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Speeding car crashes through Bed-Stuy cafe, injuring four

An out-of-control car crashed through the front of The Civil Service Cafe on Thursday morning. The normally quiet Bedford-Stuyvesant cafe on the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Clifton Place went into chaos around 8:40 a.m. as four people were injured in the high-speed collision. … Full Article

After Park Slope tragedy, de Blasio pushes for pedestrian safety and reinstallation of speed-cameras

Mayor Bill de Blasio has called on the state legislature Thursday to immediately reauthorize, but also expand, the life-saving program that is in danger of expiring at the end of this month in Albany.  … Full Article

VIDEO: Birding along the Gowanus Canal

With the Gowanus Canal, one of the country’s most polluted waterways, undergoing recovery, a 2016 independent study found some species of birds are returning to its waters. A group of citizens toured the canal last Thursday to check out the growing number of wildlife. … Full Article

New artsy beer garden is soon coming to Bushwick

Another destination for beer lovers will be opening in Bushwick soon, reports Bushwick Daily.  … Full Article

Disney Channel star Dylan Sprouse opens winery in Williamsburg

The All-Wise Meadery just opened its doors in Williamsburg and will specialize in making mead, also known as honey wine. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights tour honors Walt Whitman on his 199th birthday

On Thursday, The Walt Whitman Project and St. Francis College will host a reception and walking tour of Brooklyn Heights to commemorate the 199th birthday of poet and “Leaves of Grass” writer Walt Whitman.  … Full Article

Animal advocates: Stop feeding feral cats in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Animal Welfare Coalition is reportedly asking Brooklyn residents to stop feeding a colony of feral cats in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Plans revealed for new park at Gowanus Canal

The Gowanus Canal Salt Lot, a triangular area just south of the place where all three branches of the canal meet, currently hosts a composting facility as well as the Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s nursery and educational facilities. … Full Article

Green-Wood Cemetery Memorial Day concert celebrates veterans and their sacrifices

Brian Worsdale, founder and principal conductor of the ISO Symphony Orchestra and ISO Wind Orchestra, concluded his 11-year run at Green-Wood Cemetery’s Memorial Day Concert with a triumphant series that focused on both Leonard Bernstein, one of Green-Wood’s most famous residents, and the m … Full Article

Brooklyn BP Adams extols the virtues of kale to Brownsville students

“Kale is amazing!” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams enthused Tuesday morning at the Borough Hall Greenmarket. “Kale is one of the most healthy foods you can eat.” … Full Article


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