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Standing O: Legal eagles led a matrimonial-mediation course to facilitate more peaceful divorce proceedings for Brooklynites. Comment
Standing O: Leaders of the Downtown center celebrated the grand opening of its new Livingston Street space on Jan. 15. Comment
Dance: One of these dancers will get a leg up! Comment
Sunset Park: Hundreds of buildings within four distinct swathes of Sunset Park could be forever spared from the wrecking ball if the city green-lights a recently proposed scheme to designate a quartet of new historic districts in the neighborhood. Comments (5)

Kings salutes King: Local luminaries remember civil-rights leader at annual Fort Greene ceremony

Fort Greene: They’re keeping his dream alive. Comments (1)
Prospect Heights: Dozens of federal employees still out of work and pay due to the longest government shutdown in American history swung by the Barclays Center on Tuesday to pick up free food and toiletries doled out by a city do-good group. Comments (37)

Lout threatens store employee and steals food

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

Police: Man assaults girlfriend in her apartment

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

Brutes attack and rob hearing-impaired man

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

Thief takes kid’s iPhone from bench

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

Lout punches woman and takes her phone

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment
Park Slope: Thousands of local music lovers tore up not one, not two, but five dance floors at Park Slope’s gilded Grand Prospect Hall on Saturday, during the latest installment of an annual festival featuring folk sounds from the Balkans. Comments (2)

Growing Gowanus: City sets Feb. meeting to discuss latest rezoning plans for nabe

Gowanus: The city will host a public meeting on Feb. 6 to update Gowanusaurs on the latest rezoning plans for their neighborhood, more than six months after officials first released an upzoning scheme that calls for packing more residents into bigger building on some of Gowanus’s busiest streets. Comments (9)

Man arrested for attempting to rape, robbing woman aboard 4 train

Crown Heights: Cops cuffed a man for molesting, robbing, and attempting to rape a woman after she boarded a 4 train in Crown Heights. Comments (7)
Changing Brooklyn: The developers building two luxury towers on a vacant Jay Street lot they bought years ago from the Jehovah’s Witnesses revealed new renderings and a website for the high-rises, whose one-to-four-bedroom condos are expected to hit the market later this year, according to a rep. Comments (7)

Steel of approval: City okays plan to put steel-iron fence outside Cobble Hill tower on old LICH site

Changing Brooklyn: City preservationists green-lit a developer’s proposal to build a fence separating the swanky tower it is building on part of Cobble Hill’s old Long Island College Hospital campus from passersby on Amity Street. Comments (3)
Parenting: A new free website makes it easy for borough parents to connect for play dates and find other willing moms and dads to watch their kids, according to its Brooklyn-based creators, who sought the help of dozens of experts to put their platform together. Comments (1)
Williamsburg: State transportation leaders officially cancelled the L-train closure, stating Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members do not have to approve the new subway-repair plan Gov. Cuomo abruptly revealed on Jan. 3, despite his previous claims the panel would need to sign off on the scheme. Comments (3)
Gowanus: High-school graduates enrolled in a local do-good group’s technical-education program geared to land them construction jobs cannot begin their classes until President Trump decides to reopen the government and end its longest shutdown in American history. Comments (37)
Mean Streets: A bicycle vault coming to the streets outside Atlantic Terminal Mall this spring will provide a new, hip way for cycling commuters to stash their pedal-powered rides, according to its creator. Comments (4)

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