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The violence came after a week of relative calm in New York in which shootings were sharply down in some precincts compared with the same period last year. Read more

A taxpayer-funded Brooklyn nonprofit is in turmoil after its last two directors abruptly left, one with a fat pay package. Read more

Nine people were shot and four more were injured in East New York early this morning when gunfire erupted at a house party at about 2:15. The shooting took place  Read more

According to Kings County Politics, perennial candidate and Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club executive committee member Lucretia Regina-Potter is the likely Republican/Conservative choice to replace State Assembly Member Alec Brook-Krasny in  Read more

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Here are some of the big stories you may have missed this week. You can keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood  Read more

Five people had to be pulled from the rough surf off Queens and Long Island in three separate incidents Saturday night – including a 23-year-old Brooklyn man who was stranded...  Read more

From, 7/23/15, Olympic revenue numbers are ‘drunken optimism,’ critic says:Smith College economics professor Andrew Zimbalist sat quietly for the first 15 minutes of the Olympics debate on Thursday night.  Read more

Just in case you're wondering whether WPIX is fulfilling its marketing partnership with the Barclays Center, well, consider the 7/6/15 press release from the Brooklyn Nets, BROOKLYNETTES DANCE TEAM TO HOLD  Read more

A house party in Brooklyn was cut short Sunday morning when as many as nine people were shot and four others were injured, police officials said. At least one victim...  Read more

Brookyln This suspect swiped an iPhone from a straphanger on an L train in Williamsburg, authorities said. When the doors of the Canarsie-bound train opened at the Lorimer Street station...  Read more

This week, our columnist defines the words we’ve all been using — or will soon. Read more. Read more

I've been taking a break from blogging for the past few days while I deal with some dull but necessary chores. Pretty wiped right now after a grueling 8-hour drive,  Read more

Rest in peace? Easier said than done. The Brooklyn office that handles estates of the deceased is sitting on $7.5 million in unclaimed funds from cases that date back dozens...  Read more

1 person was killed and at least 7 were injured after a rash of shootings in Brooklyn that started Friday night and stretched into Saturday morning, according to police. [  Read more

Day drinking isn’t limited to seasonable summer hours, when it’s all you can do to replenish lost fluids from merely stepping onto a subway platform. To that end, mark your  Read more

One person was killed and seven others injured in a string of shootings across Brooklyn from Friday evening into early Saturday, authorities said. The rash of gunplay turned deadly around...  Read more

After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories  Read more

Three women have been attacked by the same suspect in Park Slope, police say. [ more › ] Read more

Three women have been attacked by the same suspect in Park Slope, police say. [ more › ] Read more

Gutsy pitcheing led the Cyclones over the Muckdogs. Read more. Read more

The Brooklyn teen who allegedly stabbed his dad to death for abusing him and his siblings for years has been indicted on murder charges, prosecutors said Friday. Hassan Razzaq, 19,...  Read more

The off-duty cop who was shot Tuesday night in Brooklyn had $1,100 on him at the time and may have been involved in a drug deal, law-enforcement sources said. Officer...  Read more

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn Construction Update, covering the two weeks beginning Monday August 3 and delivered yesterday by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners,  Read more

As noted in posts yesterday on Atlantic Yards Watch, trucks associated with the B3 tower in the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park project--located at Dean Street and Sixth Avenue--are not supposed to use  Read more

From New York magazine, 7/15/15, The Fight Over Plastic Bags Is About a Lot More Than How to Get Groceries Home:As a question of civic policy, the plastic-bag debate would  Read more

The new Carousel of Light book emporium in Bucharest, Romania—Photo by Cosmin Dragomir As it turns out, not all stores have to be vanilla spaces chained inside sprawling malls. Take  Read more

Hosting a class for locals, having an art opening nearby, or planning a block-wide yard sale? List it in our events calendar! From support groups and meet-ups to concerts and  Read more

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