a Boerum Hill man on felony robbery charges for allegedly threatening to beat a worker at a Downtown Starbucks in order to steal a mug on Thursday. Comments (2)
Event: Still haven’t made plans for the Labor Day holiday? The Prospect Park Alliance is hosting a day of family-friendly activities so you can say goodbye to the summer season while reveling in the great outdoors, first reported by our pals over at Brownstoner, our sister publication. Click to give it a read! Read more…
Gravesend: Two former narcotics detectives will not face any jail time after cuffing an 18-year-old Coney Island woman in Gravesend, and then releasing her in exchange for sex in 2017. Comments (8)
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Brutes stab man at Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station: NYPD

Downtown: Police are looking for a man and a woman who they suspect of stabbing a guy at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station on Sunday. Comments (3)

Second span of Kosciuszko Bridge officially opens for motorists

Nine lanes of freedom opened for motorists Thursday morning after Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a grand opening of both spans of the Kosciuszko Bridge on Wednesday. Comments (5)

Alan Fleishman, longtime Brooklyn activist, dead at 62

Following a five-year battle with cancer, Alan Fleishman, a political organizer and Democrat who was central to building the LGBTQ community’s political power in New York City, passed away on August 27. He was 62. Comments (1)

St. Francis College honors its supporters at annual golf outing

Brooklyn Heights: St. Francis College honored its top supporters during its annual Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, Long Island in July. Comment

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