Park Slope
Mean Streets: A Fourth Avenue gas station near a Sunset Park elementary school is a “death trap,” according to local parents, who blasted the city for not doing enough about it. Comments (16)
New York taxpayers will shell out millions so the New York Islanders can spend less time playing in Brooklyn over the next three years before the team abandons the borough altogether, Gov. Cuomo announced on Monday. Comment

Pulpit non-fiction: Library hosts reading of Dr. King’s sermon to kick off Black History Month

The Brooklyn Public Library’s central branch will host a reading of one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final sermons on Sunday, 50 years to the day when he first delivered the speech to congregants of his Atlanta church. Comment

Vandal smashes car with baseball bat

Crime: Plus all the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct blotter. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: Honchos of a popular Brooklyn-based creamery announced Friday that they will scoop their frozen confections at a new location inside a historic Prospect Park West building that once hosted an old-timey ice-cream parlor in the 1930s. Comments (3)

You’ve got hate mail: Cemetery honcho bombarded with letters blasting his request for gyno’s statue

Dozens of irate locals fired off letters to the head honcho of Brooklyn’s biggest necropolis after this newspaper reported he wanted the graveyard to be the final resting place for a polarizing effigy of a gynecologist who experimented on black slaves. Comments (17)

Fighting words: Residents react to Green-Wood’s statue scheme

Brooklyn Is Angry: Green-Wood Cemetery’s offer to take a controversial statue off the city’s hands sparked too much controversy for one story, so we culled additional comments from the dozens of letters locals sent in opposition to the monument’s move. Comments (4)

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