Carroll Gardens: Six people were injured — though two were heroically rescued — as a massive fire ripped through a Court Street building on Friday morning — a blaze that was fueled by years and years of hoarding, officials said. Comments (10).
Bridge ‘Park’: The venerable Brooklyn Heights Association has been split apart by the group’s lawsuit to stop a plan to transform the old Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park into a new home for the St. Ann’s Warehouse theater company. Click below for a point-counterpoint from rival factions.
Bay Ridge: The battle over women’s health care came to Bay Ridge on Tuesday, as members of the National Organization for Women rallied on 86th Street to protest a pattern of “anti-woman” votes by freshman Rep. Michael Grimm. Comments (14).
Boerum Hill: A urban archeologist has refurbished the 19th-century outhouse that came with his Hoyt Street house, and now he’s hoping to transform the primitive bathroom into a tourist attraction. Comments (5).
Brooklyn Heights: Parents at Brooklyn Heights’ now-popular PS 8 elementary school are demanding that the city expand its program to include a middle school — and they say the neighborhood’s very survival depends on it. Comments (8).
Meadows of Shame: Parks officers booted a homeless man from his elaborate, six-foot-tall house of twigs inside Prospect Park, then tore it down after neighbors complained about the existance of the shanty. Comments (16).
Mean Streets: A drunk and possibly drugged-up cop triggered the horrific March 15 crash on Fifth Avenue that led to multiple injuries — including two of his fellow police officers, this paper has learned. Comments (10).
The Greatest Story Ever: You saw our coverage of the theft of Councilman Steve Levin’s 11-year-old Honda Civic. Now, take a tour of this bitchin’ set of wheels in this exclusive video. With video … Comments (5).
State Sen. Carl Kruger says he’s going to continue serving the people of Southern Brooklyn despite federal charges that could earn him up to 120 years in the Big House — and land him in the poorhouse. Comments (7).
Two Kingsborough Community College students says the school has attacked their right to free speech by trying to sabotage their plans to hold a seminar on the “negative consequences” of gay marriage, and by forcing them to stop handing out anti-abortion leaflets on campus. Comments (2).
Vito under the Microscope: Three senior centers linked to scandal-plagued Assemblyman Vito Lopez are among those targeted for closure by the city, a sign to some City Hall insiders that the Brooklyn Democrat’s legendary influence is on the wane. Comments (2).
State Sen. Carl Kruger was charged on Thursday with trading his political clout for personal gain — just one week after his attorney claimed the FBI was no longer investigating the Brooklyn legislator. Comments (8).
Downtown: Long Island University gutted its way to its biggest win in over a decade last night, dispatching Robert Morris 85-82 in overtime and earning a berth in the NCAA tournament as Northeast Conference champs. Comments (2).