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Art: Go outside to see life on the inside! Comment
Theater: It is a show with a high-flying concept! Comment
Cobble Hill: These stars and stripes really are forever! Comment
Mean Streets: The city’s plan to make a pair of bike lanes safer for cyclists who use them to cut across Fort Greene and Clinton Hill falls short because the paths lack solid barriers that separate drivers from bike riders, according to a local transit guru. Comments (7)

Peak preservation: LPC approves extension of Boerum Hill Historic District

Boerum Hill: Boerum Hill preservationists are cheering following the city’s Tuesday decision to expand the neighborhood’s historic district, protecting nearly 300 more buildings from the wrecking ball as developers eye area streets for future towers. Comments (4)
Prospect Heights: Hundreds of revelers hit Eastern Parkway on Sunday to toast the cultural contributions of individuals and institutions hailing from neighborhoods in the heart of the borough, including a Bedford-Stuyvesant–born, award-winning performer honored at the bash who thrilled attendees with a surprise show. Comments (1)
Downtown: A class of pint-sized pupils proudly picked up their pre-school diplomas on Friday at the graduation ceremony for a Downtown school that teaches youngsters with emotional, physical, or neurological disabilities. Comment

Bullies steal woman’s bike

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

Police: Bad fare brawls with cab driver over price of his ride

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

Snake swipes security camera off Henry Street house

Carroll Gardens: Crime from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment

Jerk takes off in man’s Yamaha motorbike

Sunset Park: Plus all the other crime from Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct blotter. Comment

Sneak takes sleeping straphanger’s wallet

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Prospect Heights: Hundreds of professional jitterbugs cut a rug at the Barclays Center on Saturday in the hopes of scoring a gig cheering on the Brooklyn Nets as part of the squad’s dance team. Comment
Prospect Heights: Big-hearted Brooklynites celebrated refugees and the local organizations that help them acclimate to life in Kings County at a Saturday bash at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music — a century-plus old institution with a diverse history that made it the perfect place for the festivities, a staffer said. Comments (6)
Blind Spots: A driver fatally hit a 4-year-old while pulling out of a Bushwick laundromat’s parking lot on Sunday then fled the scene, but cops, who caught up with the motorist about a block away from the deadly hit-and-run, likely will not arrest her, a spokesman said. Comments (25)

Fix falls short: City’s Ninth Street redesign fails to keep rogue truckers off road, civic gurus say

Mean Streets: The city revealed safety improvements it wants to make on Ninth Street after a crash on the road claimed the lives of two kids and an unborn baby, but the measures won’t do much to save lives in Park Slope unless officials also crack down on truckers who use the street as an illegal thoroughfare, a civic guru said. Comments (5)
Fort Greene: A Fort Greene deli owner who immigrated to Brooklyn from the Middle East as a toddler turned his storefront into a passionate rebuke of President Donald Trump’s contentious immigration policy that ripped thousands of youngsters from their parents as the migrant families arrived at the nation’s southern border. Comments (24)
Downtown: Contractors on Thursday kicked off the long-awaited transformation of Downtown’s historic Paramount Theatre from college gym to restored concert hall — but not before a musician treated the ground-breaking ceremony attendees to a performance on its antique Wurlitzer organ that literally brought the house down. Comment

Sands Street shuffle: Do-good developer buying Dumbo tower from builder that purchased it from Witnesses last year

DUMBO: A builder of so-called affordable housing is working out a deal to buy a now-vacant Dumbo hotel from the developer that just last year bought the property from the Jehovah’s Witnesses as the religious group unloaded the last of its local real estate. Comments (5)

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