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Need a holiday? Madonna’s former home is now within reach as luxury vacation rental for a little under $1,000 per night. The two-bedroom apartment in London’s upscale South Kensington area  Read more

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced on October 15, 2018 the three honorees who will receive the organization’s award for outstanding service. The three recipients of the honor are:  Read more

Looming behind the 2003 Atlantic Yards proposal--and ever more present as the project has moved fitfully forward--is the question of gentrification: would the project further it, or help fight it?  Read more

The Witches of Bushwick upheld their promise to “hex” Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday night, carving his name into a black candle, dousing it in “Revenge Oil” and  Read more

Two phony utility workers robbed an elderly Brooklyn woman after she let them into her house, cops said. The two men knocked on the 88-year-old woman’s door at her Manhattan  Read more

A Brooklyn street where a mother of 12 sacrificed herself to shield elementary schoolers from gang gunfire now bears her name. Zurana Horton, 34, was walking on Watkins Street just  Read more

A Brooklyn firefighter faces charges he brutally attacked and choked a top FDNY lawyer he was dating, The Post has learned. Ernest McCoy, of Engine Co. 323, is accused of  Read more

They call her the royal pain of Crown Heights. Kathleen Reilly, 64, iPhone in hand, hounds bystanders on her Brooklyn block, video camera rolling and cops on speed dial, constantly  Read more

If it’s late October, that must mean it’s World Series Oktoberfest Readathon almost Halloween! The annual Pierrepont Park Halloween Parade will be happening next Saturday, October 27th, at around 10:30  Read more

An FDNY firefighter landed in jail Friday evening after getting into a fight with his cousin, cops said. The familial fisticuffs began at the firefighter’s house in Brooklyn’s 70th precinct  Read more

It's a time-old tactic, mixing generosity, civic-mindedness, and surely strategy.Consider: a real-estate executive who's built some impressive buildings but also generated controversy through failure to fulfill promises or less-than-gentle business  Read more

This graphic, last updated in August 2018, is aimed to stay at the top of the blog. It will be updated as announced configurations change and buildings launch. The information  Read more

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Oct. 20. Read more. Read more

Delshah Capital has closed on its acquisition of a Brooklyn-centric 28-property package from Silvershore Properties for $102 million, according to records filed with the city today. The properties included in  Read more

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum will no longer accept Saudi money for two upcoming Middle East art programs, in the wake of mounting evidence that the  Read more

Bay Ridge: State Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) should have his driver’s license revoked, according to his Democratic challenger, Andrew Gounardes, in his inaugural appearance on Brooklyn Paper Radio on  Read more

Downtown: Borough President Adams blamed a recent spate of Downtown shootings on individuals coming and going to the commercial district’s court rooms, claiming shooters from across the borough stashed their  Read more

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An Invitation from the East Fourth Street Community Garden

This weekend,  Read more

Coney Island: In September and October at Coney Island Hospital, they don’t call the middle day of the week Wednesday — they call it “Pink Wednesday.” Read more. Read more

Who could get mad at a face like this? An adorable little kitten on the tracks at Brooklyn’s Cortelyou Road station briefly disrupted service on the Q line Friday afternoon,  Read more

New York City is filled with an endless supply of weird, wondrous and confounding sights, from opossums in bakeries to subways filled with trees. But the strangest sighting of the  Read more

According to this week’s market reports, the most bedbug infested neighborhood in the city is in Brooklyn, and New York City construction is expected to hit a record high in  Read more

Ditmas Park: A Democratic Ditmas Park lawmaker is pushing legislation that would criminalize non-emergency calls to 911, arguing that gentrifiers are weaponizing the hotline against their neighbors after a white  Read more

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he’ll take a serious look at an alternative plan for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway repair project — one that wouldn’t shut the popular Brooklyn  Read more

It’s our weekly ranking of the city’s most important restaurants. Read more

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