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Up, up, and away: New book tours Brooklyn’s best rooftops

Books: This book wants to get you high! Comment

Transit meltdown: Most numbered subway lines suspended amid heat wave

Numbered subway lines are suffering shutdowns across the city amid a searing heat wave currently plaguing the Five Boroughs, and transit officials are advising straphangers on social media to use “lettered” lines. Comment
Lyft is being so chill this weekend. Comment
A one-time Brooklyn resident faces 20 years in prison for allegedly serving Islamic terrorist group ISIS as a high-ranking sniper, according to federal court documents unsealed Friday. Comment
Downtown: Court police cuffed a woman for allegedly trying to smuggle a pistol into Kings County Criminal Court on Thursday. Comment

Cops hunt fiend in deadly Brighton Beach assault

Brighton Beach: Cops are hunting the goon who beat a 52-year-old man to death in Brighton Beach on July 9. Comments (7)
Williamsburg: A federal grand jury indicted an East New York man on Thursday for allegedly raiding a Williamsburg apartment seeking drugs, only to then rape a woman there under the guise of a police officer, according to U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue. Comment
Coney Island: This Coney Island corner will always have a cop. Comment
Flatbush: Of all the wondrous reservoirs of knowledge, art, history, and vintage oddities housed behind polished panes of Plexiglas, there’s only one Kings County museum that sells fruit: the Golden Gate Fruit Market. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a cinematic swamp; a lesbian love story, tequila time, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

ICE continues to fail amid ongoing Brooklyn raids

Sunset Park: Federal immigration agents tried — and failed — to apprehend targeted Brooklyn residents amid six raids throughout the borough, Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed on Wednesday. Comments (9)
Williamsburg: After several years of construction, the city is poised to open two piers on the Williamsburg waterfront for public enjoyment, the Parks Department confirmed. Comment
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Homecrest looter on the loose

Cops are hunting the thief who looted a delivery truck parked in Homecrest on July 13. Comments (3)
Greenpoint: National singing competition “American Idol” will host open-call auditions at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint on July 23. Comment
Coney Island: Power outages hit Coney Island, Gravesend, and Bath Beach Wednesday morning due to downed power lines at Stillwell Avenue and Avenue Z — leaving more than 1,100 residents in the dark on one of the hottest days of the year. Comments (1)
Standing O: Three cheers for the Brooklyn Hospital Center, which broke ground on a state-of-the-art new Emergency Department to provide Brooklynites with speedy lifesaving care. Comments (1)

Bayou bash: Mardi Gras Indian band brings the sound of New Orleans

Music: They’re coming for ya! Comment
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