Clinton Hill: Teachers are furious the city is closing their Clinton Hill middle school and replacing it with a brand new middle school — claiming officials let the school fail instead of answering their pleas for help. Comments (6).
Cobble Hill: A politically connected charter school broke state law by switching school districts to get space in wealthy Cobble Hill rather than less desirable neighborhoods, according to the angry parents behind a bombshell lawsuit. Comments (24).
Atlantic Yards: The owners of a 96-year-old sporting goods store directly across the street from the nearly finished home of the Brooklyn Nets are cashing out — putting their building up for sale in what speculators say is the start of a real estate surge sparked by the opening of the new arena. Comments (16).
Williamsburg: A vandal scribbled KISS masks on an ad in a Williamsburg subway station just four blocks from the Havemeyer Street church where police found a statue of the Madonna and child defaced to resemble the 1970s rockers on Wednesday. Comments (8).
Dining: An award-winning chef will open the East Coast outpost of his acclaimed Thai restaurant in the waterfront neighborhood — and some locals are saying the new eatery could bring big changes to the geographically isolated community. Comments (13).
Mean Streets: Greenwood Heights residents want to reduce the speed limit on Sixth Avenue, beginning their own push for a “slow zone” after protesting a similar traffic safety plan in Park Slope that emerged without their input. Comments (24).