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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 (14)
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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