Dance: A Brooklyn-born dance legend is returning home for her first hometown performance of original work in nearly 20 years — and she’s not just choreographing and directing it, she’s dancing in it. Comment.
Red Hook: The Port Authority says it is fighting to keep shipping alive in Red Hook — reversing engines on a plan to relocate the port and make room for hotels and other development on the waterfront. Comment.
Williamsburg: Bushwick Councilman Erik Dilan announced his candidacy for the House on Thursday, perhaps giving 10-term incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez the toughest challenge of her political career. Comments (24).
Art: Three Brooklyn artists are capturing more than 365 moments in time using artists in astronaut suits, a gargantuan sculpture based on the messiah, and Victorian beauties topped with intestines at the Bergen Stret gallery The Invisible Dog. Comment.
Brooklyn Is Angry: Impassioned Manhattan-free subway riders are jumping on board a movement to save the beloved G train, demanding the MTA keep “The Brooklyn Local” alive by maintaining service at five stations in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington. Comments (12).
Park Slope: Are they in or are they out? The city is calling Park Slopers living outside the present historic district to let them know if their building can earn membership in a new historic district. Comments (14).
Downtown: Robotic fish aren’t just singing wall mounts — they can also be aquatic rescuers capable of saving untold underwater creatures from environmental disasters, a team of Brooklyn scientists claims. Comments (4).
Fort Greene: The massive granite barricades ringing the Long Island Rail Road’s Atlantic Terminal will be ripped out later this year — not starting last month like the MTA originally said. Comments (6).
Clinton Hill: Clinton Hill’s most recognizable building won’t be on the auction block anytime soon, owner Arthur Wood told The Brooklyn Paper during a tour of his neighborhood icon. Yes, we took lots of photos. Comments (1).
Link: Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the story on a disgraced Bay Ridge police officer who pleaded guilty to smuggling more than $1 million in guns and stolen goods across state lines — federal charges that could leave him in jail for the next 10 years. Comment.
Williamsburg: A city panel gave a controversial new charter school the go-ahead to open in Williamsburg, but parents and community leaders vowed to do whatever it takes to stop elementary school from coming to their neighborhood this fall. Comments (54).
Williamsburg: Charter school officials opening a new school in Williamsburg violated state law by not conducting enough outreach in neighborhood and failing to secure the support of the community a new lawsuit alleges. Comments (40).
Link: Albany released Brooklyn’s new congressional districts late yesterday, and the recommendations filed by the Democrat-controlled Assembly and the GOP-run state Senate are as different as night and day. Comment.