Park Slope

Dead Weather’s Celebrate Brooklyn show had the ‘White’ stuff

Awesome: It was another great night at Prospect Park on Tuesday, as Jack White’s new band, The Dead Weather, put on one of the heaviest rock shows of the summer. Comment

Wheely good news! Soapbox derby coming to Slope on Saturday

Event: You don’t need to travel to Ohio for some prime Soapbox Derby action this summer. Comment

Tips to make a great racer

Event: This Saturday, kids — and some adults — will race down 17th Street in South Slope’s annual Soapbox Derby. Making a racer isn’t as easy as putting a box on wheels, so Monica Wuhrer of Open Source Gallery shared some tips for building a great soapbox derby racer. Comment

Mugged — and shot!

Crime: A gunman steals, wheels and fires on Baltic Street. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (3)

Art attack at Museum!

Crime: A woman’s laptop is swiped as she types away in front of the Brooklyn Museum. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment

Report: Prospect Park West bike lane is working

Mean Streets: Drivers are much more likely to adhere to posted speed limits on Prospect Park West, thanks to the controversial bike lane that reduced the roadway to two lanes from three, a new study has found. Comments (127)
One Greenwood Heights woman is so fed up with raccoons that she’s started giving them electro-shock therapy. Comments (7)

Who got taken to the cleaners?

Customers are scrambling to reclaim their freshly pressed clothes from a beloved Windsor Terrace dry cleaning shop after it was shuttered by the city marshal for not paying its rent. Comments (4)
Music: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings play the band shell in Prospect Park. Comment

Jazz man to ‘Usher’ in new score for Vince Price classic

Cinema: Marco Benevento does not have quite the right disposition for “The House of Usher.” Comment
Mean Streets: The area around the new home of the Brooklyn Nets will be anything but a slam dunk for drivers next month as Flatbush Avenue will be narrowed to accommodate construction workers. Comments (8)

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