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Not your father’s middle school: MS 51 may see most-radical changes in plan to diversify Slope-area classrooms, expert says

Class Action: A plan to desegregate middle schools in Park Slope and its surrounding neighborhoods that city officials signed off on last week will most dramatically shake up the student body that fills coveted seats at Fifth Avenue’s MS 51, according to a local parent who blogs about education. Published Sep 25, 2018

Race is on: Several Bklyn pols floated to succeed James as Public Advocate

Party Line: Letitia “Tish” James is likely to become the state’s first black attorney general following her Democratic primary win last week, and a handful of local lawmakers are reportedly ready to step into her citywide watchdog role if she does. Published Sep 20, 2018

Them boys ain’t right: Dang-it Bobbys play jazzy tunes at Americana fest

Music: They’re jazzing up the folk festival. Published Sep 20, 2018

Art quake: Haitian exhibit shows art from ‘apocalyptic’ city

Art: The show is Port-au-Prince charming! Published Sep 24, 2018

It’s time to do your civic duty! But first, check out our primary-election guide.

Politics: Read on for our primer on today’s statewide primary elections before you hit the voting booth to cast your ballot. Published Sep 13, 2018

Thief takes off with man’s moped from Clinton Street parking spot

Carroll Gardens: Crime from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Published Sep 12, 2018

Feds to mayor: Don’t count on our money for your trolley

Red Hook: Mayor DeBlasio shouldn’t count on getting the federal cash he needs to roll out his beloved Brooklyn–Queens waterfront trolley line — which he on Thursday said will now cost more money, include less stops, and take years longer to build — according to three Brooklyn congressional reps. Published Sep 4, 2018

Appellate judges rule against state senator’s attempt to remove challenger from ballot

Bushwick: A panel of judges on Wednesday denied an appeal that Bushwick’s sitting Democratic state senator filed in an attempt to kick his Democratic Socialist challenger off the ballot, ruling against the pol’s claims that his opponent has not lived in the district long enough. Published Aug 24, 2018

Thief takes off with man’s scooter

Carroll Gardens: Crime from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Published Aug 22, 2018

Minor inn-provements! Bossert awning removed for touch-ups after latest scrutiny of hotel’s makeover

Brooklyn Heights: Workers on Sunday tore down the Bossert Hotel’s tattered awning for a spruce-up nine days after the Brooklyn Paper reported locals’ frustrations with the eyesore and the slow-going restoration of the once-grand lodge. Published Aug 14, 2018

Top results: The Brooklyn Wire

National Lobster Day falls on September 25 this year and two of the city’s most popular lobster joints are celebrating by making it cheaper than ever to indulge in the  Read more

The Brooklyn Americana Music Festival is back this weekend for its fourth year, which means 50 free live music shows featuring fiddles, banjos, and twangy guitars spanning four days and  Read more

Forget sweet summertime, it’s sweet lobster time. Red Hook Lobster Pound is hosting its second-annual Lobster Week to celebrate new shell lobster season, the time when crustaceans living in colder  Read more

Our neighbors at the Red Hook Star Revue have an excellent story about Brooklyn Heights’ community theater, the Heights Players, who stage their productions in the old chapel at 26  Read more

Red Hook: Mayor DeBlasio shouldn’t count on getting the federal cash he needs to roll out his beloved Brooklyn–Queens waterfront trolley line — which he on Thursday said will now  Read more

If your plans for next Saturday involve stress-shopping at IKEA, maybe skip the meatballs and lingonberry sauce and instead walk across the street to the 9th annual Pig Island festival  Read more

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