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Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

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

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

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Bay Ridge: Neither rain, nor sleet, nor threat of deportation will stay this pizza delivery man from his appointed rounds. Comments (7)
Theater: An all-kid cast will stage at head-banging production of the musical “School of Rock” at Fort Hamilton Army Base this weekend. Comment

Brute punches drunk man in the face

Bay Ridge: The assault leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

Coney man indicted for defrauding refugees

Coney Island: A Coney Island man faces up to four years in prison for bilking at least $30,000 from refugees while posing as an immigrant-assistance service provider, according to a 21-count indictment Brooklyn’s top prosecutor filed in Supreme Court on Aug. 8. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

Mean Streets: A group of four women grieving for loved ones killed by speeding drivers spent eight hours walking a full 26.2-mile marathon around the block of state Sen. Marty Golden’s district office on Aug. 2 to protest the pol’s inaction on reviving and expanding the citywide speed-camera program. Comments (2)
Bensonhurst: The Police Department must track down the bigots who scrawled racist, anti-Chinese graffiti at various sites throughout Bensonhurst, demanded local leaders and Borough President Adams, who said the vulgar vandalism — which was mass-produced across the neighborhood using spray paint and a stencil — bore all the hallmarks of a hate crime, and must be prosecuted as such. Comments (13)

Police: Suspect breaks into home and flashes blade

Bay Ridge: The incident leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment

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