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Friday, May 26, 2017

Assault and bat-tree! Cars bruised by rogue branches in Park Slope and Windsor Terrace

Park Slope: Their bark is worse than their bite! Comments (6)

Clean up or pay up! Gowanus polluters threatened with penalties for delaying canal cleanse

Cleaning Our Waterways: It’s time to pay the piper. Comments (3)

Community group votes to co-name BK Heights street after female B’Bridge mastermind

Brooklyn Heights: Don’t call it a “miss”-nomer! Comments (2)

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: We’ve got saucy superheroes, dandy dudes, and stories from above the grave — and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Fort Greene inferno! Broken water pipe forces firefighters to use handheld extinguisher to battle blaze

Fort Greene: Firefighters struggled to battle a blaze at a Fort Greene public housing complex on Monday after a broken water pipe forced them to use an extinguisher to stop the inferno, which burned for 36 minutes before they put it out. Comments (1)
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Light showers: Park gets lit with ‘Umbrella Project’ dance

Bridge ‘Park’: Go dancing with the stars! Comment

Planting a new Rose Garden! Prospect Park officials call for ideas to revive forgotten patch of greenspace

Park Slope: Everyone is invited to this garden party. Comment

Towering animal sculptures take over B’Bridge Plaza

Brooklyn Heights: Octopus and orangutan and eagle — oh my! Comments (2)

Tech it out! City Tech debuts new facility Downtown

Downtown: Give them a round of app-lause! Comments (1)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Mystery solved! Russian billionaire’s yacht can’t dock because it is illegal

Gravesend: A yacht owned by a Russian oligarch that has floated in Gravesend Bay for more than a month — and drifted there throughout President Trump’s first visit to the city since taking office — is sitting idle because it is illegal for the vessel to dock. Comments (6)

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Dead beats: Music and story series rises in Green-Wood Cemetery

Music: It’s the club people are dying to get into. Comments (1)

Steph can’t make her teens love Pink Floyd as much as she does

Fearless Parenting: But are they able to make “good art?” Comments (6)
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The Brooklyn Paper: Seaworthy

Page 1: Call me Brooklyn Paper. Some weeks ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would look about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off — then, I account it high time to get to the sea as soon as I can and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn.