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Midwood: Transit activists, elected officials, and the devastated family of a 10-year-old boy who was slain by a driver in Midwood earlier this week rallied on Thursday to demand bold reforms to protect pedestrians and bicyclists from getting killed on the road. Comments (8)
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

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)
Event: It was a grand old time! Comments (7)

Flatlands pub hosts meet-and-greet with New York Rangers legend

Marine Park: Ice hockey fans flocked to a Flatlands sports pub on Aug. 30 to meet the famous Rangers player Stephane Matteau, whose outstanding performance in the 1994 playoffs helped the team clinch a Stanley Cup championship. Comment
Crown Heights: Thousands of Brooklyn revelers marched down Eastern Parkway decked out in flamboyant costumes to celebrate Caribbean culture at the 52nd annual West Indian Day Parade on Sept. 2. Comments (2)

Gilded age: Kings Theatre celebrates 90th birthday

Theater: Long live the King! Comment
Sunset Park: Time for seconds! Comment
Editor’s Picks: It’s Labor Day weekend, so we’ve got beaches, baseball, and boats for you. Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

St. Francis College honors its supporters at annual golf outing

Brooklyn Heights: St. Francis College honored its top supporters during its annual Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Golf Clinic and Cocktail Reception at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, Long Island in July. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: A twice-shuttered, multi-million-dollar bridge that’s proven Brooklyn Bridge Park’s biggest boondoggle could become redundant following the redevelopment of a former Jehovah’s Witness complex in Brooklyn Heights. Comments (8)
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
Sunset Park: They’re taking farming to new heights! Comments (1)

Billionaire buys Nets and Barclays Center in record-breaking sale

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)
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)

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)
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)

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

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
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)
Williamsburg: It’s not duck, or rabbit season — it’s basketball season! Comment
Fort Greene: Call it a pilot-less program. Comments (2)
Mill Basin: Management at an Avenue U Home Depot in Mill Basin has converted their hardware store’s parking lot into a gardening center, forcing senior and disabled shoppers to navigate a challenging maze of planters and fences to reach the entrance. Comments (4)
Prospect Heights: Hundreds of mourners gathered at Grand Army Plaza on Monday to grieve the recent victims of numerous mass shootings and to demand Congress enact tougher gun laws. Comments (18)

Brighton Beach honors slain neighbor at memorial softball game

Marine Park: The game must go on. Comment
Mill Basin: A volunteer cleanup crew discovered a human jawbone while bagging garbage in Floyd Bennett Field earlier this year, which the city’s Chief Medical Examiner recently tied to a decomposing body recovered from the Mill Basin park in 2016. Comments (4)
A Brooklyn man was arrested for allegedly soaking two traffic cops with a water bottle in Queens last week. Comments (12)
Locals rallied in Brownsville on Monday to demand an end to gun violence following a mass shooting that left one dead and 11 wounded last week. Comment
Marine Park: Kings County kids jumped at the chance to play in the world’s largest bouncy castle at Floyd Bennett Field last weekend. Comments (2)
More than 2,500 Brooklynites are still without power Tuesday morning as a result of the weekend’s brutal heat wave and Monday night’s thunderstorm. Comments (15)

Up, up, and away: New book tours Brooklyn’s best rooftops

Books: This book wants to get you high! Comment
Park Slope: More than 4,500 people gathered for an evening of dining and dancing under the stars at the Prospect Park Soiree on June 22. Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a graveyard garden party, a motorcylce maniac, the honcho of hot dogs, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comments (1)

The march to sea! Your guide to this year’s Mermaid Parade

Event: The ‘maids are back in Brooklyn! Comment
Development: Political bigwigs are celebrating a landmark agreement to strengthen the state’s rent laws, which will affect more than 2.5 million city dwellers. Comments (15)
Gerritsen Beach: Protesters gathered in Gerritsen Beach on June 6 to express outrage over the appearance of a drag queen at a reading event for children, which they said would be detrimental to the welfare of minors. Comments (64)

Party time

Party time

Music: Let’s Celebrate, and have a good time! Comment
Event: The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association honored three outstanding women at its 101st annual awards dinner on May 15 at the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook. Comment

Brooklyn Bar elects new officers, presents awards at annual meeting

Call it raising the bar. Comment

Schneps Media celebrates next generation at ‘Stars Under 40’ gala

Bay Ridge: Schneps Media celebrated the young and influential at the eighth annual ‘Stars Under 40’ celebration on May 16 in Dyker Heights. Honorees included Brooklyn business tycoons, charitable community leaders, and the next generation of Kings County stars. Comments (2)
Greenpoint: It was BAM-tastic! Comment

