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Monday, March 16, 2015

Slope writer rails against social media in new book

Books: A Park Slope author has written a new book outlining what he sees as the potential perils of our collective addiction to social media — and he’s promoting it on Twitter. Comment

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Studio space race: Artists look back on five years of gentrification

Event: They’re painting by numbers. Comments (10)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bartoonist reports from the newly upscale Downtown

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits a cocktail bar in a former bodega on Hoyt Street, and finds some untoward activity happening in the bathroom. Comments (3)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Packed in at PS 8: Bklyn Heights school so crowded that the city killed pre-K

Brooklyn Heights: “It seems a little ironic given Mayor DeBlasio’s push for universal pre-K,” a co-president of the parent-teacher association said. Comments (2)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Man shot dead in Borough Hall subway station

Downtown: A retired corrections officer shot and killed a man inside of the Borough Hall subway station on Tuesday night after a verbal dispute escalated into a physical fight, police said. Comments (7)

We got Atlantic gym backpack thief

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Police shoot alleged gun-toter Downtown

Downtown: Cops shot a man who they say pulled a gun on them Downtown early on Saturday morning. Comment

Friday, March 6, 2015

Too hot to panel: Group pulls out of Bridge Park watchdog coalition, citing ’tude

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Heights’ community board is pulling a Switzerland and backing out of the battle for Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (18)

A final turn of the key: Downtown cops leave slain officers’ lockers as memorials

Downtown: The lockers once used by Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the Downtown police officers murdered in Bedford-Stuyvesant in December, have been packed with mementos and sealed up for good, never to be used by another cop. Comment

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Own a piece of Etsy

DUMBO: The online craft market is hitting the stock exchange. Comment

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