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Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Mystery solved! Russian billionaire’s yacht can’t dock because it is illegal

Gravesend: A yacht owned by a Russian oligarch that has floated in Gravesend Bay for more than a month — and drifted there throughout President Trump’s first visit to the city since taking office — is sitting idle because it is illegal for the vessel to dock. Comments (6)

Dead beats: Music and story series rises in Green-Wood Cemetery

Music: It’s the club people are dying to get into. Comments (1)

Steph can’t make her teens love Pink Floyd as much as she does

Fearless Parenting: But are they able to make “good art?” Comments (6)
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The Brooklyn Paper: Seaworthy

Page 1: Call me Brooklyn Paper. Some weeks ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would look about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off — then, I account it high time to get to the sea as soon as I can and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Should-be award-winning reporter Dana Rubinstein discusses CitiBike on Brooklyn Paper Radio

Podcast: The boys were joined by their former colleague, who had a lot to say about the future of the bike rental program. Comments (4)

In the nick of ‘Times’! Community endorses city plan to improve nightmare intersection at Fourth, Flatbush, and Atlantic

Mean Streets: The “Times” they are a changin’! Comments (16)

Fifth time’s a charm! City plan for Dumbo Jay Street bike lane finally okayed

Mean Streets: They’ve changed lanes … again! Comments (19)

Closing for repairs! Prospect Avenue station shuttering for six-month renovation project

Transit: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will close the R line’s Prospect Avenue subway station for six months of renovations, beginning June 5. Comments (2)

The People’s Clay-ground: Historic terra cotta images on display in Coney

Art: The king of the sea is re-surfacing at the People’s Playground! Comment

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

R-evolting! Southern Brooklynites to lose overnight cleaners at nine ‘toilet-like’ R stops

Bay Ridge: Don’t call it a clean sweep. Comments (16)

Pride marched into Brighton Beach!

They made history in Brighton Beach! Comments (1)

On the run! Brooklynites burn rubber in half marathon

They hit the ground running! Comments (1)

All the world’s a stage! Your guide to this summer’s outdoor theater

Theater: Brooklyn is double, double, toil and trouble-ing down on “Macbeth” this summer — but there’s more! Comment

Your guide to the best summer concerts

Music: Fifteen concerts to put on your calendar! Comment

Bookin’ it! Bikers race to visit all borough branches in library-sponsored tour

Talk about a litera-tour! Comments (1)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cobble Hill Association: Contractor who put up phony LICH parking signs should get more than a slap on the wrist

Brooklyn Is Angry: The city must create harsher penalties for contractors who illegally put up unauthorized Department of Transportation signs reserving street space around construction sites, the leader of a Cobble Hill civic group demanded this week. Comments (14)

Mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis takes on DeBlasio at CNG

Politics: The Staten Island and Bay Ridge Assemblywoman sat down with our editors at our Downtown office. Here’s what she had to say. Comments (10)

Crown Heights pol switches gears, condemns Bedford-Union Armory redevelopment deal

Crown Heights: Councilwoman Laurie Combo’s flip-flop has some wondering if she’ll really scuttle a plan she has backed for a long time. Comments (2)

Suicide in the Ridge

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge man shot himself in the head after a heated argument with his son on May 18. Comments (1)

Former Sunset Park pol runs for her old seat

Party Line: The rumors are true! Former Sunset Park Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez is looking to take back her seat. Comments (3)

Heal and toe: Dance Africa Festival celebrates ‘Healing Light of Rhythm’

Dance: It’s 40 years old and dancing strong. Comment

Marco! Polo! Somebody help!: Mom-and-pops gather to save Brooklyn as we know it

The Corner Store: These guys have got a lot on their plate. Comments (3)