Event: An Italian designer’s once controversial map of the New York City subway was so unpopular, straphangers demanded a replacement — but the elegant and informative diagram is making a comeback. Comments (3).
Link: A massive observation wheel slated for Staten Island should be built in Coney Island, claim People’s Playground boosters who say the amusement district should be home to anything remotely amusing in the city. Comment.
The Ride: The once untouchable Paul Sewald gave up a two-run homer in the top of the ninth — leaving the Clones just one game ahead of the surging Batavia Muckdogs in the NY–Penn League’s wild card race. Comment.
Politics: Rival politicos from liberal Brownstone Brooklyn and old school Southern Brooklyn are fighting to become Brooklyn’s new boss now that scandal-scarred Assemblyman Vito Lopez will not seek reelection as party chairman due to allegations that sexually harassed Albany employees. Comments (17).
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Downtown: The organizers of Dekalb Market will not reopen their shipping container bazaar this year after it shuts down on Sept. 30 — reversing a promise to debut in a new location for the lucrative holiday season. Comments (16).
Atlantic Yards: Spectators and club-goers at the soon-to-open Barclays Center won’t be able to score booze after 1 am thanks to a state decision that residents are calling a small win for the neighborhood. Comments (10).
The Ride: Big hits from right fielder Maikis De La Cruz and first baseman Jayce Boyd let the Cyclones come back from a deficit and rack up an important win against their division-leading rivals the Hudson Valley Renegades. Comment.
The Ride: Crucial RBIs by Cyclones third baseman Dimas Ponce and catcher Kevin Plawecki broke a tie game in the 11th inning, leading to a mini-Mets sweep of the Aberdeen IronBirds in Maryland. Comment.
Cinema: The owner of a beloved independent movie theater in Brooklyn Heights wants to convert his business into not-for-profit enterprise in an attempt to gain staying power in an evolving, digital-centric industry that favors multiplexes over tiny cinemas. Comments (3).
Windsor Terrace: The Walgreens slated to open in Windsor Terrace will dedicate a “significant” amount of space to fresh produce and meat — a promise that could involve sharing the building with a grocer, company officials say. Comments (22).
Link: A Cortelyou Road play space where an octogenarian gatekeeper was fired for following city rules too strictly has become a hangout for drug dealers and drunks, according to outraged parents. Comment.
Politics: Brooklyn Democratic party boss Vito Lopez is in hot water after staffers claim he sexually harassed them — and forced them to write glowing letters about how great he is, according to an Assembly ethics investigation. Comments (17).
Greenwood Heights: Vandals tore through Green-Wood Cemetery with a twisted vengeance on Monday night, causing more than $100,000 worth of damage as they toppled and shattered 150-year-old tombstones and statues, employees said. Comment.