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Body politic: Dancers highlight bias attacks in city

Dance: The dance is a red alert. Comments (7)
Music: They’re straight outta country! Comments (1)

Mayor condemns, but won’t comment on quitting, Slope Y after alleged civil-rights snafu

Park Slope: Mayor DeBlasio refused to say if he will stop his daily cross-city commutes to work out at the Prospect Park YMCA after he blasted the gym’s staff for allegedly violating a transgender person’s civil rights. Comments (5)

Fallen sons: Black mothers recreate Pieta in photo series

Art: They are photos of fear. Comment

Cultural cornucopia: Costumes and cuisine delight spectators at annual Caribbean parade

Crown Heights: Millions of revelers queued up along Eastern Parkway on Monday for the 51st-annual West Indian Day Parade, which offered spectators a feast for the eyes — and stomachs, according to a vendor who peddled homemade cuisine along the route. Comment

Synagogue worker faces four years in prison for raping woman in Slope temple

Park Slope: A janitor for a Park Slope synagogue faces up to four years in prison for allegedly raping a female acquaintance during a booze-fueled night at the house of worship last month, according to a law-enforcement source. Comment

Snake follows woman off train and swipes her bag

Fort Greene: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1)

Police: Man attacks friend for refusing to continue their night out

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

Six men brutally beat two guys with sticks and bottles

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

Lout punches man in the face and steals his bike

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Feds to mayor: Don’t count on our money for your trolley

Red Hook: Mayor DeBlasio shouldn’t count on getting the federal cash he needs to roll out his beloved Brooklyn–Queens waterfront trolley line — which he on Thursday said will now cost more money, include less stops, and take years longer to build — according to three Brooklyn congressional reps. Comments (24)
Changing Brooklyn: The developer asking the city to rezone a swath of land in Boerum Hill to make way for its five-building 80 Flatbush complex must reduce the size of the massive project by a third in order to gain the critical vote of the councilman whose district it would rise in, the pol told the Brooklyn Paper. Comments (23)

Decided: Dem. Socialist will face Bushwick’s Dem. state senator on primary ballot

Bushwick: Voters can officially fill in the bubble for the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist candidate looking to unseat Bushwick’s sitting Democratic state senator in the Sept. 13 primary elections, after the state’s highest court threw out the eight-term incumbent’s case to kick her off the ballot on Aug. 29. Comments (19)
Williamsburg: A boozy seltzer maker’s attempt to peddle free bicycles to Brooklynites who will be affected by the L train closure descended into a disarray that recalled city and state officials’ attempts to manage the looming transit crisis itself, according to a local who didn’t walk away with a two-wheeler. Comments (5)

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