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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
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

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)

City renames Coney Island corner in honor of fallen cop

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
Brooklyn Heights: Cops arrested a robbery suspect in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday, only to then transfer him to an ambulance after the man beat his own head against the inside of a squad car. Comments (5)

Motorcyclist killed in bloody Canarsie crash

Canarsie: A man died after ramming his motorcycle into the side of a Sports Utility Vehicle in Canarsie late Tuesday night. Comments (38)

Magazine-branded food hall shutters due to health violations

DUMBO: Time Out! Comment
Borough President Eric Adams scored a major fundraising milestone for his bid to become Mayor of New York City. Comments (14)

Police search for missing Bensonhurst woman

Bensonhurst: Cops are searching for a 30-year-old woman who has been missing since July 15, authorities report. Comments (1)
Bushwick: Police are looking for a man who shot a teenager outside a Central Avenue bar on June 28. Comments (10)
They’re pedaling away from controversy! Comments (23)

New volunteers join Brooklyn emergency response team

Let’s hear it for the 15 new volunteers who will work with city emergency officials to prepare the borough against disaster! Comment
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On BPR: Tune in for the latest news on the city’s borough jails plan, the recent spike in cyclist fatalities, things to do in Brooklyn, and more

Podcast: Brooklyn Paper Radio this week discussed the latest on they city’s borough jails plan, the recent rise in cyclist fatalities throughout the borough, and some things to do in the week ahead. Comment
Event: Let the games begin! Comment

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