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Booth in Prospect Park is relic of 19th-century road

The unusual octagonal booth near the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park, which many people mistake for an information booth, is actually a relic of an early toll road that connected the town of Flatbush to the city of Brooklyn,  … Full Article
 

Bias attacks against Jews reported in Crown Heights

Two unprovoked attacks against Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights were reported last week and have upset the community, according to ABC7.  … Full Article
 

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor postpones event at Brooklyn Bar Association

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor postponed an event at the Brooklyn Bar Association after she fractured her shoulder earlier in the month. Her appearance is expected to be rescheduled for a date to be announced. … Full Article
 

More cops, cameras should control unruly crowds in Brooklyn Bridge Park, president says

Officials at Brooklyn Bridge Park say this summer season will be safer and saner season this summer thanks to stepped up police enforcement and a rash of new surveillance cameras that hope to prevent the outbreaks of mayhem that have marred the waterfront oasis in years past. … Full Article
 

Oh snap! Cold spring may make Botanic Garden's cherry blossom festival unbe-leaf-able

Come for the Japanese culture, come back for the cherry blossoms. … Full Article

 

Crown Heights board chair resigns after controversy

Brooklyn Community Board 9, representing Crown Heights South and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, has lost is fourth chair in four years, according to The Q at Parkside.  … Full Article
 

Edible Art: A Hot Dog Bus is coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer

Get your hot dogs here! Brooklynites won't have to travel to Nathan's in Coney Island to get delicious (yet dangerously greasy) hot dogs this summer. … Full Article
 

Time to get cracking on a permanent pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park, officials say

The insanely popular Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be dismantled after this summer’s season, and the pressure is building to get a substitute in place before the dog days of 2019. … Full Article
 

BRIC takes home five New York Emmy Awards

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, won five awards at the 61st annual New York Emmy Awards on Saturday. … Full Article
 
 

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