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Weekend service is back on X28 express bus

Residents of South Brooklyn who want to go into Manhattan on weekends but loathe the subway now have an alternative. Weekend service is back on the X28 express bus. … Full Article

Violent incidents continue to plague Brooklyn J’Ouvert

City Hall met the problems associated with Brooklyn’s 22nd annual J’Ouvert head on this year — requiring sponsors to obtain a permit, doubling the number of NYPD officers on patrol, illuminating the route with 160 additional floodlights and even circulating fliers advising revelers to avoid shoot … Full Article

Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights Airbnb hosts Launch Club to call for better home sharing laws

On Aug. 29, several Airbnb hosts from Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights came together to launch the Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights Host Club, which plans to organize community members and local small businesses in favor of sensible home sharing laws. … Full Article

Despite more police, West Indian Day events marred by deaths

Revelers in costumes danced as the sounds of steel drums filled the air Monday at the city's annual West Indian Day Parade, but despite an expanded police presence violence again marred the event, with two people shot to death at pre-dawn festivities. … Full Article

NYC: Prepare for Tropical Storm Hermine over Labor Day Weekend

As Tropical Storm Hermine heads north, New York City's Emergency Management Department warns residents to get ready for possible flooding, high winds and rip currents. … Full Article

MTA sponsors underground art contest

How nice would it be to wander through a Brooklyn subway station and have the opportunity to admire brand new artwork created by an artist? That is precisely what the MTA has planned. … Full Article

NYPD might not say if officer at center of Eric Garner chokehold death is punished

New York City might never tell the public if the police officer at the center of the Eric Garner chokehold death case is disciplined, the mayor and police commissioner indicated this week after reaching a new interpretation of a 40-year-old state civil rights law. … Full Article

Community board and biking advocates at odds over controversial Classon Avenue bike lane issue

A war of words has erupted between a Brooklyn community board and a major cycling advocacy group over which agency is to blame for the lack of a bike lane on busy — and increasingly dangerous — Classon Avenue. … Full Article

Oakland Raiders give tickets, signed football to family of Flatbush dad murdered over stolen hat

The Oakland Raiders on Sunday graciously gave free game tickets to the family of a Brooklyn father who was murdered in Flatbush on Aug. 3 over his son’s stolen hat. … Full Article

Seniors’ outcry leads to polling site fix in Brooklyn Heights

Seniors residing at 10 Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights were ecstatic to learn late Wednesday that BOE approved a room in their own building as a polling site for the November election. … Full Article

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