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Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Aug. 24! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got cemetery cinema, doggy duds, sunset songs, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Fifty-nine victims of childhood sexual abuse filed lawsuits in Brooklyn Supreme Court in the first week after a new law took effect providing victims an opportunity to seek justice. Comments (26)

Brooklyn lawyer named Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Man of the Year

A do-gooder group dedicated to fighting Crohn’s disease announced a Kings County legal eagle as its man of the year! Comments (1)

Lost in history: Book follows soldiers to the Battle of Brooklyn

Books: He’s re-writing the history books! Comments (3)

Bedford-Stuyvesant dog owner reunited with sickly pooch who was stolen outside Williamsburg grocery store

Bedford-Stuyvesant: A Bedford-Stuyvesant woman was reunited with her pooch Wednesday night after two thieves stole him from outside a Williamsburg grocery store Monday evening. Comments (13)

Cops charge Manhattan Beach man in violent 2018 hate crime

Police arrested a Manhattan Beach man who allegedly stabbed a black woman last November, charging him with attempted murder, and assault as a hate crime, authorities announced on Tuesday. Comments (5)

Police charge Queens driver in Midwood crash that killed Park Slope cyclist

Park Slope: Police arrested a Queens teenager Wednesday on a laundry list of charges nearly two weeks after he blew through a red light in Midwood and killed a Park Slope cyclist. Comments (11)
Coney Island: Cops are searching for the gunman who fatally shot two people in Coney Island Tuesday night. Comments (12)
Park Slope: An iconic Park Slope diner is looking to renovate — and the owner wants locals to pick up the tab! Comments (15)

Kings Plaza Shopping Center hosts back-to-school giveaway

Standing O: Three cheers for the Kings Plaza Shopping Center, which gave away school supplies to hundreds of children in need on Aug. 15. Comments (2)
Dining: Something new is brewing below Dumbo. Comments (1)
Midwood: State tax collectors seized the iconic Midwood pizzeria Di Fara on Tuesday for failing to pay taxes, according to a spokesman from the state’s Department of Taxation and Finance. Comments (22)
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Dognappers steal sickly pooch outside Williamsburg grocery store

Williamsburg: Two thieves stole a woman’s elderly dog from outside a Williamsburg grocery store Monday evening. Comments (19)
Flatbush: Police cuffed three people on Sunday for allegedly hoarding 33 firearms in their East Flatbush apartment. Comments (7)
Canarsie: A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a three-vehicle collision in Canarsie Monday. Comments (3)
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Cops searching for Park Slope package thieves

Park Slope: Cops are searching for three thieves who looted a Sixth Avenue apartment building in Park Slope on Aug. 7, taking multiple packages. Comments (9)
Coney Island: Palaces, statues, and sculptures rose out of Coney Island Beach as locals faced off in the 29th annual Sand Sculpting Contest on Saturday. Comments (9)

Brooklyn officially better than Queens after winning Battle of the Boroughs showdown

Bushwick: Hail to the Kings County! Comment

Governor calls on New Yorkers to vote for new official state license plate

New York license plates are getting an update and the governor is asking residents for their help choosing a new design. Comments (9)
Sunset Park: They’re taking farming to new heights! Comments (1)
Brighton Beach: There will be something for everyone at the 43rd Annual Brighton Jubilee, which is set to return on Sunday, Aug. 25, on Brighton Beach Avenue between Corbin Place and Coney Island Avenue. Comment

City offering grants to small construction firms to defray cost of safety training

Small-scale construction firms in Brooklyn and the other boroughs of New York City can now apply for one-time grants from the city to offset the cost of site training safety for their workers. Comment

Bed-Stuy man develops slick Brooklyn-focused app

Standing O: He’s m-app-ing Brooklyn! Comment

Billionaire buys Nets and Barclays Center in record-breaking sale

Photo Galleries: A billionaire entrepreneur has agreed to purchase a controlling stake in Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets for a record-breaking $2.35 billion, according to the Associated Press. Comments (6)

Locals, cops injured during weekend Bed-Stuy riots: NYPD

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Bedford-Stuyvesant residents and several police officers were injured amid riots and sporadic gunfire that followed an annual barbecue at the Marcy Housing Projects last weekend. Comments (22)

Pervert fondles woman at Williamsburg subway station: NYPD

Williamsburg: Police are looking for a man they suspect of grabbing a woman’s rear end at the Lorimer Street subway station’s L-train stop in Williamsburg on July 25. Comments (7)
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Armed bandit robs Williamsburg couple: NYPD

Williamsburg: Cops are hunting the gunman who robbed a couple in Williamsburg on Aug. 9. Comments (6)
Kensington: A Kensington grocery store was busted with more than $500,000 in untaxed liquor and cigarettes on Aug. 14, according to the Kings County Sheriff’s Office. Comments (15)
Transit officials will ax stops and run longer buses along the B38 through Brooklyn and Queens in an effort to streamline service along the cross-borough route beginning Sept. 2. Comment

Affordable housing lottery opens for 114 Units in Clinton Hill

An affordable housing lottery opened last week for 114 newly constructed units in two separate Clinton Hill buildings. Comment
The application process for students entering middle and high school for the 2020-21 school year is about to become shorter, easier and more transparent, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. Comments (8)
Bushwick: Police are investigating the Saturday night shooting in Bushwick that left a man dead. Comment

Cops search for suspect in Sheepshead Bay grand larceny

Sheepshead Bay: Police are hunting the thief who nabbed a man’s bag from his car in Sheepshead Bay on Thursday. Comment

Drug lord faces life in prison for selling crack in Sunset Park

Sunset Park: A Long Island man faces a life behind bars after a jury found him guilty of conspiring to sell crack cocaine out of an apartment in Sunset Park on Aug. 15. Comments (3)

Park Slope sidewalk repairs progress following contractor’s seedy corruption scheme

Park Slope: The city is making headway on a long-delayed project to repair hundreds of sidewalk ramps throughout Park Slope — after finally replacing its dirty contractor. Comments (2)
Boerum Hill: Police are on the hunt for three brutes who beat a man unconscious inside the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station on July 27. Comments (8)

Package thieves running rampant in Sheepshead Bay, locals claim

Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay and surrounding areas are being preyed on by unscrupulous package thieves, who brazenly pilfer front porches in daring daylight raids, locals claim. Comments (6)

Drunk driver sentenced for fatally striking man in Greenwood Heights

Greenwood Heights: A Bronx man will spend at least three years behind bars for fleeing the scene of a deadly, drunken car crash in Greenwood Heights last year. Comments (3)
Williamsburg: Police arrested three men and one teenager suspected of beating and attempting to rob three Jewish men in south Williamsburg on Monday — without charging them for a hate crime. Comments (11)
Kings County food pantries are bracing for the crippling flood of new clients expected as a result of a new Trump Administration policy preventing those receiving federal assistance from becoming citizens, experts report. Comments (9)
Williamsburg: It’s dethpicable! Comments (3)
Fort Greene: Fort Greene is getting a new ice cream shop. Comment

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