The partnership between residents and the police officers who are assigned to protect them is about to enter a new phase in two Southwest Brooklyn precincts now that a highly praised citywide progr … Full Article

Maria the Ice Cream Girl raises over $2,500 for Puerto Rico

Maria the Ice Cream Girl is feeling particularly sweet these days. A successful series of fundraisers she organized in Bensonhurst this month to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico brought in a tidy sum of money. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today October 6: Kushner Cos. cuts price of Brooklyn Heights townhouse

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 76°, Night 67°, Isolated Showers
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Thursday October 5, Our World in Pictures

ENGLAND — Circus Stuntman Performs: Nitro Circus ringleader and stunt professional Travis Pastrana performs the first motorcycle backflip across the 75-foot-wide gap over River Thames between two floating barges in London on Thursday. … Full Article

Girls on wheels: Brooklyn motorcycle school empowers women

The ladies are shredding: The number of female motorcyclists has doubled since 2003, with women now accounting for 14 percent of all motorcycle owners, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today October 5: Heights lawyer fired from CBS for fiery comments

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 80°, Night 65°, Partly Sunny
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Wednesday October 4, Our World in Pictures

GERMANY — Oktoberfest Ends: In this Tuesday photo, waitresses celebrate after closing a tent on the last day of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich. … Full Article

After decade of neglect, Gowanus residents demand city reopen community center

After waiting for 10 years, Gowanus residents are demanding that the city fulfill its commitment to reopen the Gowanus Houses Community Center, once a hub for the arts, a community gathering place and an educational and vocational resource. … Full Article

Pulitzer Prize winners discuss reporting in the age of Trump at Brooklyn Historical Society

It’s not often that one gets to pick the brain of a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, let alone an editor who has overseen two projects that won the prestigious award. … Full Article

New legislation imposes health and safety regulations on hookah establishments

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, City Councilmember Vincent Gentile helped pass a bill that’s been seven years in the making. The new legislation imposes more stringent health and safety regulations that hookah establishments will have to adhere to. … Full Article

Community Board 10 to hold Dyker meeting on Christmas lights

Community Board 10 officials, eager to avoid a repeat of the traffic jams that clogged the streets of sleepy Dyker Heights during the Christmas season last year, will hold a meeting with the Dyker Heights Civic Association and local residents next month to discuss ways to mitigate traffic b … Full Article


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