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Clothing donation bins are becoming ubiquitous on Brooklyn sidewalks but the large metal containers are proving to be a major headache for city officials. … Full Article

Fort Greene event empowers women to speak out against street harassment

Fort Greene
As temperatures climb with the onset of summer, so do rates of street harassment, effectively limiting women and girls from contributing and participating in various aspects of civic and community life. … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for June 9

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO … Full Article

PHOTO: Brooklyn disabled children run 5K

Midwood
Sunday’s Race to Save Lives, the charity 5K the Hatzalah EMS organization held on Sunday on Roosevelt Island, featured 30 developmentally challenged kids from the Yachad School in Midwood, off Avenue M, who ran in the race.   … Full Article

Family of hit-run victims pleads: ‘Don’t forget our mom and sister’

Bay Ridge
On June 7, 1994, Donna Blanchard walked to her local deli in Bay Ridge to buy some groceries. She brought her four-year-old daughter Michele with her. They never made it home. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Fire disrupts Court Street traffic

Downtown
Sirens blared and FDNY fire trucks raced down Court Street on the wrong side of the road Monday morning as a fire caused a commotion on the busy Brooklyn thoroughfare. Sarah Dunham of Brooklyn Street Beat took a couple of photos to capture the scene. … Full Article

Architects propose ‘alternatives’ to Atlantic Yards construction

Downtown
A gallery exhibit offers five intriguing designs–scaled models and all–as alternatives to the current construction scheme proposed for the Atlantic Yards site. … Full Article

Fractious board meeting pulls Pier 6 in different directions

Brooklyn Heights
At a meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation Thursday, a majority of board members expressed their interest in moving forward with construction of towers on the Pier 6 waterfront. … Full Article

Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for June 8

Brooklyn Boro
Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace … Full Article

Traffic Armageddon in Bed-Stuy? Oh my!

Bedford-Stuyvesant
Traffic Armageddon on Nostrand Avenue? That's what worried Bedford-Stuyvesant block association members fear if an 850-student private school is built in their midst. … Full Article

Treyger joins council’s participatory budgeting program

Coney Island
When he was a teacher at New Utrecht High School in Bensonhurst, Mark Treyger liked to see class participation. Now that he’s a councilman, he still likes it when people participate. … Full Article

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