Cobble Hill: The PTA mom who stole more than $80,000 from her Cobble Hill school and failed last week to make the first court-ordered restitution payment also owes more than $40,000 in back rent on her Atlantic Avenue spa business. Comments (8).
Fort Hamilton: Fort Hamilton should be transformed from a sleepy Army base best known for its private swimming pool into the city’s national security hub, politicians and base officials said this week. Comments (7).
Weekend Watch: Pretty clear sailing — unless you ride the most-important train in the system, the G. Read on for all the transit news that affects your weekend plans. (Saturday, August 20 at 12:01 am to Monday, Aug. 22 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment.
Mean Streets: The controversial Prospect Park West bike lane survived a legal challenge this week, as a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of well-connected neighbors on technical grounds on Tuesday. Comments (29).
Theater: A new theater company devoted to performing Shakespeare’s classics in unexpected places is starting off on the right foot — with a production of “The Tempest” on a Greenpoint rooftop. Comments (2).
The Brooklyn Public Library will restore weekend hours at more than half of its branches this September thanks to a rule change that will make union employees do basic work when the library’s actually open. Comments (1).
Checkin’ in with: Phil DePaolo, named by this newspaper as “The Mayor” of Williamsburg, is moving his family to the suburbs. He blames Bloomberg, but that’s only part of this epic story. Comments (11).
Cyclones: The Cyclones dominated the New York–Penn League All-Star game on Tuesday night, with hot-hitter Daniel Muno scoring two with a double and the Brooklyn bullpen closing out the game in the ninth. Comment.
Mean Streets: The city has won the Prospect Park West bike lane case, as a judged tossed a lawsuit by opponents who claimed that the Department of Transportation improperly installed the controversial cycle path last year. Comments (6).
Downtown plan: A Manhattan developer has plunked down $10 million to buy the first two floors of the Municipal Building, saying he’ll transform it from a lifeless office into a retail hub — and bring in an upscale restaurant. Comments (8).
Greenwood Heights: A subway vandal-turned-acclaimed graffiti artist has transformed a construction site into a canvas of spray paint — and neighbors in the South Slope are giving it mixed reviews. Comments (11).
Carroll Gardens: The former PS 29 PTA treasurer who stole more than $80,000 from school parents failed to make her first court-mandated reimbursement payment on Thursday — and prosecutors moved to toss out the controversial restitution deal that kept her out of jail in the first place. Comments (11).