Park Slope
If there was one story that captured the imaginations and spleens of our readers this year, it was the loathed and loved Prospect Park West bike lane. There was a lawsuit, several mass rallies, and even a Sphinx-like, bike-riding senator who happens to be married to the bike lane’s biggest opponent. Here’s a look back at how the 17-block path became the most controversial slab of cement outside of the Gaza Strip. Comments (10)

This ‘Witch’ is ‘Sea’ worthy

Bar Scrawl: A South Slope tavern with a nautical motif — and a clam roll! — draws a rave from our bartoonist. Comment

Sweet charity: Faithful flock to help crumbling church

The Old First Reformed Church hasn’t held a single fundraiser to repair its crumbling roof — but the money keeps pouring in. Comment

Woman is robbed — by the pizza guy!

Crime: A thug carrying pizza boxes snatches a woman’s wallet during an exchange on Seventh Street, but cops grab the thief few minutes later. What happened to the pizza remains a mystery — one of several confounding crimes that can be found in this week’s 78th Precinct police blotter. Comments (2)

‘Kung fu’ judge’s kin sues Park Slope assisted living center

Prospect Park Residence was supposed to be Judge John Phillips’s salvation — but it ended up killing him, the jurist’s nephew claims. Comments (3)

It started on Halloween

Ditmas Park cafe owner Josh Rubin left a trail of clues before turning up dead in Pennsylvania. We’ve followed it from the very beginning, so here’s our exhaustive account of what happened. Comment

Comedian Doug Moe is Brooklyn’s worst dad!

You may not find that funny — but, trust us, it’s pretty hysterical. Comments (2)

BUGS infestation! New charter school gets ready to sting Park Slope

A group of corporate big-shots want to open a “community based” middle school in the neighborhood - but some parents want to take a fly swatter to the idea. Comments (8)
Thanks to some ceiling damage, the Old First Reformed Church will be closed to Christmas services — but the show will go on, Pastor Daniel Meeter promises. Comment

Missing cafe owner found — murdered and charred in a Pennsylvania field

The sad end to the mysterious disappearance of Whisk owner Josh Rubin. Comments (9)

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