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Click on graphic to enlarge. Graphic by Ben Keel.This graphic, posted in November 2017, is post-dated to stay at the top of the blog. It will be updated as announced configurations change  Read more

Friday: The holidays at “The People’s House,” weekend events, and ax throwing in Brooklyn. Read more

The photographer Julius Motal stumbled upon a “cat night” at a Brooklyn bar. From there, he rode the wave from one cat extravaganza to the next. Read more

A Queens man — who met an Australian girl on Snapchat and lured her to America for sex — was convicted in Brooklyn federal court Friday, officials said. Sean Price,  Read more

Bangladesh Victory Day Celebration

Sunday, December 17th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Presented free by Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts

Speeches by guest speakers

Children's performance

Theatrical play "A Starving Voice"

Patriotic songs by Ali Mahmud  Read more

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Read more. Read more

For real Green Berets, there was one dead giveaway that Brooklyn Army vet Papotia Reginald “Reggie” Wright was an imposter. His beret was black. “We took one look at that  Read more

Brooklyn state Sen. Marty Golden’s bike lane of trouble is widening to freeway proportions — with transportation activists and political opponents calling on City Hall to yank his parking placard.  Read more

An eccentric Staten Island lawyer busted Friday in a fraud, kidnapping and extortion scheme also tried to have a Democratic Party official killed, according to court documents. In an application  Read more

KENSINGTON – Muslims, Jews, and neighbors of all different backgrounds and faiths gathered at Ave C Plaza on a cold and snowy afternoon today, along with Assembly Member Robert Carroll  Read more

The Down-Low is our round-up of stories in our neck of the woods as well as other curiosities all over Brooklyn. Indoor Agriculture from a Brooklyn Startup [The Bridge BK]  Read more

So many old signs have disappeared in the neighborhood in the past few years.Glad that Sam's sign is still swinging above the Italian eatery when I walk down Court Street.  Read more

UPDATED, 4:51 p.m., Dec. 15: Domain Companies isn’t waiting for the Gowanus rezoning to become official before devising plans for the neighborhood. The firm has purchased a warehouse property at  Read more

GOWANUS/DUMBO – New York City’s first axe throwing venue opens today in Gowanus—yes, you read that right, an axe throwing venue. Axe throwing is a game of skill where players  Read more

“Please don’t tell anyone you saw me here.” That is what people say when someone they know discovers they are homeless and in a shelter. What is your first thought  Read more

It is unclear what happened to the popular August Laura cocktail bar that seemed to thrive at 387 Court Street, but it appears to have  been replaced by a pop-up  Read more

No-Cost Breast Cancer Screening

Wednesday, December 27th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

by appointment only

Free digital mammograms and clinical breast exams will be available in Kensington for one day for uninsured and  Read more

This must be the quickest closing in Carroll Gardens yet. Sheila's, a Café, Bakery, and restaurant opened its doors at 412 Court Street in May 2017.  Its last day in operation was  Read more

The man accused of opening fire in a Brooklyn deli when employees refused to shave 50 cents off the price of a beer called them “terrorists” before he returned and  Read more

Starting Monday, December 18, NYCHA and NYC Health will offer free lead testing for children across the city, following revelations that proper inspections hadn’t been carried out in city housing  Read more

If predictions hold, it will start snowing lightly in just about an hour or two, and by the end of the evening, there could be anywhere from 1-3″ of snow  Read more

We’re smack dab in one of the most hectic times of the year. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a winter escape to look foward to after the madness? We’re  Read more

PARK SLOPE – A new Caribbean restaurant, Negril BK, opened yesterday at 256 5th Avenue in the former Cooks & Captains space. Looking for the perfect place to have an  Read more

Controversial Staten Island lawyer Richard Luthmann has been arrested in an 11-count indictment alleging fraud, kidnapping and extortion. Luthmann and three accomplices were arrested by the FBI Friday morning on  Read more

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