Weekend Watch: Not a lot of changes on the rails this weekend, but a few lines are tricky. Read on for all the transit news that affects your weekend plans. (Saturday, July 29 at 12:01 am to Monday, Aug. 1 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment.
Park Slope: Rev. Daniel Meeter, long frustrated by vagrants sleeping outside his church, now welcomes the homeless inside at night with showers, food and a bed. Oh, but one thing: Think of the children! Comments (9).
Atlantic Yards: Local workers who once championed the Atlantic Yards project have turned their back on developer Forest City Ratner — vowing to protest every two weeks until they get what they were promised: thousands of jobs. Comments (23).
Boerum Hill: Boerum Hill’s disorganized and dirty post office has 90 days to get its act together, Brooklyn’s postmaster says — bringing relief to residents who’ve suffered at the hands of their local station for years. Comments (7).
Downtown: Borough President Markowitz abused his government position by scoring three free overseas trips for his wife, a city ethics panel ruled on Monday, but the Beep defiantly denied the allegation. Comments (28).
Downtown: Dozens of gay couples tied the knot in Brooklyn on Sunday — on the very first day they could legally wed in the state — prompting a heartfelt celebration, tears of joy, and, a few protesters who hauled fire-and-brimstone-threatening signs all the way from Kansas. Comments (24).
Bay Ridge: The city has ignored a local panel’s plea to shut down a troublesome auto repair shop that had operated without a permit for years by renewing a zoning variance that lapsed in 2003 — allowing what residents call a “junk yard” to stay in business. Comment.
Fort Greene: A local panel has greenlighted the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s long-stalled plans to build a major supermarket — but preservationists slammed the plan’s collateral damage: the loss of historic, but crumbling, buildings in the 19th-century Admirals Row. Comments (5).
Williamsburg: A target of a global sting on an elusive group of computer hackers this week said he has no idea why feds banged down the door of his former apartment in Bushwick as part of coordinated international manhunt on Tuesday. Comments (27).