Music: By day, Jonah Bruno is the spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. By night, he plays a banjo and sings bluegrass songs about being the spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. Comments (1).
Is Fulton Mall poised for greatness?
Downtown plan: For decades, many residents, real-estate developers and retailers have been waiting for the Fulton Mall to “come back” as Brooklyn’s destination shopping strip. With thousands of new residents moving into Downtown, the possibility has been raised anew. But is Fulton Mall ready for prime time? Click below for two opinions.
Park Slope: A stalled plan to refurbish the dour Fourth Avenue F-train station — and perhaps jumpstart a renaissance of the roadway beneath it, too — is back on track, thanks to Borough President Markowitz. Comments (6).
Carroll Gardens: The family of an 11-year-old Carroll Gardens girl who suffocated from asthma this summer is suing the city and the 84th Precinct cop whose inability to perform CPR may have contributed to her death. Comments (1).
Coney Island: Nine longtime Boardwalk businesses — including the Shoot the Freak booth and a bar dating back to the Great Depression — got the boot on Monday, part of the city’s controversial effort to transform Coney Island into a glitzy year-round destination. Comments (12).
Park Slope: As if you didn’t need another reason to vote beside stellar, impeccable candidates and easy-to-understand ballot referendums, here’s another: Voters can go to Babeland and get a free vibrator. Comment.
Theater: For Abby Browde and Michael Silverstone’s latest production, the two theatrical types wanted to work in the least theatrical-like setting possible. And lucky for them, they found it only a few blocks from where they live. Comment.
Carroll Gardens: The murder trial of WABC newscaster George Weber was declared a mistrial on Wednesday — and friends and neighbors of the Carroll Gardens broadcaster were left feeling like another crime had been committed. Comments (1).
Letters: Brooklyn deserves a caring and compassionate response from the newly created Wildlife Management Advisory Committee (“Park officials: We’ll save geese this time,” online, Oct. 5) to the disturbing events that took place on July 8, not more smoke and mirrors. Comments (20).
Former President Bill Clinton energized a standing-room-only crowd at City Tech in Downtown on Wednesday afternoon, urging the Democratic faithful to get out and vote on Nov. 2 — and vote for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for governor. Comments (1).