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She’s so chic: Bollywood-influenced girl group plays in Dumbo

Music: These women are ready to groove! Comment

Fearless Living: Working with art and meditation to find our own truth

Fearless Living: Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” Comment

Wall of sound: Twin murals celebrate music and bicycling

Art: All in all, it’s just another bike on the wall! Comments (6)

Column: Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert could be a recipe for bloodshed

The Right View: Unfortunately, more shootings, injuries, and death are virtually guaranteed at the annual J’Ouvert festival in Crown Heights on Sept. 2. Comments (25)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a political play, Rowdy Roddy Piper, a beer and bocce bash, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comments (1)

Taking the Garden path

Taking the Garden path

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits a little-known fourth-floor beer garden in Williamsburg. Comment

Brooklyn man pleads guilty to securities fraud, agrees to pay $948,530 in forfeiture

A former Kings County investment manager who once promised clients “all the resources of a true financial concierge” now faces up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to securities fraud Wednesday. Comments (1)

Back to collage: Bushwick school offers adult art classes

Event: It’s back-to-school season — for adults! Comment
Park Slope: Fun-loving families flocked to Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday to enjoy an afternoon of games and grub as part of an annual block parties series that provides the perfect summer distraction, according to one mom. Comments (1)
A Kings County contractor faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly scamming a Midwood couple out of a whopping $700,000 he used to fund a lavish lifestyle of designer clothes and high-class restaurants. Comments (5)

Gounardes wants to make it easier to lock up reckless drivers

A Brooklyn state senator wants to make it easier to put reckless drivers behind bars after police released the teenage motorist who they say killed a cyclist after blowing through a red light in Midwood Sunday. Comments (7)

DA powerless to stop notorious Dyker Heights package thief, residents claim

Dyker Heights: An infamous Dyker Heights package thief has plagued her neighbors for nearly 20 years, according to victims, who claim that no matter how many times police cuff the serial larcenist, packages continue to vanish. Comments (12)
Onetime American professional basketball player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for illegal weapons possession, Brooklyn’s top prosecutor announced Monday. Comment

Baker defies Kickstarter failure to open Park Slope pastry shop

Park Slope: A Bensonhurst pastry chef is opening a new bakery on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue in the wake of a failed online fundraiser, which may not have raised any cash, but garnered some great press! Comments (2)

Police investigating string of attacks against Jewish men in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: The Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a series of brutal attacks targeting Hasidic Jewish men in Williamsburg on Aug. 12, according to authorities. Comments (10)

Teen driver who killed cyclist in Midwood released without charges: NYPD

Midwood: Police released the teen driver who they claim killed a cyclist in Midwood on Sunday without charging him, according to authorities. Comments (25)

Knife-wielding wacko robs man in Coney Island: Cops

Coney Island: Cops are hunting the thief who robbed a man inside his Coney Island apartment building on July 12, taking $900. Comment
Park Slope: A Kings County author is offering Park Slope residents custom-made poetry covering any topic and written right before their eyes in an act that marries prose — and performance. Comments (2)
Crown Heights: A Crown Heights lawmaker announced a $200,000 cash infusion for youth organizations dedicated to combating gun violence in neighborhoods throughout the borough on Friday. Comments (3)

Cops hunt gunmen wanted in Bed-Stuy shooting

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Cops are hunting the gunmen who they say shot a man heading home from a Bedford-Stuyvesant nightclub on Aug. 4. Comments (2)

Sheepshead Bay ‘zombie homes’ plagued by squatters, mold, and feral cats

Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay homeowners claim their block is plagued by three so-called “zombie houses,” derelict homes left vacant since Hurricane Sandy, which have become mold-infested blights occupied by drug addicts and packs of feral cats. Comments (5)
Photo Galleries: A stretch of Lincoln Place between Nostrand and New York avenues in Crown Heights took first prize in the 25th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest this year. Comments (2)

FDNY sends notices to 10,000 people warning of possible data breach

The Fire Department notified last week more than 10,000 patients whom the FDNY EMS had previously treated of transported that their personal information may have been compromised by the loss of an agency employee’s personal external hard drive last March. Comment

Op-Ed: Putting the power of food in the hands of communities

Op-Ed: As human beings, food is what we need to survive and thrive. But we all know that food is more than just a necessity. It’s a connection to our families, our culture and to the Earth. Comments (2)
Midwood: A cyclist was killed and two were others injured after a teenage driver blew through a red light in Midwood Sunday afternoon, according to authorities. Comments (21)

ICE attempts raid of East New York homeless shelter, security guards report

Federal immigration agents attempted to arrest a resident of an East New York women’s shelter on Tuesday, but security guards prevented the agents from entering the building, a spokeswoman for the shelter confirmed. Comments (6)
Sunset Park: Sunset Park residents gathered outside of Assemblyman Félix Ortiz’s district office on Friday to demand answers after his highest-ranking staff member was arrested for allegedly embezzling campaign funds — but the lawmaker was nowhere to be found. Comments (1)
Clinton Hill: A Metropolitan Transportation Authority scheme to cut service to the B54 bus route drove dozens of residents and business owners to rally Thursday morning on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, where one straphanger said he was so upset — he made cookies! Comments (13)
Boerum Hill: Barneys on Atlantic Avenue will close, the retailer announced earlier this week, and despite speculation a new owner could bring a change of plans, the store was shuttered Thursday, according to Brownstoner, one of our sister publications. Comments (11)

Cops investigating fatal Brownsville hit-and-run

Cops are searching for the rogue driver who fatally struck a 66-year-old Cypress Hills woman in a hit-and-run collision in Brownsville on Monday. Comments (2)

Schneps Media partners with Citymeals to give back to homebound senior citizens

Photo Galleries: Employees from Schneps Media’s Bayside, Brooklyn, Bronx and Westchester offices joined forces on Friday, Aug. 2, to pack meals for the Citymeals on Wheels program at the Joan & Bob Tisch Emergency Meal Distribution Center in the Bronx. Comment

Thief on the run following failed Sunset Park robbery

Sunset Park: Cops are searching for the bungling bandit who tried — and failed — to rob a Fourth Avenue financial services company in Sunset Park on Aug. 4. Comment

State will fund connections between Downtown areas divided by BQE

Downtown: Gov. Andrew Cuomo will invest $5.6 million to create new pedestrian crossings to connect Downtown areas separated by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Comments (11)

Park Slope’s Park Cafe, a longtime 7th Avenue staple, suddenly shutters

Park Slope: Park Cafe, an unassuming diner located at 82 7th Ave., not far from Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, has suddenly closed up shop after more than two decades in business, according to Brownstoner. Comments (9)
Sunset Park: A Sunset Park councilman announced Wednesday that a substantial portion of the long-delayed Fourth Avenue bike lane will open by the end of this year. Comments (26)
Sunset Park: Federal investigators arrested a high-ranking staff member for Sunset Park Assemblyman Félix Ortiz for allegedly embezzling $80,000 in campaign funds, authorities announced on Thursday. Comments (3)

Cops hunting suspect who snatched purse from woman at Grand Army Plaza subway station

Park Slope: Cops are searching for a purse snatcher who allegedly grabbed a woman’s pocketbook at the Grand Army Plaza subway station on Aug. 1. Comments (6)
Downtown: Long Island University closed its Downtown Brooklyn campus Thursday in response to threats made on social media. Comments (1)

East New York man faces up to three years in prison for anti-white attacks: DA

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun sentenced an East New York man to up to three years in prison on Aug. 7 following his conviction on a string of hate crimes against white men. Comments (2)

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