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Veg out! Vegan eatery offers plant-based comfort foods

Dining: It’s vegan food made for the masses. Comments (2)

Hair raising! Crown Heights flick shows horror of gentrification

Cinema: This flick will make you wig out! Comments (4)

Fright nights: What to watch at Brooklyn’s Horror Festival

Cinema: Two weeks before Halloween, the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will have plenty of treats for fans of the terrifying and the unsettling. Here are some of the events you should be sure to catch during the week-long festival. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Listen up, road worriers! Comments (1)

Panel says no to another Downtown tower

Downtown: Members of Community Board 2 rejected a plan to build a tower on Fulton Street, even as some residents of the local housing project came out for it. Comments (25)
Theater: Oh what beautiful warehouse! Oh what a beautiful play! Comment
Crown Heights: Political newcomer Zellnor Myrie, who stunned some Brooklyn Democrats with an impressive primary-election win over sitting state Sen. Jesse Hamilton, joined an all-new episode of Brooklyn Paper Radio yesterday to discuss the major upset that put him one step closer to clinching the Senate seat that he will likely again compete with Hamilton for in November’s general election. Comment
Park Slope: Prospect Park’s biggest cash crop just might be its trees! Comments (8)
Art: He’s taken a stone-faced look at the past! Comment

Two men rob guy by putting him in a bear hug

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

Police: Woman punches another woman in bodega brawl

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

Thief swipes binder full of collectable gaming cards from Court Street store

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

Lout hits man in the head and steals his wallet

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Class Action: A plan to desegregate middle schools in Park Slope and its surrounding neighborhoods that city officials signed off on last week will most dramatically shake up the student body that fills coveted seats at Fifth Avenue’s MS 51, according to a local parent who blogs about education. Comments (8)
Fixing the BQE: It was a dream come true for Brooklyn Paper editor-in-chief Vince DiMiceli, who got a chance to see just how decrepit the BQE really is — or isn’t. Comments (23)

Rush to cell: City moving too fast in plan to expand House of D, close Rikers, locals say

Boerum Hill: Mayor DeBlasio must pump the brakes on his plan to replace Atlantic Avenue’s House of Detention with a jail eight times its size in his quest to close Rikers Island, according to some locals, who blasted the city for moving too fast with the massive redevelopment it announced last month, and hopes to start pushing through a necessary public-review process before the end of the year. Comments (17)
Downtown: Big Brother just moved in to this corner Downtown. Comment
Prospect Heights: Debris plummeted from above inside Atlantic Terminal station on Friday morning, forcing Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials to suspend 4- and 5-train service in both directions, and leaving irate straphangers scrambling to find alternative commutes. Comments (5)

Dry-ice truck flips on Gowanus Expressway ramp, injuring one

Mean Streets: A tractor-trailer filled with dry ice flipped over on a ramp connecting the Gowanus and Brooklyn–Queens expressways on Friday morning, injuring one person, according to a Fire Department rep. Comments (1)

Holy smokes! Bklyn’s first medical-marijuana dispensary opening on Flatbush Ave.

Leaves of Grass: Dr. Feelgood is coming to Brooklyn! Comments (20)
Clinton Hill: Four men raped by a former catechism instructor at a Clinton Hill Catholic church each received the largest sum ever doled out by the religious institution when its Brooklyn Diocese awarded them equal parts of a combined $27.5-million settlement on Tuesday, according to their lawyers, who called the incidents “every parent’s nightmare.” Comments (1)
Fixing the BQE: The Brooklyn Heights Promenade — the historic walkway that some say makes the Heights the Heights — will become a speedway for Brooklyn-Queens Expressway traffic, sending cars, trucks, and buses zipping by at eye-level during the reconstruction of the crumbling roadway beneath, transit leaders announced on Thursday. Comments (29)
Boerum Hill: The developer of 80 Flatbush trimmed its 986- and 561-foot towers to 840 and 510 feet respectively, while reconfiguring the taller high-rise’s design so it blocks less sunlight, and promising to give thousands to improve a nearby community garden, to get lawmakers to okay the rezoning it needs to build the complex at the edge of Boerum Hill. Comments (36)

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