Farah Louis wins special election for 45th District Council seat

Farah Louis will be the city’s newest councilwoman and will fill the seat vacated by now-Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, after winning the special election on May 14. Comments (3)
Eight candidates will go head to head in today’s special election to replace now-Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ Council seat. Comments (1)
Books: This is the guide of Kings! Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Former Sheepshead Bay Councilman Lew Fidler died May 5 at the age of 62. Comments (3)
Event: These kids are the picture of health. Comment
Bushwick: State politicians must enact so-called universal rent control, protesters demanded at a march in Bushwick Thursday. Comments (23)
Sheepshead Bay: It was a silent rave with a loud message. Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: We’ve got a wine weekend, the Wonder Wheel, a racism round-table, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Event: Call them coasters for a cause. Comment
Coney Island: They found the fun in raising funds. Comment
Dining: The beloved outdoor food festival will return to Prospect Park and East River Park next weekend, with a bunch of new options! Comments (1)

Final five: City releases draft proposals for planned memorial honoring Shirley Chisholm

City art honchos have narrowed proposals for a Prospect Park memorial to Brooklyn-born trailblazer Shirley Chisholm to a shortlist of five cutting-edge designs, and now they’re asking Kings County art critics to weigh in. Comments (3)

Leading ladies! Power Women gala honors Brooklyn’s formidable females

Park Slope: Schneps Media celebrated the borough’s most influential women at its annual Power Women Awards and Networking Event at Grand Prospect Hall. Comments (2)
Health: Hundreds of Brooklynites rallied outside a Brownsville hospital to protest proposed multi-million-dollar cuts to the state’s Medicaid system. Comments (2)
Downtown: Local jurists celebrated the end of Black History Month in style by swapping their classic black robes for colorful, African-inspired garb at the 21st-annual Black History Month Fashion Show at the Kings County Supreme Court. Comments (3)
Midwood: Thousands of left-leaning locals packed Brooklyn College’s East Quad on Saturday to watch borough son, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, deliver the first rally of his recently announced 2020 presidential campaign. Comments (25)
Local luminaries and legal eagles gathered this month to honor the legacy of the late Kings County jurist Justice William Thompson, by presenting another accomplished judge with an award in his name. Comment
Awesome: Kings County kids busted out their sleds and hit local parks across the borough on Wednesday, when Brooklyn celebrated its first real snow day of the season, according to a Park Slope dad. Comment
Downtown: This building gets a passing grade! Comments (4)

Kings County court delivers speedy justice

Standing O: Three cheers for the judges assigned to the Civil Term of Kings County Supreme Court, who last year completed more jury trials and decided more non-jury cases than jurists in any outher county in New York State. Comments (2)
Canarsie: Leaders of a Canarsie-based Democratic political club fêted the new chairman of the local community board at a passing-of-the-torch ceremony packed with local luminaries. Comments (3)
Sunset Park: Brooklynites got an early start on their Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday during a festive event hosted by bigwigs at a Sunset Park shopping center. Comments (4)
Standing O: Our sister publication recognized two Kings County educators for dedicating their lives to the enrichment of local youngsters. Comment
Downtown: Brooklyn’s new Surrogate’s Court Judge, Harriet Thompson, celebrated the start of her term with peers and politicos during her official swearing-in ceremony at Kings County Supreme Court. Comment

Kings salutes King: Local luminaries remember civil-rights leader at annual Fort Greene ceremony

Fort Greene: They’re keeping his dream alive. Comments (1)
Park Slope: Thousands of local music lovers tore up not one, not two, but five dance floors at Park Slope’s gilded Grand Prospect Hall on Saturday, during the latest installment of an annual festival featuring folk sounds from the Balkans. Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a jazz joint, pinball perfection, the Bushwick Book Club, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Goodbye to Bravest: Boro lays firefighter who fatally fell from Mill Basin Bridge to rest

Bay Ridge: It was a Kings send-off. Comment

Nineteen big stories to watch in 2019

Nineteen big stories to watch in 2019

Our dedicated team of Kings County connoisseurs predicts some of the biggest stories you’ll be reading about over the next 12 months. Comment
Bay Ridge: They plunged into the new year — and the history books! Comment

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