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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Election rejection: Island DA trounces Brooklyn councilman in race to replace disgraced Michael Grimm

Bay Ridge: Brooklyn voted for the hometown hopeful, but it wasn’t enough. Comments (8).

Fort Greene’s Afropunk Fest is going global

Branding Brooklyn: The annual festival is branching out to Paris this month. Très bien! Comment.

Local views

Vinyl fantasy! Film set in Bed–Stuy record store makes borough debut

Event: “Lazarus” is set inside Israel’s Record Store, located in a subterranean space on Fulton Street. Comments (1).

Best of the rest of the fest

Event: We pluck out three of the Brooklyniest films at this year’s Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. Comments (1).

On your head and on the house: Library giving away free helmets

Event: Kings County is protecting its crowns! Comment.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Curses! Husband of crash victim slams police over botched investigation

Mean Streets: The husband of a woman who was killed by an unlicensed driver on a Clinton Hill street in 2011 lashed out at the cops who bungled the examination of her death so badly her alleged killer was never brought to trial. Comments (3).

Bike tour brings riders onto Brooklyn’s elevated interstate

Talk about riding high! Comments (8).

Mexican musicians to play tribute to Morrissey

Music: How soon is ahora? Comments (1).

Trucks, kids have a blast together

Greenwood Heights: PS 295’s “Touch-a-Truck” event brought kids and trucks together again. Comment.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Vinyl destination! WFMU record fair draws thousands to Greenpoint

Shopping: The New Jersey radio station brought its 22-year-old bazaar to Brooklyn for the first time. Comments (1).

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Under new management: Judge takes reins of Prospect Park Residence from owner

Park Slope: The judge has appointed a temporary receiver to manage the old folks home while court proceedings against owner Haysha Deitch continue. Comments (4).

Yet another Brooklyn arts chief retires

DUMBO: Don’t put down that champagne flute just yet! Comments (1).

Bugging Out

Under the covers: P’Slope author pens book about bedbugs

Books: This book is not a horror novel, but it will strike fear into your heart. Comment.

Bedbugs: Fact or fiction?

Bedbugs — they’re certifiably terrifying, but not everything you have heard about the little creeps is true. We asked Park Slope author and “bedbug shrink” Brooke Borel to sort the fact and fiction. Comments (1).

Bards to recite Coney-inspired poems on the Wonder Wheel

Books: What an a-muse-ment park! Comment.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Happy (worried) Mother’s Day!

Rhymes with Crazy: Lenore’s reasons not to worry, and her rally to get kids to walk home from the park — by themselves! Comments (1).