Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Covering: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Gave its blessing: Council green-lights rezoning for Ft. Greene church’s affordable tower

Development: Clergy at a Fort Greene house of worship cheered Council following its unanimous approval of their request to rezone a swath of land on S. Portland Avenue, where they intend to erect a 13-story tower of below-market-rate housing. Comments (8)

Making a splash: NYC Ferry launches first jumbo boat in East River

Photo Galleries: The first super-sized boat to join city’s fleet of ferries started shuttling commuters across the East River last weekend, allowing even more straphangers to trade trips through crumbling subway stations for travel on the high seas, according to leaders of the service. Comments (1)

Graphic violence: Famed comic book writer pens ‘Brooklyn Blood’

Books: Brooklyn is in his blood! Comments (1)

Gov. dedicates millions to grow boro’s community gardens

The governor is showering 22 Kings County community gardens with $3.1 million in state capitol funding as part of a billion-dollar-effort to improve the quality of life for residents in some of the borough’s lower-income neighborhoods. Comments (1)

Goon steals teen’s backpack and hits him in the head with a bottle

Crime: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

Fighting for a full package: Anti-circumcision group calls for end to practice outside Atlantic Terminal

Costumed protestors in all-white getups with red-stained crotches on Monday took to the streets outside Atlantic Terminal, where they preached what they claimed are the dangers of circumcising baby boys to passersby, slamming the medical procedure as unnecessary, painful, and a form of child abuse. Comments (29)

Taxi terror: Pair violently robs cab driver whom they threatened to shoot

Two creeps attacked and threatened to shoot a taxi driver before robbing the guy after he picked them up early on Friday morning in Fort Greene, police said. Comment

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