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Surreal song: Experimental musical screens at Brooklyn Film Festival

Cinema: This is a silver screen extravaganza. Comment
Cinema: This summer’s “Movies With a View’ series in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be a feast of female filmmakers! The eight-week series of outdoor films will launch on July 12 with the New York City comedy “Desperately Seeking Susan,” directed by Susan Seidelman, and will continue with seven more movies directed by women. Comments (3)
Greenpoint: Young scholars at a Greenpoint elementary school recently completed a weeks’ worth of events that taught them how a simple hello can go a long way toward stopping gun violence in classrooms, according to a mom who helped put together the preventative programming. Comments (9)

Police cuff man suspected of sexually abusing 5-year-old

Crown Heights: Cops busted a 26-year-old man for allegedly sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl in Crown Heights. Comments (1)
Williamsburg: A 2007 graduate of Williamsburg’s Harry Van Arsdale High School is serving aboard one of the United States Navy’s newest ships. Comment

Growing up: Botanic Garden will transform overlooked ‘Overlook’ into inviting incline

Prospect Heights: Brooklyn Botanic Garden leaders are sprucing up a hill overlooking the sprawling flower bed that will give visitors a new reason to get high in the green space, according to its president. Comments (19)

Puddle puzzle: City points fingers instead of fixing flooding outside Terrace subway station

Windsor Terrace: City officials are passing the buck when it comes to who is responsible for fixing infrastructure that floods outside a Windsor Terrace subway station, where straphangers had to cross a makeshift brick footbridge when a massive pool formed inside the hub itself last week. Comments (1)

Police: Teen wearing brass knuckles breaks younger tean’s jaw

Fort Greene: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

Weirdo threatens woman with syringe

Park Slope: Plus all the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct blotter. Comment

Brute hurls cash register at coffee shop employee

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: City engineers must rip up their plans for a new water-filtration facility called a headhouse and its adjacent public space on the Gowanus Canal, according to many Gowanusaurs, who blasted the recently proposed scheme as ill-conceived. Comments (7)

Temporary home: Sunset Park’s interim library opens doors to patrons

Sunset Park: This library is turning over a new page. Comments (2)

CB2 sets secret ‘emergency meeting’ amidst prolonged absences of chairwoman, top staffer

Downtown: Community Board 2 is rudderless after the weeks-long, open-ended absences of its chairwoman and district manager, and lesser board leaders set a closed-door “emergency meeting” for next week that attendees are completely in the dark about. Comments (4)

Ninth Street redesign coming in June, officials say

Blind Spots: City transit leaders will unveil their plan to make Ninth Street safer in June, two months later than promised after a driver hit five people — killing two kids and a pregnant mother’s unborn baby — crossing the road at Fifth Avenue in March. Comments (8)
Gowanus: New York’s Bravest forced roughly 20 Gowanusaurs to evacuate their homes after a vacant Ninth Street building partially collapsed on May 17. Comments (1)
River of Tears: The city must install barriers stronger than paint to protect all of the cyclists expected to pedal along Grand Street on their way to and from Manhattan during the shutdown of the L train’s East River tunnel, cyclists demanded at a Wednesday public meeting about the closure, which is less then a year away. Comments (32)
Brooklyn Heights: Public Advocate Tish James, a Brooklynite and lawyer who formerly represented Fort Greene as councilwoman, announced her campaign to become New York State’s next attorney general at a rally on Wednesday. Comments (7)

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