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The owner of a soon-to-open 39th Street bar that neighbors worry will cause the same quality-of-life problems as its seedy predecessor must return to the Sunset Park community board — again — to present a written security plan for the space after he failed to bring it to this month’s Public Safety Committee meeting, the civic gurus demanded. Comment
Leaders at a Park Slope house of worship and a local do-gooder installed an on-street cupboard outside the Prospect Avenue church that good Samaritans can stock with non-perishable foods and other household supplies for needy passersby to freely take. Comments (3)

Vandal smashes man’s car window with tree branch

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

Sneak takes laptop from man’s car

Crime: Plus all the other crime from Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct blotter. Comment
Dining: Bartenders at a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens watering hole are waking up at the crack of dawn to serve liquid breakfasts to local football fans looking for a spot to watch the World Cup — even if it means kissing sleep goodbye for the next month. Comments (2)

Caught on stream: Man gets five-plus years in prison for brutal assault broadcast on Facebook

A Prospect-Lefferts Gardens man will spend five-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to savagely beating a homeless man inside a Lincoln Road apartment complex — and broadcasting the assault live on Facebook — a judge ruled on Friday. Comment

No road out: Driver charged with manslaughter for fatal Slope crash stuck in Rikers

Blind Spots: The motorist who crashed into five people crossing a Park Slope street in March, killing two kids and an unborn baby, cannot make bail and will wait out her trial in New York City’s notoriously hellish Rikers Island — where one deranged inmate already assaulted her, according to her lawyer. Comments (18)

Healthy growth: Methodist Hospital’s once-controversial new complex tops out

Development: Bigwigs at Park Slope’s Methodist Hospital gathered at the construction site of its newest, years-in-the-making facility on Wednesday to put their John Hancocks on the structure’s last steel beam before workers installed it into the building’s frame. Comment
Meadows of Shame: Toxic blue-green algae is blooming on Prospect Park Lake for the fifth-consecutive summer, according to state environmental sleuths, and stewards of Brooklyn’s Backyard are banning pooches from its water because the goop can be fatal to dogs and harmful to their humans. Comments (1)

Author gets intimate: Acclaimed Haitian-American writer talks hot-button topics at P’Heights library

Books: A celebrated Haitian-American author will discuss how such polarizing issues as immigration and terrorism influence her craft during a free lecture at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch on Sunday. Comment

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