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Monday, April 27, 2015

In Park Slope, police crack down on phone use while riding a bicycle. The problem? It isn’t illegal

Mean Streets: It may be dumb to talk on your phone as you pedal, but it isn’t illegal. Apparently, police haven’t gotten the memo. Comments (15).

Price hike! Activists host gentrification walking tour of Williamsburg

Changing Brooklyn: It is a tour of snooty! Comments (2).

Rumba in the books! Indie-rock salsa band to play library

Music: They’re ordering hits with a side of salsa! Comments (4).

PAC man! Donovan gobbles up checks from political action committees

Bay Ridge: In the race to replace disgraced Rep. Michael Grimm, the Republican candidate has collected nearly as much money from political action committees as his opponent has gotten from anybody. Comments (1).

G’point author pens novel on squatters in ’90s Williamsburg

Books: It is a squat plot! Comment.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Take that Kodachrome away! Our columnist doesn’t need to see every photo of your kid on your smartphone

Rhymes with Crazy: Face it, folks, there is a limit on how many out-of-focus photos of your little angel I can take. Comments (4).

Friday, April 24, 2015

All clear! Test proves Gowanus was OK for a swim

Cleaning Our Waterways: Turns out the most polluted waterway in America would have been deemed fine to swim in by the city had it tested the fetid waters that day! Comments (2).

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Residents, pol, riled over report Manhattan’s sex offenders moved to Greenpoint

Brooklyn Is Angry: Greenpoint residents are up in arms over reports that the city moved more than a dozen sex offenders into the men’s homeless shelter on Clay Street. Comments (14).

L yes! MTA increasing service on L, M, 2 lines

Transit: It is also making transfers between the G at Broadway and J or M trains at Lorimer free while the L train is closed overnight and on weekends. Comment.

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Meet Johnny Rotten, go to a “Pretty in Pink” prom, browse the Brooklyn Zine Festival, and other great things to do in Brooklyn, April 24–28. Comment.

Last-ditch LICH! Activists hold rally to stave off impending sale

Hospitals in Crisis: They are still alive and kicking — even if their hospital is not. Comments (1).

Bartoonist has a wine time in Cobble Hill

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits new Court Street wine bar June. Comments (1).

Don your fancy pants in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The Ridge is getting classy this weekend, and our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have all the high-brow details. Comment.