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Out of toon: Animator outlines his bipolar struggle

Cinema: This flick illustrates a real problem. Comment

Column: Rikers isn’t perfect, but it’s what New York City needs

The Right View: Unfortunately, the plan to close Rikers Island took two more significant steps forward last week. This effort is just another chapter in the criminal justice reform lunacy movement that has taken over our city and state. Comments (3)
Dining: Welcome to the wild, wild East. Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got talking trees, a film about fiddle folk, a devilish discussion, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Applebee’s is the latest Coney Island business to fold

Coney Island: Coney Island’s Applebee’s Bar and Grill closed its doors on Monday, transforming the once bustling Surf Avenue chain restaurant into one of the many storefronts that sit vacant throughout the People’s Playground. Comments (23)
Park Slope: State Sen. Kevin Parker introduced a bill on Sept. 9 to give 10,000 New Yorkers a $600 check every month for two years — no strings attached — in an elaborate and costly test of a proposed “Universal Basic Income” program that he eventually wants to expand into a statewide subsidy. Comments (10)
Williamsburg: It’s just another day in L! Comments (2)

Police arrest seven in Kings County drug takedown

Cops on Tuesday arrested seven suspected members of a largely Brooklyn-based drug ring that flooded the streets of New York City with cocaine and heroin following a 13-month-long investigation. Comments (7)

Man rescued after leaping into the Gowanus Canal

Gowanus: Call it a baptism by mire! Comment
Park Slope: Hundreds of Brooklynites donned blue-green-colored getups as they strutted through Prospect Park on Sept. 7 for the Teal Walk and Run fundraiser to support ovarian cancer research and survivors. Comment
Midwood: A motorist struck and killed a 10-year-old boy in Midwood on Tuesday after suffering a “medical episode” while he was behind the wheel, according to police. Comments (19)
Coney Island: These kids are ready to learn! Comment
Bushwick: L train straphangers were forced to endure long delays during the Tuesday morning rush after some numskull left a bicycle on the tracks at Broadway Junction. Comments (7)
Coney Island: A group of vigilante do-gooders strong armed the Parks Department into “allowing” them to clean up used syringes, glass shards, and other debris strewn along Coney Island Creek Park last Sunday, after the agency wanted to charge them a permit fee for the favor. Comments (6)

Thieves snatch chains from teens in Homecrest: NYPD

Cops are hunting two men suspected of snatching necklaces off the necks of teens in Homecrest on Monday. Comments (3)

MTA slashes L train weekend service to accommodate Manhattan escalator repairs

Williamsburg: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will ax L train service in most of Brooklyn and all of Manhattan this weekend from Sept. 13–16. Comments (5)

On QNS: Revel in amazing lights, global food and colorful art during the Hello Panda Festival at Citi Field this December

Head to Citi Field this winter, where bright lanterns, international cuisine and cultural arts will collide. Read more…
Sunset Park: More than a hundred disgruntled constituents gathered in front of Councilman Carlos Menchaca’s Fourth Avenue district office last Thursday to demand his support in preventing Industry City’s scheme to rezone the area and expand its already massive manufacturing complex. Comments (18)
Crown Heights: A judge quashed an effort by real estate bigwigs to dismiss a lawsuit that would block two controversial Crown Heights developments from rising up near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Sept. 9 — setting the stage for a prolonged courtroom showdown that could determine the fate of the borough’s world-class horticultural museum, according to local activists. Comments (7)

Five injured after minivan driver smashes into cop car in Borough Park

A minivan driver injured five people in Borough Park after T-boning a police SUV on Sept. 7. Comments (5)
Gowanus: A cyclist is in critical condition after a garbage truck driver smashed into him at a Gowanus intersection Sunday night. Comments (11)

Cops searching for gunmen who robbed elderly man in Canarsie

Canarsie: Police are hunting the two gunmen who nabbed $8,400 and a duffle bag containing cigarettes from an elderly man’s apartment within Canarsie’s Bay View housing projects on Aug. 2. Comment
Downtown: A scheme hatched by transit officials to improve service along the B54 bus route by removing buses has not resulted in any tangible benefits, according to straphangers, who say they’re still enduring long waits and that buses continue to stumble into the route’s Jay Street terminus all bunched together. Comments (4)

Double whammy: Two cyclists injured after ramming into separate cars on same day in Prospect Heights and Fort Greene

Prospect Heights: Two cyclists suffered non-life-threatening injuries after both smashed into separate cars in Prospect Heights and Fort Greene on Thursday. Comments (33)

Presidential concession stage for de Blasio appears outside Park Slope YMCA

Park Slope: A prankster set the stage for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presidential concession speech outside hizzoner’s go-to Park Slope gym. Comments (13)
Police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in East Flatbush Thursday night. Comments (1)
Bushwick: Cops are hunting three crooks wanted in connection with a string of Bushwick robberies beginning Aug. 8. Comments (3)
A Brooklyn man will spend at least 25 years behind bars for a Brownsville shooting that left two men dead in 2016. Comment

Picking up the Bill: Schneps Media to print BAM programs

Fort Greene: We’ve got it covered! Comment

Upcoming Gowanus and Park Slope shelters feature massive price discrepancy

Gowanus: A new homeless shelter coming to Gowanus in November will cost taxpayers roughly half per unit as two massive shelters slated to open in nearby Park Slope the following month. Comments (9)
Event: It was a grand old time! Comments (7)

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