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Park Slope author writes hard-boiled Manhattan-Brooklyn crime thriller

Colin Harrison starts his terrific new thriller “You Belong to Me” with a lapel-grabber: “Her story, his trouble, begins in desire.” Spare, economical and hard-boiled — that’s about as perfectly crafted an opening sentence can be as found in current fiction. Hard not to be hooked. … Full Article
 

Author Erica Wagner gives book talk in Brooklyn Bridge Park

On July 10, at “Books Beneath the Bridge” in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the American author Erica Wagner gave a talk and held a Q&A and signing for her new book “Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, the Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge.” It was a hot, sultry evening, but the proximity to th … Full Article
 

VIDEO: Bed-Stuy street wins Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 2017 Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest

Brooklyn Botanic Garden announced the winners of the 23rd annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest on Monday. … Full Article
 

LinkNYC kiosks not a hit with everyone

Hundreds of 9-1/2-foot-tall LinkNYC kiosks — which provide free phone, Wi-Fi service and USB charging stations — have been installed across the city, with more coming every day. … Full Article
 

City reduces alternate side rules in Greenpoint, Williamsburg

The cleanliness of Greenpoint and Williamsburg residents has led to a gift from the de Blasio administration: a sharp reduction in the number of alternate side parking days. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn block party ends in guilty plea for gun possession

A 31-year-old man from Crown Heights pleaded guilty to gun possession on Monday after he was arrested and sent to jail for getting caught with a pistol during a block party. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn officials protest state budget cuts to school health clinics

The state is poised to reduce funds for a program that helps keep disadvantaged children healthy, reduces school absenteeism — and actually saves the state money. … Full Article
 

What the heck is this doing here? LinkNYC kiosks not a hit with everyone

Hundreds of 9-1/2-foot-tall LinkNYC kiosks — which provide phone, Wi-Fi service and a charging station — have been installed across the city, with more coming every day. … Full Article
 

Civic festival brings de Blasio, Stringer, other elected officials to Prospect Park

Get Organized BK, a civic organization founded by City Councilmember Brad Lander, who represents Brooklyn’s 39th district, and Rabbi Rachel Timoner of Congregation Beth Elohim sponsored an afternoon of community awareness in Prospect Park on Tuesday, July 25. … Full Article
 

Judge remands man who tried to grab cop's gun

A man who was previously released without bail by a Brooklyn judge after he allegedly tried to grab a cop’s gun in a Bushwick precinct, was put in handcuffs Thursday when a different judge ordered a psychiatrist test. … Full Article
 

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