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Art: These drawings have been given a new platform! Comments (1)
Music: This band is old and new and something blues! Comment
Event: They are cleaning up a dirty joke joint! Comment
Greenwood Heights: Is there a way to not see them? Comments (13)
Nightlife: This bar has plenty of breathing room. Comment
Park Slope: Officers with the 78th Precinct towed a graffiti-covered, trash-stuffed sedan from the Sixth Avenue parking space it occupied for more than a week on Tuesday — roughly 24 hours after the Brooklyn Paper was first to report on neighbors’ frustration with officials over their refusal to remove the dump on wheels, and days after local police told one Sloper they couldn’t get rid of the ride. Comments (24)

There’s a catch: Signs can’t ban angling in Gowanus without data on how putrid canal affects fish, state says

Cleaning Our Waterways: State officials cannot sign off on placards that ban all fishing in the fetid Gowanus Canal, which past federal studies found filled with life-threatening chemicals, because they lack any actual data on how those toxic substances taint species that swim inside the channel itself, according to a bigwig from New York State’s Department of Health. Comments (7)

Lawn at Pier 3 opens inside Bklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights: Stewards of Brooklyn’s front yard opened the last of its six piers-turned-parkland to guests on Tuesday, snipping a ribbon at Pier 3 before inviting guests to sit back and soak up some sun on the latest addition to the lush waterfront lawn. Comments (1)
Red Hook: Fire Marshals suspect some pyromaniac purposely lit a vacant Red Hook warehouse on fire last month, weeks after a group of locals proposed landmarking the building, according to a spokesman for New York’s Bravest. Comments (1)

Show boat: Colorful craft ready to hit the waves

Art: It’s sure to dazzle! Comment

Thief steals cooking equipment from diner

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

Police: Teen tried to buy headphones with counterfeit cash

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

Nocturnal crook takes off with woman’s car

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

Driver arrested in deadly Park Slope hit-and-run

Crime: Police arrested a Bronx man after he allegedly hit and killed a Staten Island man on 21st Street in Park Slope on June 30. Comment
Breaking Chews: A new caterer recently set up shop inside Prospect Park’s Boathouse after another chef sent stewards of Brooklyn’s Backyard scrambling to fill its kitchen when he abruptly vanished in the heat of wedding season last summer. Comment

Bed-Stuy man sentenced in 1994 rape case kept open via ‘John Doe’ indictment

Bedford-Stuyvesant: A Bedford-Stuyvesant man will spend as many as two decades in prison for raping a teenage girl in 1994, a judge ruled on July 6, closing a case that remained open for more than 20 years — largely thanks to a controversial legal tactic a now-disgraced top prosecutor used to skirt statute-of-limitation rules before state lawmakers revised them. Comments (1)
Blind Spots: Demonstrators swarmed the 83 Precinct station house on Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick on Thursday, demanding authorities explain why the hit-and-run driver who fatally ran over a 4-year-old on a nearby sidewalk on June 24 has yet to be arrested or charged, even after cops stopped her while she fled the scene. Comments (10)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: A Brooklyn police detective shot in the line of duty early Friday left Kings County Hospital that afternoon surrounded by members of New York’s Finest, who cheered his recovery and thanked him for his service. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: City officials want to spend unnecessary cash to make a water-filtration facility required for the cleanup of the toxic Gowanus Canal bigger than it needs to be, according to the Feds overseeing the cleanse. Comments (9)
Mean Streets: The city is giving straphangers who need to cross the East River during the impending closure of the L train’s Brooklyn–Manhattan tunnel more rental bicycles to hop on, some of which are equipped with batteries that will help power the two-wheelers when riders get fatigued. Comments (9)

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