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Grin and bear it: Comedians present ursine superhero show

Event: Bear with them! Comments (1)

Locals: New designs for water-filtering headhouse along canal better, but not there yet

Cleaning Our Waterways: Gowanusaurs cheered city engineers for scrapping a metallic-grey palette in favor of a yellow-brown bronze for the exterior of the new water-filtering headhouse they must build along the toxic Gowanus Canal as part of its federally led cleanup, but some locals want to see even more tweaks. Comments (2)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Take a cruise to the “Tropics!” Comment

Work underway to cleanse, make over toxic Ft. Greene park

Fort Greene: It’s about Bam time! Comments (1)

Putting the ‘fun’ in functional: Playground built to combat flooding opens at Slope school

Park Slope: This playground is truly a green space! Comment

Party animals: Furry ragtime band Xylopholks tours Brooklyn

Music: Come fur the ragtime! Comment

Gun-toting masked thieves hold up Myrtle Ave. liquor store

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

Thief takes engine parts from woman’s car

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

Punk tries to steal woman’s keys

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

Brute punches teen and takes his merchandise

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Fixing the BQE: Brooklyn Heights residents are inviting locals to show how much they love the neighborhood’s imperiled Promenade by taking chalk to the walkway and covering it in messages stating what the esplanade means to them. Comment
Red Hook: The Red Hook Container Terminal will likely keep its waterfront home for the next decade, according to the shipping facility’s head honcho, who last week signed paperwork that extends its lease on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey–owned site for five years, and offers a second extension at the end of that term. Comments (1)
Wild Brooklyn: A virus spreading among local raccoons has infected twice as many critters in Prospect Park than previously reported, with up to 15 masked bandits now potentially serving as hosts for distemper — an illness fatal to dogs and other common pets — according to officials. Comments (4)
Downtown: It was a celebration of good health and good fortune. Comment
Downtown: A Brooklynite and two other men face up to 15 years in prison for allegedly smuggling more than a million out-of-state cigarettes into the borough as part of a criminal scheme that swindled the city and state out of roughly $426,000 in tobacco taxes, according to charges filed by New York State’s top prosecutor. Comments (2)
Downtown: Borough President Adams blamed a recent spate of Downtown shootings on individuals coming and going to the commercial district’s court rooms, claiming shooters from across the borough stashed their weapons at construction sites, picked them up on their way to hearings, and fired them while in the area. Comments (6)
Downtown: It’s about to go down — literally — at the future site of Willoughby Square Park. Comments (2)
Breaking Chews: The foodies behind Smorgasburg are moving the outdoor festival inside for the first time this fall, bringing versions of the grub hub to a massive space within Fort Greene’s Atlantic Center Mall, and to a Williamsburg venue in collaboration with hipster publisher Vice Media. Comments (2)

Big change at Bklyn Chamber! Biz group appoints first Hispanic president

Downtown: He’s Kings County’s new king of commerce! Comment

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