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Beach read: Junot Diaz launches his kids’ book ‘Islandborn’

Books: The book is a sail down memory lane. Comments (1)
Co-op d’Etat: Membership at the Park Slope Food Co-op is now so overgrown that the bastion of cheap, organic produce must either expand to a new location or begin refusing thousands of grocery-starved shoppers’ admission to the cooperative market, according to a founding member and employee. Comments (7)

Lout rips out woman’s hair on R train

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

Brute hits man with umbrella and threatens his life

Crime: Plus all the other crime from Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct blotter. Comment
Blind Spots: Harsher penalties must be dealt to reckless drivers whose behavior behind the wheel results in tragic collisions, Mayor DeBlasio told a crowd that rallied to confront him Tuesday morning as he left his gym on the same Park Slope street where a driver hit and killed two children on Monday. Comments (11)
Blind Spots: Prosecutors did not immediately charge a female motorist after she allegedly killed two children and sent two women — one pregnant — and a man to the hospital with injuries when she plowed her vehicle into the victims while they crossed Ninth Street near Fifth Avenue in Park Slope on Monday afternoon. Comments (22)
OPINION

‘Thoughts and prayers’ won’t stop car nuts — but new rules can

Brooklyn Angle: It’s time we stopped letting car owners talk about murderous drivers the same way that gun owners talk about murderers with weapons, writes Windsor Terrace resident Gersh Kuntzman. Comments (19)

Uphill battle: Citi Bike struggles to restock Bklyn docks in elevated nabes, exec says

Citi Bike users in some hilly parts of Brooklyn are pedaling their rented two-wheelers downward, but not back up again, according to a honcho of the program, who said riders frequently fail to redock bikes at stations in Prospect and Crown Heights because they’re located on higher ground. Comments (8)

Back in motion: Displaced PLG dance academy offers discounted classes ahead of grand reopening

Honchos of a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens dance school forced to abandon its classrooms due to allegedly rising rents are ushering in the academy’s March 11 grand reopening inside a brand new location with a week of discounted classes ahead of the event. Comment

Hallo Spaceboy: Brooklyn Museum welcomes a stellar David Bowie exhibit

Art: The Starman has touched down in Brooklyn! Comment

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